Nvidia releases WHQL-certified 270.61 GeForce drivers

By Matthew ยท 11 replies
Apr 18, 2011
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  1. Nvidia has released the first 270-family GeForce drivers with Microsoft's blessings. The WHQL-certified 270.61 update is largely comprised of the changes we saw in the previous 270.51 beta, including a massive 241% to 516% performance optimization for GTX 560 Ti and GTX 580 owners running Dragon Age II with specific high quality settings.

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  2. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Great. Have the beta installed... Updating now. :)
  3. Has anybody burned out their graphics card with these drivers yet?
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,485   +45

    Not me, because I'm not using a beta driver from nvidia any time soon after the vga's blowing up.
  5. I did install the new nvidia drivers but then BSOD showed up leaving my computer useless, didnt even enter Windows. Made a fresh install of windows 7 64 bit tried to install the drivers again, thought it was a conflict with the old drivers but same thing. People beware of installing this update!!
  6. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    I ran the beta 270.51 for a while now, and upgraded to this. Hadn't seen any issues, and I've been taxing my 460 with about 2 gigs of Fallout 3 graphics mods. Maybe newer cards have problems.
  7. dividebyzero

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

    New driver "problems", regardless of whether AMD or Nvidia tend to affect the Guest account "contributors" graphics cards exponentially more than those of registered forum members as a matter of course.
  8. backo

    backo TS Enthusiast Posts: 59   +8

    Installed the new driver yesterday - no problems what so ever!
    I am running a GTX 560 Ti.
  9. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    I installed them and they burned my cards right up! They should tell you that they don't work with AMD cards....I'm livid I tells ya ....livid!
  10. dividebyzero

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

    So much for unified drivers !...obviously 270.61 is not that unified.

    Might be an isolated incident....I'll try updating the HD3000 graphics on this 2600K I've got here....fingers crossed.
  11. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    Thats the spirit! okay The Chef's on board!...who else?...who else?

    ....now if we can get the linux drivers installed for the K2600.....oh rats
  12. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    Well, I installed these drivers yesterday and got a BSOD this morning waking the system up from sleep mode. Rolled back to 267.91 and everything appears to be normal again, guess I'll wait for the next release or hotfix.

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