Download: Geforce 182.08 WHQL - Support for Geforce GTS 250
Nvidia releases the latest WHQL certified Geforce driver for the identically named graphics cards and promises up to eleven percent better performance in certain games. The driver is supposed to be especially good for Fear 2: Project Origin.
Technically matching the version 182.06 the new driver now officially supports the Geforce GTS 250 (see our GTS 250 review for more details).
Nvidia integrated the Physx software version 9.09.0203. The new dirver supports the 32 and 64 Bit versions of windows XP and Vista as well as the graphics cards of the Geforce 6,7,8,9 and GT 200 series. The most important details as mentioned by Nvidia:
New in Release 182.08:
• Added support for GeForce GTS 250.
• Added SLI profile support for some newly released games.
• Additional information on specific bug fixes can be found in the release documentation notes.
New in Release 182 Drivers:
• Recommended for the best experience in F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin.
• Boosts performance in several 3D applications. The following are examples of improvements measured with Release 182 WHQL drivers vs. Release 181.22 WHQL drivers (results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and game settings):
- Up to 8% performance increase in Fallout 3 at high resolution and AA.
- Up to 10% performance increase in F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
- Up to 9% performance increase in Half-Life 2 at high resolution with AA.
- Up to 11% performance increase in Left 4 Dead at high resolution with AA.
- Up to 10% performance increase in Race Driver: GRID at high resolution and AA.
• Includes full support for OpenGL 3.0 on GeForce 8-series, 9-series, and 200-series GPUs.
• Automatically installs the new PhysX System Software version 9.09.0203.
That the mentioned performance benefits are really reached reveals our review of the Geforce 182.05 Beta which has the same optimizations as the new WHQL version.
More articles related to graphics drivers:
• Download: Catalyst 9.2 WHQL
• Catalyst 9.2 RC1 accelerates Radeon cards noticeably
• Geforce 182.05 Beta benchmark review
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