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xavier2k5
07-12-10, 04:48 AM
258.96 07/09/2010

DriverVer = 07/09/2010, 8.17.12.5896
Also Includes: 3DVision_258.96

32bit_english
http://uk.download.nvidia.com/Windows/258.96/258.96_desktop_win7_winvista_32bit_english.exe

32bit_international
http://uk.download.nvidia.com/Windows/258.96/258.96_desktop_win7_winvista_32bit_international.e xe

64bit_english
http://uk.download.nvidia.com/Windows/258.96/258.96_desktop_win7_winvista_64bit_english.exe

64bit_international
http://uk.download.nvidia.com/Windows/258.96/258.96_desktop_win7_winvista_64bit_international.e xe

Release Notes (Not Online @ time of posting)
http://uk.download.nvidia.com/Windows/258.96/258.96_Win7_WinVista_Desktop_Release_Notes.pdf

32bit_english
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/258.96/258.96_desktop_win7_winvista_32bit_english.exe

32bit_international
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/258.96/258.96_desktop_win7_winvista_32bit_international.e xe

64bit_english
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/258.96/258.96_desktop_win7_winvista_64bit_english.exe

64bit_international
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/258.96/258.96_desktop_win7_winvista_64bit_international.e xe

Release Notes (Not Online @ time of posting)
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/258.96/258.96_Win7_WinVista_Desktop_Release_Notes.pdf

This is a WHQL-candidate release from the Release 256 family of drivers (versions 256.xx to 259.xx). This driver package supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, and 400-series desktop GPUs as well as ION desktop GPUs. Learn more about Release 256 drivers here .

New in Release 258.96

•Adds support for GeForce GTX 460.
•Adds support for NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround technology. Learn more about this technology including the hardware and software requirements here.
•Adds additional performance increases for GeForce GTX 400 Series GPUs in several PC games (these improvements are in addition to the previously reported Release 256 improvements). The following are examples of some of the most significant improvements measured with GeForce GTX 480. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
◦Up to 11% in Aliens vs. Predator (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF – Tessellation on)
◦Up to 7% in Crysis: Warhead (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF – Gamer)
◦Up to 4% in H.A.W.X (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF – Very High)
◦Up to 10% in Just Cause 2 (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF - Concrete Jungle)
◦Up to 6% in Metro 2033 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF – Tessellation on)
◦Up to 7% in Metro 2033 (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF – Tessellation on)
◦Up to 10% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
◦Up to 12% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
◦Up to 4% in World in Conflict (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
•Upgrades PhysX System Software to version 9.10.0224.
•Upgrades HD Audio driver version 1.0.15.0 (for supported GPUs).
•Includes numerous bug fixes. Refer to the release notes on the documentation tab for information about the key bug fixes in this release

nekrosoft13
07-12-10, 10:51 AM
thanks for the post, will install later ;)

GitDat
07-12-10, 07:22 PM
Yes! Surround supported in these :)

Slammy
07-13-10, 12:04 AM
and is stuttering FINALLY fixed or no? Talking about the pauses every 3 secs in game

WeReWoLf
07-13-10, 12:49 AM
Haven't had any stuttering happen with these.

newparad1gm
07-13-10, 08:43 AM
3D Vision is still broken in BFBC2. Even though it was DICE that broke it with their latest patch, I was hoping a driver update would remedy it. What a bunch of clowns DICE is.

ARMA 2 OA is running a bit better in 2D Surround with these, dunno if there's a proper SLI profile in these drivers for the game yet though.

JohnDio
07-13-10, 03:32 PM
Some benchies:

Intel QuadCοre 6600 (3.02Ghz), GTX295 (690/1150) , FοrceWare 258.69, Windows 7

3D Mark Vantage: Performance Test = P21100
The Last Remnant: 2048x1536 + 16xAF = 100.40
Cryostasis TechDemo: 1920x1440 + High settings = Minimum 24.0fps / Average 47.2fps
Unigine Benchmark version2: 1600x1200 + 4xFSAA + 16xAF = 72.1fps
Resident Evil 5: 1600x1200 + 8XFSAA + Max Details + High HDR = 74.7fps
PT Boats Knights Of The Sea: 1600x1200 + Max Details + 8xFSAA = 50.4/28.2
STALKER Call Of Pripyat: 1920x1440 + Ultra preset + Enhanced full dynamic lighting (DX10) = 61.6/61.0/63.2/27.6


Intel QuadCore 6600 (3.02Ghz), GTX295 (690/1150) , ForceWare 258.96, Windows 7

3D Mark Vantage: Performance Test = P21363
The Last Remnant: 2048x1536 + 16xAF = 101.55
Cryostasis TechDemo: 1920x1440 + High settings = Minimum 24.0fps / Average 46.9fps
Unigine Benchmark version2: 1600x1200 + 4xFSAA + 16xAF = 72.1fps
Resident Evil 5: 1600x1200 + 8XFSAA + Max Details + High HDR = 74.7fps
PT Boats Knights Of The Sea: 1600x1200 + Max Details + 8xFSAA = 51.3/23.6
STALKER Call Of Pripyat: 1920x1440 + Ultra preset + Enhanced full dynamic lighting (DX10) = 64.7/62.3/64.8/28.4

PS: ArmA2: OA was running ideally (98% GPU usage) with the 258.69, so i'm pretty sure there was already an SLI profile for it ;)

Slammy
07-13-10, 05:06 PM
Haven't had any stuttering happen with these.

are you running rivatuner?

