Nvidia releases GeForce 8800 drivers for Vista

At long last, Nvidia has released a set of ForceWare drivers with GeForce 8800-series graphics card support for Windows Vista. The new ForceWare 100.54 drivers are available here for 32-bit versions of Vista and here in 64-bit form. Along with GeForce 8 compatibility, the drivers include OpenGL and DirectX 9 support for GeForce 6- and GeForce 7-series graphics cards.

Users looking to install Vista on an SLI multi-GPU rig should probably hold off for the time being, though. Nvidia won't have GeForce 8800 SLI support for DirectX 9 and OpenGL games implemented until tomorrow in yet another ForceWare release, and the company says SLI support for GeForce 6 and GeForce 7 cards won't be added until a "future driver." Of course, this ForceWare release is still a beta version, and a number of other features, like Nvidia's nView desktop manager, are also missing. A detailed list of missing functionality is available in the driver release notes (PDF).

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