NVIDIA Corp. has now made available the first WHQL driver of the R295 family, the GeForce 295.73. This release comes with support for GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500 Series cards, and for ION GPUs, it's bundled with the PhysX System Software v9.12.0209, and features the following highlights: - Game-changing performance boost of up to 45% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, "the fastest selling title in Steam's history" - Up to 2x performance Mass Effect 3 with SLI technology. - GeForce-exclusive quality enhancements with ambient occlusion support for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Diablo III, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. - New 3D Vision and SLI profiles for over 50 titles. - New PhysX software for the best experience in top PhysX titles like Alice: Madness Returns and Batman: Arkham City. Download: Windows 7/Vista (32-bit) / Windows 7/Vista (64-bit) / Windows XP (32-bit) / Windows XP (64-bit) Full changelog: Performance - Increases performance by up to 45% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (measured with GeForce GTX 560 at 1080p Ultra settings in indoor scenes vs. 285.62). - Updates the NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to a higher performance profile. - Boosts Mass Effect 3 SLI performance to up to 2x. Ambient Occlusion - Adds ambient occlusion support for Diablo III. - Updates the ambient occlusion support for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to a higher performance profile (also in 290 beta drivers). - Adds ambient occlusion support for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (also in 290 beta drivers). NVIDIA SLI - Adds or updates SLI profiles for: Mass Effect 3 Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning The Darkness II F1 2011 Oil Rush Red Faction: Armageddon 7554 Trine 2 WRC 2: FIA World Rally Championship 2011 Afterfall: InSanity. ArcheAge Core Blaze NVIDIA 3D Vision - Adds support for 3D Vision windowed mode on DLP HDTVs and on Optimized for GeForce passive 3D monitors. - Added new 3D Vision laser sight /crosshair options to better match Skyrim crosshairs. - Adds or updates 3D Vision profiles for: The Adventures of Tintin – rated Good Afterfall: Insanity – rated Fair ANNO 2070 - rated Not Recommended Apache: Air Assault – rated Fair Black Prophecy – rated Not Recommended Chaos Online – rated Fair Choplifter HD - rated Good Cities XL 2012 - rated Good Da Vinci Online – rated Fair Dino D-Day - rated Good DotA 2 – rating upgraded to Fair Dungeon and Dragons: Daggerdale – rated Fair Edge - rated Excellent Ferrari Project – rated Not Recommended The First Templar – rated Fair Fractal – rated Excellent FreeStyle 2 – rated Good The Haunted Halls Reach – rated Excellent Insane 2 - rated Excellent King Arthur II – rated Not Recommended Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – rated Fair Kong Fu Ying Xiong – rated Fair Love Beat – rated Good Marvel Super Hero Squad Online – rated Good Microsoft Flight – rated Fair Perpetuum – rated Fair Post Apocalyptic Mayhem – rated Fair Prototype 2 – rated Fair Q.U.B.E. – rated Excellent Quan Qiu Shi Ming – rated Excellent Red Bull X-Fighters - rated Excellent rFactor 2 (mod mode) – rated Good and updated convergence Risen 2: Dark Waters - rated Fair Saints Row: The Third – Rated Not Recommended Shadow Company: Left for Dead – rated Not Recommended Special Force – Rated Good Tera – rated Good Top Gun: Hard Lock - rated Not Recommended Tropico 4 - rated Good Worms Blast - rated Good NVIDIA PhysX - Updates PhysX System Software to 9.12.0209 for improved compatibility with Alice: Madness Returns and Batman: Arkham City. NVIDIA Surround - Enables WHQL-certified support for NVIDIA Surround on Intel X79 SLI-certified motherboards. HD Audio - Updates HD Audio to version 188.8.131.52. Battlefield 3 - Fixes instances of texture corruption/artifacts in Battlefield 3 when memory constrained (typically 1 GB or less graphics cards running Ultra settings and high resolutions). Other Details - Supports multiple languages and APIs for GPU computing: CUDA C, CUDA C++, CUDA Fortran, OpenCL, DirectCompute, and Microsoft C++ AMP. - Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, DirectX 11, and OpenGL, including 3-way SLI, Quad SLI, and SLI support on SLI-certified Intel and AMD motherboards.