New Nvidia driver offers Ambient Occlusion

New Nvidia driver offers Ambient Occlusion

Postby Nightwatch on 14 May 2009 01:12

New Nvidia driver 185.85 offers "Ambient Occlusion" as well. It is how it work:

-- Nvidia site with graphics:

http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_ambie ... _home.html

Driver can be downloaded from the usual Nvidia site driver download page.
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us


New in Release 185 drivers:

Adds support for the new GeForce GTX 275 GPU.
Adds support for Ambient Occlusion – the newest NVIDIA Control Panel feature to offer enhanced 3D gaming realism exclusively to GeForce GPUs.
Adds support for CUDA 2.2 for improved performance in GPU Computing applications. See CUDA for more details.
Expands GPU hardware acceleration for the NVIDIA Video Encoding library to GPUs with less than 32 cores. Applications using this library include CyberLink PowerDirector 7, Nero Move it 1.5, Loilo SuperLoiloScope MARS, and CyberLink MediaShow Espresso.

Accelerates performance in several 3D applications.
The following are examples of improvements measured with Release 185 drivers vs. Release 182 drivers (results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and game settings):

Up to 25% performance increase in The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
Up to 22% performance increase in Crysis: Warhead with antialiasing enabled
Up to 11% performance increase in Fallout 3 with antialiasing enabled
Up to 14% performance increase in Far Cry 2
Up to 30% performance increase in Half-Life 2 engine games with 3-way and 4-way SLI
Up to 45% performance increase in Mirror’s Edge with antialiasing enabled


Automatically installs the new PhysX System Software version 9.09.0408.
Supports GeForce Plus Power Pack #3. Download these FREE PhysX and CUDA applications now!
Numerous bug fixes. Refer to the release documentation notes.
Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.

Existing Support:
Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL, including 3-way SLI, Quad SLI, and SLI support on SLI-certified Intel X58-based motherboards.
Includes full support for OpenGL 3.0.
Supports NVIDIA SLI Multi-monitor support, giving you the ability to use two monitors with your GeForce graphics cards in SLI mode. Learn more here.
Supports NVIDIA PhysX acceleration on a dedicated GeForce graphics card. Use one card for graphics and dedicate a different card for PhysX processing for game-changing physical effects. Learn more here. Note: GPU PhysX is supported on all GeForce 8-series, 9-series and 200-series GPUs with a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory.
Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.
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Re: New Nvidia driver offers Ambient Occlusion

Postby audioave10 on 14 May 2009 06:10

Thanks Nightwatch...my 260GTX & my 275GTX are still on the 182.50 driver. This is an improvement.
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Re: New Nvidia driver offers Ambient Occlusion

Postby rockingmtranch on 15 May 2009 14:29

Did the new driver make a noticeable difference audioave?
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Re: New Nvidia driver offers Ambient Occlusion

Postby audioave10 on 15 May 2009 17:53

Rock...haven't used them yet...I usually wait awhile to check for
any issues with Stalker or some of my older games.
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Re: New Nvidia driver offers Ambient Occlusion

Postby rockingmtranch on 16 May 2009 04:32

Very good then. I would but my pc has ATI now. My wife's has the 260 but her games barely require a video card LMAO.
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Re: New Nvidia driver offers Ambient Occlusion

Postby audioave10 on 17 May 2009 19:35

Report: Using the new 185.85 w/my GTX260 and NEWSA 3.0.
All seems good so far.
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Re: New Nvidia driver offers Ambient Occlusion

Postby audioave10 on 19 May 2009 16:13

Now using the new 185.85 driver on my GTX275 & GTX260. So
far all games seem good. :thumbright:
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Re: New Nvidia driver offers Ambient Occlusion

Postby Nightwatch on 19 May 2009 17:16

That's good to know, thanks audiave10. :mozilla_smile: I have installed it, too. But after the 64 bit change two days ago, only now the time has come to install the games. So, the gaming experience will be a pleasant one as it seems.
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Re: New Nvidia driver offers Ambient Occlusion

Postby audioave10 on 20 May 2009 05:49

Good Luck...Nightwatch...as we have seen lately, there is no guarantee anything will work... ](*,)
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