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Old 08-09-11, 07:48 AM   #1
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Default WHQL 280.26 Released

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New in Release 280.26

NVIDIA SLI

•Enables SLI technology on SLI-certified motherboards with AMD chipsets: 990FX, 990X, and 970. NVIDIA 3D Vision

•With Release 280 drivers, the 3D Vision Controller driver is now included with all GPU driver installations. Users are no longer required to install a separate 3D Vision Controller driver or CD driver. This driver includes the 280.19 3D Vision Controller driver. For more information, please view this knowledgebase article for more information.
•Adds support for viewing 3DVisionLive.com and YouTube 3D with NVIDIA SLI PCs. Please view this knowledgebase article for more information on 3D Vision Window Mode.
•Adds support for Window mode for 3D Vision Video Player. This requires v1.7.2 or higher of the player.
•Adds support for new 3D Vision monitors: ViewSonic V3D245
•Adds support for new 3D Vision projectors: Acer X1111, BenQ W710ST, and NEC NP-V300W
•Added the following 3D Vision game profiles:
◦Alice Madness Returns
◦Back to the Future (Episodes 1-5)
◦Call of Juarez: The Cartel
◦Chuang Shi Xi You (创世西游)
◦Dao Jian 2 刀剑2
◦The Darkness 2
◦Dead Island
◦Deep Black
◦Dou Zhan Shen 斗战神
◦Dragon Ball Online
◦Dungeons and Dragons: Online
◦Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising
◦Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
◦L.A. Noire
◦League of Legends 英雄联盟
◦LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
◦Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar
◦The Lord of the Rings: War in the North
◦Mars
◦Might & Magic Heroes VI
◦Mount & Blade: Warband
◦Mount & Blade: With Fire and Blade
◦PROUN
◦RAGE
◦Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad
◦Rise of the Immortals
◦Rusty Hearts
◦Serious Sam 3: BFE
◦Virtua Tennis 4
◦Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
•Update the following 3D Vision game profiles
◦Crysis 2 – rating changed to Excellent. NVIDIA recommends using the v1.9 game patch.
◦Deep Black – rating change to 3D Vision Ready
◦Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition – convergence changes and rating changed to 3D Vision Ready
Other

•Installs HD Audio driver version 1.2.23.3
•Installs PhysX System Software to version 9.10.0514
•Supports playing back Blu-ray 3D discs when connecting your GPU to an HDMI 1.4 3D TV. Playback requires compatible software application from CyberLink, ArcSoft, Roxio, or Corel. For GPU and system requirements, visit the NVIDIA Blu-ray 3D website.
•Supports the new GPU-accelerated features in Adobe Creative Suite 5 including Photoshop CS5.
•Supports GPU-acceleration for smoother online HD videos with Adobe Flash.
•Supports OpenGL 3.3 for GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
•Supports OpenGL 4.1 on GeForce 400 series and later GPUs.
•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 X58-based motherboards.
•Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.
•Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.
Release Notes (v280.26)Control Panel User's Guide
GeForce 500 series:
GTX 590, GTX 580, GTX 570, GTX 560 Ti, GTX 560, GTX 550 Ti, GT 545, GT 530, GT 520

GeForce 400 series:
GTX 480, GTX 470, GTX 465, GTX 460 SE v2, GTX 460 SE, GTX 460, GTS 450, GT 440, GT 430, GT 420, 405

GeForce 300 series:
GT 340, GT 330, GT 320, 315, 310

GeForce 200 series:
GTX 295, GTX 285, GTX 280, GTX 275, GTX 260, GTS 250, GTS 240, GT 240, GT 230, GT 220, G210, 210, 205

GeForce 100 series:
GT 140, GT 130, GT 120, G 100

GeForce 9 series:
9800 GX2, 9800 GTX/GTX+, 9800 GT, 9600 GT, 9600 GSO, 9600 GS, 9500 GT, 9500 GS, 9400 GT, 9400, 9300 GS, 9300 GE, 9300, 9200, 9100

GeForce 8 series:
8800 Ultra, 8800 GTX, 8800 GTS 512, 8800 GTS, 8800 GT, 8800 GS, 8600 GTS, 8600 GT, 8600 GS, 8500 GT, 8400 SE, 8400 GS, 8400, 8300 GS, 8300, 8200 / nForce 730a, 8200, 8100 / nForce 720a

