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This is the second beta driver from the R304 family of drivers and the first GeForce driver to combine support for Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista into a single driver.
New in 304.79 Drivers:
  • Adds support for NVIDIA TXAA
    • NVIDIA TXAA is new film-style anti-aliasing technique designed specifically to reduce temporal aliasing (crawling and flickering in motion) through a combination of hardware AA, custom CG film style AA resolve, and a temporal filter.
    • The Secret World is the first game to support TXAA (support will be enabled in an upcoming patch)..
    • TXAA is supported on GeForce GTX 600-series Kepler-based GPUs.
    • Learn more about TXAA on GeForce.com.
  • New SLI Support
Adds or updates the following SLI profiles:
    • The Secret World - added
    • End of Nations - added
    • Nexuiz (also provided earlier via NVIDIA Update)
    • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier (also provided earlier via NVIDIA Update)
    • Tornado Force - added
    • Tribes: Ascend - updated
  • Key Fixes
    • 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 instances of very low frame rates in Deus Ex: Human Revolution (DX11).
    • Fixed an issue that caused a PC reboot instead of a PC shut down.
    • Fixed an issue that led to a black screen after driver installation.
    • Power management mode settings now persist across driver overinstalls.
New in R304 Drivers (Introduced previously with 304.48 drivers):
  • Performance Boost – Increases performance for GeForce 400/500/600 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 301.42 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
  • GeForce GTX 680:
    • Up to 18% in Batman: Arkham City
    • Up to 15% in Dragon Age II
    • Up to 10% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
    • Up to 60% in Total War: Shogun 2 (fixes performance issue with latest game patch)
    GeForce GTX 560:
    • Up to 14% in Batman: Arkham City
    • Up to 5% in Battlefield 3 with SLI
    • Up to 4% in Dragon Age II
    • Up to 8% in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings with SLI
    • Up to 7% in Lost Planet 2
  • Key Fixes
    • Fixes an intermittent vsync stuttering issue with GeForce GTX 600-series GPUs.
    • Fixes an issue where some manufacturer’s factory overclocked cards default to and run at lower clocks.
    • Fixes a performance issue in Total War: Shogun 2 with the latest game patch.
  • NVIDIA SLI Technology – Adds or updates the following SLI profiles:
    • Spec Ops: The Line
    • PlanetSide 2
    • F1 2011 – updated profile
    • Final Fantasy XIV – updated profile
    • Saints Row: The Third – updated profile
    • Torchlight II
    • Tribes: Ascend
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision – Adds or updates the following 3D Vision profiles:
    • Alan Wake's American Nightmare – rated Poor
    • Borderlands 2 – updated profile with new convergence settings
    • Depth Hunter – updated rating to 3D Vision Ready
    • Mass Effect 3 – updated in-game compatibility message and profile to be more compatible with community 3D mods
    • Max Payne 3 – updated rating to Excellent and updated in-game compatibility message to inform users to use DirectX 11, disable MSAA and use SSA0.
    • Street Fighter X Tekken – rated 3D Vision Ready
    • Tiger Woods PGA 12: The Masters – rated Good
    • Tribes: Ascend – rated Fair
    • The Walking Dead – rating Good
  • Other Profile Updates
    • Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support for Diablo III
    • Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support for L.A. Noire
    • Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support for Rayman Origins
    • Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Star Wars: The Old Republic
    • Disabled FXAA for several Windows programs like Media Player and Movie Maker.
  • NVIDIA Surround
    • Surround settings now persisted after new driver overinstall.
Additional Details
  • Installs PhysX System Software v9.12.0604.
  • Installs HD Audio v1.3.17.0.
  • Supports OpenGL 4.2
  • Supports DisplayPort 1.2 for GeForce GTX 600 series GPUs.
  • Supports multiple languages and APIs for GPU computing: CUDA C, CUDA C++, CUDA Fortran, OpenCL, DirectCompute, and Microsoft C++ AMP.
  • Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, DirectX 11, and OpenGL, including 3-way SLI, Quad SLI, and SLI support on SLI-certified Intel and AMD motherboards.
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