Removed obsolete warning message, offering user to enable alternate
startup daemon mode when applying custom LowPower 3D clock frequencies at
Windows startup. New alternate daemon usage approach is no longer compatible
with switching alternate startup mode on the fly, so now LowPower 3D clock
controls are simply blocked when alternate startup daemon mode is disabled.
Minor UI and localization fixes.
Added ForceWare 97.28 and 97.44 drivers support.
Updated databases for Detonator and ForceWare drivers. Added databases for
ForceWare 93.28 and 97.44 drivers.
Updated PCI DeviceID database for NVIDIA graphics processors.
Added workaround for G80 memory clock frequency generation bug of the
ForceWare 97.28 and newer drivers. Unfortunately a lot of gamers with
GeForce 8800 graphics adapters seem to be unable to understand the
principles of multiple hardware clocking and aggressively react on any
attempts to explain it. Due to that reason now by default RivaTuner displays
memory clock of the only memory clock frequency generator programmed by all
versions of the ForceWare drivers. The clocks of the rest two generators,
which are erroneously left by the driver in BIOS default 400MHz state, are
now hidden from eyes of beginners. The power users still can monitor
independent clocks of all 3 memory clock frequency generators on G80 via
GPUProbe.dll plugin. And the gamers unable to get technical details may
relax and continue "fellas, my new 8800 is so cool" related
discussions in the forums.
Previously available experimental driver-level overclocking workaround is
now enabled by default on RV560 and RV570 based display adapters. Power
users may disable it with EnableDriverLevelClockControl registry entry.
Hardware monitoring module's screenshot watermark image is now stored into
.GraphicsWatermark instead of .Watermark folder.
Added new pseudo 3D applications to the profiles list.
Added RivaTuner styled startup links checking, aimed to prevent
conflicts between multiple simultaneously installed versions of the
server. Now the server checks the startup registry link and offers you
to correct it, it if is referring to other folder.
Added workaround for 3D applications, wasting CPU time into erroneous
page flip calls (e.g. Company of Heroes during movies rendering). Now
the server checks flip call status and throws failed page flip calls
from the statistics to avoid registering abnormally high framerate in
Improved hardware monitoring plugin API. Now the plugins can directly
access NVIDIA driver resource manager's internal configuration and extended
Improved hardware monitoring module:
The list of active hardware monitoring plugins is stored in the
registry instead of the configuration file. This allows avoiding
reenabling the plugins when reinstalling RivaTuner while keeping the
previous version's settings.
Previously available experimental OSD and tray tooltip values grouping
modes are now enabled by default. Power users may disable these modes
with EnableOSDGroups and EnableTooltipGroups registry entries.
The font used to display hardware monitoring statistics in system tray
icon is no longer fixed and can be customized by user. By default
RivaTuner uses intelligent font size selection algorithm and
automatically chooses the best font for currently selected display mode
(large 7x9 pixels raster font for 1600x... and greater display modes,
medium 7x7 pixels raster font for 1280x... and greater display modes and
previously used small 5x7 pixels raster font for display modes below
1280x...). However, power users may redefine this behavior and select
desired font manually by editing TrayFont registry entry. Furthermore,
all the fonts are stored in .GraphicsTray folder as bitmap files so
you can easily create your own font if necessary and force RivaTuner to
use it with TrayFont registry entry.
Improved tray icon text fitting algorithm. Now RivaTuner is able to
display negative values in tray icon and uses more accurate algorithm
when trying to fit too large values in the icon and displays as many
significant digits as possible.
Added barchart mode for values displayed it system tray icon. Now
RivaTuner may optionally display either text values or barcharts in tray
icon. Barchart mode is useful for the graphs, reflecting CPU usage,
memory usage, etc.
Now "Show ... in tray icon tooltip" option affects both
primary and data source icon's tooltips. Displaying text value in the
data source icon's tooltip is useful in conjunction with newly
introduced barchart mode.
Improved hardware monitoring plugins:
Improved GPUProbe.dll plugin. Now besides GPIO pin reading for
NV1X - NV4X GPU families the plugin also provides MPLL0 - MPLL2
clock reading for G80 GPU family. Power users may use it for
monitoring clocks of all G80 memory clock domains.
Added NVHwAccel.dll plugin. The plugin demonstrates developers
usage of newly introduces functions for accessing NVIDIA driver
resource manager's configuration and extended configuration data.
The plugin accesses NV_CFGEX_PERF_MODE extended configuration data
and provides hardware monitoring module "Hardware
acceleration" graph, showing if any application using NVIDIA
driver's hardware acceleration is currently running. Power users may
define the thresholds on this graph for simple 3D application events
start / stop detection, e.g. when defining a threshold for
separating 2D/3D fan speeds on the cards with temperature based fan
Added boot core clocks and memory clock for G80 VGA BIOS images to
"NVIDIA VGA BIOS Information" diagnostic report category.
Improved multilanguage engine debugging features for third party
localization pack creators:
Added localization pack comparison mode. Now third party localization
pack creators can use RivaTuner's /CL or /COMPARELOCALIZATION command
line switches to generate LocalizationDifferences.log, containing the
list of differences between currently selected localization pack and
specified one. The list of differences allows you to see which localized
files or translation database entries have to be added to or removed
from your localization pack when updating it for new version of
RivaTuner. Please refer to "Updating localization pack"
chapter of RivaTuner SDK documentation to get more detailed information.
Special New Year present for all RivaTuner users. Direct3D triple
buffering forcing feature, one of the most deeply hidden and most wanted
Easter Eggs, is now unlocked and available for everybody! Deepest respect
and personal thanks goes to Demirug, the developer of DXTweaker project and
author of original Direct3D triple buffering concepts, for allowing it to
happen. Now RivaTuner's distributive includes bundled DXTweaker concepts
based D3DOverrider v1.3 tool, providing the following feature set:
Simple, effective and beginner friendly user interface. Just start the
utility and it will automatically force Direct3D triple buffering in all
subsequently started applications. The utility is not limited to any OS
or any graphics hardware, so it can be used for forcing triple buffering
on the NVIDIA as well as on ATI graphics cards.
RivaTunerStatisticsServer styled global and application specific
profiles. You may globally enable or disable triple buffering forcing as
well as do it for desired executable files only.
Sound indication feature. D3DOverrider uses standard OS defined
success and failure beeps on each back buffer count override event,
allowing you to control triple buffering forcing status really easy.
Triple buffering forcing support for fullscreen DirectDraw and
DirectDraw derived Direct3D applications (DirectX7 and older).
Triple buffering forcing support for windowed and fullscreen Direct3D8
Triple buffering forcing support for windowed and fullscreen Direct3D9
Please take a note that D3DOverider is also included in encrypted format
in the previous versions of RivaTuner, so if you're not willing to upgrade
RivaTuner to a final release due to some reason, you can extract
D3DOverrider from the previous versions by adding the following key to the
registry then typing "RivaTuner.exe /E D3DOverrider" in the
Greatest thanks and the best wishes goes to all RivaTuner users, privately
testing and using D3DOverrider tool during the last few years and honestly
keeping their promises on not leaking it or not disclosing a key for
unlocking it. I really appreciate it and deeply thank you for that.
Program Information Category:
Tools and Utilities Type:
Free Version: 2.0 final Size: 2.12MB Works on: Windows