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NVIDIA Geforce 304.79 BETA

Changelog:

This is the first beta driver from the R304 family of drivers.

New in R304 Drivers:

Performance Boost – Increases performance for GeForce 400/500/600 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 301.42 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:

GeForce GTX 680:

Up to 18% in Batman: Arkham City

Up to 15% in Dragon Age II

Up to 10% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat

Up to 60% in Total War: Shogun 2 (fixes performance issue with latest game patch)

GeForce GTX 560:

Up to 14% in Batman: Arkham City

Up to 5% in Battlefield 3 with SLI

Up to 4% in Dragon Age II

Up to 8% in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings with SLI

Up to 7% in Lost Planet 2

Key Fixes

Fixes an intermittent vsync stuttering issue with GeForce GTX 600-series GPUs.

Fixes an issue where some manufacturer’s factory overclocked cards default to and run at lower clocks.

Fixes a performance issue in Total War: Shogun 2 with the latest game patch.

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

Spec Ops: The Line

PlanetSide 2

F1 2011 – updated profile

Final Fantasy XIV – updated profile

Saints Row: The Third – updated profile

Torchlight II

Tribes: Ascend

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

Alan Wake's American Nightmare – rated Poor

Borderlands 2 – updated profile with new convergence settings

Depth Hunter – updated rating to 3D Vision Ready

Mass Effect 3 – updated in-game compatibility message and profile to be more compatible with community 3D mods

Max Payne 3 – updated rating to Excellent and updated in-game compatibility message to inform users to use DirectX 11, disable MSAA and use SSA0.

Street Fighter X Tekken – rated 3D Vision Ready

Tiger Woods PGA 12: The Masters – rated Good

Tribes: Ascend – rated Fair

The Walking Dead – rating Good

Other Profile Updates

Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support for Diablo III

Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support for L.A. Noire

Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support for Rayman Origins

Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support The Secret World

Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Star Wars: The Old Republic

Disabled FXAA for several Windows programs like Media Player and Movie Maker.

NVIDIA Surround

Surround settings now persisted after new driver overinstall.

NVIDIA CUDA

Includes support for applications built using CUDA 5 Preview or earlier version of the CUDA Toolkit. More information at CUDA Toolkit | NVIDIA Developer Zone

Additional Details

Installs PhysX System Software v9.12.0604.

Installs HD Audio v1.3.17.0.

Supports OpenGL 4.2

Supports DisplayPort 1.2 for GeForce GTX 600 series GPUs.

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.

Update:

New in 304.79 Drivers:

Adds support for NVIDIA TXAA

NVIDIA TXAA is new film-style anti-aliasing technique designed specifically to reduce temporal aliasing (crawling and flickering in motion) through a combination of hardware AA, custom CG film style AA resolve, and a temporal filter.

The Secret World is the first game to support TXAA (support will be enabled in an upcoming patch)..

TXAA is supported on GeForce GTX 600-series Kepler-based GPUs.

Learn more about TXAA on GeForce.com.

New SLI Support

Adds or updates the following SLI profiles:

The Secret World - added

End of Nations - added

Nexuiz (also provided earlier via NVIDIA Update)

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier (also provided earlier via NVIDIA Update)

Tornado Force - added

Tribes: Ascend - updated

Key Fixes

Fixed a compatibility issue with Civilization V and GeForce 400/500 series GPUs

Fixed instances of flickering or missing mouse cursor when hardware cursor is enabled (reported with Aion, World of Warcraft, Eve Online and others).

Fixed instances of very low frame rates in Deus Ex: Human Revolution (DX11).

Fixed an issue that caused a PC reboot instead of a PC shut down.

Fixed an issue that led to a black screen after driver installation.

Power management mode settings now persist across driver overinstalls.

Download: Geforce.com BetaDrivers

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Thanks Conkers!

Also this release is supposed to finally bring 600m series support (Gt 650m, GTX 660m, 670m, 675m).

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Thanks Conkers it's nice to see a release support their latest hardware which is not something AMD could say right now sadly.

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The new beta driver runs pretty well on my G73Jw :D No crashes so far...

Also tested the 304.48BETA on my Asus MarsII machine, on one screen, this version also runs without any major problems:D

With three screens(NvidiaSurround), there are significant problems:(: the taskbar displays only half, no mouse input on desktop center part (middle screen, taskbar works), files that are copied/moved to the desktop center part disappear,...:mad:

Returned to driver version 301.42WHQL :untroubled:

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Thanks computers, the performance improvements sound great. Now if I could only find time to play games lol.

Sent from my GT-N7000

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Thanks computers, the performance improvements sound great.

Brian, learn to swype (or whatever keyboard you're using) :D

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Lol I Swyped conker but it auto corrected.

Sent from my GT-N7000

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Lol I Swyped conker but it auto corrected.

:P

damn 10 char rule doesn't allow me to create OT non-sense posts

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Lol at Brian and SVL7. I was speaking to SVL7 the other day for first tine on gtalk on my new samsung galaxy s3 and everyother sentence autocorrect autouncorrected hahahaha i disabled that s$#* quickly. Its like that pic in the interesting pic thread aboout the person typing masterbate, menstrate and finally said i meant meditate... autocorrect has its own mind.

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