If you are still not using the Nvidia Update feature of the more recent graphics drivers then it is about time you start doing so as starting this month (July) Nvidia has started to release 3D Vision profile updates through it. By default, Nvidia Update will check for all updates for Nvidia software including drivers and profiles, but just to make sure you can go to the Preferences tab of the Nvidia Update (if installed you should see an Nvdia logo icon in the Windows Taskbar) and see if under Updates the option Program and game profiles is enabled (it should by default).
Thanks to the automatically updated profiles you can always stay up to date and not have to wait for a new driver to be released in order to get better support for a game or to get proper 3D Vision support for a new title when played in stereoscopic 3D mode with 3D Vision. Here is a recent example, the latest WHQL driver did not include a 3D Vision profile for the game The Secret World, the latest beta did have a profile, but it rated the game as Not Recommended and if you are using the Nvidia Update to get the latest 3D Vision profiles there is an updated profile for The Secret World where the game is already rated as Good.
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Today Nvidia has released a new beta video driver version 270.51 after not being very active on the driver updates since the beginning of this year. The new beta version is offering some interesting new features and the traditional performance boost, most significant in the Dragon Age 2 game as well as for users with 3D Vision Surround setups this time. This is the first release from the Release 270 family of drivers and it finally comes with a NVIDIA Update feature that can help you stay up to date with the latest WHQL drivers by notifying you when a new driver is available and directing you to download the driver. With Release 270 drivers, the 3D Vision Controller driver is now included with all GPU driver installations, so you will no longer need to download and install this separately from the video driver. The 270.51 driver package includes version 270.47 3D Vision Controller driver.
The 270.51 driver also has new features added to 3D Vision window mode, including the addition of support for HDMI 1.4 3D TVs when using 3DTV Play software, including DirectX 9 games, Google Earth, and 3DVisionLive.com. The 3D Vision window mode now works with Windows Aero enabled and you can turn it on and off from the NVIDIA Control Panel. There are also performance improvements for DirectX 9 applications when using NVIDIA SLI and 3D Vision, as well as improved 3D Crosshair performance in Source Engine games (the driver laser crosshair).
The new driver also adds support for new 3D Vision Desktop LCD monitors: Tongfang LM2230W; new 3D Vision projectors: Acer X1261P, Acer X1261-3D, DepthQ HDs3D-1, NEC NP-V300X, Sanyo PDG-DXL2000; and new 3D Vision All In One PCs: Acer Aspire Z5673, Lenovo B520. There is 3D Vision Surround support when using 3D Vision monitors with built-in IR emitters. The new driver comes with new 3D Vision game profiles: Alice Madness Returns, Crysis 2 (including multi-player demo), Dead Space 2, DeathSpank, Dragon Age II, Duke Nukem Forever, Dungeon Defenders, Dungeon Siege III, Fable III, Faxion Online, F.3.A.R., Final Fantasy XIV, Homefront (DirectX 9 and DirectX 10), Lego Universe, Need for Speed World, Portal 2, Richard Burns Rally, Rift, Section 8: Prejudice, Shift 2 Unleashed, Shogun 2: Total War, Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures, Test Drive Unlimited 2, The Sims Medieval as well as updated profiles for MX vs. ATV Reflex and Monster Hunter Frontier Benchmark.
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