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NVIDIA GeForce 304.48 Beta Download & Discussion

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by stasio, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. stasio

    stasio Member Guru

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  2. Ade 1

    Ade 1 Master Guru

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    Thanks. Will try out when I get home.

    No official release notes showing but interesting:-

    Key Fixes
    Fixes an intermittent vsync stuttering issue with GeForce GTX 600-series GPUs.
    Fixes an issue where some manufacturer’s factory overclocked cards default to and run at lower clocks.
    Fixes a performance issue in Total War: Shogun 2 with the latest game patch.
     
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  3. nexus_711

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    Thanks Stasio! Hope these are long waited fixes.
     
  4. PhazeDelta1

    PhazeDelta1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks alot! Looks like it's raining again :) Just had 302.81 installed and now there's another new set out. Great work from Nvidia!
     
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    This will be my first re-install of Nvidia drivers since I got my new card a couple of weeks ago. Do I just un-install and use Driver Sweeper then install these?

    Or should I just install over the top?
     
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    I always install over the top - have be doing for ages with no ill effect but everyone's different!
     
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    HonoredShadow Ancient Guru

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    Well this is what I thought as AMD have the same thing as Nvidia now where the drivers look for an update and then install over the top. If it's good enough for them, it's good enough for all of us right? :)
     
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    thanks man going to test them out real quick
     
  10. sapo_joe

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    OMG! I think I'm gonna cry!!! :cry:

    It took millions of driver revisions for them to fix these bugs, but... Well, let's try these! =)
     

  11. mypc

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    This is the first beta driver from the R304 family of drivers.

    New in R304 Drivers:

    Performance Boost – Increases performance for GeForce 400/500/600 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 301.42 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
    GeForce GTX 680:
    Up to 18% in Batman: Arkham City
    Up to 15% in Dragon Age II
    Up to 10% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
    Up to 60% in Total War: Shogun 2 (fixes performance issue with latest game patch)
    GeForce GTX 560:
    Up to 14% in Batman: Arkham City
    Up to 5% in Battlefield 3 with SLI
    Up to 4% in Dragon Age II
    Up to 8% in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings with SLI
    Up to 7% in Lost Planet 2
    Key Fixes
    Fixes an intermittent vsync stuttering issue with GeForce GTX 600-series GPUs.
    Fixes an issue where some manufacturer’s factory overclocked cards default to and run at lower clocks.
    Fixes a performance issue in Total War: Shogun 2 with the latest game patch.
    NVIDIA SLI Technology – Adds or updates the following SLI profiles:
    Spec Ops: The Line
    PlanetSide 2
    F1 2011 – updated profile
    Final Fantasy XIV – updated profile
    Saints Row: The Third – updated profile
    Torchlight II
    Tribes: Ascend
    NVIDIA 3D Vision – Adds or updates the following 3D Vision profiles:
    Alan Wake's American Nightmare – rated Poor
    Borderlands 2 – updated profile with new convergence settings
    Depth Hunter – updated rating to 3D Vision Ready
    Mass Effect 3 – updated in-game compatibility message and profile to be more compatible with community 3D mods
    Max Payne 3 – updated rating to Excellent and updated in-game compatibility message to inform users to use DirectX 11, disable MSAA and use SSA0.
    Street Fighter X Tekken – rated 3D Vision Ready
    Tiger Woods PGA 12: The Masters – rated Good
    Tribes: Ascend – rated Fair
    The Walking Dead – rating Good
    Other Profile Updates
    Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support for Diablo III
    Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support for L.A. Noire
    Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support for Rayman Origins
    Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support The Secret World
    Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Star Wars: The Old Republic
    Disabled FXAA for several Windows programs like Media Player and Movie Maker.
    NVIDIA Surround
    Surround settings now persisted after new driver overinstall.
    NVIDIA CUDA
    Includes support for applications built using CUDA 5 Preview or earlier version of the CUDA Toolkit. More information at http://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-toolkit
    Additional Details

    Installs PhysX System Software v9.12.0604.
    Installs HD Audio v1.3.17.0.
    Supports OpenGL 4.2
    Supports DisplayPort 1.2 for GeForce GTX 600 series GPUs.
    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.
     
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    omg finally i can remove laptop driver to enjoy fixed vsync
     
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    Seems nice. Will try them when i get home. :)
     
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    AndyB NVIDIA Rep

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    Awesome drivers, all games run super smooth: max payne 3, diablo 3, bf3, WoW and more points in 3d mark vantage / 11 :)

    Keepers!
     

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    Extracted drivers.
    C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\304.48\Win8_64

    Downloaded for win7_64 :D
    Problem in path, but installed with no problems.

    Will test some games right now
     
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    Welcome AndyB. I have a question about Tera Online.
    With my old GTX 570 the game ran at 80FPS+ nearly most of the time. Now with the GTX 680 it barely manages 40 fps and I was in a dungeon yesterday and it hit 10fps. Its really disheartening. My question is if its a known driver issue? Thanks.
     
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    Surprised they're still boosting performance for older cards :)
     
  20. AndyB

    AndyB NVIDIA Rep

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    Thanks, long-time lurker, but figured it'd help if I jumped on and shared the inside track on our driver releases, especially as the Guru3D guys somehow manage to find them on our servers even before I can see them on my own site.

    RE: Pre-rendered frames, that's not my department. For that, you need to search out ManuelG, the guy who can answer that kind of question.

    When playing a bit of Tera on my own 680 I didn't run into anything like that, so I would suggest filing a bug when the official 304.48 thread comes online later today: http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showforum=213

    Everything posted in the thread is tracked and looked into, even if you don't receive a reply.
     
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