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NVIDIA Geforce/Verde driver 295.73 WHQL
« on: February 21, 2012, 04:32:25 PM »
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This is the first WHQL-certified driver from the R295 family of drivers.
 It is the recommended upgrade for all GeForce 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.

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.

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NVIDIA added Quadro/Tesla versions
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2012, 06:58:04 PM »
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New in Release 295.73:

    ODE Driver
        The R295 drivers are the second ‘Optimal Drivers for Enterprise’, a release dedicated to relatively long term stability for ISV certification, OEMs, and Enterprise customers.
    Added Support for OpenGL 4.2 on the Quadro series cards and higher.
    Added Support for CUDA 4.1
    Added support for the Open Computing Language (OpenCL) 1.1 in Quadro FX Series x700 and newer as well as the FX4600 and FX5600.
    NVIDIA Mosaic
        Added support for 8-display topologies that use higher resolution displays, such as 2560x1600
    NVIDIA WMI 2.4
        Added functions to configure Mosaic topologies
        Added function to control Vsync
        Added function to set Edid
        Added property to query GPU available memory
        Added function to enable/disable the nView Desktop Manager, and property to get the current nView state.
    NVIDIA Control Panel Manage 3D Settings Page
        Added Preferences tab which lets the user control the application profile notification feature.
        Upon launch of a windowed 3D program, this feature causes a popup to appear notifying the user which workstation application profile was applied.
    Added GPUDirect for Video to support professional video applications.
    256GB Virtual Space
        OpenGL and CUDA users can now take full advantage of applications that utilize 256GB of system memory
    Digital Video Pipeline
        Added new API’s for supporting low latency access to SDI video hardware
    Workstation application compatibility fixes. Please read the release notes for more information on product support, feature limitations, driver fixes and known compatibility issues.