Version History of NVIDIA ForceWare 301.42

This is the first WHQL-certified unified driver from the R300 family of drivers (versions 300.00 to 301.99).

  • GeForce R300 drivers are packed with new industry-leading, GeForce-exclusive features as well as some really nice performance increases in top games.

New in R300 Drivers:

  • New GPU Support:
  • GeForce GTX 690
  • GeForce GTX 680
  • GeForce GTX 670
  • GeForce GT 600-series GPUs
  • Performance Boost – Increases performance for GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 296.10 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
  • GeForce GTX 570/580:
  • Up to 23% in Just Cause 2 with SLI
  • Up to 21% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Up to 17% in StarCraft II with SLI
  • Up to 14% in Far Cry 2 with SLI
  • Up to 9% in Bulletstorm
  • Up to 7% in Civilization V
  • Up to 6% in Deus Ex: Human Revolution with SLI
  • Up to 6% in Dragon Age 2 with SLI
  • Up to 5% in Metro 2033 with SLI
  • Up to 5% in Total War: Shogun 2
  • GeForce GTX 560/560 Ti:
  • Up to 20% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Up to 15% in Just Cause 2 with SLI
  • Up to 13% in Far Cry 2 with SLI
  • Up to 12% in Bulletstorm
  • Up to 11% in Civilization V
  • Up to 10% in StarCraft II with SLI
  • Up to 9% in Batman: Arkham City
  • Up to 4% in Deus Ex: Human Revolution with SLI
  • Up to 4% in Dragon Age 2 with SLI
  • Up to 4% in Metro 2033 with SLI
  • Up to 4% in Total War: Shogun 2
  • NVIDIA FXAA Technology – shader-based anti-aliasing technology available from the NVIDIA Control Panel that enables ultra-fast anti-aliasing in hundreds of PC games. FXAA delivers similar quality to 4x multi-sample antialiasing (MSAA) but is up to 60% faster, enabling substantially higher performance in games. FXAA is supported on all GeForce 8-series and later GPUs. Note: This feature is disabled for games that already have built-in support for FXAA. Visit GeForce.com to learn more.
  • NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync – dynamically enables vertical sync based on your current frame rates for the smoothest gaming experience. Adaptive VSync is supported on all GeForce 8-series and later GPUs. Visit GeForce.com to learn more.
  • NVIDIA Frame Rate Target – dynamically adjusts frame rate to a user specified target. Support for this feature is enabled via third party applications via NVAPI. Visit GeForce.com to learn more.
  • NVIDIA Surround Technology – Adds the following new Surround capabilities.Visit GeForce.com to learn more.
  • Add in a fourth accessory display with GeForce GTX 600-series to get access to your email, web, or other applications while you game.
  • Maximize an application to a single physical display when in Surround mode (enabled by default).
  • Confine the Windows Taskbar to the center display (enabled by default).
  • Enable bezel peeking – a feature which enables users to temporarily peek behind the monitor bezels using a hotkey (Ctrl + Alt + B). This feature is designed to be used in conjunction with bezel corrected resolutions.
  • Add or remove resolutions from the list of Surround resolutions (only those selected will be available to applications).
  • Full center display acceleration for single wide display modes (center display must be connected to the master GPU).
  • NVIDIA SLI Technology – Adds or updates the following SLI profiles:
  • Alan Wake
  • Call of Juarez: The Cartel
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link
  • Left 4 Dead
  • Orcs Must Die!
  • Portal 2
  • Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
  • Risen 2: Dark Waters
  • The Darkness II
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Max Payne 3
  • Sniper Elite V2
  • Street Fighter X Tekken
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision – Adds or updates the following 3D Vision profiles:
  • All Zombies Must Die! – rated Fair
  • Ghosts 'n Goblins Online – rated Good
  • Oil Rush – rated 3D Vision Ready
  • Postal III – rated Good
  • Rayman Origins – rated Good
  • SevenCore – rated Fair
  • Stacking – rated Good
  • Unigine Heaven Benchmark v3.0 – rated 3D Vision Ready
  • Wargame: European Escalation – rated Good
  • Warp – rated Good
  • Wings of Prey – rated Fair
  • Krater – rated Poor
  • Adam's Venture Episode 1- rated Poor
  • Blacklight: Retribution – rated Poor
  • The Darkness II – updated in-game recommended settings
  • Depth Hunter – updated profile
  • Dirt: Showdown – rated Good
  • Passion Leads Army Benchmark – rated 3D Vision Ready
  • Resident Evil: Operating Raccoon City – Rated Fair
  • rFactor 2 – changed rating to 3D Vision Ready
  • Trackmania 2: Canyon – rated Fair
  • Unigine 3.0 Heaven Benchmark – updated profile
  • World of Tanks – changed rating to Excellent.
  • Other Details
  • Installs PhysX System Software v9.12.0213.
  • Installs HD Audio v1.3.16.0.
  • Supports OpenGL 4.2
  • Supports DisplayPort 1.2 for GeForce GTX 600-series.
  • Supports multiple languages and APIs for GPU computing: CUDA C, CUDA C++, CUDA Fortran, OpenCL, DirectCompute, and Microsoft C++ AMP.
  • 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 and AMD motherboards.