NVIDIA today released GeForce 296.10 drivers, the second WHQL-certified driver from the R295 family of drivers and the first  driver to support Windows 8 Consumer Preview, released two weeks ago.

This release represents the start of regular NVIDIA driver updates for Windows 8. These drivers, version 296.17, are available for both GeForce and Quadro GPU-based desktops and notebooks on NVIDIA.com and on Microsoft’s Windows Update.


NVIDIA’s Windows 8 drivers support all the features of the new Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) v1.2 and also support the award-winning NVIDIA 3D Vision and 3DTV Play products, allowing you to play more than 600 games, watch Blu-ray movies and view photos – all in 3D. With Windows 8’s new built-in stereoscopic 3D support in DirectX 11, 3D Vision is poised to provide users the best platform for games and applications.

Windows 7 and Windows XP users aren’t left out. An equivalent driver, version 296.10 (WHQL-certified), can be downloaded on GeForce.com today. These drivers are a quick refresh from the recent version GeForce 295.73 drivers and are a must-have for gamers looking for the best experience in upcoming games like Blacklight: Retribution

This driver is a recommended upgrade for all GeForce users, especially those playing the latest hot PC games like Blacklight: Retribution, Diablo III, Mass Effect 3, or The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and more. These drivers come packed with GeForce-exclusive performance and quality enhancements and are Microsoft WHQL-certified.

What’s New in GeForce 296.10 Driver ?

  1. Adds support for the new GeForce GTX 560 SE GPU.
  2. Updates PhysX System Software to version 9.12.0213.
  3. Boosts SLI performance in the following games:
    • Blacklight: Retribution – up to 1.8x performance increase
    • DiRT 3 – updated DX11 profile to improve menu performance
    • Dishonored
    • Dungeon Defenders
    • F1 2011 – improves performance with game patch 1.2
    • rFactor 2
  4. Includes numerous bug fixes.
  5. Game-changing performance boost of up to 45% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, “the fastest selling title in Steam’s history”
  6. Up to 2x performance Mass Effect 3 with SLI technology.
  7. New PhysX software for the best experience in top PhysX titles like Alice: Madness Returns and Batman: Arkham City.
  8. Updates HD Audio to version 1.3.12.0.

Download NVIDIA GeForce 296.10 Driver: http://goo.gl/AIheQ

Note : The NVIDIA GeForce 296.10 WHQL driver is available for Windows 8,Windows 7 (32 & 74 bit),Vista and XP.