Drivers

GeForce 304.79 Driver

Version 304.79 - BETA
Release Date Tue Jul 03, 2012
Operating System Windows 7 64-bit
Windows 8 64-bit
Windows Vista 64-bit
Language English (US)
File Size 168.6 MB
 

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Release Highlights

This is the second beta driver from the R304 family of drivers and the first GeForce driver to combine support for Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista into a single driver.

New in 304.79 Drivers:

  • Adds support for NVIDIA TXAA
    • NVIDIA TXAA is new film-style anti-aliasing technique designed specifically to reduce temporal aliasing (crawling and flickering in motion) through a combination of hardware AA, custom CG film style AA resolve, and a temporal filter.
    • The Secret World is the first game to support TXAA (support will be enabled in an upcoming patch)..
    • TXAA is supported on GeForce GTX 600-series Kepler-based GPUs.
    • Learn more about TXAA on GeForce.com.
  • New SLI Support

Adds or updates the following SLI profiles:

    • The Secret World - added
    • End of Nations - added
    • Nexuiz (also provided earlier via NVIDIA Update)
    • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier (also provided earlier via NVIDIA Update)
    • Tornado Force - added
    • Tribes: Ascend - updated
  • Key Fixes
    • Fixed a compatibility issue with Civilization V and GeForce 400/500 series GPUs
    • Fixed instances of flickering or missing mouse cursor when hardware cursor is enabled (reported with Aion, World of Warcraft, Eve Online and others).
    • Fixed instances of very low frame rates in Deus Ex: Human Revolution (DX11).
    • Fixed an issue that caused a PC reboot instead of a PC shut down.
    • Fixed an issue that led to a black screen after driver installation.
    • Power management mode settings now persist across driver overinstalls.

New in R304 Drivers (Introduced previously with 304.48 drivers):

  • Performance Boost – Increases performance for GeForce 400/500/600 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 301.42 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
    GeForce GTX 680:
    • Up to 18% in Batman: Arkham City
    • Up to 15% in Dragon Age II
    • Up to 10% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
    • Up to 60% in Total War: Shogun 2 (fixes performance issue with latest game patch)
    GeForce GTX 560:
    • Up to 14% in Batman: Arkham City
    • Up to 5% in Battlefield 3 with SLI
    • Up to 4% in Dragon Age II
    • Up to 8% in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings with SLI
    • Up to 7% in Lost Planet 2
  • Key Fixes
    • Fixes an intermittent vsync stuttering issue with GeForce GTX 600-series GPUs.
    • Fixes an issue where some manufacturer’s factory overclocked cards default to and run at lower clocks.
    • Fixes a performance issue in Total War: Shogun 2 with the latest game patch.
  • NVIDIA SLI Technology Adds or updates the following SLI profiles:
    • Spec Ops: The Line
    • PlanetSide 2
    • F1 2011 – updated profile
    • Final Fantasy XIV – updated profile
    • Saints Row: The Third – updated profile
    • Torchlight II
    • Tribes: Ascend
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Adds or updates the following 3D Vision profiles:
    • Alan Wake's American Nightmare – rated Poor
    • Borderlands 2 – updated profile with new convergence settings
    • Depth Hunter – updated rating to 3D Vision Ready
    • Mass Effect 3 – updated in-game compatibility message and profile to be more compatible with community 3D mods
    • Max Payne 3 – updated rating to Excellent and updated in-game compatibility message to inform users to use DirectX 11, disable MSAA and use SSA0.
    • Street Fighter X Tekken – rated 3D Vision Ready
    • Tiger Woods PGA 12: The Masters – rated Good
    • Tribes: Ascend – rated Fair
    • The Walking Dead – rating Good
  • Other Profile Updates
    • Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support for Diablo III
    • Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support for L.A. Noire
    • Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support for Rayman Origins
    • Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Star Wars: The Old Republic
    • Disabled FXAA for several Windows programs like Media Player and Movie Maker.
  • NVIDIA Surround
    • Surround settings now persisted after new driver overinstall.

Additional Details

  • Installs PhysX System Software v9.12.0604.
  • Installs HD Audio v1.3.17.0.
  • Supports OpenGL 4.2
  • Supports DisplayPort 1.2 for GeForce GTX 600 series GPUs.
  • 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.

