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NVIDIA GeForce 258.96 WHQL driver released

Posted on Monday, July 19 2010 @ 19:18:58 CEST by

NVIDIA released the GeForce 258.96 WHQL drivers for Windows XP, Vista and 7. You can download this release over here, below is a look at the changelog of the Windows 7 edition:
  • Adds support for GeForce GTX 460.
  • Adds support for NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround technology. Learn more about this technology including the hardware and software requirements here.
  • Adds additional performance increases for GeForce GTX 400 Series GPUs in several PC games (these improvements are in addition to the previously reported Release 256 improvements). The following are examples of some of the most significant improvements measured with GeForce GTX 480. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
  • Up to 11% in Aliens vs. Predator (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF – Tessellation on)
  • Up to 7% in Crysis: Warhead (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF – Gamer)
  • Up to 4% in H.A.W.X (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF – Very High)
  • Up to 10% in Just Cause 2 (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF - Concrete Jungle)
  • Up to 6% in Metro 2033 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF – Tessellation on)
  • Up to 7% in Metro 2033 (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF – Tessellation on)
  • Up to 10% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
  • Up to 12% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
  • Up to 4% in World in Conflict (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
  • Upgrades PhysX System Software to version 9.10.0224.
  • Upgrades HD Audio driver version (for supported GPUs).
  • Includes numerous bug fixes. Refer to the release notes on the documentation tab for information about the key bug fixes in this release.



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