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NVIDIA ForceWare 163.69 gets WHQL'd

for 32 and 64-bit Vista

Steve Dougherty | Sep 20, 2007 at 08:12 pm CDT (0 mins, 55 secs reading time)

If you choose to stick with WHQL certified ForceWare drivers for your GeForce 6/7/8 series graphics card and run Windows Vista, you may like to know that NVIDIA's latest 163.69 Vista drivers (both 32 and 64-bit) have gained WHQL status.

Some of the improvements with this driver are better compatibility with "The Way It's Meant To Be Played" games (which include BioShock, Crysis, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Hellgate: London, and World in Conflict), and improved performance for SLI in DirectX 9, DirectX 10 and OpenGL titles.

You can grab the 32-bit Vista drivers here, and the 64-bit ones here folks.



* WHQL Certified driver for GeForce 6, 7, and 8 series GPUs.
* Improved compatibility and performance for NVIDIA SLI™ technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL applications.
* Improved compatibility for The Way It's Meant To Be Played™ game titles: BioShock, Crysis, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Hellgate: London, and World in Conflict.
* Added HD video post-processing for H.264, VC-1 and MPEG-2 HD content on the GeForce 8500 and 8600 series GPUs.
* Numerous game and application compatibility fixes. Please read the release notes for more information on product support, features, driver fixes and known compatibility issues.

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