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NVidia WHQL driver 296.10 was released today over on the NVidia site. Link: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx?lang=en-us

GeForce.com says that compared to the Windows 8 driver 296.17 the version 296.10 WHQL driver is an equivalent driver, a quick refresh from the recent version GeForce 295.73 drivers, and are a must-have for gamers looking for the best experience in upcoming games like Blacklight: Retribution.

Release Highlights:

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.

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.

The following sections list the important changes and the most common issues resolved since version 295.73. This list is only a subset of the total number of changes made in this driver version. The NVIDIA bug number is provided for reference.

Fixed Single-GPU Issues

? The NVIDIA Installer attempts to install the driver onto an incorrect or nonexistent

hard drive. [909221]

? [Diablo 3 Beta]: The game screen blurs when forcing AA from the NVIDIA Control

Panel. [935597]

? [GeForce GTX 560/GTX 550 Ti]: The NVIDIA Control Panel does not update the

monitor name when a different monitor is hot?plugged. [784641]

? [GeForce GTX 590] “No NVIDIA High Definition Audio” error occurs with Realtek889

codec. [868406]

? [GeForce GTS 450][sIM2]: Display corruption occurs when entering a house that has a

swimming pool. [905969]

Fixed Multi-GPU Issues

? [sLI] [GeForce 500/400 series][F1 2011]: Game performance with SLI enabled is lower

after the game Patch version 1.02 is applied. [919612]

? [sLI] [GeForce 500 Series][Dirt 3]: The game stutters within the menu and occasionally

during a race. [834048]

? [sLI][ GeForce 500 series][Mirror?s Edge]:”Driver not responding” error occurs when

playing the game with SLI enabled.[915576]

? [sLI][GeForce GTX 580][Metro 2033]: The system hangs when launching the

application in DirectX 10/11 mode if both SLI and 3D Vision are enabled. [945885]

? [sLI][GeForce GTX 580][rFactor 2]: The games runs at a low frame rate when SLI is

enabled. [933072]

? [sLI] [GeForce GTX 470]: After the driver is instaled, SLI either cannot be enabled or

causes screen corruption once it is enabled. [934524]

? [3xSLI] [World of Warcraft:Cataclysm]: The character portrait flickers after loading an instanced map.

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Merzhin

Hi,

Problem here with 64 bits driver.

I get this message: "nvidia install %1 n'est pas une application win32 valide" (i'm French :whistle: )

I've downloaded it many times and always same error...

Does somebody experience same issue?

Thanks for your replies.

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Soor

Massive gfx corruption (purple screen) twice in as many hours, only one recoverable. Had this with 295.51 as well.

Back to 295.73 for me.

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Massive gfx corruption (purple screen) twice in as many hours, only one recoverable. Had this with 295.51 as well.

What is your display? I had the purple/pink colors once on one driver if I set to YCbCr444 color but it was fine if I set to RGB color. Try toggling that.

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Infinity7

Hi,

Problem here with 64 bits driver.

I get this message: "nvidia install %1 n'est pas une application win32 valide" (i'm French :whistle: )

I've downloaded it many times and always same error...

The error in English is: "nvidia install% 1 is not a valid win32 application" which means that you're trying to install a 32 bit driver on a 64 bit operating system.

Cette erreur signifie que vous essayez d'installer un pilote 32 bits sur un système d'exploitation 64 bits.

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Merzhin

The error in English is: "nvidia install% 1 is not a valid win32 application" which means that you're trying to install a 32 bit driver on a 64 bit operating system.

Cette erreur signifie que vous essayez d'installer un pilote 32 bits sur un système d'exploitation 64 bits.

Thanks,

That was my first thought too, but I really downloaded 296.10-notebook-win7-winvista-64bit-international-whql.exe.

I don't understand why I get this issue...

Hi !

Found a fix here: http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=210799

All is right now ! :victory: :cheer:

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