November 21, 2005

nVidia's not so "Unified" Driver Support

NewsHound writes ""This news is six months old but for various reasons is still not widely known. nVidia dropped "Unified" driver support in Windows XP/2000 for certain GPUs (Graphics Processing Units), starting with driver v77.72. This is not the first time they have done this with their "Unified" driver architecture but it is significant in its disparity. The irony is the lack of "Unification".

nVidia Unified Driver Architecture
"The NVIDIA Unified Driver Architecture (UDA) is the foundation for the company's award-winning ForceWare drivers and delivers forward-and-backward compatibility across all implementations of NVIDIA desktop, workstation, mobile, platform, and multimedia processors. With a single driver, UDA delivers ongoing performance and feature improvements, reduced maintenance time, increased scalability, and a lower total cost of ownership.

ForceWare software supports the entire line of TNT2 processors, the GeForce consumer line of GPUs, the NVIDIA nForce platform processors, the NVIDIA Quadro line of professional GPUs, as well as the full line of NVIDIA mobile processors."

This is clearly not the case as you will see below...""

Link: poptech.blogspot.com

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