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New Nvidia Graphics Drivers Version 285.27 Beta Are Available

September 13th, 2011 · 10 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision


Nvidia has made available a new graphics beta driver version 285.27 available which introduces some new features and improvements for 3D Vision stereo 3D users. Nvidia is addressing one of the issues bothering quite a lot of 3D enthusiasts with high-end gaming systems, namely the lack of support for SLI configurations with some stereo 3D capabilities for 3D Vision, as in this driver there is now support for viewing 3DVisionLive.com and YouTube 3D with SLI PCs. However there is more work needed to be done in this aspect, because 3D Vision window mode still does not support SLI setups for stereo 3D games and applications, 3D Vision Photo Viewer, or the 3D Vision Video Player. So do not wonder why you may not see the option to activate the 3D window mode in the Nvidia Control Panel if you have SLI and it is active, you may need to disable the SLI for a while and then re-enable it after you finish using the window 3D mode. This is important to note as the stereo 3D window mode is now the default viewing option for the 3D Vision Photo Viewer software.

The new drivers also add the following 3D Vision game profiles: Aion, Diablo 3, Dead Rising 2: Off The Record, Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) 2, From Dust, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2, Last Remnant Benchmark, Men of War Assault Squad, Stock Car. They also update the 3D Vision game profile for Dirt 3 changing the rating of the game in stereo 3D mode to Excellent, so apparently the new driver gets rid of the issues the game had in stereo 3D mode. Unfortunately the rating of Diablo III is just good as apparently some objects render at wrong depth or incorrectly and DOTA 2 is even worse with a Not Recommended rating and these will be two very popular and widely played games, but you should apparently forget about playing them in stereo 3D mode with 3D Vision for now.

To download the new Nvidia graphics drivers version 285.27 Beta…

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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 artox // Sep 14, 2011 at 09:45

    Damn, From Dust is listed as not recommended and what’s sad with good reason. Witcher 2 is now 3D vision ready, can’t wait for Sep 29 for a second playthrough in the 2.0 Dark mode.

  • 2 kingsmeadow // Sep 14, 2011 at 11:07

    I can confirm that the new driver does allow SLI Mode now, works perfectly !!!

  • 3 kingsmeadow // Sep 14, 2011 at 11:11

    I should add that I mean SLI mode with HTML5.

  • 4 Muddy // Sep 14, 2011 at 11:28

    No progress on fixing problems with 280.26? Wow.

  • 5 artox // Sep 14, 2011 at 14:08

    Aren’t the powerstate issues fixed?

  • 6 Arioch // Sep 14, 2011 at 17:04

    I take most of Nvidia’s ratings with a grain of salt. For example Arcania, which is rated “Good”, should really be rated “Excellent” IMHO. I have some hope for Diablo 3 still.

  • 7 photios // Sep 15, 2011 at 18:44

    285.27 crash Crysis 2 DX11 at startup with 3D Vision enabled in Nvidia Control Panel. Starts up fine with 3D Vision disabled.

  • 8 Joshua // Sep 23, 2011 at 00:02

    Geforce 7300 GT x64 Windows 7 isn’t working with this driver. I know its an old card but it is suppose to be supported.

  • 9 Bloody // Sep 23, 2011 at 09:45

    The driver should work, however 3D Vision is not compatible with this video card, you will need at least GeForce 8 series for that. With the 7300 you can however use the old Nvidia stereoscopic 3D drivers…

  • 10 claydough // Sep 30, 2011 at 18:47

    there is a new Nvidia beta 3 driver released for the battlefield 3 beta launch.
    It includes lots of other profile addition/updates

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