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New Nvidia GeForce 301.42 WHQL Drivers Are Now Available

May 23rd, 2012 · 16 Comments · General 3D News


Nvidia has made available for download the first WHQL-certified unified driver from the R300 family of drivers, namely the version 301.42. The new WHQL driver builds on top of the already introduced new features in the previous 301.24 Beta release, bringing fixed bugs, improved functionality, 4-way GTX 670 SLI support etc as well as new 3DTV Play display support.


New 3DTV Play support for the following displays:

- Mitsubishi HC7800D Projector
- Samsung UE40ES6530 3DTV
- Samsung UE40ES6710 3DTV
- Samsung UE46ES8000 3DTV
- Samsung UN40ES6500F 3DTV
- Sharp LC-70C7450U 3DTV

New and Updated 3D Vision Profiles:

- Adam’s Venture Episode 1 – Rated Poor
- All Zombies Must Die! – Rated Fair
- Blacklight: Retribution – Rated Poor
- Depth Hunter – Updated profile
- Dirt: Showdown – Rated Good
- Ghosts ‘n Goblins Online – Rated Good
- Krater – Rated Poor
- Oil Rush – Rated 3D Vision Ready
- Passion Leads Army Benchmark – Rated 3D Vision Ready
- Postal III – Rated Good
- Rayman Origins – Rated Good
- Resident Evil: Operating Raccoon City – Rated Fair
- rFactor 2 – Changed rating to 3D Vision Ready
- SevenCore – Rated Fair
- Stacking – Rated Good
- The Darkness II – Updated in-game recommended settings
- Trackmania 2: Canyon – Rated Fair
- Unigine 3.0 Heaven Benchmark – Updated profile
- Unigine Heaven Benchmark v3.0 – Rated 3D Vision Ready
- Wargame: European Escalation – Rated Good
- Warp – Rated Good
- Wings of Prey – Rated Fair
- World of Tanks – Changed rating to Excellent

Have in mind that some of these profiles have already been introduced in the previous beta version of the drivers. If you are an avid World of Tanks games now you might want to check out the game with 3D Vision as it should be quite good. The game rFactor 2 (still in development) should be 3D Vision ready when it is released.

- More on what is new and improved in the Nvidia GeForce 301.42 WHQL Drivers…


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16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Miguel // May 23, 2012 at 15:41

    Is it me or does this drivers impact the fps performance in games for gtx 480 sli? Gaming Diablo 3 and I get 40 to low 30s in 3D vision.. I had problems with the previous beta as well and had to uninstall.

  • 2 Rainer // May 23, 2012 at 15:54

    @Miguel; I had the same impression with the beta edition of this driver. Bad performance breakdown in Lord Of The Rings online (with a GTX 580). Stuttering like hell. Reverted to a preceding driver version. But did not try the WHQL version yet.

  • 3 Max // May 23, 2012 at 17:54

    Still no LG Cinema3D support with 3D vision? :(
    For what are they waiting for?

  • 4 Rorro // May 24, 2012 at 20:45

    @Miguel: same problem with Diablo 3 on gtx 470 . got back to 296.10

  • 5 badelhas // May 25, 2012 at 17:49

    the beta performance sucked. I am back to 296. Looks like i wont even try this new one. I have 570 sli.

  • 6 blkmnky // May 25, 2012 at 21:26

    Using EVGA PrecisionX frame rate target and Nvidia’s FXAA actually helped me achieve stable and smooth gameplay with these drivers. My question would be, Does setting a frame rate target of 60 fps impact 3D Vision in any negative way?

  • 7 blkmnky // May 25, 2012 at 21:30

    Are you guys making use of any of the new features like Adaptive Vsync?

  • 8 GMnemonic // May 26, 2012 at 04:58

    Please please please include Heroes of Might and Magic 6 as a 3d supported title. This game is absolutely stunishing and uses greath depth in mountans and terrain. I would like to see this.

    Kind Regards GMnemonic

  • 9 Rhialto // May 27, 2012 at 16:24

    I play Diablo III in Full HD 3D with a 8800GTS 512 no problem. Always around 30fps but sometimes I go lower for a second but this is not stopping me from enjoying playing it in 3D.

    Except some problem with shadows in some area and the text of items that are at the front, it’s fully enjoyable in 3D.

    I don’t see Diablo III had its profile updated so I don’t think I will install this driver version.

  • 10 eqzitara // May 28, 2012 at 00:18

    http://helixmod.blogspot.com/2012/05/diablo-iii.html
    Diablo 3 shadow fix.

  • 11 artox // May 28, 2012 at 12:11

    Had some weird performance and windows interface crashes with these. Keeping them under observation, but bare in mind that if you intend on watching 3d BDs with powerdvd you are still bound to pdvd10, since 11 doesn’t turn the actual 3d on. 296.10 seemed like a good release, I’ve had almost zero issues since release, and with these…..we’ll see.

  • 12 badelhas // May 29, 2012 at 01:49

    3d works with powerdvd 12 and 296 driver

  • 13 bbf // May 29, 2012 at 03:23

    Can anyone else tell me if they are still able to fake 3dvision support with the EDID override? I built a new box and went directly to 301.42, and it doesn’t seem to work.

  • 14 badelhas // May 29, 2012 at 21:22

    bloody, why cant we receive an email when someone posts after us, like in the blog?!

  • 15 badelhas // May 30, 2012 at 02:16

    sorry, i meant like in the forum, not blog

  • 16 artox // May 30, 2012 at 11:09

    @badelhas, haven’t tried pdvd12, are you using 3dtvplay?

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