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Old 06-18-12, 07:09 AM   #1
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Default 304.48 Beta driver out

Win7 x64 linky.


This is the first beta driver from the R304 family of drivers.

New in R304 Drivers:
•Performance Boost – Increases performance for GeForce 400/500/600 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 301.42 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
GeForce GTX 680: ◦Up to 18% in Batman: Arkham City
◦Up to 15% in Dragon Age II
◦Up to 10% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
◦Up to 60% in Total War: Shogun 2 (fixes performance issue with latest game patch)
GeForce GTX 560: ◦Up to 14% in Batman: Arkham City
◦Up to 5% in Battlefield 3 with SLI
◦Up to 4% in Dragon Age II
◦Up to 8% in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings with SLI
◦Up to 7% in Lost Planet 2
•Key Fixes
◦Fixes an intermittent vsync stuttering issue with GeForce GTX 600-series GPUs.
◦Fixes an issue where some manufacturer’s factory overclocked cards default to and run at lower clocks.
◦Fixes a performance issue in Total War: Shogun 2 with the latest game patch.
•NVIDIA SLI Technology – Adds or updates the following SLI profiles:
◦Spec Ops: The Line
◦PlanetSide 2
◦F1 2011 – updated profile
◦Final Fantasy XIV – updated profile
◦Saints Row: The Third – updated profile
◦Torchlight II
◦Tribes: Ascend
•NVIDIA 3D Vision – Adds or updates the following 3D Vision profiles:
◦Alan Wake's American Nightmare – rated Poor
◦Borderlands 2 – updated profile with new convergence settings
◦Depth Hunter – updated rating to 3D Vision Ready
◦Mass Effect 3 – updated in-game compatibility message and profile to be more compatible with community 3D mods
◦Max Payne 3 – updated rating to Excellent and updated in-game compatibility message to inform users to use DirectX 11, disable MSAA and use SSA0.
◦Street Fighter X Tekken – rated 3D Vision Ready
◦Tiger Woods PGA 12: The Masters – rated Good
◦Tribes: Ascend – rated Fair
◦The Walking Dead – rating Good
•Other Profile Updates
◦Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support for Diablo III
◦Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support for L.A. Noire
◦Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support for Rayman Origins
◦Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support The Secret World
◦Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Star Wars: The Old Republic
◦Disabled FXAA for several Windows programs like Media Player and Movie Maker.
•NVIDIA Surround
◦Surround settings now persisted after new driver overinstall.
•NVIDIA CUDA
◦Includes support for applications built using CUDA 5 Preview or earlier version of the CUDA Toolkit. More information at http://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-toolkit

Additional Details
•Installs PhysX System Software v9.12.0604.
•Installs HD Audio v1.3.17.0.
•Supports OpenGL 4.2
•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.
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Old 06-18-12, 08:30 AM   #2
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Looks good, might have to give them a try later.
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Old 06-18-12, 10:32 PM   #3
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when i turn on 4x msaa in Diablo 3 with these and join some one the picture freeze and i hear the game go on, it only happens when i join someone not when i play alone :-/
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Old 06-19-12, 03:17 PM   #4
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when i turn on 4x msaa in Diablo 3 with these and join some one the picture freeze and i hear the game go on, it only happens when i join someone not when i play alone :-/
Diablo 3 still has issues, but they are game issues. Apparently Nvidia is working with blizzard.
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Old 06-21-12, 09:43 AM   #5
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Had issues with black screens and freezes. I didn't bother to troubleshoot since these are betas. I just rolled back to 301.42. Problem resolved.

Perhaps I'll re install them and mess with them more at some point. GF 560, 2500K, 8GB ram, Windows 7.
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Old 06-22-12, 11:43 AM   #6
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No problems with these, they seem like a great release. Very smooth compared to previous releases.

Edit- No issues with D3 either, forcing 8xAA/2x trssaa in nvcp. Still have to keep AO disabled tho as it causes low fps/low gpu usage in some areas like Wortham village.
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Old 06-25-12, 07:12 AM   #7
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My PC wont shutdown properly with these. ::
some people have been reporting that on guru3d forums. Doesnt seem to affect everyone though, I never had an issue with shutdown.
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Old 06-25-12, 01:54 PM   #8
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Had time today, to try these again. I used the advanced install to do a complete re install. No lockups or freezes today, but still some oddness in WoW on the sign in screen (1-2 FPS) and also on the screen where you choose your toon (alternating between 1-2 FPS and the normal 60FPS. In the game the drivers are perfectly smooth 60FPS. This is on a GF 560, 4Ghz i5 and 8GB of DDR3 using 3dplay stereovision on a passive 3dtv.

They seem perfect in other games. There must have also an issue in previous video drivers causing audio lip synch to be off when watching 3d movies at 24p. I say that because now I don't have to use ReClock and the lip synch seems perfect.

No settings changes or toggling back and forth between 3d/2d have fixed the WoW sign in and toon choosing screens though. I wonder what's up with that. I will keep these unless I have a showstopper that springs up. Shut down has worked fine twice so far. We'll see.
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Old 06-28-12, 10:56 PM   #9
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World of warcraft cursor disappears when its not moving. Going back to 301.42.
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Old 06-29-12, 07:14 AM   #11
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Default Re: 304.48 Beta driver out

Sticking with 301.42 for now. nVidia is releasing new WHQL mid to late July according to the nVidia forums.
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