NVIDIA ForceWare 301.42 XP 32-bit

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File size: 96.2 MB
Publisher: NVIDIA
Downloads: 8,972 (842.6 GB)
Posted: May 21, 2012
Updated: May 22, 2012
Operating System: 2K/XP/2003
Newer version available: NVIDIA ForceWare 340.52 XP 32-bit

New in R300 Drivers:

  • New GPU Support:
    • GeForce GTX 690
    • GeForce GTX 680
    • GeForce GTX 670
    • GeForce GT 600-series GPUs
  • Performance Boost – Increases performance for GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 296.10WHQL-certifieddrivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:

    GeForce GTX 570/580:

    • Up to 23% in Just Cause 2 with SLI
    • Up to 21% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    • Up to 17% in StarCraft II with SLI
    • Up to 14% in Far Cry 2 with SLI
    • Up to 9% in Bulletstorm
    • Up to 7% in Civilization V
    • Up to 6% in Deus Ex: Human Revolution with SLI
    • Up to 6% in Dragon Age 2 with SLI
    • Up to 5% in Metro 2033 with SLI
    • Up to 5% in Total War: Shogun 2

    GeForce GTX 560/560 Ti:

    • Up to 20% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    • Up to 15% in Just Cause 2 with SLI
    • Up to 13% in Far Cry 2 with SLI
    • Up to 12% in Bulletstorm
    • Up to 11% in Civilization V
    • Up to 10% in StarCraft II with SLI
    • Up to 9% in Batman: Arkham City
    • Up to 4% in Deus Ex: Human Revolution with SLI
    • Up to 4% in Dragon Age 2 with SLI
    • Up to 4% in Metro 2033 with SLI
    • Up to 4% in Total War: Shogun 2
  • NVIDIA FXAA Technology – shader-based anti-aliasing technology available from the NVIDIA Control Panel that enables ultra-fast anti-aliasing in hundreds of PC games. FXAA delivers similar quality to 4x multi-sample antialiasing (MSAA) but is up to 60% faster, enabling substantially higher performance in games. FXAA is supported on all GeForce 8-series and later GPUs. Note: This feature is disabled for games that already have built-in support for FXAA. Visit GeForce.com to learn more.
  • NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync – dynamically enables vertical sync based on your current frame rates for the smoothest gaming experience. Adaptive VSync is supported on all GeForce 8-series and later GPUs. Visit GeForce.com to learn more.
  • NVIDIA Frame Rate Target – dynamically adjusts frame rate to a user specified target. Support for this feature is enabled via third party applications via NVAPI. Visit GeForce.com to learn more.
  • NVIDIA Surround Technology – Adds the following new Surround capabilities.Visit GeForce.com to learn more.
    • Add in a fourth accessory display with GeForce GTX 600-series to get access to your email, web, or other applications while you game.
    • Maximize an application to a single physical display when in Surround mode (enabled by default).
    • Confine the Windows Taskbar to the center display (enabled by default).
    • Enablebezel peeking– a feature which enables users to temporarily peek behind the monitor bezels using a hotkey (Ctrl + Alt + B). This feature is designed to be used in conjunction with bezel corrected resolutions.
    • Add or remove resolutions from the list of Surround resolutions (only those selected will be available to applications).
    • Full center display acceleration for single wide display modes (center display must be connected to the master GPU).
  • NVIDIA SLI Technology–Adds or updates the following SLI profiles:
    • Alan Wake
    • Call of Juarez: The Cartel
    • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
    • Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link
    • Left 4 Dead
    • Orcs Must Die!
    • Portal 2
    • Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
    • Risen 2: Dark Waters
    • The Darkness II
    • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
    • Crusader Kings II
    • Max Payne 3
    • Sniper Elite V2
    • Street Fighter X Tekken
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision – Adds or updates the following 3D Vision profiles:
    • All Zombies Must Die! – rated Fair
    • Ghosts 'n Goblins Online – rated Good
    • Oil Rush – rated 3D Vision Ready
    • Postal III – rated Good
    • Rayman Origins – rated Good
    • SevenCore – rated Fair
    • Stacking – rated Good
    • Unigine Heaven Benchmark v3.0 – rated 3D Vision Ready
    • Wargame: European Escalation – rated Good
    • Warp – rated Good
    • Wings of Prey – rated Fair
    • Krater – rated Poor
    • Adam's Venture Episode 1- rated Poor
    • Blacklight: Retribution – rated Poor
    • The Darkness II – updated in-game recommended settings
    • Depth Hunter – updated profile
    • Dirt: Showdown – rated Good
    • Passion Leads Army Benchmark – rated 3D Vision Ready
    • Resident Evil: Operating Raccoon City – Rated Fair
    • rFactor 2 – changed rating to 3D Vision Ready
    • Trackmania 2: Canyon – rated Fair
    • Unigine 3.0 Heaven Benchmark – updated profile
    • World of Tanks – changed rating to Excellent.