This driver enables GeForce to SHIELD streaming and is also a recommended driver update for the Windows 8.1 Preview. GeForce R326 drivers also provide performance increases for a variety of different games.
New in GeForce R326 Drivers
Performance Boost – Increases performance by up to 19% for GeForce 400/500/600/700 series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 320.49 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration. Here is one example of measured gains:
GeForce GTX 770:
Up to 15% in Dirt: Showdown
Up to 6% in Tomb Raider
GeForce GTX 770 SLI:
Up to 19% in Dirt: Showdown
Up to 11% in F1 2012
Added SLI profile for Spinter Cell: Blacklist
Added SLI profile for Batman: Arkham Origins
Enables GeForce to SHIELD streaming.
Adds support for additional tiled 4K displays
Extended support for tiled 4K features
Installs new PhysX System Software 9.13.0604.
Installs HD Audio v22.214.171.124
Includes support for applications built using CUDA 5.5 or earlier version of the CUDA Toolkit. More information at http://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-toolkit
Supports OpenGL 4.3 for GeForce 400-series and later GPUs.
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.
Here are some of the major fixes reported by end users that are included in this driver:
1325830 - [Remember Me]Application crashes on default launch
1330498 - Deadlight crashes when loading a game from the game menu
1329905 - Crashing in Borderlands 2 when you approach a catch a ride station with upgrade to R326.19 driver
1329680 - Metro Last Light Faction DLC exhibits low performance
1316287 - Half-Life 2 framerate drops to single digits when Ambient Occlusion is enabled in SLI mode
1323953 - Resident Evil 5 (DX10) Crashes after some time.
1328621 - Black edges in Battlefield 3 and MSAA 4x is enabled
1265807 - Brightness control stops working after the notebook is docked.
1299035 - [Nero Blu-ray player]Blu-ray playback is slow, with mixed colors, and the player crashes occasionally.
1307001 - [STALKER Clear Sky]: The game does not load during launch and presents a black screen.
1320505 - [Surround][Hitman Absolution, Diablo III, Bioshock Infinite]: With Surround enabled, the mouse cursor is restricted to one of the displays after launching the game.
1326743 - [Surround][Tomb Raider][WOW: Mists of Pandaria]: With Surround enabled, the game minimizes to the desktop after clicking any in-game menu option.
1248846 - [SLI][GeForce GTX TITAN]]FI 2012]: Game performance drops with SLI enabled.
1276491 - The GeForce Experience fails to install.
1309666 - With multiple users signed in, graphics and controls may corrupt upon resume from standby.
1324010 - GeForce Experience crashes (does not launch) when opened on the internal panel.1318686 - With Surround, SLI performance is similar to single-GPU performance.
1313807 - Memory leak on Optimus platform may result in TDR/BSOD after multiple suspend/resume
Some outstanding bugs still open in next BETA driver (but will be in WHQL driver):
No display on some monitors with Korean panels - Fixed but not in this driver. Will be in WHQL driver early AugustGPU TDRs after 36 hours of idle - Investigating however we believe we may understand the cause
Faceworks demo shows DIgital Ira character with yellow beard - Fixed in WHQL driver