NVidia is one of the first 3rd party companies that released drivers for Windows 7. Cooperating with Microsoft, NVidia wants to make sure that the final release client has full support for NVidia cards and will perform much better than Vista did when it was in beta.
Windows 7 NVidia Drivers support: Geforce 8, 9, and 200-series DirectX 10 GPUs, and for GeForce 6 and 7-series DirectX 9 GPUs. WDDM compliant and available for x32 and x64.
NVidia about Windows 7:
“We expect Windows 7, coupled with NVIDIA’s graphics technologies, to deliver the fundamental performance our mutual customers have come to expect. NVIDIA’s graphics technologies enable applications to take advantage of the visual capabilities in Windows 7 such as manipulating photos, video, and 3D graphics. With the expertise NVIDIA has in visual computing, they have been a key contributor to the development of Windows 7.”
According to ComputerWorld.com
Nvidia driver issues caused approximately 1/3 of all Vista crashes and lockups. Again this underlines that Vista itself always has been a very reliable system and Microsoft did not completely fail. That being said, I want to express that another product should receive the “Fiasco Award” in my opinion.