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Old 11-28-11, 07:08 AM   #1
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Default New 290.36 Beta drivers

Today we posted a BETA NVIDIA display driver from our R290 driver branch, version R290.36. This is the first public driver release from our R290 family for Microsoft Windows OS. Although BETA, this driver will be re-released as WHQL certified drivers soon.

New in R290

NVIDIA Ambient Occlusion
Adds NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. See the comparison screenshots on
Adds NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. See the comparison screenshots on

Updates PhysX System Software to version 9.11.1107 for the best PhysX experience in Batman: Arkham City.

NVIDIA Surround
Enables NVIDIA Surround support for Intel X79 SLI-certified motherboards.

Added or updated SLI profiles for Crysis 2, Heroes and Generals, Inversion, Stronghold 3, and Syndicate.

3D Vision
Adds support for 3D Vision over native DisplayPort 1.1 connection - available on BenQ XL2420T and BenQ XL2420TX monitors.
Added or updated the following 3D Vision game profiles:
o Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 rated Good
o Cang Sheng (苍生) rated Good
o Diablo 3 rated Good
o Fei fei (飞飞) rated Good
o Final Combat (大冲锋) rated Good
o L.A. Noire updated rating to 3D Vision Ready
o LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 rated Fair
o Qian Nv You Hun Online (倩女幽魂Online) rated Good
o QQ Xi You (QQ西游) rated Good
o Sonic Generations rated Good
o Xian Tu (仙途) rated Good
o Yong Bing Tian Xia Online (拥兵天下 Online) rated Good

HD Audio
Updates HD Audio driver to version

Some Key Bug Fixes
Fixes random flickering as Windows boot logo is loading or fading away.
Fixes corruption in Crysis 2 with SLI and lower quality shadow settings.
Fixes ability to set Surround resolutions to 5760x1080 (requires setting custom resolution).
Fixes some random instances of triangular artifacts when playing Battlefield 3.
Improved performance in Elders Scroll: Skyrim
Fixes white dots appear in the edges of objects in NFS-ProStreet game with AA enabled
Fixes blood is green color when AA is set to 4X or 8X from in-game video settings
Fixes blank screen on certain Apple Macintosh computers running Windows
Fixes negative SLI scaling in Anno 1404 with two-way, three-way or four-way SLI

More info available from:

NVIDIA Control Panel Users Guide:

Release Notes:

Driver Feedback: If providing feedback on these drivers, please pay attention to the info we require at the bottom of this post. If you do not include this information, it may push the priority of your issue down or may make it impossible for us to reproduce your issue.

Please Note: Beginning with NVIDIA's R285 display driver branch, older laptops with NVIDIA's Hybrid SLI technology are no longer supported by the NVIDIA Verde display driver program. If you have an older laptop that uses NVIDIA's Hybrid SLI technology, please visit our software archive downloads page to download NVIDIA display driver 280.26 or older version:

NVIDIA Software Archive Downloads Page:

-A bug which has caused some users to experience TDRs in Firefox/IE9 while browsing the internet is still under investigation. We have discovered that completely removing prior NVIDIA display drivers from your system has helped some users reduce or resolve the TDR issues. Although we do not have a root cause yet, we encourage users to remove all prior drivers when upgrading to the latest divers if you have experienced TDRs with a recent driver release while using IE9 or Firefox.

Windows 7/Windows Vista 32-bit:

Windows 7/Windows Vista 64-bit:

Windows XP:

Windows XP 64-bit:

Geforce Notebook/Optimus GPUs

Windows 7/Windows Vista 32-bit:

Windows 7/Windows Vista 64-bit:
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