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Appeared on: Thursday, September 25, 2008
GeForce 178.13 WHQL Drivers Released

Nvidia released a new WHQL-certified graphics card driver, the GeForce 178.13.

The new drivers offer support for the GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9 and GTX 200 series cards, includes the PhysX v8.09.04 software and also feature:

- Support for 2-way and 3-way Nvidia SLI technology with GeForce GTX 200-series GPUs on Intel D5400XS motherboards
- Support for single GPU and Nvidia SLI technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL, including 3-way and Quad SLI technology
- CUDA support
- Support for the Folding@home distributing computing application.
- Numerous 3D application compatibility fixes
- Several 3D application performance improvements. For example (improvements measured with 178.13 versus 175.19):

Single GPU increases up to 11% in 3DMark Vantage (performance preset)
Single GPU increases up to 11% in Assassin's Creed DX10
Single GPU increases up to 15% in Bioshock DX10
Single GPU increases up to 15% in Call of Duty 4
Single GPU increases up to 8% in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
2-way SLI increases up to 7% in Bioshock DX10
2-way SLI increases up to 10% in Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts DX10
2-way SLI increases up to 12% in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
2-way SLI increases up to 10% in World in Conflict DX10

The GeForce 178.13 WHQL drivers can be downloaded at http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.as px?lang=en-us.


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