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NVIDIA Geforce 301.42 WHQL


This is the first WHQL-certified unified driver from the R300 family of drivers (versions 300.00 to 301.99).

GeForce R300 drivers are packed with new industry-leading, GeForce-exclusive features as well as some really nice performance increases in top games.

New in R300 Drivers:

New GPU Support:

GeForce GTX 690

GeForce GTX 680

GeForce GTX 670

GeForce GT 600-series GPUs

Performance Boost – Increases performance for GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 296.10 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:

GeForce GTX 570/580:

Up to 23% in Just Cause 2 with SLI

Up to 21% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Up to 17% in StarCraft II with SLI

Up to 14% in Far Cry 2 with SLI

Up to 9% in Bulletstorm

Up to 7% in Civilization V

Up to 6% in Deus Ex: Human Revolution with SLI

Up to 6% in Dragon Age 2 with SLI

Up to 5% in Metro 2033 with SLI

Up to 5% in Total War: Shogun 2

GeForce GTX 560/560 Ti:

Up to 20% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Up to 15% in Just Cause 2 with SLI

Up to 13% in Far Cry 2 with SLI

Up to 12% in Bulletstorm

Up to 11% in Civilization V

Up to 10% in StarCraft II with SLI

Up to 9% in Batman: Arkham City

Up to 4% in Deus Ex: Human Revolution with SLI

Up to 4% in Dragon Age 2 with SLI

Up to 4% in Metro 2033 with SLI

Up to 4% in Total War: Shogun 2

NVIDIA FXAA Technology – shader-based anti-aliasing technology available from the NVIDIA Control Panel that enables ultra-fast anti-aliasing in hundreds of PC games. FXAA delivers similar quality to 4x multi-sample antialiasing (MSAA) but is up to 60% faster, enabling substantially higher performance in games. FXAA is supported on all GeForce 8-series and later GPUs. Note: This feature is disabled for games that already have built-in support for FXAA. Visit GeForce.com to learn more.

NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync – dynamically enables vertical sync based on your current frame rates for the smoothest gaming experience. Adaptive VSync is supported on all GeForce 8-series and later GPUs. Visit GeForce.com to learn more.

NVIDIA Frame Rate Target – dynamically adjusts frame rate to a user specified target. Support for this feature is enabled via third party applications via NVAPI. Visit GeForce.com to learn more.

NVIDIA Surround Technology – Adds the following new Surround capabilities.Visit GeForce.com to learn more.

Add in a fourth accessory display with GeForce GTX 600-series to get access to your email, web, or other applications while you game.

Maximize an application to a single physical display when in Surround mode (enabled by default).

Confine the Windows Taskbar to the center display (enabled by default).

Enable bezel peeking – a feature which enables users to temporarily peek behind the monitor bezels using a hotkey (Ctrl + Alt + B). This feature is designed to be used in conjunction with bezel corrected resolutions.

Add or remove resolutions from the list of Surround resolutions (only those selected will be available to applications).

Full center display acceleration for single wide display modes (center display must be connected to the master GPU).

NVIDIA SLI Technology – Adds or updates the following SLI profiles:

Alan Wake

Call of Juarez: The Cartel

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link

Left 4 Dead

Orcs Must Die!

Portal 2

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

Risen 2: Dark Waters

The Darkness II

Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Crusader Kings II

Max Payne 3

Sniper Elite V2

Street Fighter X Tekken

NVIDIA 3D Vision – Adds or updates the following 3D Vision profiles:

All Zombies Must Die! – rated Fair

Ghosts 'n Goblins Online – rated Good

Oil Rush – rated 3D Vision Ready

Postal III – rated Good

Rayman Origins – rated Good

SevenCore – rated Fair

Stacking – rated Good

Unigine Heaven Benchmark v3.0 – rated 3D Vision Ready

Wargame: European Escalation – rated Good

Warp – rated Good

Wings of Prey – rated Fair

Krater – rated Poor

Adam's Venture Episode 1- rated Poor

Blacklight: Retribution – rated Poor

The Darkness II – updated in-game recommended settings

Depth Hunter – updated profile

Dirt: Showdown – rated Good

Passion Leads Army Benchmark – rated 3D Vision Ready

Resident Evil: Operating Raccoon City – Rated Fair

rFactor 2 – changed rating to 3D Vision Ready

Trackmania 2: Canyon – rated Fair

Unigine 3.0 Heaven Benchmark – updated profile

World of Tanks – changed rating to Excellent.

Other Details

Installs PhysX System Software v9.12.0213.

Installs HD Audio v1.3.16.0.

Supports OpenGL 4.2

Supports DisplayPort 1.2 for GeForce GTX 600-series.

Supports multiple languages and APIs for GPU computing: CUDA C, CUDA C++, CUDA Fortran, OpenCL, DirectCompute, and Microsoft C++ AMP.

Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, DirectX 11, and OpenGL, including 3-way SLI, Quad SLI, and SLI support on SLI-certified Intel and AMD motherboards.

Download: Desktop / Mobile (Win7/64bit)

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I'm not a Nvidia user atm, but I heard the performance of this driver is pretty good, can some Nvidia users confirm this?

Better gaming performance? Higher overclocking potential?

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The Performace is a Very nice leap over the last official driver (296.xx?). Skyrim is the only game that I know of that gets a noticable performance increase in game, for other games its what you would expect from a performance driver 1-2 extra fps here and there.

In comparison to the previous beta driver (301.24) Its just a less buggy version to my knowledge.

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actually I tested this driver in a few games, and as far as I can tell, It actually decreases my fps rate by atleast 25 percent for odd reason, thats why I reverted back to 296.10. Now am running a GT 555m, am not sure if it just for specific graphics cards, but i heard others get a fps drop is some games, and in others it actually increase about 5 fps or so like you said.

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is there anyone got a program to overclock Nvidia Geforce 570M. I'm using MSI afterburner, but it does not supporting few new games... I wanna to play Crysis 2. Thanks for any help.

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