• Guest, The rules for the P & N subforum have been updated to prohibit "ad hominem" or personal attacks against other posters. See the full details in the post "Politics and News Rules & Guidelines."

nVidia Forceware 260.63 download all OSes.

tweakboy

Diamond Member
Jan 3, 2010
9,517
2
81
www.hammiestudios.com
New in Release 260.63

New GPU Support

Adds support for the newly released GeForce GTS 450 GPU.
Performance

Increases performance for GeForce GTX 400 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. v258.96 WHQL drivers. The following are examples of some of the most significant improvements measured. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
GeForce GTX 480:

Up to 10% in StarCraft II (2560x1600 4xAA/16xAF Ultra)
Up to 14% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
Up to 16% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (SLI – 2560x1600 4xAA/16xAF)
Up to 6% in Aliens vs. Predator (SLI – 1920x1200 noAA – Tessellation on)
GeForce GTX 460:

Up to 19% in StarCraft II (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF Ultra)
Up to 15% in Battlefield Bad Company 2 (SLI – 2560x1600 4xAA/16xAF)
Up to 12% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (2560x1600 noAA)
Up to 9% in Aliens vs. Predator (1680x1050 4xAA/16xAF – Tessellation on)
Up to 7% in Metro 2033 (1680x1050 noAA – Tessellation on)
Up to 11% in Dirt 2 (SLI – 2560x1600 4xAA/16xAF)
Up to 12% in Crysis:Warhead (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF Gamer)
Up to 13% in Far Cry 2 (2560x1600 4xAA/16xAF)
Up to 12% in H.A.W.X (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF SSAO Very High)
Up to 5% in Just Cause 2 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
Up to 22% in Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena (1920x1200 noAA)
Up to 5% in 3DMark Vantage (Extreme Preset)
HD Audio

Upgrades HD Audio driver to version 1.1.9.0.
Installation

New driver installer with enhanced user interface and new Express and Custom installation options.
Express – one-click installation
Custom – customized installation
Option to perform a clean installation (completely removes older drivers from your system prior to installing the new driver).
Option to choose which driver components (ie. PhysX or 3D Vision) to install.
Improved installation time for multi-GPU PCs.
Other Improvements

Upgrades PhysX System Software to version 9.10.0514.
Includes numerous bug fixes. Refer to the release notes on the documentation tab for information about the key bug fixes in this release.
Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.
Additional Information:

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 single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology* on DirectX 9 and OpenGL.
Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.
 

lavaheadache

Diamond Member
Jan 28, 2005
6,893
14
81
waiting for "official" support for physx cards in an Radeon system.

I have been running my 8800 gs with crossfired 5870's for a week or so now with awesome results using beta 257.17 drivers. Get on the ball nVidia and realize this will make you extra $$. Your gonna need it next month ;)
 

tweakboy

Diamond Member
Jan 3, 2010
9,517
2
81
www.hammiestudios.com
I believe these drivers are now available at nvidia.com

As far as a review. They are great, aero runs smoother then ever and games play smooth. thx and gg and gb and gl,
 

Sentry2

Senior member
Mar 21, 2005
820
0
0
Thanks, I can finally enjoy BF BC2 again on my 480 with these drivers... The game plays like it should now...almost regretted selling my 5970/5870 Tri-fire setup(ATI seems to have their fair share of issues in BC2 too...but most seem to be cfx related). No more multi-gpu setups for me...from either camp. I think I always say that though. :D
 

Skurge

Diamond Member
Aug 17, 2009
5,195
0
71
I always wonder how they get those figures so accurate, down to the resolution, AA and detail settings. Good improvements all round though.
 

