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New Nvidia GeForce Drivers 275.27 Beta are Now Available

May 18th, 2011 · 20 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision


With the announcement of the new GeForce GTX 560 video card yesterday (I hope to soon be able to do a quick test to see how it performs in stereo 3D mode with 3D Vision), Nvidia also made available a new beta version of their drivers with some interesting new features that go along with the typical and expected performance gains. An interesting thing regarding performance improvement in the new drivers is the claimed increased gaming performance by up to 12% for dual-core CPUs in CPU-limited cases. The new GeForce driver 275.27 beta also comes with further improved Nvidia Update functionality, so that it now also not only notifies of new drivers being made available, but also can download and install automatically SLI multi-GPU and anti-aliasing (AA) profile updates.

The new driver package includes version 275.22 3D Vision Controller driver, so you don’t need to download and install separately anything in order to enable the IR emitter and make 3D Vision work as it should, and apparently there is also improved 3D Vision IR emitter and 3D Vision glasses synchronization (not sure if this will lead to reduced crosstalk or may be addressing some issues present with AMD processor based PCs). The new driver also adds support for 3D Vision Photo viewer in Window Mode (check the View option in the player), and it adds support for one new 3D Vision-ready projector – the NEC NP-V300X series.

The new GeForce driver version 275.27 adds the following 3D Vision game profiles: Age of Empires Online, Battlefield Play4Free, Super Street Fighter IV and World of Tanks. It also has an improved profile for Portal 2 with fixed water reflection problem and updated convergence setting to provide a better user experience, as well as an improved profile for the The Witcher 2 that should provide better 3D Vision compatibility for all in-game effects.

Unfortunately currently I’m away for a few days from my stereo 3D system, so I’m unable to test the new drivers immediately, but you are welcome to share your feedback how they work for you…

Download the new Nvidia GeForce Drivers 275.27 Beta for 64-bit Windows…
Download the new Nvidia GeForce Drivers 275.27 Beta for 32-bit Windows…

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20 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kris // May 18, 2011 at 17:05

    Shadows in Witcher 2 are still crap in 3d ;[ at least on my rig ;[

  • 2 amd m4a78lt-m // May 18, 2011 at 18:15

    They are still very problematic in 3D Vision for all AMD mobo users out there:
    http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=198487&view=findpost&p=1238287
    Avoid 275.27 like plague!

  • 3 steve // May 18, 2011 at 20:09

    It breaks World of Tanks :(

  • 4 josh // May 19, 2011 at 09:23

    @Kris I actually uninstalled 3d vision from my pc and it gave me about an extra 25 fps. apparently having 3d drivers installed on your pc and not even using 3d vision severely destroys the framerate of the witcher 2. hopefully this is fixed soon. either way the game is beyond incredible.

  • 5 Pat // May 19, 2011 at 11:38

    No need to uninstall the drivers to get the fps boost in Witcher 2. just disable the 3DVision service and it will do the trick. Less pain this way if you want to still use the 3D.

  • 6 Helifax // May 19, 2011 at 12:54

    @Pat. No disabling the 3D vision from Control Panel doesn’t fix it.
    There is something terribly wrong with the 3D Vision Driver

    Anyone tested this with the official WHQL drivers? prior to profile update?

  • 7 kalh // May 19, 2011 at 13:05

    Just tried the beta drivers on the witcher 2 (utra settings w/o ubbersampling) with 3d vision:
    fraps gave me 32 fps before Vallette Prison, it was playable,
    but in the prison with all the dynamic lighting and shadows => 5fps…

    System specs:
    geforce 580 1.5go + 470 1.5go (physx)
    I7 2600k
    8go RAM
    128 go SDD ( windows 7 and games)

  • 8 Fguillotine // May 19, 2011 at 16:51

    AMD user here and no problem at all with this drivers. Some problems with an Optoma HD67 are fixed, and ghosting very improved in my Acer GD245HQ.

  • 9 Kupo // May 19, 2011 at 18:12

    I’ll definitly give them a try today after work, can’t wait to see if Portal 2 issues are finally fixed :D

  • 10 Kupo // May 19, 2011 at 22:05

    For me crosstalk and ghosting are far worse than ever in Portal2, but water surface seems ok ! (acer GD245HQ, intel i7 930, 2 GTX460-1Go SLI).

