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News Nvidia releases Windows 7 Direct Compute driver

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 25 Aug 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Argh, I just packed away the computer with my GTS250 in it, otherwise I would try this.

    Any chance of a BT Review/seeing if it really works?
     
  3. Guest-16

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    I'm still waiting for Nvidia to tell me WHAT it does exactly so we can judge the changes. Not just "it's not enabled".

    If they gave me a list of GPU accelerated features in Win7 we can go from there :D
     
  4. ChaosDefinesOrder

    ChaosDefinesOrder Vapourmodder

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    Hmm, will that be native in the OS for definite or only when you buy Badaboom and use it as a plugin/shell extension? I like the sounds of it if it's native OS!
     
  5. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    it's not on nVidia's website........ 190.62 is still the latest.

    also, i just installed .62 the other day, god, they really should consider ATI's monthly release scheduling.
     
  6. SchizoFrog

    SchizoFrog New Member

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    I can only find the 190.62 Drivers which are WHQL and support DirectCompute... I have looked in both 32bit and 64bit for both Vista and Windows7.

    Can the Driver version be confirmed please? Should it be .62 or .68???

    Thanks.
     
  7. Laitainion

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    Monthly is too frequently, and I think it's a good part of why ATi drivers generally aren't as good as nVidias, and I'm currently running a Radeon 4870 but I've had only nVidia cards since the ATi Rage 128 pro (Geforce 4 and up). Never had a single problem with nVidia drivers, but I've had slight graphical glitches with every other ATi release. Nothing serious, only ever slightly annoying but..
     
  8. Denis_iii

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    sweet
    does this mean a centralised platform so CUDA and ATI's stream thing will die off?
     
  9. kylew

    kylew New Member

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    You should check that tweaktown article out where they pit ATi's drivers against nVIdia's. Guess who won? ATi by quite a margin...

    In reality though you're just as likely to get driver issues with drivers for any piece of hardware.
     
  10. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    In most test when it came to stability and having less general issues ATI tend to come out on top because of how on top of their drivers they are sure some months there isnt much of a change maybe a slight tweak for a game or two but thats better then nVidia when they had a problem with the video out to televisions and they didnt bother to fix it for over 6 months ~_~

    Anyhow overall this looks interesting, cant wait to see some actual results, oh and rotating an image came be intense if we are talking a 3d model image in photoshop :)
     
  11. Hamish

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    personal anecdotes Cheesecake
    i've only had ati cards since the ti4200 and have never had a problem with ati drivers :p
     
  12. Guest-16

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    It's 190.62, I typo'd and put 68 - Im too used to putting 192.168...
     
  13. thehippoz

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    XD
     
  14. SchizoFrog

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    Good Good... just wanted to make sure. Thanks for responding.
     
  15. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Hmmm, made me think again about getting the 4870 1Gb but I'll probably still go for it.
     
  16. biebiep

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    To quote the guy from GI: Joe.

    "What does it accelerate?"
     
  17. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    horrible movie by the way >.< nothing like the GI Joe I grew up with, its Halo with out the Aliens ~_~
     
  18. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    its promising anyway, hopefully we'll start to see more of this stuff from nv. it would be nice to see takeup from companies like autodesk and adobe (properly) too
     
  19. [USRF]Obiwan

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    I also noticed that more and more DAW audio plugins are supporting access to the GPU power. A lot of VSTI instruments are now supporting GPU acceleration for processing sounds.
     
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