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NVIDIA Releases GTX 460-Supporting GeForce 258.96 Beta Drivers

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. btarunr

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    In addition to launching the GeForce GTX 460 graphics processor, NVIDIA released version 258.96 of the GeForce software. This beta driver package provides support for GeForce GTX 460, all GeForce GPUs since GeForce 6 series, and ION chipsets. Apart from supporting the new GPU, the driver packs a series of game-specific performance increments for GeForce 400 series GPUs, updated PhysX system software (to ver. 9.10.0224), updated integrated HD audio device driver, and numerous bug fixes.

    DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 258.96 Beta

    A detailed list of performance increments and feature updates follows.

    • Up to 11% in Aliens vs. Predator (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF – Tessellation on)
    • Up to 7% in Crysis: Warhead (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF – Gamer)
    • Up to 4% in H.A.W.X (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF – Very High)
    • Up to 10% in Just Cause 2 (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF - Concrete Jungle)
    • Up to 6% in Metro 2033 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF – Tessellation on)
    • Up to 7% in Metro 2033 (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF – Tessellation on)
    • Up to 10% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
    • Up to 12% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
    • Up to 4% in World in Conflict (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
    • Adds support for NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround technology
    • Upgrades PhysX System Software to version 9.10.0224
    • Upgrades HD Audio driver version (for supported GPUs)
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2010
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    Drivers run great!
  3. TheOnlyHero


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    I dont see any game optimizations for 200 and 9 series :cry: why Nvidia forget the bigger part of there users,because i think there are more people with 200 and 9 series than 400 . Whe need Optimisations too :banghead:

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