NVIDIA Forceware XP 185.85 WHQL XP
NVIDIA ForceWare software unleashes the full power and features in NVIDIA's desktop, gaming, platform, workstation, laptop, multimedia, and mobile products. Delivering a proven record of compatibility, reliability, and stability with the widest range of games and applications, ForceWare software ensures the best experience with your NVIDIA hardware.
- Incredible 3D and video performance for all of your applications.
- Rock-solid system stability, greater compatibility, and reliability with NVIDIA Unified Driver Architecture (UDA).
- Industry-leading features for graphics, audio, video, communications, storage, and security.
- Robust product support for over ten unique operating systems.
- Continual product performance and feature updates for the life of your NVIDIA hardware.
This software requires Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows 2003 Server.
# Adds support for the new GeForce GTX 275 GPU.
# 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 Mirrorâ€™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.