GeForce R304 Driver 306.97 (Windows 8 Only)

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  1. MIG-31

    MIG-31 Old time Member.. Staff Member

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    This is the recommended driver for the launch of Windows 8. It is Microsoft WHQL-certified and will also be available for download via Windows Update.
    This driver is also recommended for the best experience in the latest top PC games like Borderlands 2 and World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria.
    New in GeForce 306.97 Drivers:
    • Recommended driver for Windows 8 launch.
    • Adds support for the new GeForce GTX 650 Ti GPU.
    • Updates SLI profile for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier.
    • Updates 3D Vision profiles for the following PC games:
      • Check vs. Mate - rated Excellent
      • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - rated Good
      • Doom 3: BFG Edition - rated Excellent
      • English Country Tune - rated Good
      • F1 2012 - rated Good
      • Iron Brigade - rated Fair
      • Jagged Alliance: Crossfire - rated Good
      • Orcs Must Die 2! - rated Good
      • Planetside 2 - rated Not recommended
      • Prototype 2 - rated Poor
      • Sleeping Dogs - rated Good
      • Spec Ops: The Line - rated Good
      • Tiny Troopers - rated Fair
      • Torchlight 2 - rated Good
      • Transformers: Fall of Cybertron - rated Fair
    New in Previous GeForce R304 Drivers (versions 304.xx to 306.xx):
    • GPU Support
      • Adds support for GeForce GTX 660 Ti, GeForce GTX 660, and GeForce GTX 650.
      • Legacy Support Notification: GeForce 6-series and GeForce 7-series GPUs will be moved to legacy support after GeForce R304 drivers. GeForce R310 drivers (the next major family of drivers) will not support these products.
    • 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. Read about it on GeForce.com.
      • TXAA is supported on GeForce GTX 600-series Kepler-based GPUs.
      • Learn more about TXAA on GeForce.co.uk.
    • 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
    • NVIDIA SLI Technology Adds or updates the following SLI profiles:
      • Alan Wake's American Nightmare – added
      • Borderlands 2 – added
      • Darksiders 2 – added
      • End of Nations - added
      • F1 2011 – updated
      • F1 2012 – added
      • Final Fantasy XIV – updated
      • Nexuiz - added
      • Orcs Must Die! 2 – added
      • PlanetSide 2 - updated
      • Saints Row: The Third – updated
      • Shogun 2: Total War – updated
      • Sleeping Dogs – updated from latest beta
      • Spec Ops: The Line - added
      • The Secret World - updated
      • Torchlight II - added
      • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier - added
      • Tornado Force - added
      • Tribes: Ascend – updated
    • NVIDIA 3D Vision Adds or updates the following 3D Vision profiles:
      • Alan Wake's American Nightmare – rated Not Recommended
      • A New Dawn – rated Fair
      • All Zombies Must Die! Scorepocalypse – rated Good
      • ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead – rated Fair
      • Bang Bang Racing – rated Excellent
      • Borderlands 2 – updated profile with new convergence settings
      • Brave – rated 3D Vision Ready
      • Devil May Cry 4- rated Fair
      • Depth Hunter – updated rating to 3D Vision Ready
      • Dishonored – rated Good
      • End of Nations – rated Good
      • London 2012 The Official Video Game – rated Fair
      • Mad Doc Jr.'s Doom Rails – rated Excellent
      • 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.
      • Raiderz – rated Fair
      • Roller Coaster Rampage – rated 3D Vision Ready
      • SCANIA Truck Driving Simulator – rated Fair
      • Street Fighter X Tekken – rated 3D Vision Ready
      • Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends – rated Good
      • Tiger Woods PGA 12: The Masters – rated Good
      • Tribes: Ascend – rated Fair
      • The Secret World – rated Good
      • The Walking Dead – rating Good
      • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria – rated Excellent
    • 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
      • Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support Counter-strike: Global Offensive
      • Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support MechWarrior Online
      • Disabled FXAA for several Windows programs like Media Player and Movie Maker.
    • NVIDIA Surround
      • Surround settings now persisted after new driver overinstall.
    • 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.
    Additional Details
    • Installs PhysX System Software v9.12.0604.
    • Installs HD Audio v1.3.18.0.
    • 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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  2. Amberwizard

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    I have a GTS250 and I seem to have the issue of the "Kernal driver has stopped and recovered " when I go onto WOW-MOP also had this on W7 I have lowered the spec on WOW and it still happens, any Ideas on why??
     

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