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nVIDIA GeForce/ION Driver US English

Vendor:nVIDIA
Category:Graphics and Video
License:Driver
OS: Windows Vista/Windows 7(all 64-bit)
Version: 257.21
File Size: 124.31 Mb
Release: 15 Jun 2010
Update: 17 Jun 2010
Filename: 257.21_desktop_win7_winvista_64bit_english_whql.exe
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Brand:nVIDIA, Product:Graphics and Video, Model: GeForce 6150LE/Quadro NVS 210S, GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, GeForce 6800 GT, ION, Driver: 257.21, OS: Windows Vista/Windows 7(all 64-bit). nVIDIA GeForce/ION Driver 257.21 WHQL Windows Vista/Windows 7(all 64-bit) US English was collected from nVIDIA official site for nVIDIA Graphics and Video. In order to ensure the right driver download, Official driver links from nVIDIA are listed at first. If the official driver can not be downloaded, a copy of official driver can be provided at local server download.opendrivers.com, download1.opendrivers.com, or dl2.opendrivers.com. Besides, Both the driver developer's home page and driver download and support page be provided as well in my nVIDIA page.
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Files in Driver Package
   Date      Time    Attr         Size   Compressed  Name
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2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A      1295841     86993991  data1.cab
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A          512               data2.cab
2010-06-12 08:00:16 ....A     27264512               PhysX_9.10.0223_SystemSoftware.msi
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A       176756               setup.bmp
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A          509               layout.bin
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A        30974               modes.txt
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A            9               setupver.txt
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A          496               setup.ini
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A        85433               nvdrsdb.bi_
2010-06-11 12:35:26 ....A       975613               nv_disp.cat
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A       769365               nvapi.dl_
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A       917748               nvapi64.dl_
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A       122998               nvcod.dl_
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A      6299907               nvcompiler.dl_
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A      4536427               nvcompiler32.dl_
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A      3407663               nvcuda.dl_
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A      2770198               nvcuda32.dl_
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A      1863276               nvcuvenc.dl_
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A      1886866               nvcuvenc64.dl_
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A      1337052               nvcuvid.dl_
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A      1328675               nvcuvid32.dl_
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A      5736708               nvd3dum.dl_
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A      6900848               nvd3dumx.dl_
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A       200652               nvdecodemft.dl_
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A       188218               nvdecodemft32.dl_
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A      2066760               nvencodemft.dl_
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A      2017185               nvencodemft32.dl_
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A      6767154               nvoglv32.dl_
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A      8267547               nvoglv64.dl_
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A      2754379               nvwgf2um.dl_
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A      3523885               nvwgf2umx.dl_
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A        35858               OpenCL.dl_
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A        36770               OpenCL64.dl_
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A       405051               DPInst.ex_
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A        10840               data1.hdr
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A       119183               NV_DISP.INF
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A       403017               setup.inx
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A        76009               setup.isn
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A          431               setup.iss
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A         6755               nvBridge.km_
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A        23929               nvdisp.nvu
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A        12507               nvinfo.pb
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A      6514021               nvlddmkm.sy_
2010-06-08 10:09:16 ....A     17349728     43114015  3DVision_257.21.exe
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A       188008               dbInstaller.exe
2010-06-12 08:01:37 ....A      3824856               hdaudio_1.0.9.1_xp_vista_win7.exe
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A     23854328               NvCplSetupEng.exe
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A       659048               nvudisp.exe
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A       379496               setup.exe
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A       542312               ISSetup.dll
2010-06-08 07:58:00 ....A       150120               _setup.dll
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Driver Summary
nVIDIA GeForce6/GeForce7/GeForce8/GeForce9/GeForce 100/GeForce 200/GeForce 300/GeForce 400/ION Series GeForce/ION Driver 257.21 WHQL Windows Vista/Windows 7(all 64-bit) US English.

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.

New in Version 257.21:

  • Adds support for Blu-ray 3D with NVIDIA 3D Vision technology.
  • Increases performance for GeForce GTX 400 Series GPUs in several PC games. The following are examples of some of the most significant improvements measured with GeForce GTX 480. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration: Up to 14% in Aliens vs. Predator (1920x1200 noAA/AF – Tessellation on), Up to 4% in Batman: Arkham Asylum (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF PhysX=High), Up to 5% in BattleForge (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF – Very High settings), Up to 5% in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF), Up to 4% in Crysis: Warhead (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF – Enthusiast setting), Up to 24% in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (1920x1200 no AA/AF), Up to 9% in Far Cry 2 (2560x1600 8xAA/16xAF), Up to 25% in Just Cause 2 (2560x1600 no AA/AF - Concrete Jungle), Up to 7% in Metro 2033 (1920x1200 no AA/16xAF – Tessellation on), Up to 40% in Metro 2033 with SLI ((1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF – Tessellation on), Up to 8% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (1920x1200 no AA/AF – Day), Up to 110% in Stone Giant with SLI (2650x1600 – Tessellation on, DoF on), Up to 6% in The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Athena (2560x1600 no AA/AF), Up to 9% in Unigine: Tropics (2560x1600 no AA/AF – OpenGL), Up to 5% in 3DMark Vantage (Performance and Extreme Presets), Up to 19% with Transparency AA (1920x1200 4xTrSS – measured in Crysis).
  • Upgrades PhysX System Software to version 9.10.0223.
  • Adds support for OpenGL 4.0 for GeForce GTX 400 Series GPUs.
  • Adds support for CUDA Toolkit 3.1 which includes significant performance increases for double precision math operations.
  • Adds support for new extreme Antialiasing modes for 3-way SLI PCs, including up to SLI48x AA for GeForce 200 series GPUs and up to SLI96x AA for GeForce GTX 400 series GPUs.
  • Adds support for a new ‘Quality’ mode for NVIDIA’s Ambient Occlusion control panel feature.
  • Adds a new NVIDIA Control Panel setup page for SLI and PhysX for ultimate control over multi-gpu configurations.
  • Adds a new NVIDIA Control Panel feature for ultimate control over CUDA GPUs, allowing the user to effectively choose which GPU will power each CUDA application.
  • 3D Vision customers can download the v257.21 3D Vision drivers here.
  • Includes numerous bug fixes. Refer to the release notes on the documentation tab for information about the key bug fixes in this release.

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