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    Hot on the heels of last week's beta release, we have:

    Geforce 185.85 WHQL drivers released

    One of the major implementations of the Geforce 185 family is that it brings official support for the Windows 7 operating system, including support for its new GPU-accelerated DirectX APIs. It also brings much anticipated support for great features such as OpenGL 3.0, CUDA 2.2, Ambient Occlusion, and Compute-based DVD upscaling.

    According to Nvidia, the Geforce 185 driver family promises the following performance improvements over the 181 series:

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

    It is important to note that there should not be a difference between Geforce 185.81 beta and Geforce 185.85 WHQL other than the transition from beta to certified. After looking through both release notes, they seem to be identical. However, Nvidia notes that the Control Panel erroneously reports the PhysX software version in 185.85 WHQL as 9.09.0203, when the installed version is in fact 9.09.0408.


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    Re: Geforce 185.85 WHQL drivers released

    I'm pretty sure that these are the same as the 185.81 beta drivers, just WHQLifed <- awesome word
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      Re: Geforce 185.85 WHQL drivers released

      Downloading now, as it shows support for my new GTX 275!


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        Re: Geforce 185.85 WHQL drivers released

        Just installed those, jumped in to arma and it seems that my card is running more hot, about 10º c. Are you guys experiencing the same thing?

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