Nvidia Releases GeForce 266.58 WHQL Driver

Submitted by Tamlin on 12 July, 2011 - 19:05

New in Release 266.58

Same as 266.35 Beta:

GPU Support:
Supports the newly released GeForce GTX 580 and GeForce GTX 570 GPUs.

Performance:
Increases performance for GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. the latest Release 260 drivers. The following are examples of some of the most significant improvements measured on Windows 7. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:

GeForce GTX 580:
Up to 7% in Battlefield Bad Company 2 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
Up to 12% in Battleforge (SLI 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF Very High)
Up to 11% in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (SLI 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
Up to 7% in Dirt 2 (SLI 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
Up to 7% in Far Cry 2 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
Up to 5% in Just Cause 2 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF Dark Tower)
Up to 5% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
Up to 9% in Stone Giant (SLI 1920x1200, DOF on)
Up to 8% in Unigine Heaven v2.1 (SLI 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
Improves performance in Final Fantasy XI on GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs.

Visual Quality:
Adds ambient occlusion support for one of the most popular games of the year: Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty. Ambient occlusion improves the quality of lighting, shadows, and depth perception in many parts of the game. Learn more on GeForce.com.

NVIDIA 3D Vision:
With Release 260 and 265 drivers, the installation process for 3D Vision has changed. Please view this knowledgebase article for more information on the changes.
Adds support for 3DVisionLive.com Beta 2:
Adds supports for 3D photo sharing and viewing
Adds new 3D video clips to the website
Includes several bug fixes

Adds 3D Vision Window Mode support for the following games and applications:
Games
Aion
Crazy Racing Kart Rider
Crossfire
Dragon Nest
EverQuest 2
Guild Wars 2
NED
PopKart
QQ Dance QQ
QQ Xian Xia
Tian Long Ba Bu
World of Warcraft – Burning Crusade
World of Warcraft – Wrath of the Lich King
Xun Xian
Zhu Xian 2
Google Earth
Improvements to 3DVisionLive

Adds support for new 3D Vision Desktop LCD monitors: Hannstar HS233, I-O Data 3D231XBR, Lenovo L2363dwA, Planar SA2311W
Adds support for new 3D Vision projectors: Acer X1261P, Sanyo PDG-DXL2000
Adds support for new DLP HDTVs: Mitsubishi WD-83838, WD-83738, WD-73838, WD-73837, WD-73738, WD-73638, WD-73C10, WD-65838, WD-65738, WD-65638, WD-65C10, WD-60738, WD-60638, WD-60C10, L75-A91.

Added the following 3D Vision game profiles:
Arcania: Gothic 4
Crazy Racing Kart Rider
Crossfire
Darksiders
DC Universe Online
Dragon Nest
Front Mission Evolved
Guild Wars 2
Hank Haney's World Golf
Lineage 2
Medal of Honor (2010) Multiplayer
Medal of Honor (2010) Single Player
NED
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit
NVIDIA Demo: Aliens vs. Triangles
NVIDIA Demo Endless City
PopKart
QQ Dance QQ
QQ Xian Xia Zhuan QQ
Tian Long Ba Bu
TRON: Evolution
Vizerra (fullscreen version)
World Rally Championship 2010
Xun Xian ??
Update the following 3D Vision game profiles
Lost Planet 2 – rating is now changed to Fair
Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2- rating has been changed to 3D Vision Ready

NVIDIA Surround:
Improved performance for 3-way and 4-way SLI configurations
Updated 3D Vision Surround and NVIDIA Surround game support list. Please visit the 3D Vision Surround web page for a full list of supported games.

NVIDIA SLI:
Adds SLI profiles for the following PC games:
Alien vs. Triangles Demo
Endless City Demo
Lionheart: Kings Crusade
Moscow Racer: Legends of USSR
Rift: Planes of Telara
Shaun White Skateboarding
Enhances SLI profiles for the following PC games:
Age of Conan
Arcania: Gothic 4
Civilization V - DX11
Lost Planet 2
World Of Warcraft

Source: nvidia.com
Tags: geforce, nvidia