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NVIDIA GeForce 296.10 WHQL

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by stasio, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. stasio

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    NVIDIA GeForce 296.10 WHQL

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    [​IMG] NVIDIA GeForce 296.10 WHQL 64-bit
    [​IMG] NVIDIA GeForce 296.10 WHQL 32-bit
    [​IMG] NVIDIA GeForce 296.10 WHQL XP 32-bit


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    DriverVer = 02/29/2012, 8.17.12.9610

    NVIDIA GeForce Notebook 296.10 WHQL

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    http://uk.download.nvidia.com/Windows/296.10/296.10-notebook-win7-winvista-32bit-international-whql.exe
    http://uk.download.nvidia.com/Windows/296.10/296.10-notebook-win7-winvista-64bit-international-whql.exe
    
     
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  2. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    release notes

    This is the second WHQL-certified driver from the R295 family of drivers (versions 295.xx to 299.xx).

    This driver is a recommended upgrade for all GeForce users, especially those playing the latest hot PC games like Battlefield 3, Blacklight: Retribution, Diablo III, Mass Effect 3, or The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and more. These drivers come packed with GeForce-exclusive performance and quality enhancements and are Microsoft WHQL-certified.

    New in Release 296.10

    Adds support for the new GeForce GTX 560 SE GPU.
    Updates PhysX System Software to version 9.12.0213.
    Boosts SLI performance in the following games:
    Blacklight: Retribution – up to 1.8x performance increase
    DiRT 3 – updated DX11 profile to improve menu performance
    Dishonored
    Dungeon Defenders
    F1 2011 – improves performance with game patch 1.2
    rFactor 2
    Adds 3D Vision support for the following games:
    Dear Esther – Rated Good
    Deep Black: Reloaded – Rated 3D Vision Ready
    Includes numerous bug fixes. Refer to the release notes documentation for more details.

    Highlight Summary for the R295 Family of Drivers
    New features and performance since R285 WHQL-certified driver

    Game-changing performance boost of up to 45% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, “the fastest selling title in Steam’s history”
    Up to 2x performance Mass Effect 3 with SLI technology.
    GeForce-exclusive quality enhancements with ambient occlusion support for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Diablo III, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
    New 3D Vision and SLI profiles for over 50 titles.
    New PhysX software for the best experience in top PhysX titles like Alice: Madness Returns and Batman: Arkham City.
    Enables WHQL-certified support for NVIDIA Surround on Intel X79 SLI-certified motherboards.
    Updates HD Audio to version 1.3.12.0.

    Other Details

    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.


    Supported Products
    GeForce 500 Series
    GeForce GTX 590, GeForce GTX 580, GeForce GTX 570, GeForce GTX 560 Ti, GeForce GTX 560 SE, GeForce GTX 560, GeForce GTX 550 Ti, GeForce GT 545, GeForce GT 530, GeForce GT 520, GeForce 510

    GeForce 400 Series
    GeForce GTX 480, GeForce GTX 470, GeForce GTX 465, GeForce GTX 460 SE v2, GeForce GTX 460 SE, GeForce GTX 460, GeForce GTS 450, GeForce GT 440, GeForce GT 430, GeForce GT 420, GeForce 405

    GeForce 300 Series
    GeForce GT 340, GeForce GT 330, GeForce GT 320, GeForce 315, GeForce 310

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

    GeForce 100 Series
    GeForce GT 140, GeForce GT 130, GeForce GT 120, GeForce G100

    GeForce 9 Series
    GeForce 9800 GX2, GeForce 9800 GTX/GTX+, GeForce 9800 GT, GeForce 9600 GT, GeForce 9600 GSO, GeForce 9600 GSO 512, GeForce 9600 GS, GeForce 9500 GT, GeForce 9500 GS, GeForce 9400 GT, GeForce 9400, GeForce 9300 GS, GeForce 9300 GE, GeForce 9300 SE, GeForce 9300, GeForce 9200, GeForce 9100

