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NVIDIA Outs WHQL-certified GeForce Drivers for Windows 8.1 Preview

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  1. btarunr

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    NVIDIA released some of the first WHQL-certified drivers for Windows 8.1 Preview, with its WHQL-signed GeForce drivers that are WDDM 1.3 compliant. Labeled GeForce 326.01 WHQL, these drivers cover all GeForce GPUs since 6-series, across desktop and notebook platforms separately (separate drivers for desktop and mobile GPUs). In its release notes, NVIDIA didn't list out any changes to the version from previous versions, but mentioned support for even the latest GeForce GTX 760 graphics card, so the support list is up to date.

    DOWNLOAD: GeForce 326.01 WHQL for Windows 8.1 Release Preview
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    LOOOOOOOOOL their blog says "62-bit" on the x64 versions of the driver xD
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    maybe it's a new hidden version we don't know about :laugh:
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    since its just 6 series and up, does that mean driver updates for my 560 are peaked? that there'll be no moar driva's?
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    Dude, look at the "supported products" section for this driver. It supports GPUs all the way back to the GF 8 series [inclusive].
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    Been running this for a few days on 7. So far so good but needs more flash testing. A proper release for everyone is supposed to be out on monday. Or now for some reason.
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    When they say 6 series and up they mean the Geforce 6000 series. Unlike AMD, nVidia doesn't drop support for their products after 2 years.
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    Just to be clear, this isn't the fix for 320.18, is it? That's supposed to come out in a week or so, correct?
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    There is no "fix" for 320.18, 320.18 doesn't require fixing.
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    Umm, that's not what a ton of users on various forums say....it has serious fan control and overheating issues.
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    And yet not a single serious news source has actually reported a problem or been able to reproduce any of the claimed issue. Sorry, a few random people in forums blaming their card's death on a driver that is working fine for million's of people is not an actual issue. In fact none of the "problems" can actually be reproduced. If it has serious fan control problems why does no one have any actual evidence of fan issues? There isn't a single screen shot of a GPU overheating or the fan running too slowly. If there was an actual issue the driver would have been pulled a long time ago.
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    I'm sorry, but Nvidia dropped driver updates for the GF 6 and 7 series a while ago (at the end of 2012, IIRC). And this driver doesn't support those either. The last driver series to support GF 6 & 7 was 304.xx
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    Check the support list for this driver and try again: http://www.nvidia.com/object/windows-8-solutions.html

    This was linked to in the original post.

    Also, previous to this release the Geforce 6 series received a WHQL driver back in February(307.83).

    Edit: Wait, that isn't the support list for this specific driver, BTA made that kind of confusing and was also wrong in saying these drivers support all the way back to the 6 series because they don't. It seems this driver doesn't support the Geforce 6 series or 7 series. But still, support didn't end in 2012, AFAIK they haven't officially announced they have dropped support for the Geforce 6 series, and they have released new drivers in 2013 for these card.

    None the less, the original question has been answered, when they say Geforce 6 series, they mean Geforce 6000. The GTX600 series is called the Geforce 600 series, so his GTX560 still has many years of support ahead.
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    I am sorry yet again, but that the list of GPUs supported for Win8, with undefined driver versions. It's NOT the list of GPUs supported by 326.01

    THE List of supported GPUs for 326.01 is here. I don't see GF 6 and GF 7 here.

    [​IMG]

    Yes, I know it was. But as noted above, it's not what You think it is.

    The last driver to support GF 6 & 7 is 307.74
    http://imageshack.us/a/img18/8738/tlev.png

    And OH SNAP that is still 304 driver series.

    P.S.:
    Edit: OH DANG finished writing this a bit after You edited Your post. Sorry. =]
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    Everybody make mistakes. Learn to follow ur nose bro
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    Duh~! But this mistake looked funny to me for some reason. Felt like: "And today, Nvidia announces a new CPU architecture aimed at 62 bit data and addresses." Man, the thought of that simply cracked me up :laugh:

    I don't get it.
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    Well, we were talking about Win8. For Win8 the last one was 307.74, the 307.83 is for for Win7 and Vista only :)

    And sorry man. My tone was way too harsh, I admit that. I am really sorry.
    I'm still on edge after yesterday when I was answering a countless stream of silly questions from various lusers. (or more like, pointing out how their questions itself were wrong.)
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    Lmao you're dreaming , the 320.18 has alot of issues ..i downgraded to 314 , anyhow im using the gtx 460 if you are wondering.

    Mouse freezing and black screen , apparently i experience it but not anymore since i downgraded the driver

    320.18 Driver issues
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    um, Windows 8 Release Preview isn't Windows 8.1 Preview

    um, Windows 8 Release Preview isn't Windows 8.1 Preview
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    62bit LOOL
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    i had some GPU stopped responding and several issues in games in 320.18 (as well as desktop display saying going slow then going windows 7 basic theme etc), hope this new one doesn't have it.
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    Nvidia begs to differ from your analysis

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    In that sense, every driver need fixing then. But you know what we were talking about, and it wasn't minor bug fixes, but you just want to troll.
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