Nvidia releases 257.21 WHQL driver for laptops, desktops

By Jos ยท 8 replies
Jun 15, 2010
  1. Roughly three weeks after offering a public beta, Nvidia has announced the first WHQL certified release for their new 256 driver series. Highlighted features include support for OpenGL 4.0 on GeForce GTX 400 series GPUs, support for CUDA Toolkit 3.1, support for new extreme Antialiasing modes on 3-way SLI, including the up to SLI48x AA on Geforce 200 series and SLI96x for the GTX 400 series, support for a new "Quality" mode for Ambient Occlusion, Blu-ray 3D support, and new sections in the Control Panel for SLI, PhysX, and CUDA controls.

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  2. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 820   +344

    Anyone care to warn us on how buggy this release is?
  3. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Anyone care to warn us on how many dumba*s trolling comments this article will attract?
  4. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    I'm using it and so far it's quite good. No more frame drops in games after long periods of playing.
  5. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 820   +344

    Guess that's a good sign princeton. The last non-buggy drivers they released were 190.62 and I'm sick of having to roll back to it after being pissed off with a buggy new driver.
  6. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Not a helluva lot of difference from the beta on my 280SLI so far performance wise. (1920x1080, STALKER:CoP and GTA IV quick save game load)

    EDIT: There is also a DirectX update out
  7. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 647   +58

    Tried a 'clean' install and got a blue screen. After fussing with installs/installs I've decided to use 197.45 for now (which for me was an upgrade anyway).
  8. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Guru Posts: 384   +54

    I'm running them on one of my boxes and their very stable. No bluescreens or freezes during installation or afterward. I did have to reboot my PC after it finished installing but it was all good after that.
  9. Nvidia releases 257.21 WHQL driver is bad crash my computer even a reinstall of the OS did'nt fix it. replace video card MB HD.
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