WeReWoLf
07-13-10, 08:09 PM
I'm running MSI Afterburner. Fan polling at 500ms, G15 hardware polling at 1000ms. Haven't noticed a single hitch anywhere.

Bah!
07-13-10, 11:57 PM
and is stuttering FINALLY fixed or no? Talking about the pauses every 3 secs in game

What video card are you using? If it's a 200 series and you are using rivatuner, afterburner, precision, etc. it's not going to get fixed according to Unwinder. The best you can hope for if you have this problem is to adjust the polling rate in whatever program you are using.

Slammy
07-14-10, 01:28 AM
yea, gtx 260 SLI

Havent been able to use any 200 series drivers at all. I have even turned rivatuner completely off and i still get the pauses.

WeReWoLf
07-14-10, 09:34 AM
For the 200 series, the 25x.xx drivers are no good mostly. Best to go back to one of the others. 258.49 Quadro drivers (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=152110) were the best ones recently. Could use Nhancer with them too.

Roliath
07-14-10, 07:16 PM
What video card are you using? If it's a 200 series and you are using rivatuner, afterburner, precision, etc. it's not going to get fixed according to Unwinder. The best you can hope for if you have this problem is to adjust the polling rate in whatever program you are using.

Do you have a link of this for more info?
Just curious.

Slammy
07-15-10, 01:49 AM
For the 200 series, the 25x.xx drivers are no good mostly. Best to go back to one of the others. 258.49 Quadro drivers (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=152110) were the best ones recently. Could use Nhancer with them too.

yea im using 197.45 or something, runs decent and everything works fine.

Do you have a link of this for more info?
Just curious.

hey its a fellow DFWer! What part of DFW?

XxDeadlyxX
07-16-10, 03:33 AM
Why do my 480's idle so high with 258.xx drivers? They idle at 80c. With 257.xx they idle much lower.

nekrosoft13
07-16-10, 07:43 AM
so far didn't find a single thing bad to say about this set

WeReWoLf
07-16-10, 09:24 AM
Why do my 480's idle so high with 258.xx drivers? They idle at 80c. With 257.xx they idle much lower.

Probably they're not downclocking for 2d environment... You may need to uninstall/reinstall.

Bah!
07-17-10, 04:09 PM
Do you have a link of this for more info?
Just curious.

Sure don't. I just remember the discussion from when the 200 series drivers first came out and Unwinder replied to a few posts on both the Afterburner forums and Evga forums.

trivium nate
07-17-10, 04:14 PM
i installed htse yesterday are they not beta anymore?

mailman2
07-17-10, 04:33 PM
Do you have a link of this for more info?
Just curious.

Just go into the settings and disable Fan speed from monitoring. Not in the monitoring window but the settings itself.

Yes, unwinder stated that it was an issue with the new drivers and 200 series cards. But if you disable the fan monitoring entirely it will be fine.

snowmanwithahat
07-17-10, 09:24 PM
I've been having some serious issues with all 2xx series since I've upgraded to the GTX 470 and Dirt 2.... it crashes all the time :(

Slammy
07-17-10, 11:37 PM
Just go into the settings and disable Fan speed from monitoring. Not in the monitoring window but the settings itself.

Yes, unwinder stated that it was an issue with the new drivers and 200 series cards. But if you disable the fan monitoring entirely it will be fine.

i tried that, still got stuttering. I even turned rivatuner completely off and it still stuttered. Obviously it could be something else but what? It does it ONLY when i change to the newer drivers, 190 series work fine.

trivium nate
07-18-10, 12:28 AM
why do ppl prefer like riva tuner compared to like evga precision? just wondering

WeReWoLf
07-18-10, 08:21 AM
I've been having some serious issues with all 2xx series since I've upgraded to the GTX 470 and Dirt 2.... it crashes all the time :(

Try giving the 470 a bit more voltage, or reducing the overclock slightly.

nekrosoft13
07-18-10, 12:45 PM
I've been having some serious issues with all 2xx series since I've upgraded to the GTX 470 and Dirt 2.... it crashes all the time :(

crashing where? I had the same problem, check out the last page in Dirt 2 thread.

problem was fixed by doing 3 steps

1) uninstall and reinstall gfw live
2) removed the "DiRT2\hardwaresettings" in my save game folder
3) final glitch was fixed by deleting dirt 2 cache from steam, and redownloading it,

NOTE: Steam verify cache didn't find any problems, before.