Nvidia has just updated its drivers to version 257.21 WHQL, and as some of you have probably noticed, these drivers will also work with laptops since Nvidia changed its previous policy of referring laptop users to the manufacturers, whom rarely update their drivers – if at all. There are several new features and improved performance in the change log and it works with GeForce series 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400 and the integrated netbook (and bootcamp MacBook) circuit ION.
Several of the new features deal with the latest GeForce GTX 400 series though, which is still pretty scarce in all but the latest gaming laptops. Nvidia introduces support for OpenGL 4.0 and optimizes performance in several games including Aliens vs Predator, Crysis Warhead, Metro 2033 and Just Cause 2. Here are some other highlights:
- Support for OpenGL 4.0 with the Geforce GTX 400 series
- Support for the CUDA Toolkit 3.1
- Up to 48x anti-aliasing with three GeForce GTX 400 series in SLI 😉
- New options in the control panel
- Support for 3D Blu-ray
The 257.21-version WHQL drivers work with Windows 7, Vista and XP in 32 – and 64-bit versions. Download the drivers from Nvidia.com.