Nvidia GeForce Graphics Driver 290.36 Beta for Windows XP 32-bit

November 28, 2011
290.36-desktop-winxp-32bit-international-beta.exe
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Nvidia Ambient Occlusion

  • Adds Nvidia Control Panel ambient occlusion support for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
  • Adds Nvidia Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

As mentioned, the 290.36 beta drivers now allow for the use of Ambient Occlusion directly through the control panel in the two most popular titles of the moment: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

If you're unfamiliar with Ambient Occlusion, it is most easily described as a way to make in-game shadowing more realistic, and therefore better. To enable the effect, open your Nvidia Control Panel either via the desktop or the tray icon, and follow the steps below:

  1. Browse to 'Manage 3D Settings,' select 'Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim' or 'Modern Warfare 3' in the drop-down. If you can't see it in the list, untick the 'Show only programs found on this computer' box and try again.
  2. Set the 'Ambient Occlusion' option to Performance or Quality.
  3. Click the Apply button.

Nvidia PhysX

Nvidia Surround

  • Enables Nvidia Surround support for Intel X79 SLI-certified motherboards.

Nvidia SLI

  • Added or updated SLI profiles for Crysis 2, Heroes and Generals, Inversion, Stronghold 3, and Syndicate.

3D Vision

  • Adds support for 3D Vision over native DisplayPort 1.1 connection - available on BenQ XL2420T and BenQ XL2420TX monitors.
  • Added or updated the following 3D Vision game profiles:
    • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Rated Good
    • Cang Sheng Rated Good
    • Diablo 3 Rated Good
    • Fei fei Rated Good
    • Final Combat Rated Good
    • L.A. Noire Updated Rating To 3D Vision Ready
    • LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Rated Fair
    • Qian Nv You Hun Online Rated Good
    • QQ Xi You Rated Good
    • Sonic Generations Rated Good
    • Xian Tu Rated Good
    • Yong Bing Tian Xia Online Rated Good

HD Audio

  • Updates HD Audio driver to version 1.3.9.0.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixes random flickering as Windows boot logo is loading or fading away.
  • Fixes corruption in Crysis 2 with SLI and lower quality shadow settings.
  • Fixes ability to set Surround resolutions to 5760x1080 using custom resolutions.
  • Fixes some random instances of triangular artifacts when playing Battlefield 3.
  • Fixes corruption and flickering of some objects in Battlefield 3 in the New York single-player level when anti-aliasing is enabled.
  • Fixes corruption seen in Settlers 7 with the Nvidia 275.33 drivers.
  • Fixes playback of videos or live TV using Window Media Center resulting in a black screen.
  • Fixes the issue where 1920x1080 @60Hz PC resolution mode switched down to @59Hz.
  • Fixes mouse cursor flickering and shaking in Crysis 2, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Deus Ex and Civilization V when SLI is enabled when using 3DTV Play.

Supported Products

  • GeForce 500 Series
    • GeForce GTX 590, GeForce GTX 580, GeForce GTX 570, GeForce GTX 560 Ti, GeForce GTX 560, GeForce GTX 550 Ti, GeForce GT 545, GeForce GT 530, GeForce GT 520, GeForce 510
  • GeForce 400 Series
    • GeForce GTX 480, GeForce GTX 470, GeForce GTX 465, GeForce GTX 460 SE v2, GeForce GTX 460 SE, GeForce GTX 460 v2, GeForce GTX 460, GeForce GTS 450, GeForce GT 440, GeForce GT 430, GeForce GT 420, GeForce 405
  • GeForce 300 Series
    • GeForce GT 340, GeForce GT 330, GeForce GT 320, GeForce 315, GeForce 310
  • GeForce 200 Series
    • GeForce GTX 295, GeForce GTX 285, GeForce GTX 280, GeForce GTX 275, GeForce GTX 260, GeForce GTS 250, GeForce GTS 240, GeForce GT 230, GeForce GT 240, GeForce GT 220, GeForce G210, GeForce 210, GeForce 205
  • GeForce 100 Series
    • GeForce GT 140, GeForce GT 130, GeForce GT 120, GeForce G100
  • GeForce 9 Series
    • GeForce 9800 GX2, GeForce 9800 GTX/GTX+, GeForce 9800 GT, GeForce 9600 GT, GeForce 9600 GSO, GeForce 9600 GSO 512, GeForce 9600 GS, GeForce 9500 GT, GeForce 9500 GS, GeForce 9400 GT, GeForce 9400, GeForce 9300 GS, GeForce 9300 GE, GeForce 9300 SE, GeForce 9300, GeForce 9200, GeForce 9100
  • GeForce 8 Series
    • GeForce 8800 Ultra, GeForce 8800 GTX, GeForce 8800 GTS 512, GeForce 8800 GTS, GeForce 8800 GT, GeForce 8800 GS, GeForce 8600 GTS, GeForce 8600 GT, GeForce 8600 GS, GeForce 8500 GT, GeForce 8400 GS, GeForce 8400 SE, GeForce 8400, GeForce 8300 GS, GeForce 8300, GeForce 8200, GeForce 8200 /nForce 730a, GeForce 8100 /nForce 720a
  • GeForce 7 Series
    • GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a, GeForce 7050 PV / NVIDIA nForce 630a, GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 610i, GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 620i, GeForce 7100 GS, GeForce 7150 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, GeForce 7300 SE / 7200 GS, GeForce 7300 LE, GeForce 7300 GS, GeForce 7300 GT, GeForce 7350 LE, GeForce 7500 LE, GeForce 7550 LE, GeForce 7600 LE, GeForce 7600 GS, GeForce 7600 GT, GeForce 7650 GS, GeForce 7800 GS, GeForce 7800 GTX, GeForce 7800 SLI, GeForce 7900 GS, GeForce 7900 GT/GTO, GeForce 7900 GTX, GeForce 7950 GT, GeForce 7950 GX2
  • GeForce 6 Series
    • GeForce 6100, GeForce 6100 nForce 400, GeForce 6100 nForce 405, GeForce 6100 nForce 420, GeForce 6150, GeForce 6150 LE, GeForce 6150LE / Quadro NVS 210S, GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, GeForce 6200, GeForce 6200 A-LE, GeForce 6200 LE, GeForce 6200 TurboCache(TM), GeForce 6200SE TurboCache(TM), GeForce 6250, GeForce 6500, GeForce 6600, GeForce 6600 GT, GeForce 6600 LE, GeForce 6600 VE, GeForce 6610 XL, GeForce 6700 XL, GeForce 6800, GeForce 6800 GS, GeForce 6800 GS/XT, GeForce 6800 GT, GeForce 6800 LE, GeForce 6800 Ultra, GeForce 6800 XE, GeForce 6800 XT