ForceWare 266.58 WHQL released

nVIDIA released a new WHQL driver suite which offers the same performance improvements over the Rel.260 drivers as the 266.35 betas, and comes with added support for six 3D Vision desktop monitors, a pair of 3D Vision projectors and a fifteen Mitsubishi DLP HDTVs. It also has new 3D Vision profiles for a couple of games and applications.

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:

  • Up to 7% in Battlefield Bad Company 2 (1920×1200 4xAA/16xAF)
  • Up to 12% in Battleforge (SLI 1920×1200 4xAA/16xAF Very High)
  • Up to 11% in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (SLI 1920×1200 4xAA/16xAF)
  • Up to 7% in Dirt 2 (SLI 1920×1200 4xAA/16xAF)
  • Up to 7% in Far Cry 2 (1920×1200 4xAA/16xAF)
  • Up to 5% in Just Cause 2 (1920×1200 4xAA/16xAF Dark Tower)
  • Up to 5% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (SLI – 1920×1200 4xAA/16xAF)
  • Up to 9% in Stone Giant (SLI 1920×1200, DOF on)
  • Up to 8% in Unigine Heaven v2.1 (SLI 1920×1200 4xAA/16xAF)
  • Improves performance in Final Fantasy XI on GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs.

Visual Quality

Adds ambient occlusion support for one of the most popular games of the year: Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty. Ambient occlusion improves the quality of lighting, shadows, and depth perception in many parts of the game.

Release Notes
DownloadWinVista / Win7 32bit | WinVista / Win7 64 bit | WinXP 32bit | WinXP 64bit

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