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News Nvidia releases WHQL Windows 7 graphics driver

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 8 May 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    I get the impression everyone is taking Win7 far more seriously than Vista. Companies seem to be falling over themselves to get compatiable software out, which is a world away from the sluggish uptake of both Vista and XP when it came out. All points to good things. I'll be trying out the RC as soon as I get myself a new HD.
     
  3. Denis_iii

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    i'm tryin it out as soon as I get my hands on a blank DVD
    fingers crossed don't run into any trouble with mobile 7900GTX drivers
     
  4. p3n

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    I tried win7 last night after running out of CSI episodes to watch, anyway I downloaded some drivers from nvidia that said they were WHQL but dxdiag disagreed, wonder if I got the newest ones or not Oo - The OS is nice and seems pretty quick, you still have to turn off so much to get a 'usable' OS though...
     
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    While ATI may have been the first to release WHQL drivers for WIn7, at least Nvidia are supporting older graphics cards with their Win7 drivers. The ATI ones are only useful if you have a card released in the last couple of years. For those of us that have test rigs made up of older hardware, the ATI drivers are useless.
     
  6. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    I wonder... how can you 'lead in readiness' when you're competitor has already crossed the finish line?

    I'm pleased that companies are taking Windows 7 a lot more seriously than they took Vista. Vista driver support (especially x64 driver support) was a complete joke. With WHQL drivers already out for a release candidate... doesn't look like there is going to be a repeat of the driver woes we suffered.

    I'm also looking forward to support of heterogenous graphics adaptors again.
     
  7. Krazeh

    Krazeh Well-Known Member

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    Like what?
     
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    kylew New Member

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    The only thing I can think of is UAC, other than that, p3n is exagerating by quite a bit by implying it's unusable beforehand.

    I'm all for turning off unused features and that, but to state an OS is unusable, when it's in fact not is just brown talking in my opinion.
     
  9. Krazeh

    Krazeh Well-Known Member

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    Had we been talking about Vista I may have agreed but with the changes made to UAC in Windows 7 I find it now strikes a good balance between security and usability.
     
  10. Skiddywinks

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    I think we need a drivers comparison :p

    Bring on the benchmarks!
     
  11. JyX

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    9.2 are for legacy hardware.
     
  12. gavomatic57

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    It has the same version number as the WHQL Vista driver....funny that. Windows 7 is Vista, there's no getting away from it. The benchmarks so far seem to agree.

    On that basis, it's not hard to push out a Win 7 driver - all you have to do is rename the Vista one. ;)
     
  13. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    that's pretty much because the changes needed to software that is already compatible with vista are superficial at worst. at best it will just run out of the box.

    under the hood, nothing much is new in win7.
     
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