Monday, October 18th 2010

NVIDIA Releases GeForce 260.89 WHQL Driver Suite

NVIDIA today released GeForce 260.89 driver suite. The software provides WHQL-signed drivers for all GeForce 6-series onwards, and ION platform GPUs. It also provides 3D Vision software, GPU-integrated audio device driver (version 1.1.9.0), and PhysX system software (version 9.10.0514). As with almost every new release, GeForce 260.89 WHQL packs a host of performance enhancements, official support for new GPUs (it's GeForce GT 430, this time), and a host of bug-fixes. What's different this time around is that the performance enhancements are specific to two GPUs, GeForce GTX 480 and GeForce GTX 460. SLI profiles are added for new game titles.

DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 260.89 WHQL for Windows 7/Vista 64-bit, Windows 7/Vista 32-bit, Windows XP 32-bit, Windows XP 64-bit

A detailed list of changes follows.

Performance Increments:
Compared to GeForce 258.96 WHQL, on the following GPUs.
1. GeForce GTX 480
  • Up to 10% in StarCraft II (2560x1600 4xAA/16xAF Ultra)
  • Up to 14% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
  • Up to 16% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (SLI – 2560x1600 4xAA/16xAF)
  • Up to 6% in Aliens vs. Predator (SLI – 1920x1200 noAA – Tessellation on)
2. GeForce GTX 460
  • Up to 19% in StarCraft II (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF Ultra)
  • Up to 15% in Battlefield Bad Company 2 (SLI – 2560x1600 4xAA/16xAF)
  • Up to 12% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (2560x1600 noAA)
  • Up to 9% in Aliens vs. Predator (1680x1050 4xAA/16xAF – Tessellation on)
  • Up to 7% in Metro 2033 (1680x1050 noAA – Tessellation on)
  • Up to 11% in Dirt 2 (SLI – 2560x1600 4xAA/16xAF)
  • Up to 12% in Crysis:Warhead (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF Gamer)
  • Up to 13% in Far Cry 2 (2560x1600 4xAA/16xAF)
  • Up to 12% in H.A.W.X (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF SSAO Very High)
  • Up to 5% in Just Cause 2 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
  • Up to 22% in Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena (1920x1200 noAA)
  • Up to 5% in 3DMark Vantage (Extreme Preset)
New 3D Vision profiles
NVIDIA 3D Vision stereoscopic profiles are added for the following games:
  • Arcania: Gothic 4
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • FIFA 11
  • Formula 1 Racing
  • Final Fantasy XIV Benchmark
  • Guild Wars 2
  • Kane & Lynch 2 – Dog Days
  • Lead and Gold
  • Lego Harry Potter
  • Live For Speed
  • Lost Planet 2
  • Moonbase Alpha
  • Serious Sam HD – The Second Encounter
  • Shrek Forever After
  • Singularity
  • Vitua Tennis 2009
  • Virtua Tennis 3
New SLI Profiles
New SLI multi-GPU profiles added for the following games:
  • City of Heroes: Going Rogue
  • Alien Swarm
  • Dead Rising 2
  • Front Mission Evolved
  • Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days
  • LEGO: Harry Potter
A complete list of bugs fixed can be found in the Release Notes documents (for Windows 7 and Vista and Windows XP).
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26 Comments on NVIDIA Releases GeForce 260.89 WHQL Driver Suite

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About time also I have noticed a 15 FPS boost in FFXVI, good stuff.
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