NVIDIA has renamed its notebook drivers to Verde and released the 197.16 drivers. These new laptop drivers add support for connecting 3D Vision-ready displays to your notebook and feature various performance enhancements and bug fixes. Here's the changelog of the Windows Vista/7 driver:
Adds notebook support for 3D Vision on external displays. GPU and display requirements for notebook PCs can be found here . 3D Vision drivers for notebooks can be found here .
Adds or improves SLI support for top new gaming titles including Assassin Creed II , Avatar, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Command and Conquer 4: Tiberium Twilight, Dirt 2, Mass Effect 2, Metro 2033, Napoleon: Total War, Supreme Commander 2, World of Warcraft and more.
Upgrades PhysX System Software to version 9.10.0129 for new PhysX titles like Dark Void.
Upgrades HD Audio driver to version 184.108.40.206 (for supported GPUs).
Increases performance in several PC games from v195.62 WHQL. The following are examples of measured improvements. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
Up to 13% performance increase in Crysis: Warhead with a single GPU
Up to 30% performance increase in Crysis: Warhead with SLI technology
Up to 13% performance increase in H.A.W.X with single GPU
Up to 15% performance increase in H.A.W.X with SLI technology
Up to 30% performance increase in Left 4 Dead with single GPU
Up to 28% performance increase in Left 4 Dead with SLI technology
Includes numerous bug fixes.
You can download Verde 197.16 WHQL over here (Windows XP) or here (Windows Vista/7).