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

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

    GeForce 6 Series
    GeForce 6100, GeForce 6100 nForce 400, GeForce 6100 nForce 405, GeForce 6100 nForce 420, GeForce 6150, GeForce 6150 LE, GeForce 6150LE / Quadro NVS 210S, GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, GeForce 6200, GeForce 6200 A-LE, GeForce 6200 LE, GeForce 6200 TurboCache(TM), GeForce 6200SE TurboCache(TM), GeForce 6250, GeForce 6500, GeForce 6600, GeForce 6600 GT, GeForce 6600 LE, GeForce 6600 VE, GeForce 6610 XL, GeForce 6700 XL, GeForce 6800, GeForce 6800 GS, GeForce 6800 GS/XT, GeForce 6800 GT, GeForce 6800 LE, GeForce 6800 Ultra, GeForce 6800 XE, GeForce 6800 XT
     
  3. MfA

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  4. S†v0r

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    wow, this came out of the blue, tnx.


    Hopefully they fixed some obvious bugs.
     

  5. TheDeeGee

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    What a nice surprise :)
     
  6. aayman_farzand

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    Just installed, no FPS limiter in the CPL.

    Trying Alan Wake now.

    Edit: Performance seems exactly the same
     
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  7. Odellot

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    Do this driver have SLI Profile of Alan Wake?
     
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    Its still cuda 4.1.1.


    Nv update works fine, it was kinda bugged with 295.73.
     
  9. Mufflore

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    If it was in the previous WHQL, yes.
    Its not listed in the release notes for 296.10 as a new addition.
     
  10. Agent-A01

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    Whats different from last whql?
     

  11. Mufflore

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    See the release notes!
     
  12. T_R_V

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    Why on earth people keep posting us-only releases, when the international versions have English in them too?

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    Win7/Vista
    http://uk.download.nvidia.com/Windows/296.10/296.10-desktop-win7-winvista-64bit-international-whql.exe
    http://uk.download.nvidia.com/Windows/296.10/296.10-desktop-win7-winvista-32bit-international-whql.exe
    
    WinXP
    http://uk.download.nvidia.com/Windows/296.10/296.10-desktop-winxp-64bit-international-whql.exe
    http://uk.download.nvidia.com/Windows/296.10/296.10-desktop-winxp-32bit-international-whql.exe
    
    Release Notes
     
  13. SerotoNiN

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    Seems like nothing.

    I'm assuming he did read the release notes, as did I, and they proclaim the same speed boosts and performance improvements the last set did, so like him, I ask - what's different?
     
  14. Mufflore

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    Anything before the line
    "New features and performance since R285 WHQL-certified driver"
    is new to this driver.
    (not including beta drivers)

    Anything after it is new since 285.xx
     
  15. Nono06

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    Remedy has to update the game also:
    http://forum.alanwake.com/showthread.php?t=7999

    I tried with the final 1.03 patch the provided solution and I saw nice improvement without major bugs but I just had time to try the very first level.
    (Unfortunately for me it is using only 2 gpu and using the -gpucount=4 gave very poor performance)
     

  16. TheDeeGee

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    Enable V-Sync and you got an FPS Limiter that also reduces Screen Tearing.
     
  17. bokah

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    but only installs language ur os is set to
     
  18. AceTK

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    Can anyone with a P67 motherboard confirm if this fixes the dreaded TDR bug that has screwed all drivers since 275.33? They made no mention of TDR on the list of bug fixes which leads me to think these are more useless drivers for many of us. :bang:
     
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    Asus this month released a TON of new bios for motherboards that fixed TDR issues with boards on P67 chipsets. Download the new 2302 bios for board.
     
  20. AceTK

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    Where does it actually say that bios fixes TDR? All I see is:

    Unable to resume from S3
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    Yellow exclamatory mark on ATK/0110 in Device Manager
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    Add a GPT hard disk drive as the data drive to a system configured with Disk Unlocker
    Does Disk Unlocker support AHCI or RAID disk?
    Installation of Windows Vista is slow or unable to install when using more than 3GB DDR memory
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    Unable to recognize full HDD size when use 2+TB
    The CPU temperature reading in BIOS is about 10~20 degrees centigrade hotter than the reading in OS
    The SATA hard drive connected to the PCH SATA controller is not recognized during Windows XP installation
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    Unable to enter the OS after updating the BIOS
    4GB memory installed but less memory size detected
    Unable to change boot priority under UEFI BIOS
    Not able to resume from S3 if 「Internal PLL Overvoltage」set to Enabled
    Unusable device or device not detected
     

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