306.02-desktop-win8-win7-winvista-64bit-international-beta

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  1. hanschke

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    [​IMG] GeForce 306.02 BETA 32-bit
    [​IMG] GeForce 306.02 BETA 64-bit

    GeForce 306.02 Beta Drivers Add Ambient Occlusion Support To Top Titles

    The new NVIDIA GeForce 306.02 beta drivers are now available to download. Recommended for players of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Darksiders 2, Guild Wars 2, and MechWarrior Online, the GeForce 306.02 beta drivers add realistic ambient occlusion shadowing to each of the listed games, in addition to adding NVIDIA Control Panel MSAA and CSAA anti-aliasing support to Darksiders 2.

    SLI users will find a range of performance enhancing profiles for titles such as Alan Wake's American Nightmare, Darksiders 2, Orcs Must Die! 2, Planetside 2, Shogun 2: Total War, Sleeping Dogs, and The Secret World. SLI users will also be interested to know that profiles for Borderlands 2 and F1 2012 have been implemented ahead of their respective release dates. On the 3D Vision front we have new and updated profiles for A New Dawn, the yet-to-be-released, highly-anticipated Dishonored, End of Nations, The Secret World, and many more.


    New & Updated SLI Profiles
    • Alan Wake's American Nightmare
    • Borderlands 2
    • Darksiders 2
    • F1 2012
    • Orcs Must Die! 2
    • PlanetSide 2 (Updated)
    • Shogun 2: Total War (Updated)
    • Sleeping Dogs (Please note that we are currently evaluating SLI bit 0x0C4010F5, which may result in higher performance for users)
    • The Secret World (Updated)
    • New & Updated 3D Vision Profiles
    • A New Dawn – Rated Fair
    • Alan Wake's American Nightmare – Rated Not Recommended
    • All Zombies Must Die! Scorepocalypse – Rated Good
    • ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead – Rated Fair
    • Bang Bang Racing – Rated Excellent
    • Brave – Rated 3D Vision Ready
    • Devil May Cry 4 - Rated Fair
    • Dishonored – Rated Good
    • End of Nations – Rated Good
    • London 2012 The Official Video Game – Rated Fair
    • Mad Doc Jr.'s Doom Rails – Rated Excellent
    • Raiderz – Rated Fair
    • Roller Coaster Rampage – Rated 3D Vision Ready
    • SCANIA Truck Driving Simulator – Rated Fair
    • Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends – Rated Good
    • The Secret World – Rated Good
    NVIDIA Surround
    • Surround settings now persist after new driver install.
    Fixed Single-GPU Issues

    Windows Vista & Windows 7
    • 3D Surround, 4-way SLI: The NVIDIA Control Panel -> Configure Displays for Surround user-assistance screen does not show the correct GPUs to connect the displays on a 4-way SLI system.
    • GeForce 400 series: After installing the VGA driver and then choosing the ‘restart later’ option, the display goes blank when subsequently installing the NVIDIA driver.
    • GeForce GT 650M: "No compatible hardware found" error occurs when installing the driver.
    • GeForce GTS 400 series: Rendering is not visible with some DirectX 9 applications when Shader model 3.0 is used.
    • GeForce GTX 200 series: Mount & Blade Warband - Stuttering occurs during game-play.
    • GeForce GTX 500 series, 3D Vision: Crysis 2 & DiRT Showdown - Residual images appear throughout the game if 3D Vision is enabled.
    • GeForce GTX 600 series: Titan Quest - Gameplay is jerky and stutters with V-Sync enabled.
    Windows 8
    • GeForce GTX 500 series, 3D Vision: Crysis 2 & Dirt Showdown - Residual images appear throughout the game if 3D Vision is enabled.
    • Optimus Notebook: Blue-screen crash occurs pointing to dxgkrnl.sys when attempting to uninstall the driver using the Windows Device manager.
    • SLI, Surround: Intel x59 or x79 - With Surround enabled, a blue-screen crash (0xA: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL) may occur when enabling or disabling SLI or Surround modes. When re-installing the NVIDIA driver after uninstalling it, the driver may fail to install.
     
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  3. Uncle Dude

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    [​IMG]

    Edit:

    Batman:AC 4XMSAA, PhysX Normal, everything else maxed = 78 fps avg.

    Fairly sure my last go-round with previous drivers was 72 fps. Only a couple hitches in the bench, so they're getting there...slowly. I figure by 2015 we'll have a pure-smooth Batman:AC experience.


    Edit #2

    No change in Sleeping Dogs' stuttering. I still must play in a window with AO on normal for pure-smooth.
     
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  4. dark_surge

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    Thanks!
     

  5. mypc

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    yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
     
  6. dnottis

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    See if you guys have any issues where the monitor goes to "no signal" while in a game. I'm seeing issues in a few games that I haven't previously. Unless it's an issue with Afterburner causing it, so I'm looking to see if anyone has this. I noticed it happening in BF3 especially.

    Just lmk if anyone else has this....
     
  7. lucidus

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    Lol .. you guys are driver ninjas! :p
     
  8. hallryu

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    Stuck.
     
  9. -Tj-

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    I was about to make a thread :nerd: they're also @ nvidia.com


    windows 7/8 64bit link
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/win8-win7-winvista-64bit-306.02-beta-driver.html


    btw;


    [Version]
    Signature = "$Windows NT$"
    Provider = %NVIDIA%
    ClassGUID = {4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
    Class = Display
    DriverVer = 08/22/2012, 9.18.13.0602
    CatalogFile = NV_DISP.CAT



    haha they keep feeding use these betas, what until r310? :grin:

    Ok at least something, but i didnt expect r306. I guess its still R304 but since its opengl 4.3 they had to use higher number :)
     
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    Gonna try these out right now!
     

  11. atimaniac

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    Thank u so much<3
     
  12. rewt

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    OpenGL 4.3 developer drivers are still a higher branch, so it seems these are just r304_70 (like the 660 Ti drivers recently released) with OpenGL 4.3 support.
     
  13. [Arnold]

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    It's r304_70-80. You're right about this (at least).
     
  14. ManuelG

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    Although these drivers are BETA, they are very very close to the final WHQL driver which we will be releasing in a few days. We wanted to get these drivers out to users sooner for those who have been requesting updated drivers to use with newer graphics cards or games. Once you have had an opportunity to test these drivers, we ask that if you encounter any issues, please take a moment to fill out our driver feedback form. Please provide as much information as you can to assist us in reproducing your issue:

    http://surveys.nvidia.com/index.jsp?pi=6e7ea6bb4a02641fa8f07694a40f8ac6

    Regards,
    Manuel
    www.nvidia.com
     
  15. Spets

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    Yay, new drivers to play with :)
     

  16. Denial

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    Still have problems with triple monitors in non-surround mode on my 690. So annoying.
     
  17. dark_surge

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    Just tested Arkham City and I lost about 7fps average. My min frames drops to about 8fps whereas the 305.67 drivers were in the mid 40's.

    I'll test CS:GO and BF3 once I get back from work, hopefully with better results. :)
     
  18. TheDeeGee

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    Nice one, going to try them right the hell now!
     
  19. Vbs

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    Much smoother Guild Wars 2 performance overall. Hopefully, they fixed all of the outstanding issues! :p

    Very happy with this driver so far! :banana:
     
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    Thanks for the update
     

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