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NVIDIA drivers: WHQL - 285.62

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GeForce/ION Drivers: WHQL - 285.62 are out, dated 24 October 2011

Windows 7 or Windows Vista (64-bit)

Windows 7 or Windows Vista (32-bit)

Performance Improvements

For Battlefield 3 we’ve improved performance by up to 11% since the release of the GeForce 285.38 beta drivers, have included several compatibility enhancements, a new and improved SLI profile, and a 3D Vision profile. Similarly, Rage has received enhancements since the release of the same drivers, and Batman: Arkham City compatibility has been implemented.

Release Highlights

This is the first WHQL-certified release from the Release 285 family of drivers. You can read more about this family of drivers on GeForce.com.

This driver package supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500-series desktop GPUs as well as ION desktop GPUs.

New in Version 285.62

This is the recommended driver for Battlefield 3. It contains several performance and compatibility enhancements for the final release of the game. Check here to see if your PC is ready for Battlefield 3.

This is also the recommended and enhanced driver for Batman: Arkham City and RAGE.

Check here to see if your PC is ready for Batman: Arkham City

Contains a fix for the driver timeouts reported with the R285 beta drivers.

New in R285 Drivers

Performance

Increases performance for GeForce 400 and 500-series GPUs in several PC games vs. v280.26 WHQL drivers. The following are some examples of improvements measured on Windows 7. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:

GeForce GTX 580:

Up to 6% in Battlefield 3

Up to 5% in Call of Duty: Black Ops

Up to 7% in Civilization V with SLI

Up to 5% in Crysis 2 DX11 with SLI

Up to 7% in F1 2010 with SLI

Up to 5% in Lost Planet 2 with SLI

Up to 5% in Mafia 2 with SLI

Up to 13% in Metro 2033 with SLI

Up to 8% in STALKER: Call of Pripyat with SLI

Up to 5% in StarCraft 2

GeForce GTX 560:

Up to 4% in Bulletstorm

Up to 5% in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 with SLI

Up to 11% in Battlefield 3

Up to 6% in Call of Duty: Black Ops

Up to 5% in Crysis 2 DX11 with SLI

Up to 7% in Dragon Age 2 with SLI

Up to 7% in F1 2010 with SLI

Up to 5% in Just Cause 2 with SLI

Up to 5% in Lost Planet 2 with SLI

Up to 4% in Mafia 2 with SLI

Up to 7% in Metro 2033 with SLI

Up to 11% in STALKER: Call of Pripyat with SLI

Up to 7% in StarCraft 2

NVIDIA PhysX

Updates PhysX System Software to version 9.11.06.21.

NVIDIA SLI

Added or updated SLI profiles for Battlefield 3, Dead Island, Diablo III, Dragon Age 2, Need for Speed: The Run, and Saints Row: The Third.

HD Audio

Updates HD Audio driver to version 1.2.24.0.

OpenGL

Adds support for OpenGL 4.2 for GeForce 400 series and 500 series GPUs.

NVIDIA 3D Vision

The 3D Vision Controller (USB) driver is included in this driver package. Users are no longer required to install the 3D Vision CD driver or a separate 3D Vision Controller driver. For more information, please view this knowledgebase article.

Adds support for viewing 3DVisionLive.com and YouTube 3D with NVIDIA SLI PCs. Please view this knowledgebase article for more information on 3D Vision Window Mode.

Window mode is now the default viewing option for the 3D Vision Photo Viewer.

Added the following 3D Vision game profiles:

Aion

Diablo 3

Dead Rising 2: Off The Record

Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) 2

From Dust

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2

Last Remnant Benchmark

Men of War Assault Squad

Stock Car

Update the following 3D Vision game profiles:

Dirt 3 – updated rating to Excellent

Other Details

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.

Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.

Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.

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