AMD put out a driver hotfix for Far Cry 2 yesterday, and now Nvidia has followed along the same lines with a new beta graphics driver release. According to Nvidia, the ForceWare 180.42 beta driver supports GeForce 8800-series, GeForce 9, and GeForce GTX 200-series GPUs, and it's "recommended for the best experience" in Ubisoft's open-world shooter.
Incidentally, Nvidia says this release adds support for several SLI multi-GPU configurations on systems with X58 motherboards and Intel Core i7 CPUs. Neither the boards nor the chips have actually come out yet, though—those are due next month.
You can grab the GeForce 180.42 beta drivers for Windows Vista x86, Windows Vista x64, Windows XP, and Windows XP x64. Since this is a beta release, we probably wouldn't recommend it to folks who value overall stability more than a potentially better Far Cry 2 experience.
|1. GKey13 - $650||2. JohnC - $600||3. davidbowser - $501|
|4. cmpxchg - $500||5. DeadOfKnight - $400||6. danny e. - $375|
|7. the - $360||8. Ryszard - $351||9. rbattle - $350|
|10. Ryu Connor - $350|
|Assassin's Creed Unity PC requires 6GB of RAM, GTX 680||20|
|Join us as we attempt to live stream The TR Podcast tonight||12|
|Civ: Beyond Earth with Mantle aims to end multi-GPU microstuttering||46|
|CPU startup claims to achieve 3x IPC gains with VISC architecture||53|
|VisionTek's new USB 3.0 thumb drive has SSD performance||35|
|Lian Li's latest Mini-ITX chassis houses 11 hard drives||54|
|Gmail and Google Now conspire to streamline your Inbox||9|
|In the lab: WASD's Code keyboard with Cherry MX clear switches||29|
|I just found this AMAZING trick! Call of Duty takes up 0GB if you just don't buy it!||+113|