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GEFORCE 304.48 BETA DRIVER FOR WIN 7/VISTA


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GeForce 304.48 beta driver for Windows 7/Vista (also installs fine on Win 8 without any modified inf per coolguy16 in comments below) is out at NVidia downloads. This is the first beta driver from the R304 family of drivers.

Driver 301.34 is r301_07-38 DriverVer = 04/27/2012, 8.17.13.0134

Driver 301.40 is r301_07-60 DriverVer = 05/09/2012, 8.17.13.0140

Driver 301.42 is r301_07-67 DriverVer = 05/15/2012, 8.17.13.0142

Driver 302.59 is r302_cuda-20 DriverVer = 05/04/2012, 8.17.13.0259

Driver 302.71 is r302_00-98 DriverVer = 05/21/2012, 9.18.13.0271

Driver 302.80 is r302_00-126 DriverVer = 06/11/2012, 9.18.13.0280

Driver 302.81 is r302_00-129 DriverVer = 06/13/2012, 9.18.13.0281

Driver 304.48 is r304_00-88 DriverVer = 06/11/2012, 9.18.13.0448

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 http://developer.nvi...om/cuda-toolkit

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.

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Way slower than 301.42 on my 525M but maybe faster on a newer GPU.

We may be seeing my old theory at work here: Performance improves in the months after a GPU is released as drivers become better optimized for it, then declines as drivers become optimized for newer GPUs. Finding the peak driver is the challenge.

I'll wait and see how this series shapes up in subsequent versions.

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Just grabbing these now, will be good to start the new driver posts with a new version.

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Using already, installed via have disk and the nevest Verde inf. Let's see.

... ok, not good, must test the laptop one just uploaded.

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This driver supports Win 8 too, looks like a WDDM 1.2 driver.

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