NVIDIA GeForce 295.73 driver Released

February 23, 2012 Off By Ramakanth

Nvidia released “GeForce 295.73 drivers”, the first WHQL-certified driver from the R295 family of drivers and nvidia recommends this driver for all GeForce users.

NVIDIA GeForce 295.73 driver includes the many game-changing features, NVIDIA-exclusive improvements that have been introduced in recent betas, plus a few other treats too.

According to Nvidia’s release notes, the new GeForce will give you a game changing performance boost to work with,it increases performance in a number of games, including The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which enjoys an FPS boost of over 40 per cent in certain scenarios.

Nvidia is basing that off of performance measured with a GeForce GTX 560 at 1080p with Ultra settings in indoor scenes when compared with the previous driver.


Support for Ambient Occlusion has been added for Skyrim, Diablo III and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and new SLI profiles are available for a wide range of games including the popular Mass Effect 3 demo.
GeForce 295.73 comes with support for GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500 Series cards, and for ION GPUs, it’s bundled with the PhysX System Software v9.12.0209, and key features as shown in below list.

GeForce 295.73 WHQL drivers Key Features :

  1. Game-changing performance boost of up to 45% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, “the fastest selling title in Steam’s history”
  2. Up to 2x performance Mass Effect 3 with SLI technology.
  3. GeForce-exclusive quality enhancements with ambient occlusion support for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Diablo III, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
  4. New 3D Vision and SLI profiles for over 50 titles.
  5. New PhysX software for the best experience in top PhysX titles like Alice: Madness Returns and Batman: Arkham City.

GeForce Display Driver 295.73 Full changelog :

Performance

– Increases performance by up to 45% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (measured with GeForce GTX 560 at 1080p Ultra settings in indoor scenes vs. 285.62).
– Updates the NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to a higher performance profile.
– Boosts Mass Effect 3 SLI performance to up to 2x.

Ambient Occlusion

– Adds ambient occlusion support for Diablo III.
– Updates the ambient occlusion support for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to a higher performance profile (also in 290 beta drivers).
– Adds ambient occlusion support for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (also in 290 beta drivers).

New SLI Profiles

Take a look below at the latest additions, and ensure that you enable automatic profile acquisition in NVIDIA Update to receive the latest enhancements as soon as they’re released.

  • 7554
  • Afterfall: InSanity
  • ArcheAge
  • Core Blaze
  • F1 2011
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Oil Rush
  • Red Faction: Armageddon
  • The Darkness II
  • Trine 2
  • WRC 2: FIA World Rally Championship 2011
New & Updated 3D Vision Profiles
  • Afterfall: Insanity – Rated Fair
  • Alan Wake – Rated Poor
  • ANNO 2070 – Rated Not Recommended
  • Apache: Air Assault – Rated Fair
  • Black Prophecy – Rated Not Recommended
  • Chaos Online – Rated Fair
  • Choplifter HD – Rated Good
  • Cities XL 2012 – Rated Good
  • Da Vinci Online – Rated Fair
  • Dino D-Day – Rated Good
  • DotA 2 – Rating upgraded to Fair
  • Dungeon and Dragons: Daggerdale – Rated Fair
  • Edge – Rated Excellent
  • Ferrari Project – Rated Not Recommended
  • Fractal – Rated Excellent
  • FreeStyle 2 – Rated Good
  • Insane 2 – Rated Excellent
  • King Arthur II – Rated Not Recommended
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – Rated Fair
  • Kong Fu Ying Xiong – Rated Fair
  • Love Beat – Rated Good
  • Marvel Super Hero Squad Online – Rated Good
  • Microsoft Flight – Rated Fair
  • Perpetuum – Rated Fair
  • Post Apocalyptic Mayhem – Rated Fair
  • Prototype 2 – Rated Fair
  • Q.U.B.E. – Rated Excellent
  • Quan Qiu Shi Ming – Rated Excellent
  • Red Bull X-Fighters – Rated Excellent
  • rFactor 2 (mod mode) – Rated Good & Updated Convergence
  • Risen 2: Dark Waters – Rated Fair
  • Saints Row: The Third – Rated Not Recommended
  • Shadow Company: Left for Dead – Rated Not Recommended
  • Special Force – Rated Good
  • Tera – Rated Good
  • The Adventures of Tintin – Rated Good
  • The First Templar – Rated Fair
  • The Haunted Halls Reach – Rated Excellent
  • Top Gun: Hard Lock – Rated Not Recommended
  • Tropico 4 – Rated Good
  • Worms Blast – Rated Good
Other Miscellaneous Additions
  • 295.73 WHQL adds support for 3D Vision windowed mode on DLP HDTVs and on Optimized for GeForce passive 3D monitors.
  • Includes updated PhysX 9.12.0209 System Software for improved compatibility and performance inAlice: Madness Returns and Batman: Arkham City.
  • Enables WHQL-certified support for NVIDIA Surround on Intel X79 SLI-certified motherboards.
  • Fixes instances of texture corruption/artifacts in Battlefield 3 when memory constrained (typically on 1GB or less graphics cards running Ultra settings and high resolutions).

Download:GeForce 295.73 WHQL drivers