NVIDIA has released their WHQL-candidate beta drivers alongside the launch of its GTX 460 video card.
Nothing is likely to change between the betas and WHQL release, so there is no harm in adopting early and it would be recommended for those with newly purchased GTX 460 video cards.
The release notes indicate the following changes:
- Adds support for GeForce GTX 460.
- Adds support for NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround technology. Learn more about this technology including the hardware and software requirements here.
- Adds additional performance increases for GeForce GTX 400 Series GPUs in several PC games (these improvements are in addition to the previously reported Release 256 improvements). The following are examples of some of the most significant improvements measured with GeForce GTX 480. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
- Up to 11% in Aliens vs. Predator (1920×1200 4xAA/16xAF – Tessellation on)
- Up to 7% in Crysis: Warhead (SLI – 1920×1200 4xAA/16xAF – Gamer)
- Up to 4% in H.A.W.X (SLI – 1920×1200 4xAA/16xAF – Very High)
- Up to 10% in Just Cause 2 (SLI – 1920×1200 4xAA/16xAF – Concrete Jungle)
- Up to 6% in Metro 2033 (1920×1200 4xAA/16xAF – Tessellation on)
- Up to 7% in Metro 2033 (SLI – 1920×1200 4xAA/16xAF – Tessellation on)
- Up to 10% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (1920×1200 4xAA/16xAF)
- Up to 12% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (SLI – 1920×1200 4xAA/16xAF)
- Up to 4% in World in Conflict (SLI – 1920×1200 4xAA/16xAF)
The drivers can be downloaded here: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us