Monday, April 18th 2011

NVIDIA GeForce 270.61 Software Suite Released

NVIDIA today released its first WHQL-signed 270 Series GeForce software suite. The package provides the latest driver software for GeForce discrete, integrated, and notebook GPUs, ION GPUs, GeForce HDMI audio, and the latest stable releases of NVIDIA PhysX, and NVIDIA 3DVision. Version 270.61 WHQL packs official support for the recently released GeForce GTX 590, GTX 550 Ti, GTX 560 Ti, supermassive performance increases (such as 516% in Dragon Age 2 (GTX 580 SLI 2560x1600 8xAA/16xAF Very High, SSAO on)) specific to GeForce 400 and 500 series; and of course, a stable version of NVIDIA's driver auto-update software.

DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 270.61 WHQL.

A list of changes follows.

1. GPU Support
  • Adds support for the newly released GeForce GTX 590, GeForce GTX 560 Ti and GeForce GTX 550 Ti GPUs.
2. Performance
Increases performance for GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. v266.58 WHQL drivers. The following are examples of some of the most significant improvements measured on Windows 7. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
A. GeForce GTX 580
  • Up to 516% in Dragon Age 2 (SLI 2560x1600 8xAA/16xAF Very High, SSAO on)
  • Up to 326% in Dragon Age 2 (1920x1200 8xAA/16xAF Very High, SSAO on)
  • Up to 11% in Just Cause 2 (1920x1200 8xAA/16xAF, Concrete Jungle)
  • Up to 11% in Just Cause 2 (SLI 2560x1600 8xAA/16xAF, Concrete Jungle)
  • Up to 7% in Civilization V (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF, Max settings)
  • Up to 6% in Far Cry 2 (SLI 2560x1600 8xAA/16xAF, Max settings)
  • Up to 5% in Civilization V (SLI 1920x1200 8xAA/16xAF, Max settings)
  • Up to 5% in Left 4 Dead 2 (1920x1200 noAA/AF, Outdoor)
  • Up to 5% in Left 4 Dead 2 (SLI 2560x1600 4xAA/16xAF, Outdoor)
  • Up to 4% in H.A.W.X. 2 (SLI 1920x1200 8xAA/16xAF, Max settings)
  • Up to 4% in Mafia 2 (SLI 2560x1600 AA on/16xAF, PhysX = High)
B. GeForce GTX 560 Ti
  • Up to 461% in Dragon Age 2 (SLI 1920x1200 8xAA/16xAF, Very High)
  • Up to 241% in Dragon Age 2 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF, Very High)
  • Up to 19% in Just Cause 2 (SLI 2560x1600 8xAA/16xAF, Concrete Jungle)
  • Up to 13% in Just Cause 2 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF, Concrete Jungle)
  • Up to 6% in Far Cry 2 (SLI 2560x1600 8xAA/16xAF, Max settings)
  • Up to 5% in Call of Duty: Black Ops (1920x1200 noAA/AF, Jungle Map)
  • Up to 5% in H.A.W.X. 2 (SLI 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF, Max settings)
  • Up to 4% in Call of Duty: Black Ops (SLI 2560x1600 4xAA/16xAF, Jungle Map)
  • Up to 4% in Civilization V (1920x1200 noAA/AF, Max settings)
  • Up to 4% in Left 4 Dead 2 (SLI 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF, Outdoor)
  • Up to 4% in Metro 2033 (SLI 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF, PhysX on)
3. NVIDIA Update
  • This is a new feature in Release 270 and later drivers. NVIDIA Update keeps your PC up-to-date with the latest NVIDIA drivers by notifying you when a new driver is available and directing you to the driver on nvidia.com. When you install a Release 270 or later GeForce driver from nvidia.com, you will be presented with the option to install NVIDIA Update.
4. CUDA
  • Adds support for applications using CUDA 4.0 features such as Unified Virtual Addressing (UVA) and GPUDirect v2.0.
  • Installs HD Audio driver version 1.2.22.1
  • Installs PhysX System Software to version 9.10.0514
  • Supports the new GPU-accelerated features in Adobe CS5.
  • Supports GPU-acceleration for smoother online HD videos with Adobe Flash 10.1. Learn more here.
  • Supports the new version of MotionDSP's video enhancement software, vReveal, which adds support for HD output. NVIDIA customers can download a free version of vReveal that supports up to SD output here.
  • Supports OpenCL 1.0 (Open Computing Language) for all GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
  • Supports OpenGL 3.3 for GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
  • Supports OpenGL 4.1 on GeForce 400 series and later GPUs.
  • Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology* on DirectX 9 and OpenGL.
  • Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.
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21 Comments on NVIDIA GeForce 270.61 Software Suite Released

