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NVIDIA Verde v197.16 driver for notebook

Today NVIDIA has released a new Verde driver for notebook PCs, version 197.16.

Today NVIDIA has released a new Verde driver for notebook PCs, version 197.16.

In addition to claiming to offer dramatic gaming improvements, these drivers add support for connecting 3D Vision-ready displays to your notebook!

These new drivers support the following NVIDIA notebook GPUs:

  • GeForce 8M, 9M, 100M, 200M, and 300M-series notebook GPUs
  • ION notebook GPUs
  • NVS-series notebook GPUs
  • Quadro NVS-series notebook GPUs (DirectX 10 or later GPUs)
  • Quadro FX-series notebook GPUs (DirectX 10 or later GPUs)

Here's what's new:

  • Adds support for 3D Vision on external displays. GPU and display requirements for notebook PCs can be found here. 3D Vision drivers for notebooks can be downloaded here.
  • Adds or improves SLI support for top new gaming titles including Assassin Creed II , Avatar, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Command and Conquer 4: Tiberium Twilight, Dirt 2, Mass Effect 2, Metro 2033, Napoleon: Total War, Supreme Commander 2, World of Warcraft and more.
  • Upgrades PhysX System Software to version 9.10.0129 for new PhysX titles like Dark Void.
  • Upgrades HD Audio driver to version 1.0.9.1 (for supported GPUs). 
  • Increases performance in several PC games from v195.62 WHQL.
  • Bug fixes!

Here are some of the claimed gaming performance improvements (your mileage can, and probably will, vary):

  • 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

Download NVIDIA Verde Driver v197.16 here. Download 3D Vision CD Kit for Notebooks (including v197.16) here.