NVIDIA and AMD have a habit of offering new and improved graphics drivers pretty much every month, and it looks like the former took its turn, serving the professional market in this particular instance.
Software makes up half of the performance of any technological product with any degree of automation and sophistication.
As such, refining a driver can always lead to smoother performance and, naturally, brings fixes to certain issues that previous versions may have missed.
It so happens that this sort of move is precisely what NVIDIA did not long ago, when it released the latest, WHQL-certified iteration of the NVIDIA Quadro/Tesla Display Driver.
Named version 275.65 WHQL, it does several things, like updating the list of APIs that the supported video cards and computing modules are compatible with.
High-quality text and 2D, for instance, can now be rendered in high quality with OpenGL, thanks to the OpenGL path rendering API.
Meanwhile, the package installs the ODE river, which grants long-term stability for ISV certification, Enterprise customers and OEMs, via the e R275 drivers (the first ‘Optimal Drivers for Enterprise’).
Furthermore, the driver comes with updates to the NVIDIA Control Panel, allowing users to, among other things, override scaling and preview desktop size and positions in a new window.
NVIDIA also threw in 10-bit Grayscale display support, through DVI, for Windows 7 (10-bit Grayscale monitors, like proprietary medical displays, are an example).
A final addition worthy of mention is the G-Sync, which synchronizes the back buffer presents of Direct3D applications across multiple GPUs in one or more systems.