Rifter

Lifer
Oct 9, 1999
11,522
748
126
just installed before i left for work, will try them out when i get home in 12 hours.
 

tweakboy

Diamond Member
Jan 3, 2010
9,517
2
81
www.hammiestudios.com
These are rock solid and dont really need the WHQL from ms IMO. Sometimes WHQL just doesnt matter, its more a stable release then what it says which is beta. That is what I like about nVidia, their beta drivers are like real finished drivers, just gotta get the WHQL from ms which as I said shouldn't mean squat. Thanks and lets rejoice and enjoy these swank drivers. 260.xx pownz!
 

dorky82

Senior member
Apr 29, 2003
250
0
71
People are still having problem with stuttering/flickering in the game.
My sc2 was flickering and down clocks to 405 in game.
New driver fixed flickering but still downclocks to 405Mhz in game.
90 fps to 40 fps drop .....
I regret selling my 5850.
 

toyota

Lifer
Apr 15, 2001
12,957
1
0
have you tried setting the power management mode in the cp to "prefer maximum performance"? I was wondering if that may make any difference in keeping the card from downclocking during a game.
 

dorky82

Senior member
Apr 29, 2003
250
0
71
yes i did. Its the driver. Alot of people getting similar problems in SC2, mafia II, and bfbc2.

sc2 works fine at first.
I get only 50% gpu usage and driver downclocks to get it up to 100%.
 

Capt Caveman

Lifer
Jan 30, 2005
34,547
651
126
These are rock solid and dont really need the WHQL from ms IMO. Sometimes WHQL just doesnt matter, its more a stable release then what it says which is beta. That is what I like about nVidia, their beta drivers are like real finished drivers, just gotta get the WHQL from ms which as I said shouldn't mean squat. Thanks and lets rejoice and enjoy these swank drivers. 260.xx pownz!
It's b/c you're using a 8800GT. When you own a 400 series card, you shouldn't spout such drivel.
 

imaheadcase

Diamond Member
May 9, 2005
3,850
7
76
yes i did. Its the driver. Alot of people getting similar problems in SC2, mafia II, and bfbc2.

sc2 works fine at first.
I get only 50% gpu usage and driver downclocks to get it up to 100%.
I mentioned before, RETURN THE CARD.

I had the same issue with my EVGA GTX 460. Returned the card, this one works fine in sc2 now.
 

KevinH

Diamond Member
Nov 19, 2000
3,110
7
81
yes i did. Its the driver. Alot of people getting similar problems in SC2, mafia II, and bfbc2.

sc2 works fine at first.
I get only 50% gpu usage and driver downclocks to get it up to 100%.
Hmm, I'm getting flickering too but I'm on the last driver...not at home now to test.

Was the problem in SC2 all the time for you? For me, it would occur when I minimized the game and went back in. The textures would flash and eventually sort itself out.
 

Cookie Monster

Diamond Member
May 7, 2005
5,161
32
86
I never had this flickering issue. This aint screen tearing right?

Is there a performance improvement in SCII using these drivers? The curent drivers I use clock my cards to full 3D clocks (during ingame) but the GPU usage is only at 50%.
 

dorky82

Senior member
Apr 29, 2003
250
0
71
I mentioned before, RETURN THE CARD.

I had the same issue with my EVGA GTX 460. Returned the card, this one works fine in sc2 now.

I went through 3 GTX460 1gb and now gtx465@470.
Swapped out to new motherboard, memory, harddrive, powersupply.
Its the driver.
New driver fixed my flickering but card still downclocks to 405.
 

Anarchist420

Diamond Member
Feb 13, 2010
8,645
0
76
www.facebook.com
They kind of suck because scaling and centering don't work even with DVI. I was hoping they'd actually work with HDMI; instead, neither work now.

They also don't emulate dithering despite having 3dvision profiles for 11 year old classics (e.g., PoP3D and Rayman 2) that are 16-bit color only. Fortunately, Rayman 2 is fixed with nglide, but damn, I cannot fucking wait until someone makes a DX5/6/7/8/9-->10.1 wrapper. 565 would become 8888, and maybe they could emulate the W-buffer or replace the 24 bit FX Z-buffer with an 32 bit FP Z-buffer. Or give an option between an emulated w-buffer and a 32 bit float z-buffer. Plus, all SM3.0 games would then work with driver-forced AA that way since they'd be running in DX10.1.
 

bryanW1995

Lifer
May 22, 2007
11,143
32
91
Did you do the custom install and check off the option to clean out any old drivers?
yes, the new installation menu is great. of course, I spent so much time working on custom game profiles that I didn't clean out the old drivers... guess I'll save that as a backup in case I have problems.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY