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New Nvidia Graphics Driver Version 267.31 Beta Is Now Available

March 3rd, 2011 · No Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

Nvidia has released a quick graphics driver update version 267.31 yesterday, after the 267.24 beat release the day before that. The new 267.31 driver has all the features of the previous 267.24 driver with just a single bug fix for users with GeForce GTX 580 video cards that have multiple monitors:

GeForce GTX 580 w/VBIOS 70.10.20.XX : In a multi‐monitor configuration, one display is blank.

So you can update to the new 267.31 Beta driver only if you are affected by this problem, otherwise you can stay with the 267.24 until an official WHQL release is made available. The 267.24/31 driver releases are needed for people wanting to play the 3D Vision-ready game Bulletstorm as well as playing the upcoming game Dragon Age II in DirectX 11 mode without issues.

Download the new Nvidia Graphics Driver Version 267.31 Beta for 32-bit Windows…
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New Nvidia Video and 3D Vision Drivers Version 267.24 Beta Are Available

March 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment · GeForce 3D Vision

Today Nvidia has released a new beta Video and 3D Vision drivers that are an important update for gamers playing in stereo 3D mode with 3D Vision. The new 267.24 Beta drivers are already available and a 3D Vision Driver CD will soon probably follow, with these drivers you may need to also download and install the separately latest 3D Vision USB driver for the IR emitter. But lets see what is new and fixed in this 267.24 release: there is an official 3D Vision profile for the game Bulletstorm that was released some days ago as a 3D-vision ready title, so this profile should make things function as they should’ve been right from the start (I’ll be checking out the game soon). The new driver also adds SLI support for Homefront, improves compatibility with Dragon Age II or with other words fixes the terrain corruption in DX11 mode (the game is coming in a few days, a demo is already available), and fixes an issue where the NVIDIA control panel may not be accessible via the Windows desktop.

Download the new Nvidia Graphics Driver Version 267.24 Beta for 32-bit Windows…
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New Nvidia Graphics Driver 260.89 WHQL is Now Available

October 18th, 2010 · 19 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

The new Nvidia graphics driver 260.89 WHQL is actually the first one to receive WHQL certification from Microsoft from the new Release 260 drivers, so if you are still using the bit problematic 260.63 beta or an older driver now might be a good chance to update it to this one. Starting with Release 260 Nvidia is adopting new packaging method for their drivers, including new installed and the 3D Vision drivers are also bundled inside the full package. However to still need to download a separate driver which is now called the 3D Vision Controller Driver, a driver that is needed for the IR transmitter that you connect to your PC via USB to get the sync signal for the 3D Vision active shutter glasses. Unfortunately there is still no 3D Vision Controller Driver version 260.89 made available, but you can use the older 260.63 version without problems, and if you are updating from a full 260.63 driver installation then you will most likely bot need to install the IR transmitter driver after the update.

So what is new in the new version of the driver, besides going out of beta stage. Well, mostly it adds support for the newly released GeForce GT 430 GPU, but that is only regarding the GPU driver with other things like performance boost in some applications and some new features that were introduced in the 260.63 beta. The new driver should also support the 3DTv Play feature for owners of 3D-capable HDTVs that also do have the 3D Vision bundle, because in order to use that feature you have to connect the IR transmitter to your PC… the commercial standalone 3DTV Play software is expected to be available later this year. So if you try the 3DTV Play support you are welcome to share details about how it works on your system, including details about the 3D TV you are using and on what PC hardware you are trying it. And unfortunately the issue when recording stereoscopic 3D videos with SLI setup that messes up your recorded right frame is still present in the new driver, so you still have to disable the SLI temporary in order to record stereo 3D videos with FRAPS (although this might need an update for FRAPS and not the GPU drivers…).

Download the Nvidia Graphics Driver 260.89 WHQL for 32-bit Windows…
Download the Nvidia Graphics Driver 260.89 WHQL for 64-bit Windows…
Download the 3D Vision Controller Driver version 260.63 beta if you need it…

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