A little over a week ago, NVIDIA finally expanded their support of mobile chipsets with ForceWare drivers. Previously, only a couple of graphics cards in NVIDIA-powered laptops could use NVIDIA’s stock driver.
Sure, there has always been laptopvideo2go.com (which hacks the desktop ForceWare drivers to work on laptops), but this has at times caused problems… and ignorant laptop manufacturers have even threatened to void the warranty on anyone who installs such drivers.
Now, NVIDIA has added support for pretty much all of the GeForce 8M and 9M series. That means that you can finally install a CUDA-enabled driver in Boot Camp on your last-gen MacBook Pro, for example. It also means that today’s MacBooks can also finally use CUDA in Windows (the driver that ships with Boot Camp on the new MacBooks still lacks CUDA). It also means you get to enjoy PhysX if your laptop maker was really behind in the driver game (yes, I am staring at you, Toshiba).
So, enjoy, you can grab the new drivers from NVIDIA’s web site.