ForceWare 195.62 drivers bring Flash acceleration and more

Many people celebrated Thanksgiving last Thursday, but at Nvidia, some staffers stayed at their posts and put up the latest batch of GeForce drivers. Numbered 195.62, the new graphics driver release is now available for Windows 7 and Vista x86, Windows 7 and Vista x64, Windows XP x86, and WinXP x64.

Nvidia lists the following additions and changes in the "release highlights" section of the download page:

  • Adds GPU-acceleration for smoother online HD videos with the new Adobe Flash 10.1 beta. Learn more here.
  • Adds support for GeForce GT 240.
  • Adds support for OpenCL 1.0 (Open Computing Language) for all GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
  • Adds support for CUDA Toolkit 3.0 features and performance enhancements. See CUDA Zone for more details.
  • Adds SLI and multi-GPU support for many top new gaming titles including Borderlands, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, FIFA Soccer 10, and more.
  • Includes numerous bug fixes including improved performance for Need for Speed: Shift. Refer to the release notes on the documentation tab for information about the key bug fixes in this release.
  • According to the release notes (PDF), the Nvidia Control Panel now includes a PhysX Indicator, as well. You can enable the PhysX Indicator through the "3D Settings menu bar item" to check what type of acceleration a game or application is employing.

    Otherwise, the release notes tell us bug fixes in these new drivers cover 3DMark06, Borderlands, Call of Duty: World at War, Gears of War, League of Legends, and Unreal Tournament 3. The Windows XP-specific edition (PDF) of the notes also mention fixes in Assassin's Creed, Battlefield: Heroes, Football Superstars, Grand Theft Auto Classic, GRID, and The Sims 3.

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