Nvidia has just released new beta drivers from their R310 family of drivers, the 310.54 beta is the second one after the version 310.33 beta released last month. The focus of the new version is the typical performance improvement and bug fixes in games, but it also includes some new things regarding stereoscopic 3D support as well. You should be well aware of the fact that starting in R310 drivers Nvidia has dropped support for the legacy GeForce 6-series and GeForce 7-series GPUs, these are supported up to the R304 releases.
If you still haven’t installed 310.33 or 310.54 beta drivers and you are using the new Windows 8 operating system, then you might want to do so as these add support for windowed 3D stereo mode for all DirectX 9 games, Silverlight 3D video streaming, YouTube 3D, NVIDIA PhotoViewer, NVIDIA Video Player, and 3D Blu-ray applications. Also they add HDMI Checkerboard mode to the list of stereoscopic 3D display types for users who want to use the DLP checkerboard 3D format on their compatible 3D-capable DLP HDTVs, this does not only apply to Windows 8. The new GeForce 310.54 beta drivers add support for the following 3D HDTVs/Projectors in 3DTV Play displays: Samsung UN46ES8000, LG 42LM6700 and Acer H6510BD. The previous 310.33 beta added support for 3DTV Play for the Sony VPL-VW95ES Projector.
The new beta adds or updates the following 3D Vision profiles:
- 007 Legends – rated Fair
- The Amazing Spider-Man rated – Not Recommended
- Bunch of Heroes – rated Good
- CABAL2 -rated Good
- Euro Truck Simulator 2 – rated Excellent
- Hawken – rated 3D Vision Ready
- Lucius – rated Fair
- Mabinogi Heroes – rated Fair
- Medal of Honor: Warfighter – rated Fair
- Metro: Last Light – rated Good
- NBA 2K13 – rated Good
- Novlum Demes Editor – rated Excellent
- Of Orcs and Men – rated Fair
- Painkiller: Hell & Damnation – rated Fair
- Planetside 2 – rated Not Recommended
- Prepar3D – rated Good
- Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 – rated Poor
- Unmechanical -rated Good
- War of the Roses – rated Fair
- World Rally Championship 3 – rated Good
Among the most notable issues that still need to be resolved and that you might have trouble with is the fact that you might see screen corruption after pressing the Windows key while viewing content in stereoscopic 3D mode under Windows 8 64-bit, to eliminate the corruption just press the Windows key a second time. Also when installing the NVIDIA graphics driver, if the 3D Vision USB emitter is not plugged in, the 3D Vision USB Controller driver might not get installed. If you plug in the emitter after installing the driver, the indicator light on the emitter may continue to flash red and will not turn green. The recommended solution for this is to reinstall the driver with the emitter plugged in, using the “Perform a clean Installation” option is recommended.