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GeForce Release 181  WHQL 
Version: 181.22
Release Date: 22.01.2009
Operating System: Windows XP x64, Server 2003 x64
Language: English (International)
File Size: 121 MB

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Please make sure to read the Driver Installation Hints Document before you install this driver.

This is a WHQL-certified driver for GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, and 200-series desktop GPUs.

New in Release 181.22:

  • This driver is recommended for the best GPU PhysX experience in EA’s hot PC title Mirror’s Edge.
  • This driver package automatically installs the new PhysX System Software version 9.09.0010.
  • Additional information on specific bug fixes can be found in the release documentation notes.

New in all Release 181 drivers:

Exciting New Features:

  • Added support for GeForce GTX 295 and GeForce GTX 285.
  • Enables NVIDIA SLI technology on SLI-certified Intel X58-based motherboards with all SLI-certified GPUs.
  • Enables 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 GeForce Plus Power Pack #2. Download these free PhysX and CUDA applications now!
  • Added support for the new NVIDIA CUDA Video Encoder with H.264 optimization.

Blazing Fast Performance

  • Boosts performance in numerous 3D applications. The following are some examples of improvements measured with Release 181 drivers vs. Release 178 drivers (results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and game settings):
    • Up to 10% performance increase in 3DMark Vantage (performance preset)
    • Up to 13% performance increase in Assassin's Creed
    • Up to 13% performance increase in BioShock
    • Up to 15% performance increase in Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts
    • Up to 10% performance increase in Crysis Warhead
    • Up to 25% performance increase in Devil May Cry 4
    • Up to 38% performance increase in Far Cry 2
    • Up to 18% performance increase in Race Driver: GRID
    • Up to 80% performance increase in Lost Planet: Colonies
    • Up to 18% performance increase in World of Conflict

And More:

  • Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology* on DirectX 9 and OpenGL.
  • Supports CUDA.
  • Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.
  • 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: The following SLI features are only supported on Windows Vista: Quad SLI technology using GeForce 9800 GX2, 3-way SLI technology, Hybrid SLI, and SLI multi-monitor support.