NVIDIA GeForce 304.79 Beta Download & Discussion

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  1. xavier2k5

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    Win Vista/7/8 32 Bit ENGLISH
    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windo...top-win8-win7-winvista-32bit-english-beta.exe

    Win Vista/7/8 32 Bit INTERNATIONAL
    http://downloads.guru3d.com/GeForce-304.79-Beta-32-bit-download-2946.html
    Win Vista/7/8 64 Bit ENGLISH
    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windo...top-win8-win7-winvista-64bit-english-beta.exe

    Win Vista/7/8 64 Bit INTERNATIONAL
    http://downloads.guru3d.com/GeForce-304.79-Beta-64-bit-download-2947.html

    Win Vista/7/8 Release Notes
    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/304.79/304.79-win8-win7-winvista-desktop-release-notes.pdf

    WinXP 32bit ENGLISH
    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/304.79/304.79-desktop-winxp-32bit-english-beta.exe

    WinXP 32bit INTERNATIONAL
    http://downloads.guru3d.com/GeForce-304.79-Beta-32-bit-WinXP-download-2940.html

    WinXP 64bit ENGLISH
    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/304.79/304.79-desktop-winxp-64bit-english-beta.exe

    WinXP 64bit INTERNATIONAL
    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/304.79/304.79-desktop-winxp-64bit-international-beta.exe

    WinXP Release Notes
    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/304.79/304.79-winxp-desktop-release-notes.pdf

    NOTEBOOK WinVista/7/8 32bit INTERNATIONAL
    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windo...n8-win7-winvista-32bit-international-beta.exe

    NOTEBOOK WinVista/7/8 64bit INTERNATIONAL
    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windo...n8-win7-winvista-64bit-international-beta.exe

    NOTEBOOK WinVista/7/8 Release Notes
    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/304.79/304.79-win8-win7-winvista-notebook-release-notes.pdf

    PhysX 9.12.0613 (Newer version than released version with these drivers.)
    http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/9.12.0613/PhysX-9.12.0613-SystemSoftware.msi

    Release Highlights
    This is the second beta driver from the R304 family of drivers and the first GeForce driver to combine support for Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista into a single driver.

    New in 304.79 Drivers:

    Adds support for NVIDIA TXAA
    NVIDIA TXAA is new film-style anti-aliasing technique designed specifically to reduce temporal aliasing (crawling and flickering in motion) through a combination of hardware AA, custom CG film style AA resolve, and a temporal filter.
    The Secret World is the first game to support TXAA (support will be enabled in an upcoming patch)..
    TXAA is supported on GeForce GTX 600-series Kepler-based GPUs.
    Learn more about TXAA on GeForce.com.
    New SLI Support
    Adds or updates the following SLI profiles:

    The Secret World - added
    End of Nations - added
    Nexuiz (also provided earlier via NVIDIA Update)
    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier (also provided earlier via NVIDIA Update)
    Tornado Force - added
    Tribes: Ascend - updated
    Key Fixes
    Fixed a compatibility issue with Civilization V and GeForce 400/500 series GPUs
    Fixed instances of flickering or missing mouse cursor when hardware cursor is enabled (reported with Aion, World of Warcraft, Eve Online and others).
    Fixed instances of very low frame rates in Deus Ex: Human Revolution (DX11).
    Fixed an issue that caused a PC reboot instead of a PC shut down.
    Fixed an issue that led to a black screen after driver installation.
    Power management mode settings now persist across driver overinstalls.
    New in R304 Drivers (Introduced previously with 304.48 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 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.
    Supported Products
    GeForce 600 Series
    GeForce GTX 690, GeForce GTX 680, GeForce GTX 670, GeForce GT 645, GeForce GT 640, GeForce GT 630, GeForce GT 620, GeForce GT 610, GeForce 605
    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
     
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  2. Spets

    Spets Ancient Guru

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    Thanks for the heads up :)
    They were pretty quick with some of those fixes :p
     
  3. MfA

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    nice gonna try civ v
     
  4. WhiteLightning

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    Thanks for the headup!
     

  5. AndyB

    AndyB NVIDIA Rep

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    I don't even... how do you find these things a good hour before we've even released them?
     
  6. xavier2k5

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    Because I'm that good :banana:
     
  7. RavenMaster

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    How come they're not on Nvidia's website yet?
     
  8. T_R_V

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    They are, search for beta and archived drivers, while your language is set to US (for English only release) or to UK (for international release).

    Here are international links for example:
    304.79-desktop-win8-win7-winvista-32bit-international-beta
    304.79-desktop-win8-win7-winvista-64bit-international-beta
     
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  9. Denial

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    Still have display flickering on the desktop with these. Sigh.
     
  10. NeoandGeo

    NeoandGeo Master Guru

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    Will try and see if Civ V and Deus Ex are fixed.

    EDIT: Seems they are still broken with this release.
     
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    Noisiv Ancient Guru

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    woot TXAA

    OMG

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  12. VultureX

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    There's nothing that can use it yet, though :eek:
     
  13. WhiteLightning

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    Deus ex works fine again.

    set D3D11_CREATE_DEVICE_PREVENT_INTERNAL_THREADING_OPTIMIZATIONS back to 0, and no slow down.
     
  14. Veteran

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    Thanks
     
  15. NeoandGeo

    NeoandGeo Master Guru

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    Nooooooo. It's still broken for me. :( Maybe I will try a completely clean install.
     

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    YAY! civ v is working again!
     
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    only in DX9 for me, dx11 isnt working
     
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    Yes. CIV is working again and so is Deux Ex. Did nothing other than install the driver over the previous beta driver. If you lot can't get them to work I suggest user eRoRror lol
     
  20. NeoandGeo

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    Did a completely fresh install. Will check when I get home from work.
     

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