Download NVIDIA GeForce 197.45 WHQL Drivers With OpenGL 4.0 Support

Written By Sam on 15 April 2010
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Nvidia has released a new WHQL-certified driver(197.45) that includes many updates, improvements and fixes. This is a WHQL-certified driver for GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, and 300-series desktop GPUs and ION desktop GPUs. The latest Nvidia Drivers improves the performance with the new GPU-accelerated features in Adobe CS5, adds support for the new version of MotionDSP’s video enhancement software vReveal and also fixes a video playback issue in Media Player Classic. The latest Nvidia Drivers also increases performance in several PC games from v196.21 WHQL. Along with the numerous bug fixes PhysX System Software is upgraded to 9.10.0129 and HD Audio drivers to 1.0.9.1.

New in Version 197.45

  • Recommended for the best performance with the new GPU-accelerated features in Adobe CS5.
  • Adds support for the new version of MotionDSP’s video enhancement software, em>vReveal.
  • Fixes a video playback issue in Media Player Classic.

Existing Support in Release 197 Drivers

  • Supports Next Generation ION.
  • Supports GeForce GT 320, GeForce GT 330 and GeForce GT 340.
  • Upgrades PhysX System Software to version 9.10.0129.
  • Upgrades HD Audio driver to version 1.0.9.1 (for supported GPUs).
  • Increases performance in several PC games from v196.21 WHQL. The following are examples of measured improvements. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
    • Up to 13% performance increase in Crysis: Warhead with a single GPU
    • Up to 30% performance increase in Crysis: Warhead with SLI technology
    • Up to 13% performance increase in H.A.W.X with single GPU
    • Up to 15% performance increase in H.A.W.X with SLI technology
    • Up to 30% performance increase in Left 4 Dead with single GPU
    • Up to 28% performance increase in Left 4 Dead with SLI technology
  • Adds SLI and multi-GPU support for top new gaming titles including Assassin Creed II, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Command and Conquer 4: Tiberium Twilight, Grand Theft Auto IV: Episodes from Liberty City, Mass Effect 2, Napoleon: Total War, and Zombie Driver.
  • Enhanced SLI support for Metro 2033, Supreme Commander 2, Unigine, and World of Warcraft.
  • Adds Ambient Occlusion support for Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, Need for Speed: Shift, Resident Evil 5, RUSE, and Street Fighter IV.
  • Adds override anti-aliasing support for Mass Effect 2.

Other Support:

  • Supports GPU-acceleration for smoother online HD videos with Adobe Flash 10.1.
  • Supports DirectCompute with Windows 7 and GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
  • Supports OpenCL 1.0 (Open Computing Language) for all GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
  • Supports OpenGL 3.2 for GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
  • Supports CUDA Toolkit 3.0 features and performance enhancements.
  • Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL, including 3-way SLI, Quad SLI, and SLI support on SLI-certified Intel X58-based motherboards.
  • Supports NVIDIA PhysX acceleration on a dedicated GeForce graphics card. Use one card for graphics and dedicate a different card for PhysX processing for game-changing physical effects.
  • Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.

Download NVIDIA GeForce 197.45 WHQL Drivers

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