NVIDIA R304.79 Beta Graphics Drivers with TXAA Support

NVIDIA GeForce drivers installation

NVIDIA has published few hours ago a new set of graphics drivers in beta version. R304.79 is available for all versions of Windows (XP, Vista, 7 and 8) and comes with PhysX System Software v9.12.0604 (a newer version is available HERE), new SLI profiles (The Secret World, End of Nations, Nexiuz) and TXAA the new anti-aliasing technique that is available on Kepler-based cards (GTX 600-series).

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.

You can download R304.79 here:

R304.79 is an OpenGL 4.2 driver and exposes 301 OpenGL extensions for a GTX 680. You can find all extensions in this post: R304.48. R304.79 is based on the r304_00_124 dev branch.

NVIDIA R304.79 + GTX 680 + GPU Caps Viewer
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9 thoughts on “NVIDIA R304.79 Beta Graphics Drivers with TXAA Support”

  1. sfsf

    Very interesting.
    New generation of antialiasing by using temporal information.
    This algorithm seems to be the first in using it that I’m aware of.

  2. fellix

    SMAA have a temporal mode before this, and the latest FXAA 4.0 also uses temporal information one of its modes.

  3. Psolord

    Will this be implemented on previous models?

    Is there a reason it could not hardware-wise?

  4. 2filwla

    hardware-wise – no, marketing-wise – yes.
    And its requires developers to incorporate it first before end user can use it. They should work on FXAA 4 (and give us an option to choose FXAA quality preset) – more usuful.

  5. Anon

    @2filwla: not sure if similar to movies anti-aliasing isn’t hardware-wise or just outdated technology supporter.

  6. 2filwla

    I dont think TXAA can’t be done on at least 400 and 500 series. I’m not technical guy, but it sounds like it, when I read that 2xTXAA costs the same as 2xMSAA, performance wise. Its marketing, and maybe some workforce\time management – working on it only with one gpu series (and just launched) is more efficient, and the work can be done faster.

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