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Geforce ForceWare 181.00 Vista 32-bit
On this page you can download Geforce ForceWare 181.00 Vista 32-bit.

Version: 181.00
Publisher: NVIDIA
Date added: 2008-12-19 02:00:49
File Size: 58 MB
OS Support: Windows Vista 32-bit
License: Freeware
Downloads: 18966 downloads
Software type: Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Vista | 7

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Download Geforce ForceWare 181.00 for Windows Vista 32-bit

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NVIDIA is distributing a new revision GeForce driver. First off, this is a developer driver, mainly showing OpenGL 3.0 support. Though it should work fine for the cards supported, this is not a final driver.

The driver has full support for OpenGL 3.0 and version 1.3 of the OpenGL shading language (GLSL).

The drivers work on Geforce 8 or newer graphics cards along with a number of Quadro professional offerings. According to Nvidia, these drivers allow developers to "immediately begin using these drivers to build OpenGL 3.0 functionality into their software to give end-users new, superior graphics reproduction and visualization features."

We have a discussion thread open on this driver right here.

You need one of the following graphics cards to get access to the OpenGL 3.0 and GLSL 1.30 functionality:


  • Quadro FX 370, 570, 1700, 3700, 4600, 4700x2, 4800, 5600, 5800, Quadro VX200, Quadro CX
  • GeForce 8000 series or higher; GeForce GTX 260, 280


  • Quadro FX 360M, 370M, 570M, 770M, 1600M, 1700M, 2700M, 3600M, 3700M
  • GeForce 8000 series or higher

This driver implements all of GLSL 1.30 and all of OpenGL 3.0 and exposes the following new extensions:

OpenGL 2.1 extensions:

  • ARB_vertex_array_object
  • ARB_framebuffer_object
  • ARB_half_float_vertex

OpenGL 3.0 extensions:

  • WGL_create_context
  • GLX_create_context
  • ARB_draw_instanced
  • ARB_geometry_shader4
  • ARB_texture_buffer_object

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