Nvidia GeForce 301.42 WHQL Download & Discussion

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  1. xavier2k5

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    [​IMG] Nvidia GeForce 301.42 WHQL WinVista 7 64bit
    [​IMG] Nvidia GeForce 301.42 WHQL WinVista 7 32bit
    [​IMG] Nvidia GeForce 301.42 WHQL WinXP 32bit
    [​IMG] Nvidia GeForce 301.42 WHQL WinXP 64bit


    WinXP Release Notes
    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/301.42/301.42-winxp-desktop-release-notes.pdf

    WinVista/7 Release Notes
    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/301.42/301.42-win7-winvista-desktop-release-notes.pdf

    This is the first WHQL-certified unified driver from the R300 family of drivers (versions 300.00 to 301.99).

    GeForce R300 drivers are packed with new industry-leading, GeForce-exclusive features as well as some really nice performance increases in top games.

    New in R300 Drivers:

    New GPU Support:
    GeForce GTX 690
    GeForce GTX 680
    GeForce GTX 670
    GeForce GT 600-series GPUs
    Performance Boost – Increases performance for GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 296.10 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:

    GeForce GTX 570/580:
    Up to 23% in Just Cause 2 with SLI
    Up to 21% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Up to 17% in StarCraft II with SLI
    Up to 14% in Far Cry 2 with SLI
    Up to 9% in Bulletstorm
    Up to 7% in Civilization V
    Up to 6% in Deus Ex: Human Revolution with SLI
    Up to 6% in Dragon Age 2 with SLI
    Up to 5% in Metro 2033 with SLI
    Up to 5% in Total War: Shogun 2

    GeForce GTX 560/560 Ti:
    Up to 20% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Up to 15% in Just Cause 2 with SLI
    Up to 13% in Far Cry 2 with SLI
    Up to 12% in Bulletstorm
    Up to 11% in Civilization V
    Up to 10% in StarCraft II with SLI
    Up to 9% in Batman: Arkham City
    Up to 4% in Deus Ex: Human Revolution with SLI
    Up to 4% in Dragon Age 2 with SLI
    Up to 4% in Metro 2033 with SLI
    Up to 4% in Total War: Shogun 2

    NVIDIA FXAA Technology – shader-based anti-aliasing technology available from the NVIDIA Control Panel that enables ultra-fast anti-aliasing in hundreds of PC games. FXAA delivers similar quality to 4x multi-sample antialiasing (MSAA) but is up to 60% faster, enabling substantially higher performance in games. FXAA is supported on all GeForce 8-series and later GPUs. Note: This feature is disabled for games that already have built-in support for FXAA. Visit GeForce.com to learn more.

    NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync – dynamically enables vertical sync based on your current frame rates for the smoothest gaming experience. Adaptive VSync is supported on all GeForce 8-series and later GPUs. Visit GeForce.com to learn more.

    NVIDIA Frame Rate Target – dynamically adjusts frame rate to a user specified target. Support for this feature is enabled via third party applications via NVAPI. Visit GeForce.com to learn more.

    NVIDIA Surround Technology – Adds the following new Surround capabilities.Visit GeForce.com to learn more.
    Add in a fourth accessory display with GeForce GTX 600-series to get access to your email, web, or other applications while you game.
    Maximize an application to a single physical display when in Surround mode (enabled by default).
    Confine the Windows Taskbar to the center display (enabled by default).
    Enable bezel peeking – a feature which enables users to temporarily peek behind the monitor bezels using a hotkey (Ctrl + Alt + B). This feature is designed to be used in conjunction with bezel corrected resolutions.
    Add or remove resolutions from the list of Surround resolutions (only those selected will be available to applications).
    Full center display acceleration for single wide display modes (center display must be connected to the master GPU).

