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Old January 8, 2009, 10:58 AM
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Default Nvidia 181.20 WHQL released

GeForce Release 181

Couldn't have have been released at a more timely moment. Mr.Purolator just dropped this bad boy off a few minutes ago.
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Old January 8, 2009, 11:42 AM
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Should get some nice PPD off that one!
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Other than support for new cards and SLI / x58 support I don't see the purpose of using these over my 178.24 !

Funny how NVIDIA numbers their drivers because currently the 185 series driver is in beta !
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Old January 8, 2009, 12:21 PM
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  • Boosts performance in numerous 3D applications. The following are some examples of improvements measured with Release 180 drivers vs. Release 178 drivers (results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and game settings):
    • Up to 10% performance increase in 3DMark Vantage (performance preset)
    • Up to 13% performance increase in Assassin's Creed
    • Up to 13% performance increase in BioShock
    • Up to 15% performance increase in Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts
    • Up to 10% performance increase in Crysis Warhead
    • Up to 25% performance increase in Devil May Cry 4
    • Up to 38% performance increase in Far Cry 2
    • Up to 18% performance increase in Race Driver: GRID
    • Up to 80% performance increase in Lost Planet: Colonies
    • Up to 18% performance increase in World of Conflict
Kind of odd how they quote the improvements in terms of 180's versus 178's. Wonder if there's any improvements from the 180.48's.
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Funny because last driver revision had the SAME claims of improvement - they just play around with internal filtering settings to give you the illusion of improvement, where all youa re getting is a hit in image quality, that most "beginners" will not notice :)
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Does not fix the stutter issue in L4D
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Still using 178.24 - no stuttering in any game.
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Old January 8, 2009, 07:34 PM
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Does not fix the stutter issue in L4D
What stutter issue? Never noticed that with my 9800GTX+ or the 260.
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No stutter issue in L4D for me.
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Old January 8, 2009, 07:57 PM
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