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  NVIDIA ForceWare Version 100.65 (WHQL for 8800 series - Vista x86)
Time: 11:59 EST/16:59 GMT | News Source: Nvidia | Posted By: Jonathan Tigner

Release Highlights:

  • WHQL Certified driver for GeForce 8800, GeForce 7 series, and GeForce 6 series GPUs
  • Beta driver for NVIDIA SLI™ support for GeForce 8800 GTX/GTS GPUs
  • This driver supports the following features:
    • Single GPU support
      • DirectX 9 support for GeForce 6/7/8 series GPUs
      • DirectX 10 support for GeForce 8800 GPUs
      • OpenGL support for GeForce 6/7/8 series GPUs
    • NVIDIA SLI support
      • DirectX 9 support for GeForce 8800 GPUs
      • OpenGL support for GeForce 8800 GPUs
  • DirectX 9 and OpenGL NVIDIA SLI support for GeForce 6 and 7 series GPUs and DirectX 10 NVIDIA SLI support for GeForce 8800 GPUs will be available in a future driver
Fixed Issues Windows Vista 32-bit
  • NVIDIA Control Panel: Application profiles do not work properly on systems with multiple user accounts
  • GeForce 7 Series: 1080i overlay playback quality is poor on 1080i devices.

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#1 By TechLarry (4034 Posts) at 2/20/2007 2:45:50 PM
I am totally confused as to what cards this supports...

#2 By lketchum (3301 Posts) at 2/20/2007 5:19:56 PM
#1, TL, a lot of people are and dern unhappy with Nvidia of late.

If you have any discrete graphics card that is a 6, 7 or 8 series, running Vista, then DirectX version 9 and now OpenGL are supported in a newer WHQL driver. If you have an 8800 series, you also get WHQL support for DirectX version 10. The driver is supposed to fix a number of issues - overlay being among them as well as better support for DirectX 10 on the 8800's. Not sure if it will - ***Overlay/Overscan support can help people working to get image sizes right on large screen HDTV's used for WMC.

I used and tested the BETA of this driver series and it was better than earlier WHQL release drivers - just not by much - tested on various 6600's and 7600 series cards, but not 8800's - we're not selling those with our systems, yet.

Please be sure to totally remove any/all old video drivers and control panel software and restart before installing the new driver - and take note, that despite having the latest WHQL driver installed, Windows Update under Vista may bug the crap out of you - insisting on an important driver update - only to error out with the helpful number based message that if you search on it, translates into the message that you already have a newer driver version installed on the machine - OBVIATING THE NEED FOR THE IMPORTANT UPDATE - sorry to yell... I was hoping that Microsoft, Nvidia and AMD were reading.... - YES, AMD does the same dang thing and it is bugging people a great deal.

Final bit is that if you are on an older card - say 6600, or 7600 and you're not a gamer that needs the added support, then you can skip this one and wait for next month's release - Nvidia has stated it will move to monthly releases of drivers - will they time these to work with the WSUS/WUPD on patch Tuesday??? - we might hope, but I'd not bet on that.

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