NVIDIA Geforce Release 175.12 Beta

The guys over at ActiveWin noticed that NVIDIA have released an updated beta driver for Windows Vista 32 and 64 bit flavors yesterday, now at version 175.12 these drivers no longer offer a 30% improvement like older versions, just general "improvements". One being the new Dual-Stream decode acceleration and Aero support for Blu-ray and HD DVD playback on newer GPU's mentioned in the changelog.

View changelog and download the beta driver after the jump.

Release Highlights:

  • Supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, and 9 series GPUs including these newly released GPUs:
    • GeForce 9800 GX2
    • GeForce 9800 GTX
    • GeForce 9600 GT
    • GeForce 8300
    • GeForce 8200
    • GeForce 8200/ NVIDIA nForce 730a
    • GeForce 8100/NVIDIA nForce 720a

  • Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI™ technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL, including Quad SLI technology with GeForce 9800 GX2 and 3-way SLI technology with GeForce 9800 GTX.
  • Adds new PureVideo HD features for GeForce 9800 GX2, 9800 GTX, and 9600 GT:
    • Dynamic Contrast Enhancement
    • Dynamic Blue, Green & Skin Tone Enhancements
    • Dual-Stream Decode Acceleration*
    • Microsoft Vista Aero display mode compatibility for Blu-ray & HD DVD playback*

  • Added the following pages to the NVIDIA Control Panel:
    • Manage Custom Resolutions
    • Adjust Television Color Settings
    • Adjust Screen Size and Position
    • Move CRT Position

  • Improved performance on many DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL applications.
  • Numerous game and application compatibility fixes. Please read the release notes for more information on product support, features, driver fixes and known compatibility issues.
  • Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.

Note: Users will require updated software from third-party movie players to experience the new Dual-Stream decode acceleration and Aero support for Blu-ray and HD DVD playback features.

Download: NVIDIA Geforce Release 175.12 BETA for Windows Vista 32 Bit (35.7 MB) | 64 Bit (50.3 MB)

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