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07 Apr 2012   #1231

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
[ Nvidia's initial WHQL drivers for the GTX 680 nerfs data transfer levels to slower PCI-E 2.0 speeds, rather than the blazing fast enthusiast-level PCI-E 3.0 x16 speeds the X79 chipset is capable of.


Not that it's currently an issue, but it best be fixed down the track.

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09 Apr 2012   #1232

The 8.1 OS made by Billy Microsoft
 
 

GeForce 301.24 Driver BETA
Release Date April 9, 2012
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Release Highlights

This is the first unified driver from the R300 family of drivers (versions 300.00 to 301.99).
GeForce R300 drivers are packed with new industry-leading, GeForce-exclusive features as well as some really nice performance increases in top games.
New in R300 Drivers:
  • Performance Boost – Increases performance for GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 296.10 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration: GeForce GTX 570/580:
      • Up to 23% in Just Cause 2 with SLI
      • Up to 21% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
      • Up to 17% in StarCraft II with SLI
      • Up to 14% in Far Cry 2 with SLI
      • Up to 9% in Bulletstorm
      • Up to 7% in Civilization V
      • Up to 6% in Deus Ex: Human Revolution with SLI
      • Up to 6% in Dragon Age 2 with SLI
      • Up to 5% in Metro 2033 with SLI
      • Up to 5% in Total War: Shogun 2
    GeForce GTX 560/560 Ti:
      • Up to 20% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
      • Up to 15% in Just Cause 2 with SLI
      • Up to 13% in Far Cry 2 with SLI
      • Up to 12% in Bulletstorm
      • Up to 11% in Civilization V
      • Up to 10% in StarCraft II with SLI
      • Up to 9% in Batman: Arkham City
      • Up to 4% in Deus Ex: Human Revolution with SLI
      • Up to 4% in Dragon Age 2 with SLI
      • Up to 4% in Metro 2033 with SLI
      • Up to 4% in Total War: Shogun 2
  • NVIDIA FXAA Technology – shader-based anti-aliasing technology available from the NVIDIA Control Panel that enables ultra-fast anti-aliasing in hundreds of PC games. FXAA delivers similar quality to 4x multi-sample antialiasing (MSAA) but is up to 60% faster, enabling substantially higher performance in games. FXAA is supported on all GeForce 8-series and later GPUs. Note: This feature is disabled for games that already have built-in support for FXAA. Visit GeForce.com to learn more.
  • NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync – dynamically enables vertical sync based on your current frame rates for the smoothest gaming experience. Adaptive VSync is supported on all GeForce 8-series and later GPUs. Visit GeForce.com to learn more.
  • NVIDIA Frame Rate Target – dynamically adjusts frame rate to a user specified target. Support for this feature is enabled via third party applications via NVAPI. Visit GeForce.com to learn more.
    • Add in a fourth accessory display to get access to your email, web, or other applications while you game.
    • Maximize an application to a single physical display when in Surround mode (enabled by default).
    • Confine the Windows Taskbar to the center display (enabled by default).
    • Enable bezel peeking – a feature which enables users to temporarily ‘peak’ behind the monitor bezels using a hotkey (Ctrl + Alt + B). This feature is designed to be used in conjunction with bezel corrected resolutions.
    • Add or remove resolutions from the list of Surround resolutions (only those selected will be available to applications).
    • Full center display acceleration for single wide display modes (center display must be connected to the master GPU).
  • NVIDIA SLI Technology Adds or updates the following SLI profiles:
    • Alan Wake
    • Call of Juarez: The Cartel
    • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
    • Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link
    • Left 4 Dead
    • Orcs Must Die!
    • Portal 2
    • Risen 2: Dark Waters
    • The Darkness II
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Adds or updates the following 3D Vision profiles:
    • All Zombies Must Die! – rated Fair
    • Ghosts 'n Goblins Online – rated Good
    • Oil Rush – rated 3D Vision Ready
    • Postal III – rated Good
    • Rayman Origins – rated Good
    • SevenCore – rated Fair
    • Stacking – rated Good
    • Unigine Heaven Benchmark v3.0 – rated 3D Vision Ready
    • Wargame: European Escalation – rated Good
    • Warp – rated Good
    • Wings of Prey – rated Fair
    • Krater – rated Poor
Other Details
  • Installs PhysX System Software v9.12.0213.
  • Installs HD Audio v1.3.12.0.
  • Supports OpenGL 4.2
  • Supports DisplayPort 1.2 for GeForce GTX 680.
  • 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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09 Apr 2012   #1233
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you Catalin. First post updated.
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09 Apr 2012   #1234

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

That beta driver's quite a beast of a driver.
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12 Apr 2012   #1235

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
That beta driver's quite a beast of a driver.
I'm downloading it right now.. I've had problems with 296.10 so I went back to 295.73 and it was solid until 2hrs ago, I've had like... 20 TDRs (YouTube, Games, Browsing) and I don't know what could be.. It was solid since I installed Windows almost a month ago, now it's just annoying..

I'll report back ASAP!

EDIT: nothing, release 301.24 turned out to be worse with the TDRs, i've also tried 296.10 and nothing.. i took out the card, cleaned it, reseated it.. and now I have to see how it goes.. i'll be testing the whole system just to discard the GFX Card!

EDIT #2: HM! Interesting.. after I took out the GFX Card and cleaned it (I also cleaned the PCIe slot) everything went back to normal.. I've been playing for 2:30hrs and it's all good (I'm using release 295.73, just FYI) no TDRs whatsoever.. strange..
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14 Apr 2012   #1236

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
EDIT #2: HM! Interesting.. after I took out the GFX Card and cleaned it (I also cleaned the PCIe slot) everything went back to normal.. I've been playing for 2:30hrs and it's all good (I'm using release 295.73, just FYI) no TDRs whatsoever.. strange..
From now on, remember: a graphics card is a tender princess!
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14 Apr 2012   #1237

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teerex View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
EDIT #2: HM! Interesting.. after I took out the GFX Card and cleaned it (I also cleaned the PCIe slot) everything went back to normal.. I've been playing for 2:30hrs and it's all good (I'm using release 295.73, just FYI) no TDRs whatsoever.. strange..
From now on, remember: a graphics card is a tender princess!
Of course it is at 239.99$ it better be a tender princess, I believe it's the most expensive part in my PC
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03 May 2012   #1238

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Nvidia Beta Forceware 301.34

This driver is only for the GeForce GTX 690. It provides similar features and fixes to the 301.24 drivers recently released. The driver package also contains the 9.12.0213 PhysX drivers.

Drivers - GeForce

Anyone have one?

A Guy
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03 May 2012   #1239

 
 

Lol, we're flat out getting stock of 680's never mind 690's here in Aus


Which is a pity as I'm pretty damn tempted for 680 SLI action
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22 May 2012   #1240
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

New NVIDIA 301.42 WHQL drivers released. See first post for more details.
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