Nvidia responds to Vista driver dust-up
Nvidia addresses Vista's driver incompatibilities.
If you've followed PC-related Vista transition news, you'll know that Nvidia still doesn't have a fully functional graphics driver for its GeForce 8000-series graphics cards. The best you can do under Windows Vista is run a single GeForce 8800 with only half of its typical option settings available. Running two 8800's in SLI mode in Vista is out entirely. I find it irritating that Nvidia made a bunch of grand Vista-related promises with these next-gen cards when they were released in November, and hasn't delivered yet. My irritation is mild, though, compared to the folks behind Nvidiaclassaction.org, who have found Nvidia's lack of full Vista support to be legally actionable.
Tech site Ars Technica interviewed Nvidia's director of PR, Derek Perez for a response to the potential lawsuit, which, among other demands, wants Nvidia to publicly apologize. Rather than a mea culpa, Perez instead pointed to the previous generations of Nvidia graphics cards and chips that do have a fully-certified Vista driver. He also emphasized that a final GeForce 8000 Vista driver is Nvidia's "highest priority."
Based on conversations I've had with Nvidia's technical marketing staff, I feel confident that Nvidia is working heads-down on this. I also gave the