NVIDIA ForceWare 295.73 XP 32-bit

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File size: 94.1 MB
Publisher: NVIDIA
Downloads: 49,224 (4.4 TB)
Posted: Feb 21, 2012
Updated: Feb 21, 2012
Operating System: 2K/XP/2003
Newer version available: NVIDIA ForceWare 337.88 XP 32-bit

R295 Highlight Summary
New features and performance since last WHQL-certified driver

  • Game-changing performance boost of up to 45% inThe Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, “the fastest selling title inSteam’shistory”
  • Up to 2x performanceMass Effect 3withSLI technology.
  • GeForce-exclusivequality enhancements with ambient occlusion support forCall of Duty: Modern Warfare 3,Diablo III, andThe Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
  • New3D VisionandSLIprofiles for over 50 titles.
  • NewPhysXsoftware for the best experience in topPhysXtitles likeAlice: Madness ReturnsandBatman: Arkham City.

R295 Highlight Details

Performance

  • Increases performance by up to 45%in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (measured with GeForce GTX 560 at 1080p Ultra settings in indoor scenes vs. 285.62).
  • Updates the NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to a higher performance profile.
  • BoostsMass Effect 3SLI performance to up to 2x.

Ambient Occlusion

NVIDIA SLI

  • Adds or updates SLI profiles for:
    • Mass Effect 3
    • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
    • The Darkness II
    • F1 2011
    • Oil Rush
    • Red Faction: Armageddon
    • 7554
    • Trine 2
    • WRC 2: FIA World Rally Championship 2011
    • Afterfall: InSanity.
    • ArcheAge
    • Core Blaze

NVIDIA 3D Vision

  • Adds support for 3D Visionwindowed mode on DLP HDTVs and onOptimized for GeForcepassive 3D monitors.
  • Added new3D Visionlaser sight /crosshair options to better matchSkyrimcrosshairs.
  • Adds or updates 3D Vision profiles for:
    • The Adventures of Tintin – rated Good
    • Afterfall: Insanity – rated Fair
    • ANNO 2070 - rated Not Recommended
    • Apache: Air Assault – rated Fair
    • Black Prophecy – rated Not Recommended
    • Chaos Online – rated Fair
    • Choplifter HD - rated Good
    • Cities XL 2012 - rated Good
    • Da Vinci Online – rated Fair
    • Dino D-Day - rated Good
    • DotA 2 – rating upgraded to Fair
    • Dungeon and Dragons: Daggerdale – rated Fair
    • Edge - rated Excellent
    • Ferrari Project – rated Not Recommended
    • The First Templar – rated Fair
    • Fractal – rated Excellent
    • FreeStyle 2 – rated Good
    • The Haunted Halls Reach – rated Excellent
    • Insane 2 - rated Excellent
    • King Arthur II – rated Not Recommended
    • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – rated Fair
    • Kong Fu Ying Xiong – rated Fair
    • Love Beat – rated Good
    • Marvel Super Hero Squad Online – rated Good
    • Microsoft Flight – rated Fair
    • Perpetuum – rated Fair
    • Post Apocalyptic Mayhem – rated Fair
    • Prototype 2 – rated Fair
    • Q.U.B.E. – rated Excellent
    • Quan Qiu Shi Ming – rated Excellent
    • Red Bull X-Fighters - rated Excellent
    • rFactor 2 (mod mode) – rated Good and updated convergence
    • Risen 2: Dark Waters - rated Fair
    • Saints Row: The Third – Rated Not Recommended
    • Shadow Company: Left for Dead – rated Not Recommended
    • Special Force – Rated Good
    • Tera – rated Good
    • Top Gun: Hard Lock – rated Not Recommended
    • Tropico 4 – rated Good
    • Worms Blast – rated Good
  • If you are using 3D Visionwith the 3D Vision USB emitter, please read this FAQ for more details on installation.

NVIDIA PhysX

NVIDIA Surround

  • EnablesWHQL-certifiedsupport forNVIDIA Surroundon Intel X79 SLI-certified motherboards.

HD Audio

  • Updates HD Audio to version 1.3.12.0.

Battlefield 3

  • Fixes instances of texture corruption/artifacts inBattlefield 3when memory constrained (typically 1GB or less graphics cards runningUltrasettings and high resolutions).

Other Details

  • 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.