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Old February 8, 2007, 12:40 PM
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Default PC Perspective has Nvidia Vista drivers update: future plans unveiled

"On January 30th, Microsoft officially released to the general public their latest version of Windows, known throughout its development as "Longhorn" and then officially named Windows Vista. Vista marks the most dramatic shift in desktop operating systems since the move from Windows 3.1 to Windows 95; a wildly changed software architecture and new security and usability features aim to keep Vista up with user demands.



On launch day though, there were more than a few problems for quick-adopting users. First, there was a lot of confusion about the new software licensing methods and whether or not enthusiast's that build PCs for themselves were going to find huge headaches in a move to the Vista OS. I took a look at these problems and found that most of the concerns were exaggerated, at least for the time being as Microsoft is willing to work with the DIY system builder.



Another issue that arose during our testing was outlined in our Vista Gaming Performance article. Both ATI and NVIDIA’s first release Vista drivers were not up to par with the performance we have seen on Windows XP, and NVIDIA was much farther behind of the two. The NVIDIA Forceware 100.54 release that was available on the Vista launch day lacked support for SLI, had a sluggish hi-resolution OpenGL implementation and the HDTV support was basically crippled"






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