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Appeared on: Wednesday, January 19, 2011
New Nvidia 265 WHQL-certified Drivers Released

Release 265 WHQL-certified drivers are here and you can download the new v266.58 drivers on nvidia.com, now.

Read about some of the new features and performance optimizations this update brings, below.

About Release 265:

* Supports 370 unique GPUs, including GeForce, Quadro and Tesla GPUs
* Boosts performance up to 12% with SLI technology
* Enables Ambient Occlusion in StarCraft II for rich, soft shadows and improved depth perception
* Adds support for 3D Vision window mode enabling 3D gaming in a window while still having access to email, web, and chat applications
* Adds support for the beta 2 release of 3DVisionLive.com, bring 3D photos and improved 3D video streaming to 3D Vision users
* This driver package installs NVIDIA PhysX System Software v9.10.0514 and the HD audio driver, version 1.1.13.0.

Performance

* Increases performance for GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. the latest Release 260 drivers. The following are examples of some of the most significant improvements measured on Windows 7. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:

GeForce GTX 580:

o Up to 7% in Battlefield Bad Company 2 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
o Up to 12% in Battleforge (SLI 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF Very High)
o Up to 11% in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (SLI 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
o Up to 7% in Dirt 2 (SLI 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
o Up to 7% in Far Cry 2 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
o Up to 5% in Just Cause 2 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF Dark Tower)
o Up to 5% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (SLI ? 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
o Up to 9% in Stone Giant (SLI 1920x1200, DOF on)
o Up to 8% in Unigine Heaven v2.1 (SLI 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)

* Improves performance in Final Fantasy XI on GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs.

NVIDIA SLI



* Adds SLI profiles for the following PC games:

o Alien vs. Triangles Demo
o Endless City Demo
o Lionheart: Kings Crusade
o Moscow Racer: Legends of USSR
o Rift: Planes of Telara
o Shaun White Skateboarding

* Enhances SLI profiles for the following PC games:
o Age of Conan
o Arcania: Gothic 4
o Civilization V - DX11
o Lost Planet 2
o World Of Warcraft


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