Microsoft's Windows 8 Consumer Preview was released two weeks ago andNvidia today released its first driver update for NVIDIA GeForce and Quadro GPUs.
This release represents the start of regular NVIDIA driver updates
for Windows 8. These drivers, version 296.17, are available for both
GeForce and Quadro GPU-based desktops and notebooks on NVIDIA.com and on
Microsoft’s Windows Update.
Download the new NVIDIA 296.17 drivers for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
Windows 7 and Windows XP users aren’t left out. An equivalent driver,
version 296.10 (WHQL-certified), can be downloaded on GeForce.com
today. These drivers are a quick refresh from the recent version GeForce
295.73 drivers and according to Nvidia, are "a must-have" for gamers looking for the best
experience in upcoming games like Blacklight: Retribution.
Download the new GeForce 296.10 drivers for Windows 7/Vista and Windows XP.
Windows 8 drivers support all the features of the new Windows Display
Driver Model (WDDM) v1.2 and also support the NVIDIA 3D
Vision and 3DTV Play products, allowing you to play more than 600 games,
watch Blu-ray movies and view photos – all in 3D.
For more information on 3D Vision and 3DTV Play support in Windows 8, please read Nvidia's Windows 8 FAQs.
The list of supported NVIDIA GPUs for Windows 8 can be found on NVIDIA.com.