Forceware 100-series driver for NVIDIA G80 and Windows Vista leaked

Discussion in 'Beyond3D News' started by Rys, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. Rys

    Rys Graphics @ AMD
    Moderator Veteran Alpha

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2003
    Messages:
    4,172
    Likes Received:
    1,525
    Location:
    Beyond3D HQ
    <a href="http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/">LaptopVideo2Go</a> have their hands on a Forceware 100-series driver for G80 and Windows Vista. Cue the rejoicing (at least from us), despite obvious pre-release and unofficial status.

    No word on performance or compatibility just yet, other than SLI isn't available. Grab the <a href="http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=12228">32-bit</a> or <a href="http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=12229">64-bit</a> version depending on your Vista variant, and let us know how you get on <a href="http://www.beyond3d.com/forum/showthread.php?t=37715">in the forums</a>.
     
  2. digitalwanderer

    digitalwanderer Dangerously Mirthful
    Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2002
    Messages:
    17,983
    Likes Received:
    2,526
    Location:
    Winfield, IN USA
    And the Geo is happy now? :-|
     
  3. Geo

    Geo Mostly Harmless
    Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2002
    Messages:
    9,116
    Likes Received:
    214
    Location:
    Uffda-land
    Well, Geo is generally happy for all 8800 owners, yes. Provisionally, at least. Leaked drivers may or may not have all kinds of ugly problems in them, and we haven't heard about these yet too much from RL installs (I saw one guy at nvnews).

    I have a personal dillema now, however. I'm sort of between Vista installs at the moment. And waiting for my friend at Microsoft to score me goodies. If I install now will my MS guy deliver before I hit the 30 day must activate? Or will I have to burn an install key for another colleague that would not be very nice to do for such a short term situation?

    Decisions, decisions. :???:
     
  4. Thorburn

    Regular

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2006
    Messages:
    323
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    UK
    Just took out my 6800GT and refitted the 8800GTX.
    Spent the last 30 minutes or so playing Race. Performance seems good and they appear to have fixed some issues I was having with the 6800GT in Vista and 8800GTX in XP where the system would hard lock which I'd put down to the motherboard (even X1900's were causing the system to reboot when fully loaded) which is interesting.
     
    digitalwanderer likes this.
  5. Demirug

    Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2002
    Messages:
    1,326
    Likes Received:
    69
    Unfortunately still no D3D10 entry points in this release.
     
  6. Rys

    Rys Graphics @ AMD
    Moderator Veteran Alpha

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2003
    Messages:
    4,172
    Likes Received:
    1,525
    Location:
    Beyond3D HQ
    What do you mean exactly? I get hardware acceleration for D3D10 codes.
     
  7. Demirug

    Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2002
    Messages:
    1,326
    Likes Received:
    69
    With this driver?

    In this case the DDK documentation is not longer up to date. It states that a D3D10 compatible user mode driver needs an OpenAdapter10 entry point. This entry point is missing on this build.
     
    digitalwanderer likes this.
  8. Rys

    Rys Graphics @ AMD
    Moderator Veteran Alpha

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2003
    Messages:
    4,172
    Likes Received:
    1,525
    Location:
    Beyond3D HQ
    Yep, with this driver, on both Vista x86 and x64. Which .dll are you looking in?
     
  9. Demirug

    Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2002
    Messages:
    1,326
    Likes Received:
    69
    OK my fault. Nvidia have build two separated user mode drivers. I have only checked the wrong once.
     
  10. Rys

    Rys Graphics @ AMD
    Moderator Veteran Alpha

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2003
    Messages:
    4,172
    Likes Received:
    1,525
    Location:
    Beyond3D HQ
    [​IMG]
    There's a new .dll structure for the usermode driver that threw me off this morning while looking for the DDIs, before I installed. So it looks like you just missed it by accident, but it's there :smile:
     
    digitalwanderer and Geo like this.
  11. Geo

    Geo Mostly Harmless
    Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2002
    Messages:
    9,116
    Likes Received:
    214
    Location:
    Uffda-land
    Normal human being: "I think I'll run something and see if it works"
    Demirug/Rys: "I think I'll deconstruct the driver and see if I can find the entry point"

    :lol: :razz: :lol:
     
    digitalwanderer likes this.
  12. zsouthboy

    Regular

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2003
    Messages:
    563
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Derry, NH
    I'm IN UR DRVERs
    Chckn UR Entry PNTS
     
    digitalwanderer likes this.
  13. Skrying

    Skrying S K R Y I N G
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    4,815
    Likes Received:
    61
    Oh god, where is a picture of a pretty little kitten when you need one.
     
  14. Thorburn

    Regular

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2006
    Messages:
    323
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    UK
    In the finest Anandtech tradition.....

    In Soviet Russia driver deconstruct you!
     
  15. JHoxley

    Regular

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2004
    Messages:
    391
    Likes Received:
    35
    Location:
    South Coast, England
    ooh, goodie...

    I'd like to try my software on some real hardware/drivers before it gets published - anyone got any speculation on production/official drivers being out inside of the 3-4 weeks?

    Cheers,
    Jack
     
  16. Rys

    Rys Graphics @ AMD
    Moderator Veteran Alpha

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2003
    Messages:
    4,172
    Likes Received:
    1,525
    Location:
    Beyond3D HQ
    All indications are that a 100.5x+ driver will be released before or on Jan 31st.
     
  17. JHoxley

    Regular

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2004
    Messages:
    391
    Likes Received:
    35
    Location:
    South Coast, England
    Right, guess I should finally place my order for an 8800 then. Nvidia could've had my money a long time ago if they'd of played nice with drivers - not even registered developer status helped :roll:

    I assumed they were holding back the drivers for whenever ATI's contender hit the market - a nice secondary shot from the 8800 as it were?

    Jack
     
  18. Rys

    Rys Graphics @ AMD
    Moderator Veteran Alpha

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2003
    Messages:
    4,172
    Likes Received:
    1,525
    Location:
    Beyond3D HQ
    Well, when you're press and a developer looking for some help, it's twice as hard to get assistance with coding efforts sometimes :cry:

    I think the reason for the delay is just one of time and priorities, rather than any effort their competition is undertaking. The driver's simply not been ready enough for release, and I know they're working massively hard on getting something out this month.
     
  19. Geo

    Geo Mostly Harmless
    Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2002
    Messages:
    9,116
    Likes Received:
    214
    Location:
    Uffda-land
    Well, if nothing else I'll attest that they are safe for doing a 32-bit Vista install, and getting decent NV control panel stuff and multi-monitor support (2x2405 in my case). Haven't tried any 3D with them.
     
  20. frixion

    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2007
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Mind sharing - or new link

    I guess MS wasn't happy about the release... anyone have any other sources for the 100.30 driver (specifically x86)?

    Gracias!
    frixion@gmail.com
     
Loading...

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Beyond3D has been around for over a decade and prides itself on being the best place on the web for in-depth, technically-driven discussion and analysis of 3D graphics hardware. If you love pixels and transistors, you've come to the right place!

    Beyond3D is proudly published by GPU Tools Ltd.
Loading...