The driver uses the new NVIDIA control panel introduced in
October of 2006. This latest driver release fixes a myriad of issues for a
variety of single and dual GPU NVIDIA systems. Notable fixes for all GPUs are
the repair of the control panel run display optimization wizard back button
that didn’t work, flickering puddle reflections in FEAR and a crash in Star
Wars: Republic Commando when starting new games.
A few fixes for the new NVIDIA 8800 GT cards are added to the drivers
including an issue with Bioshock
where a small black square appears during part of the intro sequence when
antialiasing is enabled. An issue on the 8800 GTX with Blu-ray color settings
not taking effect has been repaired as well.
Issues with SLI have been addressed in the new driver as
well with a fix for Stalker with SLI
8800 GTX cards where game performance didn’t improve much. NVIDIA has a PDF document that details all the fixes provided in the 169.21
Windows XP users looking for the new
driver can get it here.