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  • Adds support for the new GeForce GTX 560 SE GPU.
  • Updates PhysX System Software to version 9.12.0213.
  • 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
  • Adds 3D Vision support for the following games:
    • Dear Esther – Rated Good
    • Deep Black: Reloaded – Rated 3D Vision Ready

Issues outlined in the PDF file:

  • Fixed Single-GPU Issues
    • The NVIDIA Installer attempts to install the driver onto an incorrect or nonexistent hard drive.
    • [Diablo 3 Beta]: The game screen blurs when forcing AA from the NVIDIA Control Panel.
    • [GeForce GTX 560/GTX 550 Ti]: The NVIDIA Control Panel does not update the monitor name when a different monitor is hot‐plugged.
    • [GeForce GTX 590] “No NVIDIA High Definition Audio” error occurs with Realtek889 codec.
    • [GeForce GTS 450][SIM2]: Display corruption occurs when entering a house that has a swimming pool.
  • Fixed Multi-GPU Issues
    • [SLI] [GeForce 500/400 series][F1 2011]: Game performance with SLI enabled is lower after the game Patch version 1.02 is applied.
    • [SLI] [GeForce 500 Series][Dirt 3]: The game stutters within the menu and occasionally during a race.
    • [SLI][ GeForce 500 series][Mirrorʹs Edge]:”Driver not responding” error occurs when playing the game with SLI enabled.
    • [SLI][GeForce GTX 580][Metro 2033]: The system hangs when launching the application in DirectX 10/11 mode if both SLI and 3D Vision are enabled.
    • [SLI][GeForce GTX 580][rFactor 2]: The games runs at a low frame rate when SLI is enabled.
    • [SLI] [GeForce GTX 470]: After the driver is instaled, SLI either cannot be enabled or causes screen corruption once it is enabled.
    • [3xSLI] [World of Warcraft:Cataclysm]: The character portrait flickers after loading an instanced map.

Still no outlines on Star Wars: The Old Republic, but we stopped holding our breath long ago.

via Nvidia




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