GeForce BETA Drivers 163.67 for Windows Vista and XP

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  1. Vikingod

    Vikingod Int'l Fish Liaison

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    Download: nZone
    Vista: 32-bit / 64-bit
    XP: 32-bit / 64-bit
    Thanks to BiGBrOwNPimpsta for the submit!

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    Nvidia has released new beta drivers for Windows XP and Vista, both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. The drivers appear to have fixes for game compatibility for Crysis and Bioshock, as well as a range of bug fixes. Check out the release notes for specifics.
     
  2. shteve

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    Interesting... reading the release notes (pg 13) there's a bug (258862) still open for Haze - which is supposedly now only a PS3 exclusive.
     
  3. OmegaRED

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    WTF?!

    Is there a Crysis beta out?
     
  4. Vikingod

    Vikingod Int'l Fish Liaison

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    In 15 days there will be.
     
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    Ah, well I see in the release notes this driver fixes the memory handling problems in the 8800GTS 320's. Will try them out tonight.
     
  6. clicker666

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    Trying them now.
     
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    OmegaRED Relapsed Gamer

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    Did Nvidia ever optimize their drivers for Quake Wars? The demo doesn't run much better than the betas.
     
  8. Vikingod

    Vikingod Int'l Fish Liaison

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    Well I tried them. Bioshock saw some nice gains in performance, so I'll stick with them.
     
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    I didn't notice any real difference, however no loss either.
     
  10. drwho

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    I've got a question for you guys and as I lack knowledge in some areas of computers, the only way to learn is to ask questions. I was told by a friend of mine when I first got into computers that beta drivers of any kind where something to stay away from. It seems like you guys always wait for these new beta drivers with great anticipation. Why is this?


    One other question, how does one go about getting his computer hardware listed in those squares on the left side?





    drwho :confused: ;)
     
  11. Necrosis

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    User CP-->Edit Profile

    BTW figures I finally upgrade and bam new drivers get released.
     
  12. Just Learnin'

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    In cases where a new game is actually unplayable or prone to lockups/freezes with present approved releases of drivers the only way to get a game to play is using Beta releases which address the problem. Sometimes they offer fixes which remedy issues for certain hardware configurations as well.
     
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    Thanks for your help, Necrosis and Just Learnin'.





    drwho :D
     
  14. ViRuS2k

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    WOW has anyone noticed this,

    I get some weird problems with bioshock when i enable vsync.

    With vsync disabled i get massive frames and no background stuttering.
    with vsync enabled i get frames way under the 60 most of the time and very bad background stuttering...

    i seem to get no problems at all with vsync disabled apart from the tairing ect...
     

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