  • 11 BL1NDS1DE // May 20, 2011 at 02:40

    I am using a DLP HDTV. This beta and the last have not worked for me. The previous Beta caused my 3d vision emitter to turn on and off. This current beta caused a flickering effect and the 3D would never sync with the glasses.

    I am still at 267.64 as the last one to work properly on my DLP. Likely just a DLP issue though.

    Portal 2 looks perfect with Tridef portal profile.

  • 12 Teal // May 20, 2011 at 14:40

    I used driversweeper (from Guru3D) to remove the previous Nvidia drivers before installing the 275.27 drivers – 3D now much more reliable and frame rates in Serious Sam HD have shot up. GX460 1Mb Core2Duo 3.6Ghz, Win 7 64 bit. Huge improvement on previous drivers but MUST first uninstall old ones to get the benefit. Overwriting just screws things up.

  • 13 Phatvt20 // May 20, 2011 at 15:18

    Hello can you give a link for this driversweeper (from Guru3D) please? Where exactly it Is available and, how to use it. Thanks. Best regards

  • 14 Paul // May 20, 2011 at 15:53

    Tried these with Witcher 2 … still not satisfied with 3dvision
    on gtx295 1920×1080 all maxed but ubersampling (disabled)

    in dungeon
    275.27
    3dvision uninstalled 55fps
    3dvision installed but disalbed from control panel or enabled 10fps

    so the game is unplayable in indoor scenes … outdoor i get around 20 25 fps with 3d vision …

    so .. waiting for another fix from nvidia on this

    might want to check this as well
    http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?s=45bb4588619ea1ae59da56e51a7f9e26&showtopic=200281&st=0

  • 15 Teal // May 20, 2011 at 17:00

    As requested, here is the link to download driversweeper:
    http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1655
    – hope it’s not against the rules to post links. It is freeware.

  • 16 Teal // May 20, 2011 at 17:06

    OMG, Guru3D have stopped hosting driver sweeper; I did a quick google and found another site here:

    http://driver-sweeper.en.softonic.com/

    – that seems to be working ok. Viva Google.

  • 17 Arioch // May 21, 2011 at 13:07

    Nvidia is apparently working on the indoor frame rate issue but who knows how long that will take until we get the driver for it. I just finished Act 2 of the game and I think I only ran into that indoor frame rate issue once or twice briefly in that part. I will probably do my second playthrough sometime later after the issue has been fixed. Aside from some annoying things like a ballooning save game folder and need to keep all formulas and crafting diagrams in the inventory, it is a fantastic game and looks great in 3D.

  • 18 Ardov // May 22, 2011 at 13:07

    That, i didn’t expect i must say. Those of you who have purchased 3D Vision clones from eBay, will be surprised to find out that the emulated USB dongles are not functioning anymore with the new Nvidia 3D USB stereoscopic controller driver. I did a lot of testing. I also tried to “force” an earlier USB 3D controller driver (266.58) to be used with the new Graphics Driver (275 release) but unfortunately although 3D Vision gets activated through NVIDIA control panel, when you try a game or a 3D movie, everything shows in RED CYAN anaglyph. Although it’s in 3D mode with my 120Hz monitor selected, it somehow reverts in 3D Vision Discover, with the USB dongle deactivated. The only workaround is to revert back to 266.58 drivers. For most of the community this news isn’t important but for some it may be. For example i have bought 4 pairs of 3D Glasses wired and the dongle for the price of a single Nvidia 3D Vision Kit, so it really hit me when i found out that after updating my drivers, the clones were not working anymore.

  • 19 foniareas // May 23, 2011 at 14:10

    by uninstalling 3d vision drivers and 3d vision contoller did not fix anything!! I ll try to remove with driversweeper!i get 15 fps with gtx570 and core2duo 3.52gh

  • 20 Timo // May 26, 2011 at 21:04

    After installing this beta I got strange “out of memory” errors when trying to use 3D mode with my own software (game). Couldn’t figure out what caused the problem. Installed back the last stable driver and everything works fine again…

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