This is the first beta release from the Release 290 family of drivers. You can read more about this family of drivers on GeForce.com.
This driver package supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500-series desktop GPUs as well as ION desktop GPUs.
New in R290 Drivers
NVIDIA Ambient Occlusion
Adds NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. See the comparison screenshots on GeForce.com.
Adds NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. See the comparison screenshots on GeForce.com.
Updates PhysX System Software to version 9.11.11.07 for the best PhysX experience in Batman: Arkham City.
Enables NVIDIA Surround support for Intel X79 SLI-certified motherboards.
Added or updated SLI profiles for Crysis 2, Heroes and Generals, Inversion, Stronghold 3, and Syndicate.
Adds support for 3D Vision over native DisplayPort 1.1 connection - available on BenQ XL2420T and BenQ XL2420TX monitors.
Added or updated the following 3D Vision game profiles:
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – rated Good
Cang Sheng (苍生) – rated Good
Diablo 3 – rated Good
Fei fei (飞飞) – rated Good
Final Combat (大冲锋) – rated Good
L.A. Noire – updated rating to 3D Vision Ready
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 – rated Fair
Qian Nv You Hun Online (倩女幽魂Online) – rated Good
QQ Xi You (QQ西游) – rated Good
Sonic Generations – rated Good
Xian Tu (仙途) – rated Good
Yong Bing Tian Xia Online (拥兵天下 Online) – rated Good
Updates HD Audio driver to version 126.96.36.199.
Some Key Bug Fixes
Fixes random flickering as Windows boot logo is loading or fading away.
Fixes corruption in Crysis 2 with SLI and lower quality shadow settings.
Fixes ability to set Surround resolutions to 5760x1080 using custom resolutions.
Fixes some random instances of triangular artifacts when playing Battlefield 3.
Fixes corruption seen in Settlers 7 with 275.33 drivers.
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.
Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.