Xtreme drivers: giunti alla versione 81.95
Come noto, esistono varie versioni di driver cosiddetti "optimized", basati cioè su versioni ufficiali dei driver sviluppati da ATI e NVIDIA per le proprie soluzioni video ma modificati per aggiungere nuove caratteristiche tecniche.
Alcuni giorni fa, come segnalato in questa notizia, NVIDIA ha reso disponibile la versione 81.95 dei propri driver Forceware, dotandola di certificazione WHQL rilasciata da Microsoft. Quest'oggi sono disponibili per il download i primi driver "optimized" basati su quella revision; si tratta dei driver Xtreme, disponibili per sistemi operativi Windows a 32bit, a 64bit e in versione ottimizzata per sistemi notebook basati su chip della famiglia GeForce Go.
Di seguito i link diretti per il download, dalla sezione software di Hardware Upgrade:
Di seguito, alcune note fornite dallo sviluppatore dei driver con particolare riferimento alla versione per notebook:
This driver set is version 81.95-v2.24. I've changed the name to something that (between me and some of my buds) think is a bit more "catchier" of a name (face it, "Mobile Edition" sounds like something from Microsoft). Henceforth, the XTreme-G Mobile Edition Drivers shall be known as "XTreme-G MobileForce" (that, and it's a shorter name for JR). I've COMPLETELY removed the "performance" type, and it'll be gone for the forseeable future. I made this decision on the reports of users, as well as my own experience. There just wasn't enough of a gain to make the set worthwhile, especially when weighed against the loss of image quality. The former "Quality" set has been renamed to "XTreme-G Enhanced" to signify what it is, and the "Stock" set remains intact, the same as it was. This set no longer has SmartDimmer enabled by default, as it seems to only work correctly with GeForce Go 62x064006600-Series cards (I had some major problems with it on my Go6800). I will hopefully in the next release include 2 versions of the "XTreme-G MobileForce Enhanced" type, one with SmartDimmer, and one without, so the user can choose hisher preference. Finally, I've removed some tweaks that were causing problems on Go68007800-Based cards, and hopefully fixed the "Overclocking Not Sticking" issue some were having with the previous (81.94-v2.21) set.