This is the recommended driver for the launch of Windows 8. It is Microsoft WHQL-certified and will also be available for download via Windows Update.

This driver is also recommended for the best experience in the latest top PC games like Borderlands 2 and World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria.

What's New:

  • Recommended driver for Windows 8 launch.
  • Adds support for the new GeForce GTX 650 Ti GPU.
  • Updates SLI profile for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier.
  • Updates 3D Vision profiles for the following PC games:
    • Check vs. Mate - rated Excellent
    • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - rated Good
    • Doom 3: BFG Edition - rated Excellent
    • English Country Tune - rated Good
    • F1 2012 - rated Good
    • Iron Brigade - rated Fair
    • Jagged Alliance: Crossfire - rated Good
    • Orcs Must Die 2! - rated Good
    • Planetside 2 - rated Not recommended
    • Prototype 2 - rated Poor
    • Sleeping Dogs - rated Good
    • Spec Ops: The Line - rated Good
    • Tiny Troopers - rated Fair
    • Torchlight 2 - rated Good
    • Transformers: Fall of Cybertron - rated Fair

New in Previous GeForce R304 Drivers (versions 304.xx to 306.xx):

  • GPU Support
    • Adds support for GeForce GTX 660 Ti, GeForce GTX 660, and GeForce GTX 650.
    • Legacy Support Notification: GeForce 6-series and GeForce 7-series GPUs will be moved to legacy support after GeForce R304 drivers. GeForce R310 drivers (the next major family of drivers) will not support these products.
  • Adds support for Nvidia TXAA
    • Nvidia TXAA is new film-style anti-aliasing technique designed specifically to reduce temporal aliasing (crawling and flickering in motion) through a combination of hardware AA, custom CG film style AA resolve, and a temporal filter.
    • The Secret World is the first game to support TXAA. Read about it on GeForce.com.
    • TXAA is supported on GeForce GTX 600-series Kepler-based GPUs.
    • Learn more about TXAA on GeForce.com.
  • 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
  • Nvidia SLI Technology – Adds or updates the following SLI profiles:
    • Alan Wake's American Nightmare – added
    • Borderlands 2 – added
    • Darksiders 2 – added
    • End of Nations - added
    • F1 2011 – updated
    • F1 2012 – added
    • Final Fantasy XIV – updated
    • Nexuiz - added
    • Orcs Must Die! 2 – added
    • PlanetSide 2 - updated
    • Saints Row: The Third – updated
    • Shogun 2: Total War – updated
    • Sleeping Dogs – updated from latest beta
    • Spec Ops: The Line - added
    • The Secret World - updated
    • Torchlight II - added
    • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier - added
    • Tornado Force - added
    • Tribes: Ascend – updated
  • Nvidia 3D Vision – Adds or updates the following 3D Vision profiles:
    • Alan Wake's American Nightmare – rated Not Recommended
    • A New Dawn – rated Fair
    • All Zombies Must Die! Scorepocalypse – rated Good
    • ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead – rated Fair
    • Bang Bang Racing – rated Excellent
    • Borderlands 2 – updated profile with new convergence settings
    • Brave – rated 3D Vision Ready
    • Devil May Cry 4- rated Fair
    • Depth Hunter – updated rating to 3D Vision Ready
    • Dishonored – rated Good
    • End of Nations – rated Good
    • London 2012 The Official Video Game – rated Fair
    • Mad Doc Jr.'s Doom Rails – rated Excellent
    • 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.
    • Raiderz – rated Fair
    • Roller Coaster Rampage – rated 3D Vision Ready
    • SCANIA Truck Driving Simulator – rated Fair
    • Street Fighter X Tekken – rated 3D Vision Ready
    • Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends – rated Good
    • Tiger Woods PGA 12: The Masters – rated Good
    • Tribes: Ascend – rated Fair
    • The Secret World – rated Good
    • The Walking Dead – rating Good
    • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria – rated Excellent
  • 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 ambient occlusion support for Star Wars: The Old Republic
    • Added Nvidia Control Panel ambient occlusion support Counter-strike: Global Offensive
    • Added Nvidia Control Panel ambient occlusion support MechWarrior Online
    • Disabled FXAA for several Windows programs like Media Player and Movie Maker.
  • Nvidia Surround
    • Surround settings now persisted after new driver overinstall.
  • Nvidia CUDA
  • 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.

Additional Details

  • Installs PhysX System Software v9.12.0604.
  • Installs HD Audio v1.3.18.0.
  • 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
    • GeForce GTX 690, GeForce GTX 680, GeForce GTX 670, GeForce GTX 660 Ti, GeForce GTX 660, GeForce GTX 650 Ti, GeForce GTX 650, GeForce GT 645, GeForce GT 640, GeForce GT 630, GeForce GT 620, GeForce GT 610, GeForce 605
  • 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 555, GeForce GTX 550 Ti, GeForce GT 545, GeForce GT 530, GeForce GT 520, GeForce 510
  • GeForce 400 Series
    • GeForce GTX 480, 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 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 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 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 7800 GT, 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
Alternative drivers to Nvidia GeForce Graphics Driver 306.97 for Windows Vista/7/8 32-bit: