266.77 WHQL from Evga

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  1. andressergio

    andressergio Master Guru

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    anyone notice this better on GTX460 SLI than 266.58 ? worth the upgrade ?

    cheers !
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  2. TheHunter

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    well here is the thing, yea i have it enabled (threaded optimization - on), but its fine with 263.15 that's why..


    and i have to disable it in TF2 (threaded optimization - off).. no matter what driver or it doesn't feel smooth.


    so what did you do with L4d2? used auto or disabled it completely?:nerd:
     
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  3. Burnt_Ram

    Burnt_Ram Ancient Guru

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    i just tried these on BO and BC2. with BC2 i usually use 16xCSAA with 2xSS TAA but with these i had to turn CSAA and TAA off or my frmae rates would drop below 60fps. with 260.99 this is not an issue .... also BO micro stutters just like 266.58, danno whats going on with NV drivers since 260.99 for 200 series! they all have issues in my experience.
     
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    Didn't work for me for some weird reason, not that I really care that much I can do just fine without nview.
     

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    Weird. These drivers cured the microstuttering in BO for me. Perhaps these drivers are better for 4 and 500 fermi series then the 200 series?
     
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  6. Burnt_Ram

    Burnt_Ram Ancient Guru

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    ya they seem to be. hasnt been a driver since 260.99 thats been good for my 260's.
     
  7. RedruM-X

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    I think 200 series users better leave this set alone as they are based upon the 266.58 set and they were total crap for 200 series cards, the quadro 265.90's are 100 times better for 200 series cards, and are tbh, the best drivers yet for GTX260 216.
    When I tried TDU 2 with the 265.90's it was smooth with everything on very high except FX which I set on high, and AAx2, game runs superfine.
    With the 266.58, complete stutter from beginning to end. Unplayable.

    I just wonder if that new Quadro driver 267.05 which came out is any good.
     
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    i don't know but i got fps boost ;) !
     
  10. ShadowMyth

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    Nice job!

    Version: 266.77 WHQL
    Publisher: NVIDIA
    Date added: 2011-02-18 06:09:11
    File Size: 172 MB
    License: Freeware Software type: Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce

    Software Description


    This driver set was released by eVGA, it supports most series 200, 400 and 500 cards. Currently there's no release notes available however our forums indicate this is a proper and new WHQL set.

    GPU Support
    Supports the newly released GeForce GTX 580 and GeForce GTX 570 GPUs.
    Performance
    Increases performance for GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. the latest Release 260 drivers. The following are examples of some of the most significant improvements measured on Windows 7. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
    GeForce GTX 580:
    Up to 7% in Battlefield Bad Company 2 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
    Up to 12% in Battleforge (SLI 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF Very High)
    Up to 11% in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (SLI 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
    Up to 7% in Dirt 2 (SLI 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
    Up to 7% in Far Cry 2 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
    Up to 5% in Just Cause 2 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF Dark Tower)
    Up to 5% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
    Up to 9% in Stone Giant (SLI 1920x1200, DOF on)
    Up to 8% in Unigine Heaven v2.1 (SLI 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
    Improves performance in Final Fantasy XI on GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs.
    Visual Quality
    Adds ambient occlusion support for one of the most popular games of the year: Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty. Ambient occlusion improves the quality of lighting, shadows, and depth perception in many parts of the game. Learn more on GeForce.com.
    NVIDIA 3D Vision
    With Release 260 and 265 drivers, the installation process for 3D Vision has changed. Please view this knowledgebase article for more information on the changes.
    Adds support for 3DVisionLive.com Beta 2:
    Adds supports for 3D photo sharing and viewing
    Adds new 3D video clips to the website
    Improved scaling quality with video streaming content from 3DVisionLive.com over previous 266.35 Beta driver
    Adds 3D Vision Window Mode support for the following games and applications:
    Games
    Aion
    Crazy Racing Kart Rider
    Crossfire
    Dragon Nest
    EverQuest 2
    Guild Wars 2
    NED
    PopKart
    QQ Dance QQ
    QQ Xian Xia
    Tian Long Ba Bu
    World of Warcraft – Burning Crusade
    World of Warcraft – Wrath of the Lich King
    Xun Xian
    Zhu Xian 2
    Google Earth
    Improvements to 3DVisionLive
    Adds support for new 3D Vision Desktop LCD monitors: Acer GN245HQ, Acer HN274H, Hannstar HS233, I-O Data 3D231XBR, Lenovo L2363dwA, Planar SA2311W
    Adds support for new 3D Vision projectors: Acer X1261P, Sanyo PDG-DXL2000
    Adds support for new 3D Vision All-in-On PC: ASUS ET2400XVT
    Adds support for new DLP HDTVs: Mitsubishi WD-83838, WD-83738, WD-73838, WD-73837, WD-73738, WD-73638, WD-73C10, WD-65838, WD-65738, WD-65638, WD-65C10, WD-60738, WD-60638, WD-60C10, L75-A91.
    Added the following 3D Vision game profiles:
    Arcania: Gothic 4
    Crazy Racing Kart Rider 크레이지레이싱 카트라이더
    Crossfire 穿越火线
    Darksiders
    DC Universe Online
    Dragon Nest
    Front Mission Evolved
    Guild Wars 2
    Hank Haney's World Golf
    Lineage 2
    Medal of Honor (2010) Multiplayer
    Medal of Honor (2010) Single Player
    NED
    Need for Speed Hot Pursuit
    NVIDIA Demo: Aliens vs. Triangles
    NVIDIA Demo Endless City
    PopKart 跑跑卡丁车
    QQ Dance QQ 炫舞
    QQ Xian Xia Zhuan QQ 仙侠传
    Tian Long Ba Bu 天龙八部
    TRON: Evolution
    Vizerra (fullscreen version)
    World Rally Championship 2010
    Xun Xian 寻仙
    Update the following 3D Vision game profiles
    Lost Planet 2 – rating is now changed to Fair
    Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2- rating has been changed to 3D Vision Ready
    NVIDIA Surround
    Improved performance for 3-way and 4-way SLI configurations
    Updated 3D Vision Surround and NVIDIA Surround game support list. Please visit the 3D Vision Surround web page for a full list of supported games.
    NVIDIA SLI
    Adds SLI profiles for the following PC games:
    Alien vs. Triangles Demo
    Endless City Demo
    Lionheart: Kings Crusade
    Moscow Racer: Legends of USSR
    Rift: Planes of Telara
    Shaun White Skateboarding
    Enhances SLI profiles for the following PC games:
    Age of Conan
    Arcania: Gothic 4
    Civilization V - DX11
    Lost Planet 2
    World Of Warcraft
    Other
    Installs HD Audio driver version 1.1.13.1
    Installs PhysX System Software to version 9.10.0514
    Supports playing back Blu-ray 3D discs when connecting your GPU to an HDMI 1.4 3D TV. Playback requires compatible software application from CyberLink, ArcSoft, Roxio, or Corel. For GPU and system requirements, visit the NVIDIA Blu-ray 3D website.
    Supports lossless DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD audio bitstreaming support for compatible Blu-ray movies with GeForce GTX 460, GTS 450, and GT 430 GPUs.
    Supports high definition 24-bit, 96 and 192 KHz multi-channel audio sampling rate support for compatible Blu-ray movies with GeForce 400 and 500 series, GT 240, GT 220 and 210 GPUs.
    Supports the new GPU-accelerated features in Adobe CS5.
    Supports GPU-acceleration for smoother online HD videos with Adobe Flash 10.1. Learn more here.
    Supports the new version of MotionDSP's video enhancement software, vReveal, which adds support for HD output. NVIDIA customers can download a free version of vReveal that supports up to SD output here.
    Supports DirectCompute with Windows 7 and GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
    Supports OpenCL 1.0 (Open Computing Language) for all GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
    Supports OpenGL 3.3 for GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
    Supports OpenGL 4.1 on GeForce 400 series and later GPUs.
    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 X58-based motherboards.
    Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.
    Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.
     

  11. Bhairava

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    It's the same of 266.58.
     
  12. Burnt_Ram

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    i had to go back to 260.99! the stuttering in Blops was making it impossible to have a good round of MP. i just hope when i'm forced to upgrade for sli profiles for upcoming games like DNF and Homefront i don't have the micro stuttering issues like all other drivers after 260.99! fricken nvidia, new cards come out and they dont bother testing much on older cards anymore ... i meen seriously, the 200 series cards aren't ancient by any means!
     
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    Does anyone knows if this driver fixes the graphical glitches and bugs in Far cry 2 for the older cards?
     
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    *downloads*
     

  16. DesGaizu

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    270.28 will be out soon hopefully will be worth a update.
     
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    I sent him 3 PMs a month ago and I didn't receive any answer.
     
  19. Infinity7_00

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    Black Ops has always run fine on my GTX 295 with no stuttering and works fine with all of the NVidia drivers I've tried.

    ...:knock:
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  20. elite69

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    this drivers realy revived my 260 i can play metro 2033 in very high at 1920.180p never seen the game so smooth and crysis 2 a big fps boost excelent but i noticed that the grafics card was mor hunger of power i dont know if that is good or bad but she is already oced and i noticed som stange temps playing aliens vs predator the card temps boost from normal 79 72 to 86c anybody else got this problem the kuality was awosome but temp that she never have reached before
     

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