Just in time for this week’s downloadfest, Nvidia has posted updated Windows 7 Release Candidate drivers for its GeForce graphics cards.
If you’re warming up for Windows 7 RC1 this week – assuming you haven’t already snaffled it from BitTorrent
– there’s more than just Microsoft’s multi-gigabyte grab-bag to put into your download queue.
Nvidia’s made a timely release of an update to its beta GPU drivers written for Windows 7 RC1. Stamped as version 185.81 and available in both 32-bit
flavours, the early buzz is that these are more polished than the previous 185.71 build issued for Windows 7 Beta 1. They also boost gaming performance and overall platform stability.
The drivers are for GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, and 200-series desktop GPUs and support all of Windows 7’s new GPU-accelerated DirectX APIs such as DirectX Compute, Direct2D, DirectWrite and DXVA-HD.Update:
Nvidia appears to have pulled the pages we linked to in this article, so we suggest diving into their dedicated Windows 7 page at http://www.nvidia.com/object/windows_7.html