It is good to see NVIDIA release more and more notebook drivers lately. As such today they updated its driver package for notebooks to WHQL version 186.03. This is a reference driver that supports GeForce 8M, 9M, 100M, and 200M-series notebook GPUs. Please read below for the full list of bugs fixed and performance improvements version 186.03 has to offer.
This driver supports GeForce 8M, 9M, 100M, and 200M-series notebook GPUs. Refer to the Products Supported tab for the list of supported GPUs and notebooks. Some notebooks are not supported by this release.
Adds support for CUDA 2.2 for improved performance in GPU Computing applications. See nvidia.com/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.
Adds support for Ambient Occlusion - the newest NVIDIA Control Panel feature to offer enhanced 3D gaming realism exclusively to GeForce GPUs.
Accelerates performance in several 3D applications. The following are examples of improvements measured with Release 185 drivers vs. Release 179 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 45% performance increase in Mirror's Edge with antialiasing enabled
Includes full support for OpenGL 3.0.
Supports NVIDIA PhysX hardware acceleration on GPUs with a minimum of 256 MB dedicated graphics memory (this driver package installs NVIDIA PhysX System
Supports GeForce Plus Power Pack #3. Download these FREE PhysX and CUDA applications now!
Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL.
Supports NVIDIA SLI Multi-monitor support, giving you the ability to use two monitors with your GeForce graphics cards in SLI mode. Learn more here.
Includes numerous bug fixes.
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