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GeForce Forceware 295.51 Vista - 7 - 64-bit
GeForce Forceware 295.51 Vista - 7 - 32-bit
GeForce Forceware 295.51 XP 32-bit
Windows XP 64-bit

Release Highlights
This is the first beta release from the R295 family of drivers. For more information, read the 295.51 driver article on GeForce.com. This driver package supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500-series desktop GPUs as well as ION desktop GPUs.

New in 295.51

NVIDIA SLI

Adds SLI profiles for :
•7554
•Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
•Oil Rush
•Red Faction: Armageddon
•3D Vision

Adds support for 3D Vision windowed mode on DLP HDTVs and on Optimized for GeForce passive 3D monitors

Adds or updates 3D Vision profiles for:
•The Adventures of Tintin – rated Good
•Afterfall: Insanity – rated Fair
•Black Prophecy – rated Not Recommended
•Chaos Online – rated Fair
•Da Vinci Online – rated Fair
•DotA 2 – rating upgraded to Fair
•Dungeon and Dragons: Daggerdale – rated Fair
•Ferrari Project – rated Not Recommended
•The First Templar – rated Fair
•Fractal – rated Excellent
•FreeStyle 2 – rated Good
•The Haunted Halls Reach – rated Excellent
•King Arthur II – DQ
•Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – rated Fair
•Kong Fu Ying Xiong – rated Fair
•Love Beat – rated Good
•Marvel Super Hero Squad Online – rated Good
•Microsoft Flight – rated Fair
•Perpetuum – rated Fair
•Post Apocalyptic Mayhem – rated Fair
•Prototype 2 – rated Fair
•Q.U.B.E. – rated Excellent
•Quan Qiu Shi Ming – rated Excellent
•rFactor 2 (mod mode) – rated Good
•Saints Row: The Third – Rated Not Recommended
•Shadow Company: Left for Dead – rated Not Recommended
•Special Force – Rated Good
•Tera – rated Good
•Top Gun: Hard Lock – rated Not Recommended
•Tropico 4 – rated Good
•Worms Blast – rated Good

NVIDIA PhysX
•Updates PhysX System Software to 9.11.1111

HD Audio

•Updates HD Audio to version 1.3.12.0

Key Bug Fixes and Enhancements
•Fixes instances where the GeForce GTX 590 fan unnecessarily increased to 100%.
•Fixes instances of driver timeouts while simultaneously watching multiple videos.
•Adds edit/delete option for custom resolutions.
Edited by Milamber - 1/31/12 at 4:01am
    
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Just installed these drivers now

3Dmark11 was p9216 before and now its p9220

I dont think this driver improves performances to be honest.

Also FYI, a guy in the guru3d forums claims that 4way sli does not work with these drivers.
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Wonder if it works to enable SLI in the the KoA:R demo? Wonder if it allows 'forced AA' to work as well?

I will soon find out and report back smile.gif

Edit:

Okay, it doesn't enable SLI for the Demo, however, using nV Inspector you can add ReckoningDemo.exe to the existing KoA:R profile, and that will make it work. I don't see any AA effect going on though even when forced through NVCP (I enabled 32xAA and 8xSSTRAA) as I still see jaggies which would surely not exist with such high AA settings, if they were actually working.

That's disappointing, considering as it now stands, a single 470 will EASILY max this game out at 1920x1200.
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These do not work for skyrim, at least for for me. Weird rainbow artifacts and worse performance
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i saw a bit of improvement in my games with my 2 9800 gtx SLI, about 5% more fps
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Boo! What a crap driver, all around.
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I had no issues with Skyrim on this driver, however BOINC is not playing nicely. Seems to run ok while using the system, but get instant computation errors galore on PrimeGrid if you lock Windows.
 
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Thanks for posting,ima try these tonight.

I dont really expect there to be a perfromance increase seen as they dont state there will be one,they usually state games in which performance is increased if theres any.
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I did a clean install and everything seems to be running smoothly now. Though there does seem to be a little bit of a performance loss in Skyrim, and I love the FXAA injector!
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Runs smooth @ BF3. Little improvement on 3dmark 11. For me are nice.
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