Nvidia GeForce Graphics Driver 304.48 Beta for Windows Vista/7 64-bit

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Date: June 18, 2012
File Size: 168.0 MB
OS Support: Windows Vista / 7 64-bit
Downloads: 588

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Release notes:

This is the first beta driver from the R304 family of drivers.

What's New:

  • Performance Boost – Increases performance for GeForce 400/500/600 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 301.42 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
    • GeForce GTX 680:
      • Up to 18% in Batman: Arkham City
      • Up to 15% in Dragon Age II
      • Up to 10% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
      • Up to 60% in Total War: Shogun 2 (fixes performance issue with latest game patch)
    • GeForce GTX 560:
      • Up to 14% in Batman: Arkham City
      • Up to 5% in Battlefield 3 with SLI
      • Up to 4% in Dragon Age II
      • Up to 8% in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings with SLI
      • Up to 7% in Lost Planet 2
  • Key Fixes:
    • Fixes an intermittent vsync stuttering issue with GeForce GTX 600-series GPUs.
    • Fixes an issue where some manufacturer’s factory overclocked cards default to and run at lower clocks.
    • Fixes a performance issue in Total War: Shogun 2 with the latest game patch.
  • Nvidia SLI Technology – Adds or updates the following SLI profiles:
    • Spec Ops: The Line
    • PlanetSide 2
    • F1 2011 – updated profile
    • Final Fantasy XIV – updated profile
    • Saints Row: The Third – updated profile
    • Torchlight II
    • Tribes: Ascend
  • Nvidia 3D Vision – Adds or updates the following 3D Vision profiles:
    • Alan Wake's American Nightmare – rated Poor
    • Borderlands 2 – updated profile with new convergence settings
    • Depth Hunter – updated rating to 3D Vision Ready
    • Mass Effect 3 – updated in-game compatibility message and profile to be more compatible with community 3D mods
    • Max Payne 3 – updated rating to Excellent and updated in-game compatibility message to inform users to use DirectX 11, disable MSAA and use SSA0.
    • Street Fighter X Tekken – rated 3D Vision Ready
    • Tiger Woods PGA 12: The Masters – rated Good
    • Tribes: Ascend – rated Fair
    • The Walking Dead – rating Good
  • Other Profile Updates
    • Added Nvidia Control Panel antialiasing support for Diablo III
    • Added Nvidia Control Panel antialiasing support for L.A. Noire
    • Added Nvidia Control Panel antialiasing support for Rayman Origins
    • Added Nvidia Control Panel antialiasing support The Secret World
    • Added Nvidia Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Star Wars: The Old Republic
    • Disabled FXAA for several Windows programs like Media Player and Movie Maker.
  • Nvidia Surround
    • Surround settings now persisted after new driver overinstall.
  • Nvidia CUDA

Additional Details:

  • Installs PhysX System Software v9.12.0604.
  • Installs HD Audio v1.3.17.0.
  • Supports OpenGL 4.2
  • Supports DisplayPort 1.2 for GeForce GTX 600 series GPUs.
  • 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
    • 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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