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New Nvidia Video and 3D Vision Driver Version 266.58 WHQL Available

January 18th, 2011 · 13 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision


Today Nvidia has released the first WHQL driver from the R265 series after the not long ago released first beta at the beginning of this month. The new 266.58 WHQL driver does have a few additions as compared to what was announced with the earlier beta 266.35, so if you have the beta installed already, then you should also upgrade to the WHQL. This is currently just a driver release and not a full 3D Vision Driver CD, but such should be soon available too, so you may need to download separately the IR USB emitter driver if it stops working after you update the driver.

The new 266.58 driver includes support for the upcoming Acer GN245HQ and Acer HN274H 3D Vision-ready LCD monitors that will have built-in 3D Vision IR emitters and that will support both DL DVI for frame sequential stereo 3D as well as HDMI 1.4a for consumer electronic devices that support stereo 3D. The driver also introduces support for the new 3D Vision All-in-On PC ASUS ET2400XVT. Aside from the 3DVisionLive.com photo and video streaming support that was updated in the beta driver, the new WHQL one also comes with improved scaling quality with video streaming content from the 3D portal, so the 3D videos you watch using there will look with smoother edges instead of more blocky ones. Another good news is that the new driver also fixes the problem with the game Call of Duty that was showing with 3DTV Play when you activate the “iron sights mode” (zooming down the weapon) that I’ve mentioned some time ago.

To download the new 32-bit video and 3D Vision driver version 266.58 WHQL…
To download the new 64-bit video and 3D Vision driver version 266.58 WHQL…

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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 park // Jan 19, 2011 at 07:26

    but in this driver doesnot include 3dvision usb driver

    so i am using 1 of 266.35’s

    btw
    bloody?
    is this true 3d vision driver?
    in my thought this driver is just 1 for video card itself

    anyway offical 3d driver package is 1.42

  • 2 Mathew Orman // Jan 19, 2011 at 08:03

    Works fine.
    Thank you for the message.

    Mathew Orman

  • 3 Pedro C. // Jan 19, 2011 at 08:48

    I installed it and played with 3D with no problems. Didn´t have to install the usb driver.

    Nice blog!

  • 4 Bloody // Jan 19, 2011 at 11:22

    The newer video driver releases do include 3D Visions as well for some time now, the only thing missing is the IR emitter USB driver that is included in the Driver CDs and also available as a standalone download. If you are upgrading from a driver with the same major release, R265 in the case here, you should be able to upgrade without the need to reinstall the IR emitter driver.

    Yesterday the new driver CD was not yet available, but not it is … version 1.45 that includes driver 266.21 and not the newer 58, although it should still offer the same features. If you have trouble with the IR emitter driver, you can download the standalone version here

  • 5 park // Jan 19, 2011 at 16:23

    oh yeah

    finally the official 3d vision driver 1.45 just has realesed

    i meant and want this driver

    thx bloody for ur reply

  • 6 Bloody // Jan 19, 2011 at 16:49

    - 3D Vision Driver CD v1.45 (GPU driver v266.21, 3D Vision Controller driver v266.21) WHQL

  • 7 astonish // Jan 19, 2011 at 20:14

    Waiting for the GN245HQ before making the leap to 3D (want to hook up PS3 as well as PC and the glasses included reduces cost). Hope it comes out sooner than later, seeing working drivers gives me hope for a release soon

  • 8 Jacob // Jan 19, 2011 at 23:13

    BTW, windowed mode on my Mitsubishi DLP is still not working with these drivers, NVIDIA did not fix that problem with this.

  • 9 jeffro // Jan 20, 2011 at 01:56

    i had issues with this driver i had to go back to the last one to get 3d to work i was stuck in 3d discover even with the stand alone ir drivers green light would not come on and when it did after restart it would go out when i pushed the button, after some time i removed all my drivers and tried from scratch and same problem. i have i7 9.20 12 gig ram GTX 470 anyone else have this problem?

  • 10 Toner // Jan 20, 2011 at 02:17

    Ive been following this blog for quite some time now and i just absolutly love it. keeps me on top of things.

  • 11 Jack // Jan 29, 2011 at 13:12

    Since updating, I keep getting this message: “attempt to run stereoscopic 3d in a non-stereoscopic environment”. I’ve removed all drivers and tried reinstalling from the 1.45 CD but this doesn’t work. Anyone else had this? Windows 7-64 / Asus VG236H / 110Hz

  • 12 just want 3d // Feb 12, 2011 at 12:02

    Just wondering if the 3D ready dlp AcerX110 will ever be supported?? It was mistakenly advertised on the 3d vision website ages ago, and i therefor bought the 3d vision pack at £125.00.. for it not to be supported months ago! Any ideas when this will be corrected???? Thanks

  • 13 Jack // Feb 13, 2011 at 17:01

    Just a follow-up: I disabled the second monitor, tested and it worked without the message, then re-enabled the monitor, all good

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