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Old 03-13-2012, 11:44 AM   #1
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new Nvidia 296.10 drivers

http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-wi...nvidiaupdate=1

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his is the second WHQL-certified driver from the R295 family of drivers (versions 295.xx to 299.xx).

This driver is a recommended upgrade for all GeForce users, especially those playing the latest hot PC games like Battlefield 3, Blacklight: Retribution, Diablo III, Mass Effect 3, or The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and more. These drivers come packed with GeForce-exclusive performance and quality enhancements and are Microsoft WHQL-certified.

New in Release 296.10

Adds support for the new GeForce GTX 560 SE GPU.
Updates PhysX System Software to version 9.12.0213.
Boosts SLI performance in the following games:
Blacklight: Retribution – up to 1.8x performance increase
DiRT 3 – updated DX11 profile to improve menu performance
Dishonored
Dungeon Defenders
F1 2011 – improves performance with game patch 1.2
rFactor 2
Adds 3D Vision support for the following games:
Dear Esther – Rated Good
Deep Black: Reloaded – Rated 3D Vision Ready
Includes numerous bug fixes. Refer to the release notes documentation for more details.
Highlight Summary for the R295 Family of Drivers

New features and performance since R285 WHQL-certified driver
Game-changing performance boost of up to 45% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, “the fastest selling title in Steam’s history”
Up to 2x performance Mass Effect 3 with SLI technology.
GeForce-exclusive quality enhancements with ambient occlusion support for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Diablo III, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
New 3D Vision and SLI profiles for over 50 titles.
New PhysX software for the best experience in top PhysX titles like Alice: Madness Returns and Batman: Arkham City.
Enables WHQL-certified support for NVIDIA Surround on Intel X79 SLI-certified motherboards.
Updates HD Audio to version 1.3.12.0.
Other Details

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.
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:06 PM   #2
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New Nvidia drivers? oh yes yes. These updates to me are like being a kid on a beach and Nvidia a hot pair of babes.

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Old 03-13-2012, 03:35 PM   #3
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I wonder how much of a difference this is to the previous drivers. Will have to look up.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:30 AM   #4
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so skyrim runs 90 percent better now? cause the last drivers did another boost of 45%
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:02 AM   #5
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:34 AM   #6
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and as you know along with WOW and RTS games thats all we care about
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:40 AM   #7
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yup, everything runs better now. Pretty awesome.

I used to get this random pause thing on dungeon defenders and it's gone now.
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:58 AM   #8
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The last patch started bf3 randomly crashing .. This update seems to have fixed it ... Win
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:10 AM   #9
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I tried running skyrim on ultra with the AA and whatnot and the framerate seemed good.
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and as you know along with WOW and RTS games thats all we care about
I care about mangos too. Delicious, scrumptious mangos...
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:39 PM   #11
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with these new drivers and the new 1.5 patch in Skyrim, the game now lets me run every setting on the highest setting and never dips below 30fps! awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
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