Nvidia GeForce Quadro Graphics Driver v 296.17 for Windows 8

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Date: March 13, 2012
File Size: 204.1 MB
OS Support: Windows 8
Downloads: 4,144

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Release notes:

This driver release is from the Release 295 family of drivers (versions 295.xx to 299.xx).

This driver package supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500‐series desktop
GPUs as well as ION desktop GPUs.

Release Highlights:

  • This is a preview GeForce driver to be used only with the Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview. This driver should not be used with Windows Vista, Windows 7, or the Windows 8 Developer Preview.
  • This driver offers full support for the new Windows 8 display driver model WDDM 1.2.

A final note about Nvidia Windows 8 driver support: Nvidia's Windows 8 drivers support all the features of the new Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) v1.2 and also support the award-winning Nvidia 3D Vision and 3DTV Play products, allowing you to play more than 600 games, watch Blu-ray movies and view photos – all in 3D. With Windows 8’s new built-in stereoscopic 3D support in DirectX 11, 3D Vision is poised to provide users the best platform for games and applications.

The notebook driver is part of the Nvidia Verde Notebook Driver Program, and can be installed on supported Nvidia  notebook GPUs. However, please note that your notebook original equipment manufacturer (OEM) provides certified drivers for your specific notebook on their website. Nvidia recommends that you check with your notebook OEM about recommended software updates for your notebook. OEMs may not provide technical support for issues that arise from the use of this driver.

Supported Operating Systems

This Release 295 driver is a preview GeForce driver to be used only with Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview (February 29, 2012), and supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

This driver should not be used with Windows Vista, Windows 7, or the Windows 8
Developer Preview from 2011.

Supported Products:

