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  • Release 190 Graphics DriversRelease Notes

    Version 190.62

    For Windows Vista 32-bitand Windows Vista 64-bit

    NVIDIA CorporationAugust 21, 2009

  • Published byNVIDIA Corporation 2701 San Tomas ExpresswaySanta Clara, CA 95050

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  • N V I D I A C o r p o r a t i o n i

    R e l e a s e 1 9 0 G r a p h i c s D r i v e r s R e l e a s e N o t e s

    1. Introduction to Release NotesStructure of the Document . . . . . . . . . . . . 1Changes in this Edition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

    2. Release 190 Driver ChangesVersion 190.62 Highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

    Whats New in Release 190 . . . . . . . . . . 4Whats New in Version 190.62 . . . . . . . . . 6Limitations in This Release. . . . . . . . . . . 7

    Changes in Version 190.62 . . . . . . . . . . . . 8Windows Vista 64-bit Issues . . . . . . . . . . 8

    Changes in Version 190.38 . . . . . . . . . . . . 9Windows Vista 64-bit Issues . . . . . . . . . . 9

    Open Issues in Version 190.62 . . . . . . . . . 10Windows Vista 32-bit Issues . . . . . . . . . 10Windows Vista 64-bit Issues . . . . . . . . . 11

    Not NVIDIA Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13Windows Vista Limitations . . . . . . . . . . 13Unsupported Features . . . . . . . . . . . . 14OpenGL Application Issues . . . . . . . . . 16Application Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17Operating System Issues . . . . . . . . . . 21

    Known Product Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . 23GeForce GTX 295 Fan Control and NVIDIA

    Control Panel Performance Group version 6.03.06.00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

    1280x1024 @ 60 Hz not Available on BenQ FP241W Monitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

    Image Sharpening Control not Available with GeForce 8 Series and later GPUs . . . . . 23

    Gigabyte GA-6BX Motherboard . . . . . . . 23

    3. The Release 190 DriverHardware and Software Support . . . . . . . . 25

    Supported Operating Systems . . . . . . . . 25Supported NVIDIA Products . . . . . . . . . 26Supported Languages . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

    Driver Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29Minimum Hard Disk Space . . . . . . . . . . 29Before You Begin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29Installation Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

    A. Mode Support for WindowsGeneral Mode Support Information . . . . . . . 32Default Modes Supported by GPU . . . . . . . 33

    Understanding the Mode Format . . . . . . 33GeForce 200, 100, 9 Series, 8 Series, 7 Series,

    6 Series, and nForce 7xx/6xx GPUs . . . . 34Modes Supported by TV Encoders . . . . . . . 36

    Table of Contents

  • N V I D I A C o r p o r a t i o n ii

    R e l e a s e 1 9 0 G r a p h i c s D r i v e r s R e l e a s e N o t e s

    Table 3.1 Supported NVIDIA Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26Table A.1 Modes Supported for High Resolution Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32Table A.2 Non-standard Modes Supported . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32Table A.3 Mode Support for S-Video and Composite Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36Table A.4 Mode Support for Component YPrPb Out and DVI Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

    List of Tables

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    R e l e a s e 1 9 0 G r a p h i c s D r i v e r V e r s i o n 1 9 0 . 6 2

    C H A P T E R

    INTRODUCTION TO RELEASE NOTESThiseditionofReleaseNotesdescribestheRelease190GraphicsDriversforMicrosoftWindowsVista.NVIDIAprovidesthesenotestodescribeperformanceimprovementsandbugfixesineachdocumentedversionofthedriver.

    Structure of the DocumentThisdocumentisorganizedinthefollowingsections:

    Release190DriverChangesonpage 3givesasummaryofchanges,andfixedandopenissuesinthisversion.

    TheRelease190Driveronpage 25describestheNVIDIAproductsandlanguagessupportedbythisdriver,thesystemrequirements,andhowtoinstallthedriver.

    ModeSupportforWindowsonpage 31liststhedefaultresolutionssupportedbythedriver.

    Changes in this EditionThiseditionoftheReleaseNotesforWindowsVistaincludesinformationaboutNVIDIAgraphicsdriverversion190.62,andlistschangesmadetothedriversinceversion186.18.ThesechangesarediscussedbeginningwiththechapterRelease190DriverChangesonpage 3.

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    C h a p t e r 1 : R e l e a s e 1 9 0 D r i v e r I s s u e s C h a n g e s i n t h i s E d i t i o n

  • N V I D I A C o r p o r a t i o n 3

    G r a p h i c s D r i v e r s , R e l e a s e 1 9 0 V e r s i o n 1 9 0 . 6 2

    C H A P T E R

    RELEASE 190 DRIVER CHANGESThischapterdescribesopenissuesforversion190.62,andresolvedissuesanddriverenhancementsforversionsoftheRelease190driveruptoversion190.62.Thechaptercontainsthesesections:

    Version190.62Highlightsonpage 4

    ChangesinVersion190.62onpage 8

    ChangesinVersion190.38onpage 9

    OpenIssuesinVersion190.62onpage 10

    NotNVIDIAIssuesonpage 13

    KnownProductLimitationsonpage 23

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    C h a p t e r 2 : R e l e a s e 1 9 0 D r i v e r I s s u e s V e r s i o n 1 9 0 . 6 2 H i g h l i g h t s

    Version 190.62 Highlights Thissectionprovideshighlightsofversion190.62oftheNVIDIARelease190DriverforWindowsVista.

    WhatsNewinRelease190

    WhatsNewinVersion190.62

    LimitationsinThisRelease

    Whats New in Release 190ThesectionsummarizesthefollowingdriverchangesinRelease190:

    NVIDIAControlPanelUpdates

    DisplayDriverUpdates

    CUDAUpdates

    OpenGLUpdates

    NVIDIA Control Panel Updates

    DisplaySettingsPagesOrganizationalChanges ThefollowingpageshavebeenrevisedtoincludeTVsettingscontrols:

    AdjustDesktopColorSettingsNowincludescontrolstoadjustTVcolorsettings.

    ChangeResolutionNowincludescontrolstoadjustTVandHDTVsignalformatsandresolution.

    AdjustDesktopSizeandPositionNowincludescontrolstoadjusttheTVscreensizeandposition,andtoresizetheHDTVdesktop.

    ThefollowingpagesandlinksnowappearintheDisplaycategory:

    HDCPStatuspage DigitalAudiopage

    ThecontrolsintheManageCustomResolutionspagearenowlocatedintheChangeResolutionpage.

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    R e l e a s e 1 9 0 G r a p h i c s D r i v e r V e r s i o n 1 9 0 . 6 2

    DisplaySettingsPagesFeatureChange

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