Geforce 290.53 Driver released.

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by HeavyHemi, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. HeavyHemi

    HeavyHemi Ancient Guru

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    [​IMG] GeForce Forceware 290.53 Vista 7 64-bit
    [​IMG] GeForce Forceware 290.53 Vista 7 32-bit
    [​IMG] GeForce Forceware 290.53 XP 32-bit


    Windows XP 64 bit

    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/290.53/290.53-desktop-winxp-64bit-international-beta.exe

    I'll add additional details as I find them

    A bit of trickery to find the release notes.

    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/290.53/290.53-Win7-WinVista-Desktop-Release-Notes.pdf

    Version 290.53 Highlights
    This section provides highlights of version 290.53 of the NVIDIA Release 290 Driver for
    Windows Vista/Windows 7.
     What’s New in Release 290
     What’s New in Version 290.53
     Limitations in This Release
     Advanced Driver Information
    What’s New in Release 290
    The section summarizes the following driver changes in Release 290:
    Control Panel
    Adjust Desktop Color Settings page
     Color settings are now preserved across system reboots, logins, and fast user
    switching for GPU/displays that support HDMI infoframes.
    Set Up Multiple Displays page
     Slight change in the menu process for setting up Clone mode–displays are now added
    to a ‘Clone group’.
    NVIDIA Ambient Occlusion
    Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for
     The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
     Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
    NVIDIA Surround
    Enabled NVIDIA Surround support for Intel X79 SLI‐certified motherboards.
    NVIDIA SLI
    Added or updated SLI profiles for Crysis 2, Heroes and Generals, Inversion, Stronghold 3,
    3D Vision
     Added support for 3D Vision over native DisplayPort 1.1 connection ‐ available on
    BenQ XL2420T and BenQ XL2420TX monitors.
     Added or updated the following 3D Vision game profiles:
    • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 ‐ rated Good
    • Cang Sheng ‐ rated Good
    • Diablo 3 ‐ rated Good
    • Fei fei ‐ rated Good
    • Final Combat ‐ rated Good
    • L.A. Noire ‐ updated rating to 3D Vision Ready
    • LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5‐7 ‐ rated Fair
    • Qian Nv You Hun Online ‐ rated Good
    • QQ Xi You ‐ rated Good
    • Sonic Generations ‐ rated Good
    • Xian Tu ‐ rated Good
    • Yong Bing Tian Xia Online ‐ rated Good
    • The Adventures of Tintin: The Game ‐ rated 3D Vision Ready
    • Ignite ‐ rated Good
    • Orcs Must Die! ‐ rated Good
    • PT Boats ‐ Knights of the Sea ‐ rated Good
    • PT Boats ‐ South Gambit ‐ rated Good
    • Stronghold 3 ‐ rated Good
    • Trine 2 ‐ rated 3D Vision Ready
    etc etc
     
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  2. ToyTen

    ToyTen Maha Guru

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    Thank you for posting these :)

    I was getting manic:nerd:
     
  3. Anth Seebel

    Anth Seebel Master Guru

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    cool thanks. :)
     
  4. BaneComes

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    not,on the us nvidia site yet don't need those extra langauge files nice find though
     

  5. Aveon

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    Thanks .
    I missed it by a fraction..

    I was expecting a WHQL.
    Anyway more Betas means better WHQL .
     
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  6. Blood487

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    These are FANTASTIC drivers for Battlefield 3!

    No more microstuttering, FPS has increased by about 20% and I'm getting NO issues ingame.

    About time too!
     
  7. bradu

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    I have a dilemma.

