Windows 7 users, Nvidia has something for you: a shiny new set of Microsoft-certified graphics drivers with support for DirectX 11 Compute Shader. The new drivers are available right now for both 32-bit versions and 64-bit versions of Windows 7.
Here's the list of improvements and additions, in Nvidia's words:
•Adds WHQL support on Windows 7 for Microsoft’s new DirectX GPU Computing API: DirectCompute.
•Optimized for the latest PhysX gaming titles: Batman: Arkham Asylum and Darkest of Days.
•Installs PhysX System Software version 9.09.0814.
In a press release announcing the new driver set, Nvidia also notes that Windows 7 users with SLI multi-GPU systems can expect a performance gain of as much as 14% over Vista in "top gaming titles." That might apply to the platform in general rather than this specific driver release, though.
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