    NVIDIA SLI Technology – Adds or updates the following SLI profiles:
    Alan Wake
    Call of Juarez: The Cartel
    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link
    Left 4 Dead
    Orcs Must Die!
    Portal 2
    Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
    Risen 2: Dark Waters
    The Darkness II
    Battlefield: Bad Company 2
    Crusader Kings II
    Max Payne 3
    Sniper Elite V2
    Street Fighter X Tekken

    NVIDIA 3D Vision – Adds or updates the following 3D Vision profiles:
    All Zombies Must Die! – rated Fair
    Ghosts 'n Goblins Online – rated Good
    Oil Rush – rated 3D Vision Ready
    Postal III – rated Good
    Rayman Origins – rated Good
    SevenCore – rated Fair
    Stacking – rated Good
    Unigine Heaven Benchmark v3.0 – rated 3D Vision Ready
    Wargame: European Escalation – rated Good
    Warp – rated Good
    Wings of Prey – rated Fair
    Krater – rated Poor
    Adam's Venture Episode 1- rated Poor
    Blacklight: Retribution – rated Poor
    The Darkness II – updated in-game recommended settings
    Depth Hunter – updated profile
    Dirt: Showdown – rated Good
    Passion Leads Army Benchmark – rated 3D Vision Ready
    Resident Evil: Operating Raccoon City – Rated Fair
    rFactor 2 – changed rating to 3D Vision Ready
    Trackmania 2: Canyon – rated Fair
    Unigine 3.0 Heaven Benchmark – updated profile
    World of Tanks – changed rating to Excellent.
    Other Details

    Installs PhysX System Software v9.12.0213.
    Installs HD Audio v1.3.16.0.
    Supports OpenGL 4.2
    Supports DisplayPort 1.2 for GeForce GTX 600-series.
    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.

    GeForce 600 series:
    GTX 690, GTX 680, GTX 670, GT 645, GT 640, GT 630, GT 620, GT 610, 605

    GeForce 500 series:
    GTX 590, GTX 580, GTX 570, GTX 560 Ti, GTX 560 SE, GTX 560, GTX 555, GTX 550 Ti, GT 545, GT 530, GT 520, 510

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ION series:
    ION LE, ION
     
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  2. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    I had a feeling these would be out today. Many thanks for the heads up.

    Do we have links for the International Win Vista/7 64-bit drivers yet?
     
  3. WhiteLightning

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    thanks for the share!

    someone at nvidia needs to fix the link for the release note since it links to 301.24 lol
     
  4. PhazeDelta1

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    Awesome. Testing this out now.
     

  5. TheDeeGee

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    I just installed 302.59 damnit! :mad:
     
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    Interesting to see the release notes list improvements for the 500 series and no mention of any for the newer 600 ones.
     
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    Should try these out lets see if they bring any improvements on GTX680 SLI.
     
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    Might wait for the release notes, who knows how long these were sitting in Ms's lab :p
     
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    got less points in vantage and hickups with diablo 3 when forcing aa. im gonna reinstall the 302.59 again.
     

  11. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    @ Spets - These are very likely certified versions of the v301.40 beta drivers going by the small increase in version number. As such I doubt they'll contain any significant tweaks or improvements beyond those seen in the v301.40 beta drivers. These should contain the Bully and F1 2010 DX11 fixes found in said v301.40 betas but not in the (older) v302.59 development drivers.
     
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    Nice, WHQL drivers the day I get my laptop. Only thing is I need the laptop-version if anyone has them, unless nvidia provides this on their site.
     
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    For Win7 x64:
    fixed 60Hz and more than 85Hz missed in any resolution by default - remember 301.24beta???
     
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    Much thanks!
     

  16. Darren Hodgson

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    Has anyone found a link to the correct v301.42 release notes yet as both the XP and Vista/Win links load the v301.24 release notes. Seems the person who uploaded them has dyslexia or something...
     
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    Sorry for forget OS - read again my previous post.
     
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    Downloading now thank you!
     
  19. ThEcLiT

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    Thanks alot for the links. I will test and feedback here.

    (anyone knows what is branch numbers "like r300_XX-XXX" for 300.83 pls? thanks)
     
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    Sweet, cheers for these
     

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