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GeForce Release 178  WHQL 
Version: 178.24
Release Date: 15.10.2008
Operating System: Windows XP x64, Server 2003 x64
Language: English (International)
File Size: 129 MB

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New in Version 178.24:
  • Adds support for newly-released GeForce 9-series motherboard GPUs.
  • Includes several application compatibility fixes. Please read the release documentation for more details.
Release 178 Highlights:
  • WHQL-certified driver for GeForce 6-series, 7-series, 8-series, 9-series, and 200-series GPUs.
  • Adds support for GeForce 9800 GTX+, 9800 GT, 9500 GT, and 9400 GT GPUs.
  • Adds support for NVIDIA PhysX acceleration on all GeForce 8-series, 9-series and 200-series GPUs with a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory (this driver package installs NVIDIA PhysX System Software v8.09.04).
  • Experience GPU PhysX acceleration in several full games and demos today by downloading the GeForce Power Pack.
  • Adds support for 2-way NVIDIA SLI technology with GeForce GTX 200-series GPUs on Intel® D5400XS motherboards.
  • Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI™ technology* on DirectX 9 and OpenGL.
  • Supports CUDA™.
  • Supports Folding@home distributing computing application. Download the high performance client for NVIDIA GPUs here and join the NVIDIA team: #131015.
  • Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.
  • Includes several 3D application performance improvements. The following are examples of improvements measured with Release 178 drivers versus v175.19 WHQL driver:
    • Single GPU increases up to 11% in 3DMark Vantage (performance preset)
    • Single GPU increases up to 11% in Assassin's Creed DX10
    • Single GPU increases up to 15% in Bioshock DX10
    • Single GPU increases up to 15% in Call of Duty 4
    • Single GPU increases up to 8% in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
    • 2-way SLI increases up to 7% in Bioshock DX10
    • 2-way SLI increases up to 10% in Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts DX10
    • 2-way SLI increases up to 12% in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
    • 2-way SLI increases up to 10% in World in Conflict DX10
  • Includes numerous 3D application compatibility fixes. Please read the release notes for more information on product support, features, driver fixes and known compatibility issues.
*Note: Quad SLI technology with GeForce 9800 GX2, 3-way SLI technology, and Hybrid SLI technology are only supported on Windows Vista.