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Old 07-12-10, 04:51 AM   #1
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Default 258.96 07/09/2010

258.96 07/09/2010

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





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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 (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

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Old 07-12-10, 06:59 AM   #2
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Default Re: 258.96 07/09/2010

Good find, but XP download only?

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Old 07-12-10, 07:47 AM   #3
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follow here for teh good OS
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Old 07-14-10, 06:19 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info!
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Old 07-26-10, 04:47 PM   #5
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Default Re: 258.96 07/09/2010

Too bad it still doesn't support older versions of Direct X like version 7. Nvidia completely dropped the ball on this one for what ever reason.
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