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Try at your own risk folks, but here are the beta driver notes.


This is the recommended driver for the launch of Windows 8. It is Microsoft WHQL-certified and will also be available for download via Windows Update.


This driver is also recommended for the best experience in the latest top PC games like Borderlands 2 and World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria.


New in GeForce 306.97 Drivers:


Recommended driver for Windows 8 launch.

Adds support for the new GeForce GTX 650 Ti GPU.

Updates SLI profile for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier.

Updates 3D Vision profiles for the following PC games:

Check vs. Mate - rated Excellent

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - rated Good

Doom 3: BFG Edition - rated Excellent

English Country Tune - rated Good

F1 2012 - rated Good

Iron Brigade - rated Fair

Jagged Alliance: Crossfire - rated Good

Orcs Must Die 2! - rated Good

Planetside 2 - rated Not recommended

Prototype 2 - rated Poor

Sleeping Dogs - rated Good

Spec Ops: The Line - rated Good

Tiny Troopers - rated Fair

Torchlight 2 - rated Good

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron - rated Fair

New in Previous GeForce R304 Drivers (versions 304.xx to 306.xx):


GPU Support

Adds support for GeForce GTX 660 Ti, GeForce GTX 660, and GeForce GTX 650.

Legacy Support Notification: GeForce 6-series and GeForce 7-series GPUs will be moved to legacy support after GeForce R304 drivers. GeForce R310 drivers (the next major family of drivers) will not support these products.

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. Read about it on GeForce.com.

TXAA is supported on GeForce GTX 600-series Kepler-based GPUs.

Learn more about TXAA on GeForce.com.

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

NVIDIA SLI Technology – Adds or updates the following SLI profiles:

Alan Wake's American Nightmare – added

Borderlands 2 – added

Darksiders 2 – added

End of Nations - added

F1 2011 – updated

F1 2012 – added

Final Fantasy XIV – updated

Nexuiz - added

Orcs Must Die! 2 – added

PlanetSide 2 - updated

Saints Row: The Third – updated

Shogun 2: Total War – updated

Sleeping Dogs – updated from latest beta

Spec Ops: The Line - added

The Secret World - updated

Torchlight II - added

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier - added

Tornado Force - added

Tribes: Ascend – updated

NVIDIA 3D Vision – Adds or updates the following 3D Vision profiles:

Alan Wake's American Nightmare – rated Not Recommended

A New Dawn – rated Fair

All Zombies Must Die! Scorepocalypse – rated Good

ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead – rated Fair

Bang Bang Racing – rated Excellent

Borderlands 2 – updated profile with new convergence settings

Brave – rated 3D Vision Ready

Devil May Cry 4- rated Fair

Depth Hunter – updated rating to 3D Vision Ready

Dishonored – rated Good

End of Nations – rated Good

London 2012 The Official Video Game – rated Fair

Mad Doc Jr.'s Doom Rails – rated Excellent

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.

Raiderz – rated Fair

Roller Coaster Rampage – rated 3D Vision Ready

SCANIA Truck Driving Simulator – rated Fair

Street Fighter X Tekken – rated 3D Vision Ready

Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends – rated Good

Tiger Woods PGA 12: The Masters – rated Good

Tribes: Ascend – rated Fair

The Secret World – rated Good

The Walking Dead – rating Good

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria – rated Excellent

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

Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support Counter-strike: Global Offensive

Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support MechWarrior Online

Disabled FXAA for several Windows programs like Media Player and Movie Maker.

NVIDIA Surround

Surround settings now persisted after new driver overinstall.


Includes support for applications built using CUDA 5 Preview or earlier version of the CUDA Toolkit. More information at http://developer.nvi...om/cuda-toolkit

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.

Additional Details


Installs PhysX System Software v9.12.0604.

Installs HD Audio v1.3.18.0.

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.

Edited by Hellshade

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