Nvidia has released a new set of WHQL drivers for its graphics cards. The new NVIDIA GeForce 306.23 WHQL drivers are now available to download. An essential upgrade for every GeForce GTX user, the GeForce 306.23 WHQL drivers enable high-quality TXAA anti-aliasing on GTX 600 Series GPUs, improve game performance by up to 17% on all GeForce 400, 500, and 600 Series GPUs, enhance seven top titles with NVIDIA Control Panel MSAA and Ambient Occlusion profiles, improve the overall user experience for all GPU users.
In addition, the new GeForce 306.23 WHQL drivers features new SLI and 3D Vision profiles for new releases and upcoming titles, including Borderlands 2, Darksiders 2, Dishonored, End of Nations, F1 2012, Guild Wars 2, Max Payne 3, Orcs Must Die! 2, PlanetSide 2, Sleeping Dogs, The Secret World, The Walking Dead, Torchlight II, and World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria.
Furthermore, the GeForce 306.23 WHQL drivers ensure maximum GPU compatibility in the highly-anticipated Borderlands 2, and will update your PhysX software to version 9.12.0604, maximizing performance when the impressive hardware-accelerated PhysX effects are enabled. Similarly, the GeForce 306.23 WHQL drivers ensure maximum compatibility in World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, and maximize performance when utilizing immersive multi-monitor display modes.
Those interested can download these new drivers from here.
Here is the release notes of GeForce 306.23 WHQL:
GeForce 206.23 WHQL:
?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.com.
•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.
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