Nvidia GeForce Graphics Driver 295.73 for Windows 7 32-bit

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Date: February 21, 2012
File Size: 115.0 MB
OS Support: Windows Vista / 7
Downloads: 32,300

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This is the first WHQL-certified driver from the R295 family of drivers. It is the recommended upgrade for all GeForce users, especially those playing the latest hot PC games like Diablo III, Mass Effect 3, or The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. These drivers come packed with GeForce-exclusive performance and quality enhancements and are now Microsoft WHQL-certified. Read the full GeForce 295.73 driver article on GeForce.com.

R295 Highlight Summary

New features and performance since last 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 PhysX software for the best experience in top PhysX titles like Alice: Madness Returns and Batman: Arkham City.

R295 Highlight Details

Performance

  • Increases performance by up to 45% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (measured with GeForce GTX 560 at 1080p Ultra settings in indoor scenes vs. 285.62).
  • Boosts Mass Effect 3 SLI performance to up to 2x.

Nvidia SLI

  • Adds or updates SLI profiles for:
    • Mass Effect 3
    • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
    • The Darkness II
    • F1 2011
    • Oil Rush
    • Red Faction: Armageddon
    • 7554
    • Trine 2
    • WRC 2: FIA World Rally Championship 2011
    • Afterfall: InSanity.
    • ArcheAge
    • Core Blaze

Nvidia PhysX

HD Audio

  • 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 and OpenGL.

*Note: The following SLI features are only supported on Windows Vista and Windows 7: Quad SLI technology, 3-way SLI technology, Hybrid SLI, and SLI multi-monitor support.

Supported Products

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

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