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[TechSpot]Nvidia begins providing notebook graphics drivers

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For many years now, the graphics driver packages provided by ATI and Nvidia were rarely functional with notebooks. Due to demands from notebook vendors themselves, both GPU makers were prevented from providing drivers, and users were forced to rely upon the vendor to release updated drivers. Without exception, those vendors would lag behind the latest drivers, and often would abandon them completely in a matter of months. This left many Windows users with few options, especially those wanting to take advantage of performance improvements in 3d applications or just fixing bugs present in older driver releases.

That attitude has slowly been changing, and now Nvidia is announcing their first notebook driver release. Going forward, the company will be providing CUDA-enabled drivers for mobile GPUs, giving any GeForce user an easy way to stay up to date. Part of this change, Nvidia says, is due to the change in their driver architecture, with a switch to a modular design and an unified installation package. The drivers should work on any notebook with an Nvidia GPU and not cause any alterations to vendor-specific functionality, such as notebook hotkeys.

AMD has been working for some time to release drivers for Mobile Radeons as well. As both companies continue to expand upon this, hopefully nobody will have to rely on notebook vendors to provide drivers anymore, and finally keeping up with the desktop world.

Source: TechSpot
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Beat me to it on posting this article.
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Good news, very good news. Nice find!
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nice find. I just went to laptopvideo to go and it was all good.
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Amazing news. Just what i wanted
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For many years now, the graphics driver packages provided by ATI and Nvidia were rarely functional with notebooks.
lolwut. ATI desktop drivers work absolutely fine with notebook GPUs. Just need to use DH Modtool to actually make the installer work.
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Uhm, i've been running the latest drivers on my laptop for a long time o.o all you have to do is mod the inf or get the download from laptopvideo2go.com
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''They work! All you have to do is mod them''


So basically, for 99% of people its didn't work. Most of the time the bugs something fixes have already been fixed, just not officially lol.
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Brilliant.

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