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NVIDIA DRIVERS 270.61 WHQL ARE OUT!

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Zantal

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Notes

New in Release 270.61

GPU Support

Adds support for the newly released GeForce GTX 590, GeForce GTX 560 Ti and GeForce GTX 550 Ti GPUs.
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:
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)
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)
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 www.nvidia.com. When you install a Release 270 or later GeForce driver from www.nvidia.com, you will be presented with the option to install NVIDIA Update. Click here to learn more about NVIDIA Update.
NVIDIA 3D Vision

With Release 270 drivers, the 3D Vision Controller driver is now included with all GPU driver installations. This driver package includes v270.47 3D Vision Controller driver. Users are no longer required to install a separate 3D Vision Controller driver or CD driver. For more information, please view this knowledgebase article for more information.
New features added to 3D Vision window mode
Adds support for HDMI 1.4 3D TVs when using 3DTV Play software, including DirectX 9 games, Google Earth, and 3DVisionLive.com.
3D Vision window mode now works with Windows Aero enabled
New NVIDIA Control Panel option to toggle 3D Vision window mode on or off.
Performance improvements
DirectX 9 applications when using NVIDIA SLI
Better performance using the in-game crosshair for Half-life 2, Left4Dead, and Left4Dead2
Adds support for new 3D Vision Desktop LCD monitors: Tongfang LM2230W
Adds support for new 3D Vision projectors: Acer X1261P, Acer X1261-3D, DepthQ HDs3D-1, NEC NP-V300X, Sanyo PDG-DXL2000
Added support for new 3D Vision All In One PCs: Acer Aspire Z5673, Lenovo B520
Added the following 3D Vision game profiles:
Alice Madness Returns
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
Battle: Los Angeles
Breach
Cars 2
Crysis 2 (including multi-player demo)
Dead Space 2
DeathSpank
Deep Black
Dirt 3
Dragon Age II
Duke Nukem Forever
Dungeon Defenders
Dungeon Siege III
Fable III
Faxion Online
F.3.A.R.
Final Fantasy XIV
Homefront (DirectX 9 and DirectX 10)
Hunted: Demon’s Forge
Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
Lego Universe
Need for Speed World
Oil Rush
Portal 2
RaidersSphere
Red Faction: Armageddon
Richard Burns Rally
Rift
Section 8: Prejudice
Shift 2 Unleashed
Shogun 2: Total War
Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures
Test Drive Unlimited 2
The Sims Medieval
Updated the following 3D Vision game profiles
MX vs. ATV Reflex
Monster Hunter Frontier Benchmark
NVIDIA Surround

Adds 3D Vision Surround support when using 3D Vision monitors with built-in IR emitters
Increase performance for GeForce 200 series, 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs in several DirectX 9 PC games vs. the latest Release 265 drivers. The following are examples of some of the most significant improvements measured on Windows 7 64-bit. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration.
GeForce GTX 480 SLI in 3D Vision Surround:

Up to 109% in Aliens vs. Predator (5760x1080 1xAA / 16xAF)
Up to 107% in Burnout Paradise (5760x1080 2xAA / 16xAF)
Up to 267% in Call of Duty Black Ops (5760x1080 2xAA / 16xAF)
Up to 177% in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (5760x1080 2xAA / 16xAF)
Up to 15% in Far Cry 2 DirectX 9 (5760x1080 2xAA / 16xAF)
Up to 250% in Left4Dead2 (5760x1080 2xAA / 16xAF)
Up to 159% in Need for Speed Shift 2 (5760x1080 2xAA / 16xAF)
CUDA
Adds support for applications using CUDA 4.0 features such as Unified Virtual Addressing (UVA) and GPUDirect™ v2.0.
Other
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.
Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.
 

PeterPwned

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wow Nvidia sure does love slapping ati/amd in the face now days

Well nVidia is basically just responding to the AMD Mjolnir driver series which boast similar improvements over previous driver versions. I am talking about the 11.4 drivers and there will be more on the way.
 

stereo555

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Already installed them and they seem to be a-ok , however after the install and upon that first install reboot I got a nasty BSOD for some reason . Never ever had that happen before ....weird . (Yes , it was a clean driver install) .
 

Theocnoob

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If one is already running an older version of the driver what is the best way to update other than reinstalling windows?

Adds support for HDMI 1.4 3D TVs !!!!!!!!!!

The bird IS the word.

Also, 500% ++ in dragonage 2. Have to say, Nvidia de-frigged that REALLY fast. I'm glad that I support a company which is less inept than it's competition.
 

Bakkoda

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Heres hoping these fix my 560 problems (texture corruption) and I dont have to RMA.

:: 560 ti SOC back to factory overclock settings and running smoother than it did before. I really didnt wanna RMA this card.
 
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Theocnoob

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So, anybody? What's the recommended method for upgrading? Uninstall and driver sweeper? New windows install? Anyone? I've been doing the driver sweeper thing for years but someone told me that no matter what, changing drivers leaves garbage. Not sure who to believe as I am a hardware not software person.
 

theELVISCERATOR

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So, anybody? What's the recommended method for upgrading? Uninstall and driver sweeper? New windows install? Anyone? I've been doing the driver sweeper thing for years but someone told me that no matter what, changing drivers leaves garbage. Not sure who to believe as I am a hardware not software person.


Benchmarks are the answer, do what you normally do then rerun a bench. If you see an increase, it worked! :rock:
 

Bakkoda

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^^

My typical approach is to use Revo Uninstaller to uninstall physx and then the driver (only 2 things i install, no 3d vision stuff). Reboot into safe mode and run driver sweeper. Lastly reboot normally and install new driver.

TBH I dont think theres much of a risk when upgrading drivers because most files will get over written anyway. I think downgrading for stability is when you really need to worry about wiping clean. However Im not a huge bencher so Im only speaking from experience.
 
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YE! checking every 12 hours now! XD i think i can have a week of break now =)

Btw i noticed some slow downs in BF bad company 2, random fps drops to around 1 fps or less for 2 seconds. sometimes it happens sometimes it doesn't happen.
 

Robbman

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While I have limited application experience (i.e BOINC and PCSX2) I have noted that these new drivers are much more aggresive with the so called Power Limiter (downclocking) over the 266 drivers. My 560Ti would go to half-clocks when running either of the two aforementioned apps on the 270 drivers, reverting back to the 266s ended that.
 
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While I have limited application experience (i.e BOINC and PCSX2) I have noted that these new drivers are much more aggresive with the so called Power Limiter (downclocking) over the 266 drivers. My 560Ti would go to half-clocks when running either of the two aforementioned apps on the 270 drivers, reverting back to the 266s ended that.

or you can force full power mode in nvidia control panel =)