  • Desktop
    • ION
    • ION LE
    • GeForce GTX 590
    • GeForce GTX 580
    • GeForce GTX 570
    • GeForce GTX 560
    • GeForce GTX 560 Ti
    • GeForce GTX 550 Ti
    • GeForce GTX 480
    • GeForce GTX 470
    • GeForce GTX 465
    • GeForce GTX 460 SE and 460 SE v2
    • GeForce GTX 460 v2
    • GeForce GTX 295
    • GeForce GTX 285
    • GeForce GTX 28
    • GeForce GTX 275
    • GeForce GTX 260
    • GeForce GTS 450
    • GeForce GTS 250
    • GeForce GTS 240
    • GeForce GT 545
    • GeForce GT 530
    • GeForce GT 520
    • GeForce GT 430
    • GeForce GT 340
    • GeForce GT 330
    • GeForce GT 320
    • GeForce GT 240
    • GeForce GT 220
    • GeForce G210
    • GeForce 405
    • GeForce 210
    • GeForce 205
    • GeForce GT 140
    • GeForce GT 130
    • GeForce GT 120
    • GeForce G100
    • GeForce 9800 GX2
    • GeForce 9800 GTX+
    • GeForce 9800 GTX
    • GeForce 9800 GT
    • GeForce 9600 GT
    • GeForce 9600 GS
    • GeForce 9600 GSO
    • GeForce 9500 GT
    • GeForce 9500 GS
    • GeForce 9400 GT
    • GeForce 9400
    • GeForce 9300 GS
    • GeForce 9300 G
    • GeForce 9300
    • GeForce 9200
    • 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 8100 / nForce 720a
    • nForce 780a SLI
    • nForce 760i SLI
    • nForce 750a SLI
    • nForce 730a
    • GeForce 7950 GX2
    • GeForce 7950 GT
    • GeForce 7900 GTX
    • GeForce 7900 GT/GTO
    • GeForce 7900 GS
    • GeForce 7800 SLI
    • GeForce 7800 GTX
    • GeForce 7800 GT
    • GeForce 7800 GS
    • GeForce 7650 GS
    • GeForce 7600 GT
    • GeForce 7600 G
    • GeForce 7600 LE
    • GeForce 7500 LE
    • GeForce 7350 LE
    • GeForce 7300 SE
    • GeForce 7300 LE
    • GeForce 7300 GT
    • GeForce 7300 GS
    • GeForce 7200 GS
    • GeForce 7100 GS
    • GeForce 7150 / Nvidia  nForce 630i
    • GeForce 7100 / Nvidia  nForce 630i
    • GeForce 7050 / Nvidia  nForce 620i
    • GeForce 7050 / Nvidia  nForce 610i
    • GeForce 7100 / Nvidia  nForce 620i
    • GeForce 7050 PV / Nvidia  nForce 630a
    • GeForce 7050 PV / Nvidia  nForce 630a
    • GeForce 7025 / Nvidia  nForce 630a
    • GeForce 6800 XT
    • GeForce 6800 XE
    • GeForce 6800 Ultra
    • GeForce 6800 Series GPU
    • GeForce 6800 LE
    • GeForce 6800 GT
    • GeForce 6800 GS/XT
    • GeForce 6800 GS
    • GeForce 6800
    • GeForce 6700 XL
    • GeForce 6610 XL
    • GeForce 6600 VE
    • GeForce 6600 LE
    • GeForce 6600 GT
    • GeForce 6600
    • GeForce 6500
    • GeForce 6250
    • GeForce 6200SE TurboCache
    • GeForce 6200 TurboCache™
    • GeForce 6200 LE
    • GeForce 6200 A-LE
    • GeForce 6200
    • GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    • GeForce 6150 LE
    • GeForce 6150
    • GeForce 6100 nForce 420
    • GeForce 6100 nForce 405
    • GeForce 6100 nForce 400
    • GeForce 6100
  • Notebooks
    • Note: Hybrid Power technology with Intel chipsets is not supported by this release.
    • The following Sony VAIO notebooks are supported: Sony VAIO F Series with Nvidia  GeForce 310M, GeForce 315M (All-in-One system), GeForce GT 330M, GeForce GT 425M, GeForce GT 520M, or GeForce GT 540M (All-in-One system) . Other Sony VAIO notebooks are not supported at this time (please contact Sony for driver support).
    • Fujitsu notebooks are not supported by this release (Fujitsu Siemens notebooks are supported).
    • ION
    • ION LE
    • GeForce GTX 580M
    • GeForce GTX 570M
    • GeForce GTX 560M
    • GeForce GT 555M
    • GeForce GT 550M
    • GeForce GT 540M
    • GeForce GT 525M
    • GeForce GT 520MX
    • GeForce GT 520
    • GeForce GTX 485M
    • GeForce GTX 480M
    • GeForce GTX 470M
    • GeForce GTX 460M
    • GeForce GT 445M
    • GeForce GT 435M
    • GeForce GT 425M
    • GeForce GT 420M
    • GeForce GT 415M
    • GeForce 410M
    • GeForce GTS 360M
    • GeForce GTS 350M
    • GeForce GTS 250M
    • GeForce GT 335M
    • GeForce GT 330M
    • GeForce GT 325M
    • GeForce GT 320M
    • GeForce 320M
    • GeForce 315M
    • GeForce 310M
    • GeForce 305M
    • GeForce GTX 285M
    • GeForce GTX 280M
    • GeForce GTX 260M
    • GeForce GT 240M
    • GeForce GT 230M
    • GeForce GT 220M
    • GeForce GTS 160M
    • GeForce GT 130M
    • GeForce GT 120M
    • GeForce G 210M
    • GeForce G 110M
    • GeForce G 105M
    • GeForce G 103M
    • GeForce G 102M
    • GeForce 9800M GT
    • GeForce 9800M GTS
    • GeForce 9800M GT
    • GeForce 9800M GS
    • GeForce 9700M GTS
    • GeForce 9700M GT
    • GeForce 9650M GT
    • GeForce 9650M GS
    • GeForce 9600M GT
    • GeForce 9600M GS
    • GeForce 9500M GS
    • GeForce 9500M G
    • GeForce 9400M G
    • GeForce 9400M
    • GeForce 9300M GS
    • GeForce 9300M G
    • GeForce 9200M GS
    • GeForce 9200M GE
    • GeForce 9100M G
    • GeForce 8800M GTX
    • GeForce 8800M GTS
    • GeForce 8800M GS
    • GeForce 8700M GT
    • GeForce 8600M GT
    • GeForce 8600M GS
    • GeForce 8400M GT
    • GeForce 8400M GS
    • GeForce 8400M G
    • GeForce 8200M G
    • GeForce 8200M
  • NVS and Quadro M GPUs
    • NVS 5100M
    • NVS 4200M
    • NVS 3100M
    • NVS 2100M
    • Quadro NVS 320M
    • Quadro NVS 160M
    • Quadro NVS 150M
    • Quadro NVS 140M
    • Quadro NVS 135M
    • Quadro NVS 130
    • Quadro 5010M
    • Quadro 5000M
    • Quadro 4000M
    • Quadro 3000M
    • Quadro 2000M
    • Quadro 1000M
    • Quadro FX 3800M
    • Quadro FX 3700M
    • Quadro FX 3600M
    • Quadro FX 2800M
    • Quadro FX 2700M
    • Quadro FX 1800M
    • Quadro FX 1700M
    • Quadro FX 1600M
    • Quadro FX 880M
    • Quadro FX 770M
    • Quadro FX 570M
    • Quadro FX 380M
    • Quadro FX 370M
    • Quadro FX 360M

Supported Languages:

The Release 295 Graphics Drivers supports the following languages in the main driver
Control Panel:  

  • English (USA)
  • German
  • Portuguese (Euro/Iberian)
  • English (UK)
  • Greek
  • Russian
  • Arabic
  • Hebrew
  • Slovak
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Hungarian
  • Slovenian
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Italian Spanish
  • Czech
  • Japanese
  • Spanish (Latin America)
  • Danish
  • Korean
  • Swedish
  • Dutch
  • Norwegian
  • Thai
  • Finnish
  • Polish
  • Turkish
  • French
  • Portuguese (Brazil)

Complete Release Note Here.

Note: Before proceeding with your driver installation we suggest you make sure you are installing the latest version available and for the appropriate model/revision and Operating System. We strongly suggest following 'readme' instructions for installing drivers when available. Often restarting your system will be necessary for the new driver to become active and start functioning properly.

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