NVIDIA 258.96 is out!

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by stone-eye, Jul 12, 2010.

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How is this driver working for you?

  1. Better than previous drivers

    144 vote(s)
    67.0%
  2. About the same as previous drivers

    45 vote(s)
    20.9%
  3. Worse than previous drivers

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    12.1%
  1. stone-eye

    stone-eye Master Guru

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    Found these on Nvidia.co.uk

    This is a WHQL-candidate release from the Release 256 family of drivers (versions 256.xx to 259.xx). This driver package supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, and 400-series desktop GPUs as well as ION desktop GPUs. Learn more about Release 256 drivers here.

    New in Release 258.96

    * Adds support for GeForce GTX 460.
    * Adds support for NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround technology. Learn more about this technology including the hardware and software requirements here.
    * Adds additional performance increases for GeForce GTX 400 Series GPUs in several PC games (these improvements are in addition to the previously reported Release 256 improvements). The following are examples of some of the most significant improvements measured with GeForce GTX 480. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
    o Up to 11% in Aliens vs. Predator (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF – Tessellation on)
    o Up to 7% in Crysis: Warhead (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF – Gamer)
    o Up to 4% in H.A.W.X (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF – Very High)
    o Up to 10% in Just Cause 2 (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF - Concrete Jungle)
    o Up to 6% in Metro 2033 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF – Tessellation on)
    o Up to 7% in Metro 2033 (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF – Tessellation on)
    o Up to 10% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
    o Up to 12% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
    o Up to 4% in World in Conflict (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
    * Upgrades PhysX System Software to version 9.10.0224.
    * Upgrades HD Audio driver version 1.0.15.0 (for supported GPUs).
    * Includes numerous bug fixes. Refer to the release notes on the documentation tab for information about the key bug fixes in this release.


    Desktop

    [​IMG] ForceWare 258.96 Windows 7 | Vista (64-bit)
    [​IMG] ForceWare 258.96 Windows 7 | Vista (32-bit)
    [​IMG] ForceWare 258.96 Windows XP (32-bit)
    [​IMG] Windows XP 64 bit: http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp64-258.96-driver.html

    Notebook

    Windows 7/Vista 32 bit

    http://uk.download.nvidia.com/Windows/258.96/258.96_notebook_win7_winvista_32bit_international.exe

    Windows 7 Vista 64 bit

    http://uk.download.nvidia.com/Windows/258.96/258.96_notebook_win7_winvista_64bit_international.exe



    GeForce 400 series:
    GTX 460, GTX 480, GTX 470, GTX 465

    GeForce 300 series:
    GT 320, 310, GT 330, GT 340, 315

    GeForce 200 series:
    GTX 280, GT 220, GTS 240, G210, 205, 210, GTS 250, GT 240, GTX 295, GTX 275, GTX 260, GTX 285, GT 230

    GeForce 100 series:
    GT 120, GT 130, GT 140, G 100

    GeForce 9 series:
    9800 GX2, 9100, 9400, 9600 GT, 9200, 9300 GS, 9500 GT, 9600 GSO, 9300 GE, 9800 GTX/GTX+, 9500 GS, 9400 GT, 9600 GS, 9800 GT, 9300

    GeForce 8 series:
    8200 / nForce 730a, 8800 GTS, 8800 GT, 8400, 8800 GTX, 8600 GT, 8600 GTS, 8200, 8400 GS, 8800 GTS 512, 8800 GS, 8500 GT, 8600 GS, 8100 / nForce 720a, 8800 Ultra, 8400 SE, 8300 GS, 8300

    GeForce 7 series:
    7800 SLI, 7300 GT, 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 610i, 7800 GS, 7550 LE, 7600 GT, 7350 LE, 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a, 7100 GS, 7600 GS, 7950 GT, 7650 GS, 7300 SE / 7200 GS, 7900 GT/GTO, 7150 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 7300 LE, 7600 LE, 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 7900 GTX, 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 620i, 7050 PV / NVIDIA nForce 630a, 7500 LE, 7300 GS, 7950 GX2, 7900 GS, 7800 GTX

    GeForce 6 series:
    6200 LE, 6200 TurboCache, 6150 LE, 6600, 6800 GT, 6200SE TurboCache, 6150LE / Quadro NVS 210S, 6800 Ultra, 6800 XT, 6100 nForce 400, 6600 GT, 6610 XL, 6200, 6800, 6700 XL, 6800 LE, 6800 GS/XT, 6150, 6600 LE, 6600 VE, 6500, 6200 A-LE, 6800 XE, 6800 GS, 6250, 6100 nForce 405, 6100 nForce 420, 6100, 6150SE nForce 430

    ION series:
    ION, ION LE
     
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  2. Barton C++

    Barton C++ Master Guru

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    thx, will be testing if these also crash my rig..258.69 sure did. ...Why am I thinking of Hendrix' song "If 6 was 9" ?
     
  3. philheckler

    philheckler Master Guru

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    Nice - will try these tonight..
     
  4. StrangeArt

    StrangeArt Master Guru

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    I am still using the 257.15s. They are by far the most stable for me.

    Wonder if a poll should be started.Hmm
     

  5. SoLoR

    SoLoR Master Guru

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    Flash (HD Youtube Video) crashing driver issue is FIXED!
     
  6. stone-eye

    stone-eye Master Guru

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    I cant seem to add a poll now, forgot it on the first post.
     
  7. StrangeArt

    StrangeArt Master Guru

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    I have never done a poll either. So no worries:)
     
  8. Barton C++

    Barton C++ Master Guru

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    Got black screen twice already while gaming, happens after ~5min. Didn't crash, no error msg, just black screen...ALT + F4 closed my game and as with 258.69, I get back my screen when GPU(s) switch from 3D High Perf clocks -> 3D Low. Haven't tested surfing. Fan polling also is OK, no stutter.

    Nvidia doesn't like me running SLI on non SLI chipset mobo.... :dead: :biggun:
     
  9. Kill4L

    Kill4L Master Guru

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    it would be nice to see a vote.
     
  10. Warpy

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    Need a poll!
     

  11. yosef019

    yosef019 Ancient Guru

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    ARE YOU OVERCLOCK your card??
    this hapend to me to with 258.69
     
  12. Pvfc-Epic

    Pvfc-Epic Maha Guru

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    what a pile of crap .. wont even install for my gtx275 :(

    silly me i downloaded the notebook drivers haha > testing now
     
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  13. Aleksandarcox

    Aleksandarcox Member

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    Hahahaha, you scared me that nVidia messed something up. :david:
     
  14. Zer0K3wL

    Zer0K3wL Banned

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    just mod the inf AlcapwN ;P
    anyway going give these a try anyway my isp is down so using backup connection wich is extremely slow :|
     
  15. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    driver is removed from nvidia website so i'll wait they upload again...

    thx
     

  16. Burnt_Ram

    Burnt_Ram Ancient Guru

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    i've had no luck with any 200 series, maybe these will be the ones. *taking a seat*
     
  17. Zer0K3wL

    Zer0K3wL Banned

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    should add this to the poll btw multi option.

    flash player 10 still crashing
    not crashing etc along with the usual poll.

    anyway has't crashed so far so guess its fixed over here atleast.


    wonder why better keep close eye on everything.

    edit: false their still their.
    download links still working also.
    http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx?lang=en-us
     
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  18. blackthesoul

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  19. stone-eye

    stone-eye Master Guru

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    Yeah i dont think they were removed they worked for me as soon as he posted.
     
  20. alanm

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    Ominous sign. They usually take them down if they discover something wrong with them.
     

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