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May 5, 2009 is the date when Electronic Arts will publish the Crysis: Maximum Edition, it is the entire collection of the world famous game, Crysis, which is the best pc game of the year 2007 developed by Crytek. Releasing May 5th Crysis: Maximum Edition will be containing Crysis, Crysis Warhead, and multiplayer game mode Crysis Wars all in one package for one low price.

Crysis Maximum Edition

Crysis Maximum Edition

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It’s a first person action-adventure video game and it’s creators are EA Digital Illusions CE (DICE). In this game you will be playing the role a young homeless woman named Faith, who work for a network of couriers known as Runners, her parents were killed while protesting the government, she has to free her sister from the corrupt government. As a runner you will be performing actions like jumping from roof to roof, dodging your enemies and performing acrobatic moves to accomplish your missions.
While the gameplay of this game is sure to make you addictive to this game, I would like to mention few things that makes this game’s PC version stand out over console versions, like mouse/keyboard controls which makes it easy to perform some tasks in this game, improved graphics with greater display and texture resolutions, and the support for physics effects (PhysX).

Mirror's Edge

Mirror's Edge

Mirro’s Edge has been released and is up for grabs.
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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

Linux.

Nvidia GeForce ForceWare 185.20 Beta drivers have been released Supporting Ambient Occlusion. Ambient occlusion mapping is shading method that can add great lighting details to a scene making it look more realistic. Plus this driver set comes with PhysX system software version 8.11.18.

Nvidia Forceware Logo

Nvidia Forceware Logo

Ambient Occlusion has options to turn it off or set it to low, medium and high settings. AO is currently supported only in Windows Vista.

These drivers support GeForce 6, 7, 8 and 9 series and beside the support for these series these drivers also support GTX 200 video cards and support GTX 295 and GTX 285 video cards which are about to come to the market.

These driver are dated Dec-26-2008. Besides Windows Vista and Windows XP these drivers were tested and worked with windows 7 ultimate 32-bit build 7000 (use the vista 32-bit one).

This is comparison for Ambient Occlusion with it tuned on and off in Crysis.

Ambient Occlusion Off

Ambient Occlusion Off

Ambient Occlusion On

Ambient Occlusion On

Download drivers here:

GeForce 185.20 Beta (Windows XP 32bit)

GeForce 185.20 Beta (Windows XP 64bit)

GeForce 185.20 Beta (Windows Vista 32bit)

GeForce 185.20 Beta (Windows Vista 64bit)

Nvidia GeForce ForceWare 185.20 Beta drivers comparison test.

Test System
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 @ 3.6 GHz
Gigabyte GA-x48-DQ6 @ FSB1800 (Intel x48 chipset)
Gainward GTX 260 216 (575/1240/1000 MHz)
2x 2048 MiB (4096 MiB) OCZ DDR2-1066 @ 540 MHz 5-5-5-18
BeQuiet! P7 550 Watt
Windows Vista Premium x64

Tested Drivers
Geforce 177.34 (14.07.2008)
Geforce 178.24 (15.10.2008)
Geforce 180.48 (19.11.2008)
Geforce 180.98 beta (12.12.2008)
Geforce 185.20 (26.12.2008)

Driver settings
Texture Filtering: Quality
Vertical Sync: Off
MipMaps force: none
Trilinear optimization: A
Anisotropic sample optimization: Off
Negative LOD Bias: Clamp
Gamma-adjusted AA: A
AA mode: 1xAA, 4xAA, 8xQAA
Transparency AA: Off

Tested Resolutions
1680×1050, 1xAA / 1xAF
1680×1050, 4xAA / 16xAF
1920×1200, 4xAA / 16xAF
(1920×1200, 8xAA / 16xAF)

Benchmarks
Assassin’s Creed – 1.02
Call of Duty 4 – 1.6
Crysis – 1:21
Dead Space
Far Cry 2
Left 4 Dead
Stalker: Clear Sky – 1.5.0.4

Assassin Creed

Assassin Creed

Call Of Duty 4

Call Of Duty 4

Crysis

Crysis

Dead Space

Dead Space

Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2

Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead

Stalker Clear Sky

Stalker Clear Sky

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