GeForce 7 series:
7950 GX2, 7950 GT, 7900 GTX, 7900 GT/GTO, 7900 GS, 7800 SLI, 7800 GTX, 7800 GT, 7800 GS, 7650 GS, 7600 LE, 7600 GT, 7600 GS, 7550 LE, 7500 LE, 7350 LE, 7300 SE / 7200 GS, 7300 LE, 7300 GT, 7300 GS, 7150 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 7100 GS, 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 620i, 7050 PV / NVIDIA nForce 630a, 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 610i, 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a

GeForce 6 series:
6800 XT, 6800 XE, 6800 Ultra, 6800 LE, 6800 GT, 6800 GS/XT, 6800 GS, 6800, 6700 XL, 6610 XL, 6600 VE, 6600 LE, 6600 GT, 6600, 6500, 6250, 6200 TurboCache, 6200SE TurboCache, 6200 LE, 6200 A-LE, 6200, 6150SE nForce 430, 6150LE / Quadro NVS 210S, 6150 LE, 6150, 6100 nForce 420, 6100 nForce 405, 6100 nForce 400, 6100

ION series:
ION LE, ION
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Wow....a LOT of changes.
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Nice, will give them a shot when I get home. I'm still running the 260.xx driver as the 275's were not good for me.
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Old 08-09-11, 08:57 AM   #4
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Nice, will give them a shot when I get home. I'm still running the 260.xx driver as the 275's were not good for me.
Same here.
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Default Re: WHQL 280.26 Released

DD, not to derail the topic, but how do you like the HannsG LCD? It has a good price and it's big for a 1920x1200. I'm thinking about a new LCD, but not sure if I should just get a 3D Nvidia one.
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Old 08-10-11, 07:16 AM   #6
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Well most of them are just 3D profiles.
Yep, that's what it looks like. So far I'm not seeing much difference between this set and the 270.61s, which is a good thing as that set performs well for me.

The only game I have that I haven't tried yet is Witcher 2. That game performed horribly with the 275.33s, I'm hoping this set meets or exceeds the .61s with that title.

Oh, haven't tried 3d with any titles yet, want to make sure they're stable first.
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I had a problem installing them and usually that process goes very smoothly.

I installed and it got up to the HD Audio driver and it wanted to reboot, it has never done that before. It never finished the rest of the install though.

So I rebooted and when it came back in, the Nvidia driver window came up, looking like it was going to continue and finish. Then it said FAILED and ended.

So I had to start the install process over and it mixed my 270.61's with some of the newer files. I saw this when it shows the old and new versions side by side. It then installed and worked fine.

Very strange.

Performance seems good so far, only played WoW, seems a little better. I have yet to try Witcher 2. It almost seems like these are the 275.33's with some new 3D profiles. I hope I'm wrong.
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I did a clean install from the installer prompt and always uncheck the audio driver as I don't need it and have had problems with it before. Try a custom install without the audio, and if that goes ok maybe try the audio after?
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So I had to start the install process over and it mixed my 270.61's with some of the newer files. I saw this when it shows the old and new versions side by side. It then installed and worked fine.

Very strange.
this can happen when you move from international driver to US only. international driver has bunch of extra files that sometimes don't get removed when you install US only driver.

when ever installing US driver on top of international, do a clean install with the option in the installer.
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DD, not to derail the topic, but how do you like the HannsG LCD? It has a good price and it's big for a 1920x1200. I'm thinking about a new LCD, but not sure if I should just get a 3D Nvidia one.
I'm sorry I didn't see this earlier Yaboze, but I love my HannsG monitor. It's clear and very sharp. I'm thinking about getting another one and doing the dual monitor thing.
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Thanks DDoc.

I'm going to look and see if any sites have run any benchmarks on these. It does just seem like a 3D profile update.
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Old 08-11-11, 12:10 PM   #12
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After upgrading to these drivers, Windows Experience Index reported a massive drop from 7.4 to 6.9 on my first gaming rig. However, it does fix some shadowing issues I've been having on Source engine games (namely, Garry's Mod and Team Fortress 2), and no performance drop can be observed in those games. The WEI remained unchanged on my MCPC.

Installing the drivers, however, was a pain. On my first gaming rig ("Edison"), the installer initially froze up the system whenever it was run. Managed to solve it by uninstalling every single trace of the old drivers, then booting into safe mode, and then installing part of the new drivers, then booting normally and installing the remaining drivers. Looks like Windows, for some reason, crashed whenever the new installer tried to uninstall the old drivers.

On my MCPC ("Helen"), Installation was much smoother. It did not freeze up the system when upgrading. However, the MCPC is now unable to properly shut off when I try to shut down the machine. The shutting down screen appears, LCD goes to sleep, hard disk activity ceases, then it sticks there, with the power light still on. Had to hold down the power switch until it powers down manually.
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