Nvidia posts WHQL-certified drivers for Windows 8

WHQL-certified drivers for a pre-release operating system? You bet. Nvidia has posted its latest batch of GeForce drivers for the Windows 8 Release Preview, and the drivers are stamped with the seal of approval from Microsoft’s Windows Hardware Quality Labs. You can grab the 64-bit version of the new 302.82 drivers here and the 32-bit one here.

One word of warning if you’re using a laptop, though. Nvidia says the 302.82 drivers are good for desktop users only, and notebooks should stick with the older 302.80 preview version (which is also available in 64-bit and 32-bit flavors). That release came out last week.

According to the official release notes, the 302.82 drivers introduce no major changes over the 302.80 drivers. Nvidia says both releases update the Nvidia control panel’s stereo 3D setup page to support Windows 8’s stereoscopic 3D implementation. I see no mention of any bug fixes, either; just outstanding issues. Still, it’s nice to know Nvidia can deliver stable, production-ready drivers for Windows 8 this far ahead of the launch. Windows 8 probably won’t be out in stores until at least this fall.

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    • destroy.all.monsters
    • 7 years ago

    Can’t wait to have Metro showing on my 30″ monitor!

    TR – will my 560 Ti DS be enough to show all those tiles in all their glory?

      • sweatshopking
      • 7 years ago

      i love it on my 1080p screen. i know you’re being sarcastic, but i actually do like it.

    • crabjokeman
    • 7 years ago

    So it doesn’t work with notebooks, but it still has WHQL approval? Interesting…

      • Airmantharp
      • 7 years ago

      Laptops allow more customization and integration (a la Optimus, integrated 3D stuff), and generally require specific drivers.

      Case in point, I’m still on 296-series drivers for my GTX675m.

      • BobbinThreadbare
      • 7 years ago

      You don’t have to release a driver for every product you have ever made to get it certified for the devices it’s intended for.

    • Tristan
    • 7 years ago

    Soon NV will release models:
    GK 104, 6 SMX, 192 bits, 150 W -> Geforce 660 TI – 1152
    GK 106, 4 SMX, 256 bits, 110 W -> Geforce 660 TI
    GK 106, 3 SMX, 192 bits, 90 W -> Geforce 660
    GK 107, 2 SMX, 128 bits GDDR 5, 70W -> Geforce 650

      • Duck
      • 7 years ago


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        • 7 years ago


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