Tuesday, August 9th 2011

NVIDIA GeForce 280.26 WHQL Software Suite Released

NVIDIA today released this month's first major GeForce software update, version 280.26. The suite provides the latest WHQL-signed drivers for all NVIDIA GeForce GPUs since 6-series, and ION platform. It includes updated PhysX system software (v9.10.0514), and NVIDIA HDMI audio drivers (v1.2.23.3). The new drivers include support for SLI on AMD 990FX, 990X, and 970 desktop chipsets (on certified motherboards only). Apart from that, the 3D Vision component has undergone a massive overhaul.

The 3D Vision Controller driver is now included with all GPU driver installations. The 3D Vision player now supports windowed mode. Support is added for new 3D Vision compatible monitors, such as ViewSonic V3D245, and 3D Vision compatble projectors such as Acer X1111, BenQ W710ST, and NEC NP-V300W.

DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 280.26 WHQL for Windows 7/Vista 64-bit | Windows 7/Vista 32-bit | Windows XP 32-bit | Windows XP 64-bit

New 3D Vision profiles are added for a number of game titles, namely, Alice: Madness Returns, Back to the Future (Episodes 1-5), Call of Juarez: The Cartel, Chuang Shi Xi You, Dao Jian 2, The Darkness 2, Dead Island, Deep Black, Dou Zhan Shen, Dragon Ball Online, Dungeons and Dragons: Online, Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, L.A. Noire, League of Legends, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Mars, Might & Magic Heroes VI, Mount & Blade: Warband, Mount & Blade: With Fire and Blade, PROUN, RAGE, Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad, Rise of the Immortals, Rusty Hearts, Serious Sam 3: BFE, Virtua Tennis 4, and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine.

3D Vision profiles were updated for Crysis 2, Deep Black and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition.
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10 Comments on NVIDIA GeForce 280.26 WHQL Software Suite Released

Overclocked quantum bit
The 3D Vision stuff sounds interesting. I'll have to wheel out my old CRT monitor and try it out (I no longer have a 120Hz LCD monitor). Old driver versions tended to have a lot of software glitches when driving a CRT monitor, which I hope has been cured.
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Just updated and Folding OK.
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Updated and now my rock stable OC from the previous WHQL drivers is fubar. Drivers are rubbish so far in my experience.
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MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
solid driver set, as good as the betas with some extra fixes. Improved smooth gameplay in Mass Effect 1 and 2 and reduced screen tearing in both games
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Same thing as all previous nVidia drivers, have to recalibrate my colour setting. Getting sick of it
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Same prob, though not in OC but rather in GPU-Z's squares: OpenCL & CUDA ticked, PhysX & DirectCompute - not; WTF? Had to revert back to 275.33 & everything works like charm. With 280.26 anything DX11 (AvP & 3DMark11 in my case) is unplayable/untestable. (lol, is there actually a word like that in English, untestable? :laugh: jk) With "old" 275.33 drivers - everything is checked & ready for carnage. Crysis played ace on these, though (280.26), but it does on 275.33 as well. Will wait for better drivers. Thanx for link bta, nevertheless. :toast:
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[H]@RD5TUFF said:
upgrading now
fixed my DIRT 3 crashing issues.
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