Nvidia GeForce 296.10 WHQL


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This is the second WHQL-certified driver from the R295 family of drivers (versions 295.xx to 299.xx).
This driver is a recommended upgrade for all GeForce users, especially those playing the latest hot PC games like Battlefield 3, Blacklight: Retribution, Diablo III, Mass Effect 3, or The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and more. These drivers come packed with GeForce-exclusive performance and quality enhancements and are Microsoft WHQL-certified.
New in Release 296.10

  • Adds support for the new GeForce GTX 560 SE GPU.
  • Updates PhysX System Software to version 9.12.0213.
  • Boosts SLI performance in the following games:
    • Blacklight: Retribution – up to 1.8x performance increase
    • DiRT 3 – updated DX11 profile to improve menu performance
    • Dishonored
    • Dungeon Defenders
    • F1 2011 – improves performance with game patch 1.2
    • rFactor 2
  • Adds 3D Vision support for the following games:
    • Dear Esther – Rated Good
    • Deep Black: Reloaded – Rated 3D Vision Ready
  • Includes numerous bug fixes. Refer to the release notes documentation for more details.
Highlight Summary for the R295 Family of Drivers
New features and performance since R285 WHQL-certified driver
  • Game-changing performance boost of up to 45% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, “the fastest selling title in Steam’s history”
  • Up to 2x performance Mass Effect 3 with SLI technology.
  • GeForce-exclusive quality enhancements with ambient occlusion support for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Diablo III, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
  • New 3D Vision and SLI profiles for over 50 titles.
  • New PhysX software for the best experience in top PhysX titles like Alice: Madness Returns and Batman: Arkham City.
  • Enables WHQL-certified support for NVIDIA Surround on Intel X79 SLI-certified motherboards.
  • Updates HD Audio to version 1.3.12.0.
Other Details

  • 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.
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/indexsg.aspx?lang=en-us


Release Notes:

http://uk.download.nvidia.com/Windows/296.10/296.10-Win7-WinVista-Desktop-Release-Notes.pdf[/QUOTE]
 

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Thanks V_R - updating my drivers now :D
 
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Just to update a little further - I've had loads of problems with 296.10 on my 560... it crashes about every 5 hours (with a frozen screen and pixelated colours).

I've rolled back to the previous drivers, so hopefully that's done the trick :).
 

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Just to update a little further - I've had loads of problems with 296.10 on my 560... it crashes about every 5 hours (with a frozen screen and pixelated colours).

I've rolled back to the previous drivers, so hopefully that's done the trick :).
snap, and yes, it does cure the 'problem?' with these drivers & the/my 560. :)


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yes, I've reverted back to 295.73

the 296.10 were not nVidia's best work. :rolleyes:
 

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Hmmm, wonder if its a 560 thing...?

They are the best drivers i've used so far....

 
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yes, I've reverted back to 295.73
Yep, same here and it's been fine since (touch wood!) :).

I seem to remember the same problem happening a few months ago with a previous driver release (although I can't remember the version).
 

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