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Author Topic: GeForce 185.20 Released - Now With Ambient Occlusion  (Read 2874 times)
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« on: January 01, 2009, 03:02:26 PM »

http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=11190&Itemid=1


XFastest are the first to release the new GeForce 185.20 drivers, including a new version of Folding@home for NVIDIA GPUs.

http://www.xfastest.com/viewthread.php?tid=17608&extra=page%3D1

Links are now up:


Folding@home_GPU_v620nv


ForceWare 185.20 XP (32-bit)


ForceWare 185.20 XP (64-bit )


ForceWare 185.20 Vista (32-bit )

[COLOR="Red"]^ These drivers are confirmed working for Windows 7 Ultimate build 7000 as well.[/COLOR]


ForceWare 185.20 Vista (64-bit )



Interestingly enough, these new drivers contain a new Ambient Occlusion setting in the Nvidia Control Panel:




[COLOR="Red"]Don't forget to read the description of Ambient Occlusion at the bottom ^.[/COLOR]


The effect of  Ambient Occlusion is particularly emphasized in titles such as Crysis:


Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit
GeForce 185.20
Nvidia PhysX 8.11.18
Crysis: WARHEAD
DirectX 10

2048 x 1152 (16:9)

Core i7 965 Extreme @ 3.74GHz
GeForce GTX 280 @ 685/2240

AO OFF  (19fps)



AO LOW  (17.8fps)



AO MEDIUM  (16.6fps)



AO HIGH  (13.1fps)




3DMark Vantage results:

Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit SP1



Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit build 7000




Hardware-Infos.com has its own review up of the drivers now.  Please check it out:

http://www.hardware-infos.com/tests.php?test=52

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