Wednesday, October 10th 2012

NVIDIA Releases GeForce 306.97 WHQL Drivers

In wake of GeForce GTX 650 Ti launch, NVIDIA posted the latest WHQL-signed version of its GeForce software suite, version 306.97 WHQL. Recommended for Windows 8, the driver adds support for the newly-launched GPU, and is said to go well with Borderlands 2, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, and World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria. New performance and stability improvements are said to cover a variety of games. 3D Vision profiles were added or improved for a large number of games.

DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 306.97 WHQL (International) for Windows 8/7/Vista 64-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 32-bit
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16 Comments on NVIDIA Releases GeForce 306.97 WHQL Drivers

#1
Animalpak
Ohhhh FINALLY !! (go well with Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier... ) I stopped playing just because not stop crashing !!
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#2
TheMailMan78
Big Member
I don't see anything worth updating for. Anyone with a 5xx series card try these yet?
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#3
Protagonist
About time and right on time for my new GTX670 that i will be getting any day now after serious delays but soon I'll have my new card and install new WHQL Drivers to go along with it.
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#4
JTristam
by: TheMailMan78
I don't see anything worth updating for. Anyone with a 5xx series card try these yet?
Apparently the driver was intended for GTX 650 Ti only. I'm using GTX 680 but the latest driver (WHQL or beta) for my card was 306.23, dated September 13th. It's the same latest driver released for 500, 400, 300 (OEM?) and 200 series. Perhaps after Assassin's Creed III release we'll see a new driver for all supported series.
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#5
xorbe
For some reason, it still doesn't include the latest PhysX driver from July.
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#6
[H]@RD5TUFF
GeForce GTX 680:

Up to 18% in Batman: Arkham City


I'll have to remote in here in a minute and upgrade
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#7
W1zzard
Read the version number above the Performance improvement section
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#8
[H]@RD5TUFF
Updating right now, god remote desktop is awesome!


I am surprised there isn't improvement profiles for Dishonored and XCOM in this driver release.
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#9
W1zzard
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
Updating right now
dude, really read the changelog. these drivers have no performance improvements
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[H]@RD5TUFF
by: W1zzard
dude, really read the changelog. these drivers have no performance improvements
According to Nvidia they do ::
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
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#11
W1zzard
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
According to Nvidia they do ::
yes, thats the page i'm refering to that says these drivers have no perofrmance improvements.

look at it again. maybe read it from the start. you shall be rewarded
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#12
JTristam
This is really strange. GeForce site has 306.97 as the latest driver for my GTX 680, yet NVIDIA one shows 306.23 as the latest driver available for it. :confused:

I guess I'll give it a try then.
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#14
johnspack
Yes, Wizz is right, nothing new except 650Ti support:
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: see, only an increase from 301.42....
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#15
tacosRcool
Just updated yesterday. Have yet to play any games.
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