nVIDIA’s ForceWare version 185.20 beta drivers are now available for download. ForceWare 185.20 is the successor to previously released ForceWare 181.00 beta (with OpenGL 3.0) drivers. These drivers are compatible with Windows Vista 32-bit/64-bit as well as Windows XP 32-bit operating systems. The Vista version of ForceWare 185.20 driver is compatible with recently leaked Windows 7 Build 7000.
I have tested these drivers both on Windows Vista as well as on Windows 7 Build 7000. The only games I could test were Grand Theft Auto 4 and Fallout 3. For me the performance on Windows XP was unchanged from my existing driver (ForceWare 180.84). However on Windows 7 Build 7000, I noticed a 3-5FPS increase with GTA 4. Note that these are still beta drivers and there is no guarantee that everyone will experience the same performance on their systems. If you are having problems with 185.20 drivers or simply want to read more user experiences, read this Guru3D forum thread.
I was not able to find download links for ForceWare 185.20 on NVIDIA Developer Zone. However, the folks at Guru3D had them so i’m posting those links here. All are direct download links.
[Click Here] to download GeForce ForceWare 185.20 (Vista 64-bit)
[Click Here] to download GeForce ForceWare 185.20 (Vista 32-bit)
[Click Here] to download GeForce ForceWare 185.20 (XP 32-bit)