NVIDIA Produces More Beta Drivers
Drivers tend to confirm either a hit or a miss in the world of graphics. ATI seems to have bad performing drivers from one time or another, and NVIDIA it seems keeps their drivers mostly stable in performance and stability, though everyone has different stories. The green graphics card manufacturer has released a new set of beta drivers, known as the GeForce 185.81 beta drivers, to the public. In this version comes support for the latest graphics cards, as well as the GeForce GTX 275. The new CUDA 2.2 has been included, along with better support for the NVIDIA Video Encoding library for graphics processing units that have less than 32 cores. Featured in this beta too is the support for Ambient Occlusion, which is a fairly new setting inside of the NVIDIA control panel. As always, the new drivers provide performance improvements over the earlier ones, such as release 182, which consumers should find beneficial during those late night gaming sessions and LAN meets.