Precisely two weeks after the official launch of its new series of graphics cards, Nvidia has released WHQL-certified drivers for Fermi cards. The new drivers, certified by Windows Hardware Quality Labs, include support for GTX480 and GTX470 products and are available for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. The download package also includes audio drivers for the onboard audio chip, to enable audio over HDMI, and the latest version of Nvidia’s PhysX software.
The only piece still missing from the Fermi puzzle is product availability. Retailers and e-tailers are still patiently awaiting delivery of the products from Nvidia’s add-in-board partners. Volume availability is expected to begin during the week of April 12th. People wishing to buy a new 400-series cards should keep an eye out and a hand on their credit cards as quantities are believed to be very limited and the first shipments will most likely sell in a matter of minutes.
Download Nvidia 197. 41 WHQL drivers: Nvidia Driver Downloads