Nvidia Forceware Vista 100.65 WHQL (Beta)

Nvidia has released yet another beta set of video drivers for Windows Vista. This time, the release is International and WHQL certified.

Release Highlights:

  • WHQL Certified driver for GeForce 8800, GeForce 7 series, and GeForce 6 series GPUs
  • Beta driver for NVIDIA SLI™ support for GeForce 8800 GTX/GTS GPUs
  • This driver supports the following features:
    • Single GPU support
      • DirectX 9 support for GeForce 6/7/8 series GPUs
      • DirectX 10 support for GeForce 8800 GPUs
      • OpenGL support for GeForce 6/7/8 series GPUs
    • NVIDIA SLI support
      • DirectX 9 support for GeForce 8800 GPUs
      • OpenGL support for GeForce 8800 GPUs
  • DirectX 9 and OpenGL NVIDIA SLI support for GeForce 6 and 7 series GPUs and DirectX 10 NVIDIA SLI support for GeForce 8800 GPUs will be available in a future driver
Download: 32-bit (54.3MB) | 64-bit (67.1MB)
Link: Forum Discussion (Thanks wd40 & Jugulator)
News source: Nvidia (32-bit) | Nvidia (64-bit)

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i upgraded from 100.59 (which was a few builds behind but still not too old) and opengl performance shot (specifically blender) through the roof. funny thing is, i disabled aero to see if it would go even smoother yet, and it got just as choppy as before i installed the 100.65 drivers.

Great way to compliment my 7600GT AGP by XFX. Mine actually has nvidia's specs instead of modified ones such as DDR2 VRAM, 512MB non turbocache, etc.

How the heck can beta drivers become WHQL? Does Microsoft not give a crap about quality control? Just pay us and we'll give you a WHQL. These drivers don't even come out of suspend on an 8800! What a joke.

If I remember correctly, the package is not just one driver (SLI drivers are different from Single-card drivers I think) so probably the single-card drivers are WHQL certified whereas the SLI drivers are still in beta (as the highlights say, only 8-series SLI is available)

stgeorge said,
How the heck can beta drivers become WHQL? Does Microsoft not give a crap about quality control? Just pay us and we'll give you a WHQL. These drivers don't even come out of suspend on an 8800! What a joke.

It's WHQL for non-SLI; only Beta for SLI. Clear?