Supported Products

GeForce 600 Series

GeForce GTX 690, GeForce GTX 680, GeForce GTX 670, GeForce GT 645, GeForce GT 640, GeForce GT 630, GeForce GT 620, GeForce GT 610, GeForce 605

GeForce 500 Series

GeForce GTX 590, GeForce GTX 580, GeForce GTX 570, GeForce GTX 560 Ti, GeForce GTX 560 SE, GeForce GTX 560, GeForce GTX 550 Ti, GeForce GT 545, GeForce GT 530, GeForce GT 520, GeForce 510

GeForce 400 Series

GeForce GTX 480, GeForce GTX 470, GeForce GTX 465, GeForce GTX 460 SE v2, GeForce GTX 460 SE, GeForce GTX 460, GeForce GTS 450, GeForce GT 440, GeForce GT 430, GeForce GT 420, GeForce 405

GeForce 300 Series

GeForce GT 340, GeForce GT 330, GeForce GT 320, GeForce 315, GeForce 310

GeForce 200 Series

GeForce GTX 295, GeForce GTX 285, GeForce GTX 280, GeForce GTX 275, GeForce GTX 260, GeForce GTS 250, GeForce GTS 240, GeForce GT 230, GeForce GT 240, GeForce GT 220, GeForce G210, GeForce 210, GeForce 205

GeForce 100 Series

GeForce GT 140, GeForce GT 130, GeForce GT 120, GeForce G100

GeForce 9 Series

GeForce 9800 GX2, GeForce 9800 GTX/GTX , GeForce 9800 GT, GeForce 9600 GT, GeForce 9600 GSO, GeForce 9600 GSO 512, GeForce 9600 GS, GeForce 9500 GT, GeForce 9500 GS, GeForce 9400 GT, GeForce 9400, GeForce 9300 GS, GeForce 9300 GE, GeForce 9300 SE, GeForce 9300, GeForce 9200, GeForce 9100

GeForce 8 Series

GeForce 8800 Ultra, GeForce 8800 GTX, GeForce 8800 GTS 512, GeForce 8800 GTS, GeForce 8800 GT, GeForce 8800 GS, GeForce 8600 GTS, GeForce 8600 GT, GeForce 8600 GS, GeForce 8500 GT, GeForce 8400 GS, GeForce 8400 SE, GeForce 8400, GeForce 8300 GS, GeForce 8300, GeForce 8200, GeForce 8200 /nForce 730a, GeForce 8100 /nForce 720a

GeForce 7 Series

GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a, GeForce 7050 PV / NVIDIA nForce 630a, GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 610i, GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 620i, GeForce 7100 GS, GeForce 7150 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, GeForce 7300 SE / 7200 GS, GeForce 7300 LE, GeForce 7300 GS, GeForce 7300 GT, GeForce 7350 LE, GeForce 7500 LE, GeForce 7550 LE, GeForce 7600 LE, GeForce 7600 GS, GeForce 7600 GT, GeForce 7650 GS, GeForce 7800 GS, GeForce 7800 GTX, GeForce 7800 SLI, GeForce 7900 GS, GeForce 7900 GT/GTO, GeForce 7900 GTX, GeForce 7950 GT, GeForce 7950 GX2

GeForce 6 Series

GeForce 6100, GeForce 6100 nForce 400, GeForce 6100 nForce 405, GeForce 6100 nForce 420, GeForce 6150, GeForce 6150 LE, GeForce 6150LE / Quadro NVS 210S, GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, GeForce 6200, GeForce 6200 A-LE, GeForce 6200 LE, GeForce 6200 TurboCache(TM), GeForce 6200SE TurboCache(TM), GeForce 6250, GeForce 6500, GeForce 6600, GeForce 6600 GT, GeForce 6600 LE, GeForce 6600 VE, GeForce 6610 XL, GeForce 6700 XL, GeForce 6800, GeForce 6800 GS, GeForce 6800 GS/XT, GeForce 6800 GT, GeForce 6800 LE, GeForce 6800 Ultra, GeForce 6800 XE, GeForce 6800 XT

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