Nvidia introduces CUDA compatible display drivers for notebooks
Nvidia announced that from now on display drivers for notebooks will be offered for download.
It has been demanded for years and now it has come true: Nvidia offers drivers for notebook graphics cards. The first piece of software is the Geforce 179.28 Beta which is available on Nvidia's website.
Nvidia explained that new unified driver models would make it possible that special notebook functions like hotkeys or Power Management would work independent of the new driver. This had not been the case up to now. Nvidia plans to release a new driver every quarter of the year (see roadmap in the picture gallery). Future drivers are supposed to support older GPUs and integrated graphics units, too. The following GPUs are already supported: Geforce 8M, Geforce 9M and Quadro NVS.
The Geforce 179.28 Beta delivers CUDA and Physx support to notebooks for the first time. You can download the drivers in the Notebook section of Nvidia's website.
PC Games Hardware is trying to deliver tests of the new notebook driver as soon as possible. In the meantime you might want to take a look at some Nvidia benchmark results - but those values have to be taken with a pinch of salt.
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