Nvidia GeForce Graphics Driver 302.80 for Windows 8 64-bit

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Date: June 18, 2012
File Size: 204.0 MB
OS Support: Windows 8 64-bit
Downloads: 1,947

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Release notes:

This is a preview GeForce driver to be used only with the Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview. This driver should not be used with Windows Vista or Windows 7.

What's New:

  • Windows 8: Updated the NVIDIA Control Panel>Set up stereoscopic 3D page to support Windows 8 implementation of stereoscopic 3D
  • This driver offers full support for the new Windows 8 display driver model WDDM 1.2.

Open Issues in Version 302.80:

As with every released driver, version 302.80 of the Release 302 driver has open issues and enhancement requests associated with it. This section includes lists of issues that are either not fixed or not implemented in this version. Some problems listed may not have been thoroughly investigated and, in fact, may not be Nvidia issues. Others may have workaround solutions.

For notebook computers, issues can be system‐specific and may not be seen on your particular notebook.

Windows 8 32-bit Issues

  • Single GPU Issues
    • When installing the driver, the installer will request a reboot to complete the installation. [992553]
      • This is a temporary workaround to ensure the driver is successfully installed without the user being logged out in certain cases. The issue will be fixed and the workaround removed in an upcoming driver release.
    • [GeForce GT 520]: There is flickering/shimmering within several DirectX applications when launched with FXAA turned on from the Nvidia Control Panel. [987415]
    • [Video][Notebook] [Internet Explorer]
      • [YouTube]: The Nvidia Control Panel video color settings have no effect on YouTube flash video playback within Internet Explorer 10. [999485]
      • [Stage Video]: Stage Video picture‐in‐picture content cannot be played within Internet Explorer. [999929]
    • [Video][Notebook] [Hulu Desktop]: When attempting to play videos using Hulu Desktop, there is audio but no video. [1000017]
    • [Optimus notebook]: On some Alienware and Lenovo Optimus notebooks, the Nvidia HD Audio device adapter does not appear in the Windows Device Manager.
      [946400]
      • To workaround,
        • Open the Windows Control Panel ‐> Device Manager and view devices by connection.
        • Select the PCI Bridge device that is the parent device of the Nvidia GPU.
        • Disable the PCI Bridge, then re‐enable the PCI Bridge Device.
    • [Optimus notebook]: When attempting to install the Nvidia driver over a prior driver version, the installation may fail with a blue‐screen crash pointing to dxgkrnl.sys. [1000723]
      • This intermittent issue occurs on only a small number of systems.
        • To avoid this issue, first remove the older Nvidia driver using Add/Remove Programs in the Windows Control Panel, then install the new driver using Nvidia setup.exe.
        • If you encounter this issue, boot to Safe Mode, then remove the older Nvidia driver using Add/Remove Programs in the Windows Control Panel. Install the new Nvidia driver
          using Nvidia setup.exe.

Windows 8 64-bit Issues

  • Single GPU Issues
    • When installing the driver, the installer will request a reboot to complete the installation. [992553]
      • This is a temporary workaround to ensure the driver is successfully installed without the user being logged out in certain cases. The issue will be fixed and the workaround removed in an upcoming driver release.
    • GeForce GT 580M, 3D TV: With a 3D TV connected and stereoscopic 3D enabled, screen corruption occurs while logging on or logging off Windows. [999429]
    • GeForce GT 520: There is flickering/shimmering within several DirectX applications when launched with FXAA turned on from the Nvidia Control Panel. [987415]
    • [Optimus notebook]: On some Alienware and Lenovo Optimus notebooks, the Nvidia HD Audio device adapter does not appear in the Windows Device Manager.[946400]
      • To workaround,
        • Open the Windows Control Panel ‐> Device Manager and view devices by connection.
        • Select the PCI Bridge device that is the parent device of the Nvidia GPU.
        • Disable the PCI Bridge, then re‐enable the PCI Bridge Device.
    • [Optimus notebook]: On some Optimus notebooks, when attempting to install the Nvidia driver over a prior driver version, the installation may fail with a blue‐screen crash pointing to dxgkrnl.sys. [1000723]
      • This intermittent issue occurs on only a small number of systems.
        • To avoid this issue, first remove the older Nvidia driver using Add/Remove Programs in the Windows Control Panel, then install the new driver using Nvidia setup.exe.
        • If you encounter this issue, boot to Safe Mode, then remove the older Nvidia driver using Add/Remove Programs in the Windows Control Panel. Install the new Nvidia driver using Nvidia setup.exe.

Supported Products:

  • GeForce 600 series:
    • GTX 690, GTX 680, GTX 670, GT 645, GT 640, GT 630, GT 620, GT 610, 605
  • GeForce 500 series:
    • GTX 590, GTX 580, GTX 570, GTX 560 Ti, GTX 560 SE, GTX 560, GTX 555, 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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