Latest GeForce drivers have full Win8 WHQL support


— 1:13 PM on October 10, 2012

I should set a keyboard macro so I don't keep having to type "Windows 8" again and again this month. I guess you can't fault hardware makers for making preparations, though. This time, the firm getting ready for the new OS is Nvidia, which has released a fresh set of GeForce drivers with full Windows Hardware Quality Labs certification for Windows 8.

The GeForce 306.97 drivers are available here on GeForce.com. Since this is a unified release, it also supports Windows 7 and Vista. I'm not seeing much in the way of fresh features, though. Support for the new GeForce GTX 650 Ti graphics card is included, of course, and Nvidia says users can expect the "same performance optimizations as last month's 306.23 WHQL release." (See here for our coverage of that update.)

Oh, and the company has added some new 3D Vision and SLI profiles. The SLI profile for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier has been updated, Nvidia says, as have the 3D Vision profiles for games like Doom 3: BFG Edition, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Check vs. Mate. You can check the blog post on GeForce.com for the full list. Otherwise, that's pretty much it as far as changes and additions go.

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