New ForceWare drivers for Vista coming soon

— 4:59 PM on March 1, 2007

Nvidia tells us that it plans to release a new set of beta ForceWare graphics drivers for Windows Vista "in the next few days." The drivers will finally bring SLI support for GeForce 7- and GeForce 6-series graphics cards. Also on the menu will be performance improvements in OpenGL games, performance improvements for SLI setups running at high resolutions, and fixes for the following bugs:

- Brief corruption (flickering, boxes) on screen at Windows Vista login, CTR-ALT-DEL (Task Manager), or other function that requires Vista User Account Control
- Playback issues when playing TV/DVD/video in Media Center with Aero enabled
- Outputting via TV-Out shows only a black and white display
- HDTV output does not keep HDTV resolution after restart
- Adjusting Video Color settings from the NVIDIA Control Panel are not getting applied.
- Change Flat Panel Scaling page does not correctly work in the NVIDIA Control Panel.
- Brightness, Contrast and Gamma values remain the same in Adjust Desktop Color settings once closing and opening the NVIDIA Control Panel.
- Corruption on DVI monitor while going to hibernation from standby
- Call of Duty 2 has no performance gain when SLI is enabled
- Madden NFL 07 while playing the screen will freeze, but the game will continue to run and you hear the in-game sounds.
Not listed are some "general application compatibility fixes," which Nvidia says will be detailed in the release notes for the drivers when they come out. Just like Nvidia's previous Vista graphics drivers, this upcoming ForceWare release will support GeForce 8800, GeForce 7, and GeForce 6 graphics cards.
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