Nvidia GeForce Graphics Driver v 301.42 for Windows Vista/7 64-bit

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Date: May 22, 2012
File Size: 160.7 MB
OS Support: Windows Vista / 7 64-bit
Downloads: 5,863

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This is the first WHQL-certified unified driver from the R300 family of drivers (versions 300.00 to 301.99).

GeForce R300 drivers are packed with new industry-leading, GeForce-exclusive features as well as some really nice performance increases in top games.

What's New:

  • New GPU Support:
    • GeForce GTX 690
    • GeForce GTX 680
    • GeForce GTX 670
    • GeForce GT 600-series GPUs
  • Performance Boost – Increases performance for GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 296.10 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
    • GeForce GTX 570/580:
      • Up to 23% in Just Cause 2 with SLI
      • Up to 21% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
      • Up to 17% in StarCraft II with SLI
      • Up to 14% in Far Cry 2 with SLI
      • Up to 9% in Bulletstorm
      • Up to 7% in Civilization V
      • Up to 6% in Deus Ex: Human Revolution with SLI
      • Up to 6% in Dragon Age 2 with SLI
      • Up to 5% in Metro 2033 with SLI
      • Up to 5% in Total War: Shogun 2
    • GeForce GTX 560/560 Ti:
      • Up to 20% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
      • Up to 15% in Just Cause 2 with SLI
      • Up to 13% in Far Cry 2 with SLI
      • Up to 12% in Bulletstorm
      • Up to 11% in Civilization V
      • Up to 10% in StarCraft II with SLI
      • Up to 9% in Batman: Arkham City
      • Up to 4% in Deus Ex: Human Revolution with SLI
      • Up to 4% in Dragon Age 2 with SLI
      • Up to 4% in Metro 2033 with SLI
      • Up to 4% in Total War: Shogun 2
  • Nvidia FXAA Technology – shader-based anti-aliasing technology available from the Nvidia Control Panel that enables ultra-fast anti-aliasing in hundreds of PC games. FXAA delivers similar quality to 4x multi-sample antialiasing (MSAA) but is up to 60% faster, enabling substantially higher performance in games. FXAA is supported on all GeForce 8-series and later GPUs. Note: This feature is disabled for games that already have built-in support for FXAA. Visit GeForce.com to learn more.
  • Nvidia Adaptive Vertical Sync – dynamically enables vertical sync based on your current frame rates for the smoothest gaming experience. Adaptive VSync is supported on all GeForce 8-series and later GPUs. Visit GeForce.com to learn more.
  • Nvidia Frame Rate Target – dynamically adjusts frame rate to a user specified target. Support for this feature is enabled via third party applications via NVAPI. Visit GeForce.com to learn more.
    Nvidia Surround Technology – Adds the following new Surround capabilities.Visit GeForce.com to learn more.
    • Add in a fourth accessory display with GeForce GTX 600-series to get access to your email, web, or other applications while you game.
    • Maximize an application to a single physical display when in Surround mode (enabled by default).
    • Confine the Windows Taskbar to the center display (enabled by default).
    • Enable bezel peeking – a feature which enables users to temporarily peek behind the monitor bezels using a hotkey (Ctrl + Alt + B). This feature is designed to be used in conjunction with bezel corrected resolutions.
    • Add or remove resolutions from the list of Surround resolutions (only those selected will be available to applications).
    • Full center display acceleration for single wide display modes (center display must be connected to the master GPU).
  • Nvidia SLI Technology – Adds or updates the following SLI profiles:
    • Alan Wake
    • Call of Juarez: The Cartel
    • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
    • Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link
    • Left 4 Dead
    • Orcs Must Die!
    • Portal 2
    • Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
    • Risen 2: Dark Waters
    • The Darkness II
    • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
    • Crusader Kings II
    • Max Payne 3
    • Sniper Elite V2
    • Street Fighter X Tekken
  • Nvidia 3D Vision – Adds or updates the following 3D Vision profiles:
    • All Zombies Must Die! – rated Fair
    • Ghosts 'n Goblins Online – rated Good
    • Oil Rush – rated 3D Vision Ready
    • Postal III – rated Good
    • Rayman Origins – rated Good
    • SevenCore – rated Fair
    • Stacking – rated Good
    • Unigine Heaven Benchmark v3.0 – rated 3D Vision Ready
    • Wargame: European Escalation – rated Good
    • Warp – rated Good
    • Wings of Prey – rated Fair
    • Krater – rated Poor
    • Adam's Venture Episode 1- rated Poor
    • Blacklight: Retribution – rated Poor
    • The Darkness II – updated in-game recommended settings
    • Depth Hunter – updated profile
    • Dirt: Showdown – rated Good
    • Passion Leads Army Benchmark – rated 3D Vision Ready
    • Resident Evil: Operating Raccoon City – Rated Fair
    • rFactor 2 – changed rating to 3D Vision Ready
    • Trackmania 2: Canyon – rated Fair
    • Unigine 3.0 Heaven Benchmark – updated profile
    • World of Tanks – changed rating to Excellent.
  • Other Details
    • Installs PhysX System Software v9.12.0213.
    • Installs HD Audio v1.3.16.0.
    • Supports OpenGL 4.2
    • Supports DisplayPort 1.2 for GeForce GTX 600-series.
    • 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.

Supported Products:

  • GeForce 600 Series
    • GeForce GTX 690, GeForce GTX 680, GeForce GTX 670, GeForce GT 645, GeForce GT 640, GeForce GT 630, GeForce GT 620, GeForce GT 610
  • GeForce 500 Series
    • GeForce GTX 590, GeForce GTX 580, GeForce GTX 570, GeForce GTX 560 Ti, GeForce GTX 560 SE, 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, 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

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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