Drivers

Verde 295.73 Driver

Version 295.73 - WHQL
Release Date Tue Feb 21, 2012
Operating System Windows 7 64-bit
Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows 8 64-bit
Language English (US)
File Size 201.05 MB
 

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Release Highlights

As part of the NVIDIA Verde Notebook Driver Program, this is a reference driver that can be installed on supported NVIDIA notebook GPUs. However, please note that your notebook original equipment manufacturer (OEM) provides certified drivers for your specific notebook on their website. NVIDIA recommends that you check with your notebook OEM about recommended software updates for your notebook. OEMs may not provide technical support for issues that arise from the use of this driver.

Before downloading this driver:
  1. Please check to make sure that your notebook has a supported GPU (refer to the Products Supported tab below).
  2. It is recommended that you backup your current system configuration. Click here for instructions.
  3. If you own a Dell Inspiron 1420, Dell XPS M1330, Dell XPS M1530, or Dell Latitude D630/D630c it is highly recommended that you first install this Dell software update.
RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS :

This is the first WHQL-certified driver from the R295 family of drivers for Windows 7 and Windows Vista (for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, this is a preview driver). It is the recommended upgrade for all NVIDIA notebook users, especially those playing the latest hot PC games like Battlefield 3, Diablo III, Mass Effect 3, or The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. These drivers come packed with GeForce-exclusive performance and quality enhancements and are now Microsoft WHQL-certified. Read the full GeForce 295.73 driver article on GeForce.com.

Product Support
This driver supports the following NVIDIA notebook GPUs (please refer to the Products Supported tab for exceptions):

  • ION notebook GPUs.
  • GeForce 8M, 9M, 100M, 200M, 300M, 400M, and 500M-series notebook GPUs.
  • Quadro 5010M, 5000M, 4000M 3000M, 2000M and 1000M notebook GPUs.
  • Quadro NVS-series notebook GPUs (only those that support DirectX 10 or higher).
  • Quadro FX-series notebook GPUs (only those that support DirectX 10 or higher).
  • NVS-series notebook GPUs (only those that support DirectX 10 or higher).

R295 Highlight Summary
New features and performance since last WHQL-certified driver

  • 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.

R295 Highlight Details

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

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
  • If you are using 3D Vision with the 3D Vision USB emitter, please read this FAQ for more details on installation.

NVIDIA PhysX

HD Audio

  • Updates HD Audio to version 1.3.12.0.

Battlefield 3

  • Fixes instances of texture corruption/artifacts in Battlefield 3 when memory constrained (typically 1GB 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.

Supported Products

GeForce 500M Series (Notebooks)

GeForce GTX 580M, GeForce GTX 570M, GeForce GTX 560M, GeForce GT 555M, GeForce GT 550M, GeForce GT 540M, GeForce GT 525M, GeForce GT 520M, GeForce GT 520MX

GeForce 400M Series (Notebooks)

GeForce GTX 485M, GeForce GTX 480M, GeForce GTX 470M, GeForce GTX 460M, GeForce GT 445M, GeForce GT 435M, GeForce GT 425M, GeForce GT 420M, GeForce GT 415M, GeForce 410M

GeForce 300M Series (Notebooks)

GeForce GTS 360M, GeForce GTS 350M, GeForce GT 335M, GeForce GT 330M, GeForce GT 325M, GeForce GT 320M, GeForce 320M, GeForce 315M, GeForce 310M, GeForce 305M

GeForce 200M Series (Notebooks)

GeForce GTX 285M, GeForce GTX 280M, GeForce GTX 260M, GeForce GTS 260M, GeForce GTS 250M, GeForce GT 240M, GeForce GT 230M, GeForce GT 220M, GeForce G210M

GeForce 100M Series (Notebooks)

GeForce GTS 160M, GeForce GT 130M, GeForce GT 120M, GeForce G 110M, GeForce G 105M, GeForce G 103M, GeForce G 102M

GeForce 9M Series (Notebooks)

GeForce 9800M GTX, GeForce 9800M GTS, GeForce 9800M GT, GeForce 9800M GS, GeForce 9700M GTS, GeForce 9700M GT, GeForce 9650M GT, GeForce 9650M GS, GeForce 9600M GT, GeForce 9600M GS, GeForce 9500M GS, GeForce 9500M G, GeForce 9400M G, GeForce 9400M, GeForce 9300M GS, GeForce 9300M G, GeForce 9200M GS, GeForce 9100M G

GeForce 8M Series (Notebooks)

GeForce 8800M GTX, GeForce 8800M GTS, GeForce 8800M GS, GeForce 8700M GT, GeForce 8600M GT, GeForce 8600M GS, GeForce 8400M GT, GeForce 8400M GS, GeForce 8400M G, GeForce 8200M G, GeForce 8200M

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