NVIDIA Releases 285.62 Graphics Driversby Andrew Cunningham on October 24, 2011 5:30 PM EST
NVIDIA today released the final, WHQL-certified version of its 285.62 graphics driver package for desktops and laptops running 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. The new drivers feature "improved compatibility and performance for Battlefield 3," as did the beta drivers released last month, and they do the same for RAGE and the forthcoming Batman: Arkham City. A timeout issue that existed in the beta package has also been fixed.
Additionally, the new package contains an updated version of the PhysX System Software (9.11.06.21), a new HD audio driver (220.127.116.11), OpenGL 4.2 support for 400 and 500-series GeForce cards, and small performance gains in many games for GTX 560 and 580 users. The desktop version of the package supports all integrated and dedicated GeForce cards going all the way back to the GeForce 6 series, while the laptop version supports most DirectX10 and DirectX11-capable GPUs (GeForce 8 series and later).
32 and 64-bit Windows XP users get the 285.58 driver package for desktop cards, which includes most of the enhancements listed above (though there is no particular mention of Arkham City in the release notes). As usual, NVIDIA's Verde driver for laptop users doesn't support Windows XP.
You can grab the latest drivers for your card from GeForce.com.
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Paulman - Monday, October 24, 2011 - linkBut where are the AMD Catalyst drivers!? BF3 launches tonight at midnight PST and I need the new drivers! Lol :P
Paulman - Monday, October 24, 2011 - linkI wonder if these drivers (last updated Oct 18th) are the most recent that we will get:
AMD Catalyst™ 11.10 Version 3 Preview Driver
greylica - Monday, October 24, 2011 - linkSomeone tells me please that this driver fixed the purposedly cripled viewport performance of defective by design drivers of fermi cards in OpenGL aplications, we are recomending Blender users to avoid those defective OpenGL cards until Nvidia fix those serious Issues starting with 4XX series. A GTX 2XX is faster than any Fermi cards in sculpt mode and Nvidia is saying to everyone "Buy Quadro'' , ''Buy Quadro'', but before Fermi, everything was OK. Please don't tell me this is another Ferm(ented) driver...
Obsoleet - Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - linkI hope there's a corresponding post for every AMD monthly release.
Andrew.a.cunningham - Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - linkYup!
And even Intel graphics drivers, for good measure: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4787/intel-releases-...