Geforce 300 series already mentioned in Geforce 186.91 WHQL driver
Entries in the new Geforce driver for Windows Update give a hint at forthcoming DirectX 11 compatible graphics cards from Nvidia.
Drivers for Nvidia's Geforce graphics cards usually contain entries for the supported devices. Now the first models of Nvidia's supposed next generation series are mentioned in version 186.91 of the WHQL certified driver.
The Geforce 186.91 is intended for Microsoft's automatic Windows Update and has the release tag of September 1, 2009. It supports Quadro, Ion, different IGPs and the Geforce series 6, 7, 8, 9, 100 and 200. The entries listed below are those of the possible DirectX 11 graphics cards:
• NVIDIA_DEV.0A29.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M"
• NVIDIA_DEV.0A2B.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M"
• NVIDIA_DEV.0A66.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 310"
• NVIDIA_DEV.0A6E.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 305M"
• NVIDIA_DEV.0A75.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 310M"
• NVIDIA_DEV.0CAF.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M"
• NVIDIA_DEV.0CB0.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M"
• NVIDIA_DEV.0CB1.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M"
Those entries may lead to the conclusion that there won't be any high-end versions of Nvidia's next generation graphics cards in the near future. Up to now only one entry level desktop and seven mobile graphics chips are mentioned. Of course there is always a possibility for changes - we will keep you up-to-date.
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