NVIDIA drivers for Vista RTM. Finally!

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  1. NetRyder

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    About Dang Time! Woo!
     
  3. madmatt

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    Now I can buy an 8800. Or wait for the R600... Decisions, decisions.
     
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    R600 is delayed again last I heard, unlikey to be out before June I'd guess.
     
  5. kop48

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    The so called 'RTM" Nvidia Drivers

    Have anyone read the release notes for this? They should have left the 'Beta' label on them - they should be ashamed to call these full-featured. Looks like no Vista for me still... My Macbook's Intel 945 Graphics runs Vista better than my NVidia GF6800GT!
     
  6. ray_gillespie

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    Re: The so called 'RTM" Nvidia Drivers

    If they're not full-featured then I believe the appropriate term is 'alpha' :)

    I'm only playing hehe. What's the problem with them?
     
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    Re: The so called 'RTM" Nvidia Drivers

    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/97.46/97.46_ForceWare_Release_Notes.pdf
    Here are all the limitations with this 'RTM' driver. Not only is there STILL no support for their DX10 flagship, the 8xxx series GPUs, they don't even support their main selling point - SLI. Also, in the day and age of high-end graphics, they don't support AA!
     
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    Threads merged.
     
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    Doesn't support 8xxxs yet. Sorry for the double thread.
     
  10. kcnychief

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    What have been people's experiences using these drivers?
     
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    no problems so far, fixed some thigns. made games run better
     
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    What was fixed that you noticed? I had 100% CPU usage on the NV drivers when I installed RTM at random times.
     
  14. Khayman

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    Had some flickering in games before, that went. UAC dialog pops up faster and smoother (yes i still run UAC :p), smoother windows animations in general. Not noticed any cpu spikes either
     
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    Just so you guys know Vista x86/x64 100.30 drivers for the 8800's were leaked earlier this week. With a simple .inf hack they work with other cards too. People have been waiting for these X series drivers for months now. Preliminary responses from people is that they are a big buggy, not everything works... but they are leaps and bounds better than anything else. Performance wise they are right at XP levels.

    x86 Vista Driver:
    http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1554

    x64 Vista Driver:
    http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1555
     
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    hmmmm that sounds like some of the bugs that were annoying me. UAC flicker drove me nuts, especially since my Mac's Intel graphics chip could handle Vista better than my Nvidia. Does this mean the kop48 is about to switch to Vista? Only time will tell.

    Seriously, though, that WPF Yahho thing is pretty sweet. It'll be cool to see more of WPF applications mature. The only thing left for me to install Vista is that Creative actually release some decent drivers for Audigy.
     
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    It says the driver isn't up to par yet for anything that's NOT Series 8 chipsets. :(
     
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    Yeah, think I am running 100.54 at home but haven't had much of a chance to play.

    Its the same version, apparently, that will hopefully be the same version that NVIDIA will release but maybe WHQL signed (but definately still beta)