After leaked drivers it’s time for official ones, Nvidia has officially issued new drivers, which are WHQL-certified drivers and version is 181.20.

These new drivers support GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9 and 200 series desktop GPUs which includes GTX 295 and GeForce GTX 285 cards too which are GT200B chip based cards and fabricated on 55nm process technology. New ForceWare 181.20 drivers fixes some glitches from different games.

Some of the great new features are:

These drivers will enable Nvidia SLI technology on SLI-certified Intel X58 chipset based motherboards with all SLI-certified GPUs.

With these ForceWare drivers you can turn on Nvidia PhysX acceleration on a dedicated GeForce video card. You can use one card for graphics and another one for PhysX processing for game-changing physical effects. (Note: Nvidia PhysX is supported on GeForce 8-series, 9-series and 200-series GPUs with at least 256MB of dedicated graphics memory. This drivers package will automatically install PhysX System Software version 8.10.13).

Supports GeForce Plus Power Pack #2. Download these free PhysX and CUDA applications now! Nvidia has included support for the new NVIDIA CUDA Video Encoder with H.264 optimization.

Update: Unfortunately Ambient Occlusion is not included in these drivers you have to wait for drivers close to version 185 to expect Ambient Occlusion or you can use 185.20 beta drivers.

To download new drivers and to access the list of improvements and fixes visit these links:

Windows XP and XP Media Center Edition

Windows XP x64, Server 2003 x64

Windows Vista 32-bit

Windows Vista 64-bit