    In the release notes:

    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/290.53/290.53-Win7-WinVista-Desktop-Release-Notes.pdf

    the change log is

    Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 290.53
    The following sections list the important changes and the most common issues resolved
    since version 290.36. This list is only a subset of the total number of changes made in this
    driver version. The NVIDIA bug number is provided for reference.
    ? [NVIDIA Control Panel]: After adding a game to the Manage 3D Settings profiles when
    it was not already detected by the driver, instead of the game name appearing in the
    profiles list, the path to the game appears. [908150]
    ? [GeForce 9800 GTX]: 1080p resolution is not listed in the HD, SD section of the
    NVIDIA Control Panel Change Resolution page. [848805]
    ? The display driver may send incorrect display timings to the monitor when the refresh
    rate is set to 60Hz, resulting in poor image quality. [908729/909942]
    ? [GeForce 500 series] [The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim] : There is flickering/corruption in
    the game when CSAA is enabled. [897301]
    ? [GeForce GTX 5 series][The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim] : The game experiences poor
    performance when using ultra-quality shadowing mode. [898733]
    ? [Battlefield 3]: There are triangle artifacts in the game. [877789]
    ? [The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim] : Added Ambient Occlusion to the application profile.
    [901908]
    ? [3DVision] [The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim] Added Skyrim Crosshairs to the NVIDIA
    Control Panel->Set Up Stereoscopic 3D->Change 3D Laser Sight page. [914623]

    which is different from the one you posted. I also found

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-winvista-32bit-290.53-beta-driver.html

    The page for 290.53 Beta for the download links that you provide. I'm confused because there is no mention of Beta in

    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/290.53/290.53-Win7-WinVista-Desktop-Release-Notes.pdf

    and dl links are for beta.

    I've tried to change the dl links and 290.53 is not available

    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/290.53/290.53-desktop-win7-winvista-32bit-english-whql.exe

    Help me out here guys. Is this the beta release with the change log from the website and will there be a stable release in the near future since there is a PDF for 290.53 with no mention of beta inside?

    [Update] I also found the complete series:

    http://drivers.softpedia.com/downloadTag/Verde+290.53+Beta

    http://drivers.softpedia.com/downloadTag/Geforce+290.53+Beta
     
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  8. Agent-A01

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    So these any different from previous beta at all? And can someone do some fps tests?
     
  9. rewt

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    290.53 is a beta release. WHQL links are not available at this time (and might never be).
     
  10. HeavyHemi

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    Not really sure what con fused you other than some mod changed my post to point to the download page on Guru3D rather that the direct links I originally had to Nvidia.
     

  11. SirDremor

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    If someone tried these with SWTOR, please share your thoughts)
     
  12. bradu

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    Yes. True. The original links are from Nvidia, but I'm confused why the change log from Nvidia website

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-winvista-32bit-290.53-beta-driver.html

    is different from

    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/290.53/290.53-Win7-WinVista-Desktop-Release-Notes.pdf

    And the above PDF states nothing about BETA stage...

    Is the PDF list the change log for 290.53 stable version of the drivers? (Which will have WHQL certification?)

    Just a thought. No harm intended.

    Thank you
     
  13. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    Almost missed these... downloading them now. Interested that these contain a fix for poor shadow performance in Skyrim on Ultra settings as I thought that was an engine issue. Worth downloading and installing if they fix that IMO plus the recent v1.3.10 seems to have improved performance to a noticeable though slight degree as well (although I accept it may be placebo).
     
  14. WhiteLightning

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    im having that placebo myself darren, everything is much smoother , though i havent checked the config files yet. maybe they reverted to high instead of the ultra i set it to.

    cant wait to test skyrim with these drivers aswell :banana:
     
  15. bokah

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    are these pulled off? cant find em on nvidia site


    nvm, can still download em from nvidia
     
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  16. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    There's nothing strange about it ... this is a beta release not whql, first look at NVIDIA's link, it has BETA inserted in it. Then on driver page it says 290.53 BETA.

    So I'm not understanding the fuzz here.
     
  17. PurSpyk!!

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    I think these were originally going to be a WHQL version, but Nvidia decided the TDR errors are still nto 100% resolved, so the WHQL was dropped, but he documentation has not been updated to reflect this
     
  18. 8fishes

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    I haven't looked at the shadows to any degree but I have noticed that skyrim runs at about 10 more fps than I normally get. Needs more... 'research'. I loaded up my save, ran around Whiterun for about 5 minutes and got pretty consistent frames.

    I'll reserve comment on the shadows when it's day time.
     
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    still no TDR fix??? nVidia dissapoints again.
     
  20. TheDeeGee

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    Can't find them either.
     

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