Nvidia GeForce 197.13 WHQL Drivers Now Available for Download

Paul Lilly

Those of you holding out for a GeForce driver package that won't bork your videocard, this might it. Nvidia on Thursday released its WHQL 197.13 drivers for GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, and 300-series desktop GPUs and ION desktop GPUs.

"This driver resolves the fan speed issues reported with version 196.75 drivers," Nvidia states, adding that you should "remove 196.75 drivers and update to this 197.13 WHQL driver."

In case you missed it, Nvidia's short-lived 196.75 driver was the culprit in reported fan speed issues causing videocards to overheat. The latest release reportedly fixes the problem, while also introducing a number of performance bumps, including:

  • Up to 13 percent performance increase in Crysis: Warhead with a single GPU
  • Up to 30 percent performance increase in Crysis: Warhead with SLI technology
  • Up to 13 percent performance increase in H.A.W.X. with single GPU
  • Up to 15 percent performance increase in H.A.W.X. with SLI technology
  • Up to 30 percent performance increase in Left 4 Dead with single GPU
  • Up to 28 percent performance increase in Left 4 Dead with SLI technology
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