Category: Monitor and Video Cards
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 95 MB
Operating System: Windows Vista 64-bit
Latest Version / Release Date: 178.24 / 15 Oct 2008
NVIDIA GeForce Release 178.24 WHQL Vista64 is a versatile WHQL certified driver for GeForce 6,7,8 and 9 as well as the 200 series GPUs. This driver is specially designed for 64-bit Windows Vista and assists in the support of Nvidia SLI technology using DirectX 9 and Direct X10. This Forceware further offers support for PhysX acceleration on GeForce 8 and 9 series as well as the 200 series with a minimum dedicated graphics memory of 256 MB. The NVIDIA GeForce Release 178.24 WHQL includes several improvements of 3D function performance, with significant enhancement of the following applications 3 D Mark Vantage, Bishock DX10, Assasins creed and Enemy territory. Other improvements for 2-way SLI show high percentage increase for Bioshock DX 10, in Enemy territory and in world conflict DX10. This product contains several compatibility fixes for 3D applications that are explained in the release notes.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
It is important to note that Quad SLI technology with GeForce 9800 as well as Hybrid SLI technology are exclusively supported by Windows Vista operating system. Those users who do not have US English operating systems may be able to select their specific language and download an international driver. It is important that when installing the system driver, to set a system restore point, which will help in case the wrong driver has been installed. When downloading this driver, the utilities for the download accelerator should be disabled and there should not be any anti virus software that is running in the background because it may significantly affect the proper configuration of the driver. Some of the unsupported features that were functional with Windows XP releases include Multiview display mode, OpenGL video overlays, overlocking, High resolution scaling desktop, video zoom and run display optimization wizard. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and NVIDIA GeForce Release 178.24 WHQL Vista64 errors before installing any driver updates.