Nvidia releases WHQL-certified ForceWare 186.18 drivers

By on June 18, 2009, 3:00 PM
Nvidia has released WHQL-certified ForceWare driver version 186.18 for GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100 and 200-series GPUs. In the usual fashion, this update brings a bug fix and performance enhancements. The fix resolves an issue with 32-bit XP SLI setups having the PhysX option disabled by default after the driver installation. Verson 186.18 also installs the new PhysX System version 9.09.0428 which adds support for GeForce 8, 9 and 200-series cards with at least 256MB of VRAM.

If itís been a while since youíve updated your drivers, youíre missing out on some worthwhile gaming performance optimizations. The 185 and 186 versions deliver up to a 45% performance boost in Mirrorís Edge, 30% in the Half-Life 2 engine, 25% The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, 22% in Crysis: Warhead, 14% in Far Cry 2 and 11% in Fallout 3.

Download: Windows XP 32 / 64-bit | Windows Vista 32 / 64-bit | Windows 7 32 / 64-bit




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Rage_3K_Moiz Rage_3K_Moiz, Sith Lord, said:

That was wierd; it's the first time it didn't ask me to restart.

And this time the version number actually made sense! 186.18. The drivers were released on the 18th of June.

geoma said:

i tried 186.18 and had run.dll problems nvcpl.ll and nvmctran.dll seemed to be missing

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