geforce_processors_header-cropWhile Microsoft is busy preparing the release of its Windows 7, the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, Nvidia has announced the release of its first drivers which specially designed for GeForce card owners running on the beta of Windows 7. According to the company, Windows 7 will be the first Windows Operating Systems to fully integrate and take advantage of the GPU for both graphics and parallel computing.

The new Nvidia GeForce drivers version 181.71 is come in 32-bit and 64-bit flavors, support the new Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 1.1 which is a tweaked graphics driver architecture standard for Windows 7 that debuted with Vista and has promises the improvement in both 2D and 3D applications, including 3D Windows Aero desktop.

Some features of the Nvidia GF drivers version 181.71:

  • Installs WDDM v1.1 for GeForce 8, 9, and 200-series DirectX 10 GPUs.
  • Installs WDDM v1.0 for GeForce 6 and 7-series DirectX 9 GPUs.
  • Supports Direct3D, Direct2D, and DirectWrite.
  • Supports NVIDIA CUDA – Compute Unified Device Architecture.
  • Supports NVIDIA PhysX (this driver package automatically installs PhysX System Software version 9.09.0203 for all GeForce 8, 9, and 200-series GPUs).
  • Supports NVIDIA SLI on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL applications.

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Nvidia is expected to release regular driver updates for Windows 7 at .