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Having a new ForceWare driver to play with is a nice way to finish off a week and a month for that matter so please give a warm welcome to the 174.20. Available for the 32bit version of Windows XP the ForceWare 174.20 beta is dated on February 13 and comes with support for the new and/or unreleased GeForce 8200, 9200, nForce 730a, 750a and 780a IGPs plus the Geforce 6, 7, 8 series cards, the GeForce 9600 GT and even the GeForce 9400 GS.
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It's against the rules to post something unless its directly on Nvidia's site.

At least, thats what was said in the whole discussion thread against pirating SP1 by ENTERPRISE.
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Jesus where is freedom of speech gone guys? Come on it is only drivers (proprietary i know) and aside from that nVidia has lost some of its law-suits about these matters if i am right!!!
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It's against the rules to post something unless its directly on Nvidia's site.

At least, thats what was said in the whole discussion thread against pirating SP1 by ENTERPRISE.
Seriously?

This is beta,lol...?

EDIT: Mods delete if its against ToS.
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This is a good thread, let me tell you guys why. Ive read about these 174.xx version drivers and how it increases Crysis performance by 65 percent.

That is a insane boost in performance

However it said something to the effect of, The 174 drivers boast Crysis performance by 65 percent on geforce 9600 card.

Soo do they mean, Crysis performed crappy with this new released card and they fixed its performance, or that any owner of geforce 7800 or 8 series will see a 65 percent boost,,, Im pretty stoked about these drivers. Will have to wait for 64 version to officially come out. I cant fool around with betas when my system is stable ya know!
    
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Seriously?

This is beta,lol...?

EDIT: Mods delete if its against ToS.
Well they were discussing how unless M$ directly has SP1 on their site or via Windows update, its not allowed to be posted. I bought up video card drivers being leak and/or posted on other sites. I was responded with just that, it has to be on their site.

So - if what ENTERPRISE is saying is true, then it most likely will be deleted.
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I really doubt, as well, that we will have a 65 percent performance increase on Crysis. Sounds too good to be true.

EDIT: I think i missed the point thinking we were talking about drivers (argument about freedom of speeech notwithstanding)
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post #8 of 12
Been around for over two weeks ...
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Available for the 32bit version of Windows XP the ForceWare 174.20 beta is dated on February 13 and comes with support for the new and/or unreleased GeForce 8200, 9200, nForce 730a, 750a and 780a IGPs plus the Geforce 6, 7, 8 series cards, the GeForce 9600 GT and even the GeForce 9400 GS.
Not really news. Post it in the correct (Nvidia) forum and it wont get deleeeeted.
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Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post
Well they were discussing how unless M$ directly has SP1 on their site or via Windows update, its not allowed to be posted. I bought up video card drivers being leak and/or posted on other sites. I was responded with just that, it has to be on their site.

So - if what ENTERPRISE is saying is true, then it most likely will be deleted.
I have PMd a mod, and this thread is still rocking.

(I asked a mod but he have not responded yet.)
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Umm...174.16 is WHQL and provides support for more hardware, and is dated yesterday I believe. It also provides better performance in a few games, such as Crysis for example.
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