#1
The Witcher
The 270. beta drivers caused serious problems in my computer, most games would crash now even though I deleted it completely, my games shutdown immediately if I turn rtss.exe on -.-

Let's just hope that this update will fix my problem and maybe, just maybe it will increase the GTX 460 performance :D

EDIT:.......what the heck.....a moment ago it was 270.61.....the download was the old driver 266.58....when I checked again it's been removed.

Second EDIT:

The driver searcher in Geforce.com is bugged or something, I went to nVidia main website and downloaded the new drivers from there.
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#2
claylomax
Finally ... It takes ages for Nvidia to release WHQL drivers.
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#3
RejZoR
Up to 516% in Dragon Age 2 (SLI 2560x1600 8xAA/16xAF Very High, SSAO on)
Up to 326% in Dragon Age 2 (1920x1200 8xAA/16xAF Very High, SSAO on)
Makes you wonder how awful it was running before these drivers arrived...
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#4
the54thvoid
I've been using the 270.51 betas for a few weeks and i've had no problems at all. Stable across all games for me.
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#5
puma99dk|
not in Nvidia Update yet ^^;
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#6
p3gaz_001
the54thvoid said:
I've been using the 270.51 betas for a few weeks and i've had no problems at all. Stable across all games for me.
the same for me, benchmarks too :rockout:
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#7
CrackerJack
I got a bluescreen 10min into Rift... gonna try another fresh install
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#8
theJesus
puma99dk| said:
not in Nvidia Update yet ^^;
It is now.

edit: Oh god, there must be tons of people downloading it right now, I'm barely getting 37kB/s down on it.
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#11
slyfox2151
donno what you guys are complaining about... getting 2.3MBps from australia on Optus cable... witch atm has internatinal speed problems :D
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#13
HammerON
The Watchful Moderator
Downloading now (973 KB/sec):)
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#15
Mussels
Moderprator
RejZoR said:
Makes you wonder how awful it was running before these drivers arrived...
very high means DX11, and apparently it was pretty much unplayable.
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#16
20mmrain
I had no problem with the beta and so far having no problem with these either. I am a ATI guy for the most part.... but besides the nice performance with the GTX 580's I have. I am telling you one other thing I am happy to have back by switching to Nvidia. Good Drivers Again finally!!!!
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#17
entropy13
Just got this. TPU servers are slow for me so I got it straight from Nvidia instead. OpenCL isn't checked for me in GPU-Z though apparently? lol
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#18
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
anyone with a GTX400 or 500 series card that can confirm some nice gains? hopefully theres a bit to be had across the board.

I'd imagine given a GTX580 / GTX560 TI benefit so much a GTX570 and 460 for example would too.
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#19
GENTLEMEN
From 266.xx to 270.61, Dragon Age 2 is now playable at very high for me (before: black triangles running free, messing up my screen)
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#20
Flibolito
Good driver so far. Ran Bad Company last night with Vsync OFF and it ran even better that before not it stays over 100FPS virtually all the time. 260.xx series would dip into the low 90s sometimes. Starcraft 2 feels the same and metro 2033 (which I'm almost done with) seems smoother as well.

No crashes or problems. :toast:
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#21
95Viper
Just a little update, here...

The install choked at the 3d section and would not start again(in that session). But, heh, what is a driver install with out a little drama? Boring!
After, I cleaned out the failed cr*p and re-booted to the standard windows drivers.
The install went smooth and it is doing good... no problems in COH, Crysis, CIV V, or DOW.
:)
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