Nvidia releases Forceware 182.50 WHQL drivers

By on April 2, 2009, 5:56 PM
Nvidia has released a new set of WHQL-certified drivers which bring official support for the newly released GeForce GTX 275 as well as the usual GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, and 200-series desktop GPUs. The new package, version 182.50, will reportedly optimize single GPU and SLI support for upcoming PC games and includes numerous bug fixes.

It also boosts performance in several games compared to the previous WHQL release, with Nvidia citing titles such as Fallout 3 and Left 4 Dead, and installs the latest PhysX System Software. You can read more about these improvements in the official release notes (PDF) or pick the appropriate OS below to download the latest Forceware driver release.

These drivers are still in the 182 family and do not include support for upcoming features like Ambient Occlusion, which is already available in the 185.63 beta released yesterday. Though this is enabled by default in many newer games, Nvidia says the Ambient Occlusion option means older games will look nicer than ever by making lighting effects and shadows much more realistic.

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dustin_ds3000 said:
i just installed this new driver
PanicX said:
i did not just install this new driver.
captain828 said:
So how's the driver?I'm thinking of installing some new drivers since I haven't done that in a while (182.05).
Julio said:
It will definitely depend to what family your card belongs to. Although unified drivers is a good solution overall, you will often notice that bug fixes and improvements are only made for newer products while older ones get the occasional bug as a result.
TomSEA said:
Installed the driver early yesterday, played a little L4D and Fallout 3 along with regular computing activities. My card is an XFX GeForce 280 XXX with an Intel Q9550 processor and 8GB DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) RAM. Driver acted perfectly stable, no problems at all. But frankly didn't notice any difference in the gaming graphics. At the graphic levels I already have those games set to, I think it would be very tough to notice upgrades unless you did some side-by-side screen shot comparisons.
captain828 said:
After testing this driver, I have to say that performance in GTAIV is better now (gained a couple of frames).The rest seem to be the same. Also, no issues encountered with the driver so far.@Julio: I have an 8800GTS 320 and haven't seen any new bugs at all.
dustin_ds3000 said:
i have been using this driver for about 3 days. when i watch avi file movies the video flickers every few sec. you can barely notice it.
kpo6969 said:
Excellent driver for G92 cards (8800GTS 512)
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