Nvidia Unleashes 'Release 256' Graphics Drivers

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AsianJetlag

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Yawn.

GTX480 are all out of stock at $500, you have to pay at least a $50 premium for one.

In which case, a $600 Radeon 5970 still rapes the f**k out of the GTX480.
 

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Cool my XFX GTX 285 will like it but I will wait for the WHQL driver, they are buggy enough even certified to not want the beta. That goes for ATI too.
And to the above post, man these cards are getting pricey, I thought $300 was over the top.
 

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[citation][nom]ksa-_-jed[/nom]I wish they do something about the heat that is the real problem with the GTX480[/citation]
It's not a problem, it's a feature!
There is an OC version planned called the "Aga Edition"
As well as playing games it can heat your home
 

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[citation][nom]AsianJetlag[/nom]Yawn.GTX480 are all out of stock at $500, you have to pay at least a $50 premium for one.In which case, a $600 Radeon 5970 still rapes the f**k out of the GTX480.[/citation]

in what imaginary world do you live in that you've found 5970's for 600?
 

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All these comments about the heat of Fermi is just as retarded as 'Can it play Crysis?'

GET OVER IT!

Has anyone even heard of a Fermi card failing due to heat?
 

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[citation][nom]SchizoFrog[/nom]All these comments about the heat of Fermi is just as retarded as 'Can it play Crysis?'GET OVER IT!Has anyone even heard of a Fermi card failing due to heat?[/citation]

Nope, my GTX470 sit's around 70-95C most of the time and it's running beautifully! Hoping to get another for SLi, absolutely rapes a 5970 (of course the 5970 being a single slot card owns all other single slot solutions..)
 

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[citation][nom]SchizoFrog[/nom]All these comments about the heat of Fermi is just as retarded as 'Can it play Crysis?'GET OVER IT!Has anyone even heard of a Fermi card failing due to heat?[/citation]
Ooooo... touched a raw nerve there methinks...
 

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Is this the unified laptop/desktop driver they announced a couple weeks ago? Can't find any info on that on their website.
 

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[citation][nom]AsianJetlag[/nom]Yawn.GTX480 are all out of stock at $500, you have to pay at least a $50 premium for one.In which case, a $600 Radeon 5970 still rapes the f**k out of the GTX480.[/citation]

Actually every model of gtx480 is in stock on newegg for $500 and HD5970s cost $700 to $750.
 

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[citation][nom]SchizoFrog[/nom]All these comments about the heat of Fermi is just as retarded as 'Can it play Crysis?'GET OVER IT!Has anyone even heard of a Fermi card failing due to heat?[/citation]Pay attention everyone... Yet ANOTHER person who isn't blinded by......
 

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[citation][nom]privatemukul[/nom]Will this update be useful for 9400GT ?[/citation]
Yes it works with that card. "This is the first driver release from the Release 256 family of drivers (versions 256.xx to 259.xx). This driver package supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, and 400-series desktop GPUs as well as ION desktop GPUs."

Ive been using these drivers for a few days no problems so far.

 

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[citation][nom]SchizoFrog[/nom]All these comments about the heat of Fermi is just as retarded as 'Can it play Crysis?'GET OVER IT!Has anyone even heard of a Fermi card failing due to heat?[/citation]
How bout you wait a couple months and see? If I recall, all those nvidia chipset failures we saw a while back didn't happen the second you turned the computer on. No, heat damage is more than just instantaneous smoke, its stress to the solder joins, degradation of the silicon, etc...

Not saying its gonna happen, I'm just saying 90C has never been a healthy temp for integrated circuits, not in the long run. But I guess if you can afford another $500 card in 6 months, by all means.
 

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[citation][nom]SchizoFrog[/nom]All these comments about the heat of Fermi is just as retarded as 'Can it play Crysis?'GET OVER IT!Has anyone even heard of a Fermi card failing due to heat?[/citation]
If not fermi failing by the heat, what about the other components choking over fermi?
 

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[citation][nom]nforce4max[/nom]Grillforce 100: the way its meant to be grilled.[/citation]
The GTX480 "George Foreman" edition
Delivers a knockout punch
and
You can grill your dinner on it
 
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