NVIDIA company produces the updated versions of the graphics drivers ForceWare enough rarely. More precisely they release often, thus part has from them WHQL-certification, but on an official site they fail to appear. In that behalf NVIDIA hears the confession quite excellent from ATI policy which produces it Catalyst monthly.
The next happened recently "momentous" event, namely update of official page of the californian graphic company, where located pointer to the last versions of drivers. Now their index attained a value 185.85. Their list of changes looks like the following:
- Adds support for the new GeForce GTX 275 GPU.
- Adds support for Ambient Occlusion – the newest NVIDIA Control Panel feature to offer enhanced 3D gaming realism exclusively to GeForce GPUs.
- Adds support for CUDA 2.2 for improved performance in GPU Computing applications. See CUDA for more details.
- Expands GPU hardware acceleration for the NVIDIA Video Encoding library to GPUs with less than 32 cores. Applications using this library include CyberLink PowerDirector 7, Nero Move it 1.5, Loilo SuperLoiloScope MARS, and CyberLink MediaShow Espresso.
- Accelerates performance in several 3D applications. The following are examples of improvements measured with Release 185 drivers vs. Release 181 drivers (results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and game settings):
- Up to 25% performance increase in The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
- Up to 22% performance increase in Crysis: Warhead with antialiasing enabled
- Up to 11% performance increase in Fallout 3 with antialiasing enabled
- Up to 14% performance increase in Far Cry 2
- Up to 30% performance increase in Half-Life 2 engine games with 3-way and 4-way SLI
- Up to 45% performance increase in Mirror’s Edge with antialiasing enabled
- Automatically installs the new PhysX System Software version 9.09.0408.
- Supports GeForce Plus Power Pack #3.
- Numerous bug fixes.
It is possible to download NVIDIA ForceWare drivers 185.85 from our catalog: