New NVidia Video Drivers Improve Graphics Subscore in Windows Experience on Boot Camp 3.2 and Windows 7 x64

nvidia-266.58-driverI have a late 2009 15” MacBook Pro Unibody (MacBookPro5,3) running Windows 7 x64 with Boot Camp 3.2. Because they are Apple, Apple doesn’t keep up to date with the video drivers for Windows. The versions that ship with Boot Camp are a couple of generations out of date.

A couple of weeks ago, NVidia released a new “Verde Notebook” driver which supports my MackBook Pro: GeForce 9600M GT Verde Notebook drivers release 265 v266.58 WHQL. The actual driver version reported by Device Manager is 8.17.12.6658 built 1/7/2011.

After creating a restore point, I went ahead and installed it although I did not elect to install PhysX or NVidia 3D Vision, neither of which have any use for me.

It just occurred to me to update the Windows Experience meter thingy. I didn’t expect any change but I was pleasantly surprised to find my Graphics and Gaming Graphics subscores increased slightly from 6.4 to 6.5 with no negative side-effects so far. This doesn’t make much if any difference at all in the real world but it feels nice.

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2 Responses to New NVidia Video Drivers Improve Graphics Subscore in Windows Experience on Boot Camp 3.2 and Windows 7 x64

  1. print driver says:

    Wow,my problem has been solved by your method.thanks very much.

  2. Zohair says:

    i am using geforce 9600 gt on pc.my pc is core 2 quad with 6gb ram.but why does my pc scores only 5.8 in gaming graphics.drivers are updated.please tell me the solution to my problem.

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