Hot on the heels of Nvidia Windows 8 WHQL drivers, a new
batch of beta GeForce R304 drivers
has hit the
scene to enable Hollywood-quality antialiasing in games.
The new GeForce R304 drivers add support for the TXAA
antialiasing mode. They also unify Windows 7 and Windows 8
support into a single driver and, for the first time,
support all Windows operating systems from Windows XP to
Windows 8 ? representing over 10 years of Windows releases.
With the launch of GeForce GTX 680, Nvidia introduced
NVIDIA TXAA, which utilizes techniques similar to those
used to create computed generated effects in movies. TXAA
will make its gaming debut in Funcom?s new MMO, The Secret
World. The game launches today and, in the very near
future, will receive full TXAA support by way of an
upcoming game patch.
GeForce 304.79 drivers also deliver a nice SLI performance
boost in The Secret World, End of Nations, Ghost Recon
Future Soldier and several other new games. Gamers will
appreciate the numerous compatibility and performance fixes
in Civilization V, Deus Ex: Human Revolution and others.
New & Updated SLI Profiles
The new GeForce 304.79 beta drivers also introduce a Secret
World SLI profile, maximizing frame rates on multi-GPU
systems. Furthermore, profiles for other top titles are
- End of Nations
- Nexuiz (released at an earlier date via NVIDIA
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier (released at an
earlier date via NVIDIA Update)
- Tornado Force
- Tribes: Ascend (updated)
The key fixes are as follows, with the complete list of
Windows 7 and Windows 8 changes available to peruse in the
driver notes, here
- Fixed a compatibility issue with Civilization V and
GeForce 400/500 series GPUs.
- Fixed instances of flickering or missing mouse cursor
when hardware cursor is enabled (reported with Aion, World
of Warcraft, Eve Online and others).
- Fixed an issue that caused a PC reboot instead of a PC
- Fixed an issue that led to a black screen after driver