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NVIDIA drivers: WHQL - 280.26

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GeForce/ION Drivers: WHQL - 280.26 are out, dated 09 August 2011

Windows 7 or Windows Vista (64-bit)

Windows 7 or Windows Vista (32-bit)

Windows XP, Windows XP Media Center Edition

Windows XP x64, Server 2003 x64

Release Highlights

This is the first WHQL-certified from the Release 280 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. This driver package also includes the 3D Vision Controller driver.

New in Release 280.26


Enables SLI technology on SLI-certified motherboards with AMD chipsets: 990FX, 990X, and 970.

NVIDIA 3D Vision

With Release 280 drivers, the 3D Vision Controller driver is now included with all GPU driver installations. Users are no longer required to install a separate 3D Vision Controller driver or CD driver. This driver includes the 280.19 3D Vision Controller driver. For more information, please view this knowledgebase article for more information.

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.

Adds support for Window mode for 3D Vision Video Player. This requires v1.7.2 or higher of the player.

Adds support for new 3D Vision monitors: ViewSonic V3D245

Adds support for new 3D Vision projectors: Acer X1111, BenQ W710ST, and NEC NP-V300W

Added the following 3D Vision game profiles:

    Alice Madness Returns
    Back to the Future (Episodes 1-5)
    Call of Juarez: The Cartel
    Chuang Shi Xi You (创世西游)
    Dao Jian 2 刀剑2
    The Darkness 2
    Dead Island
    Deep Black
    Dou Zhan Shen 斗战神
    Dragon Ball Online
    Dungeons and Dragons: Online
    Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
    L.A. Noire
    League of Legends 英雄联盟
    LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
    Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar
    The Lord of the Rings: War in the North
    Might & Magic Heroes VI
    Mount & Blade: Warband
    Mount & Blade: With Fire and Blade
    Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad
    Rise of the Immortals
    Rusty Hearts
    Serious Sam 3: BFE
    Virtua Tennis 4
    Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

Update the following 3D Vision game profiles

    Crysis 2 – rating changed to Excellent. NVIDIA recommends using the v1.9 game patch.
    Deep Black – rating change to 3D Vision Ready
    Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition – convergence changes and rating changed to 3D Vision Ready


Installs HD Audio driver version

Installs PhysX System Software to version 9.10.0514

Supports playing back Blu-ray 3D discs when connecting your GPU to an HDMI 1.4 3D TV. Playback requires compatible software application from CyberLink, ArcSoft, Roxio, or Corel. For GPU and system requirements, visit the NVIDIA Blu-ray 3D website.

Supports the new GPU-accelerated features in Adobe Creative Suite 5 including Photoshop CS5.

Supports GPU-acceleration for smoother online HD videos with Adobe Flash.

Supports OpenGL 3.3 for GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.

Supports OpenGL 4.1 on GeForce 400 series and later GPUs.

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 X58-based 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.

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