Originally posted on the GeForce blog.
Microsoft‘s Windows 8 Consumer Preview was only released two weeks ago and as part of our partnership to support NVIDIA GPU-based systems, we have already released our 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.
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 are a must-have for gamers looking for the best experience in upcoming games like Blacklight: Retribution. These drivers also carry all of the R295 goodness that we told you about just a couple weeks ago.
A final note about NVIDIA’s Windows 8 driver support: NVIDIA’s Windows 8 drivers support all the features of the new Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) v1.2 and also support the award-winning 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. With Windows 8’s new built-in stereoscopic 3D support in DirectX 11, 3D Vision is poised to provide users the best platform for games and applications.
For more information on 3D Vision and 3DTV Play support in Windows 8, please read our Windows 8 FAQs.
For more information on the Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview, please visit Microsoft’s dedicated Windows 8 Consumer Preview page.
The list of supported NVIDIA GPUs for Windows 8 can be found on NVIDIA.com.