nVidia's own control panel is not always very intuitive to use. Especially the 3D rendering settings are very cryptic and difficult to navigate. Even the new control panel introduced with the 9x.xx line of Forceware drivers isn't a real improvements for these problems.
nHancer is a small and easy to use application that will improve the usage of these features. Easily define and manage game profiles and optimization aspects using nHancer.
Here are some key features of "nHancer":
· Support of Forceware/GeForce drivers version 60 and later (with nHancer 2.4.5), including the new 190+ versions
· Support of all GeForce cards, including the new GeForce GTX 2x0 lines
· Support for single card, SLI, Quad-SLI and DirectX 10 SLI systems
· On-the-fly control of all global quality and performance-enhancing settings for all games
· Create and manage fully automated profiles for all your games
· Very easy to use, explains all options and their effects, like Anti Aliasing, Anisotropic Filtering, etc.
· Special options for nVidia's SLI feature, allowing you to to use almost every game with SLI even if nVidia doesn't support it
· Offers additional Anti Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering modes, that are not available through nVidia's control panel
· Allows the modification of fixed settings included in nVidia's predefined profiles.
· Flexible user interface: change the size of the window and all sub areas
· User interface and help texts available in various languages (right now English, German, Polish and Italian)
· Coexists perfectly with nVidia's own control panel and other tools, like aTuner or RivaTuner. nHancer will immediately detect any changes made by any other tool.
· Any nVidia GeForce graphic card
· Forceware driver version 60 or higher (nHancer 2.4.5)
· Forceware driver version 182 or higher (nHancer 2.5.1 or later)
· MS .NET Framework 3.5 or later
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
Added new Anti-Aliasing modes introduced with the GTX cards. These modes seem to work with older GeForce cards as well, even though the control panel doesn't offer them. The new modes are:
· 32x (4xMS + 32 coverage samples)
· 32xQ (8xMS + 32 coverage samples. Is listed as "32x" in nVidia's control panel)
· SLI 64x and SLI 64xQ
· The new 2x, 4x and 8x transparency supersampling modes
· Removed the BlackBytes registry component. Instead, nHancer now uses the RegistryMonitor written by Thomas Freudenberg. Thanks a lot!
· The installation tool has been improved
· Small fixes and adaptions for the current drivers