NVIDIA Releases GeForce 304.79 Beta Drivers

Written by John Ponio    Wednesday, 04 July 2012 09:35

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There are those among us who like to stick with official drivers, and that's fine. But for those of us who like to get every bit of performance (no pun intended) out of our GPUs, we know that beta drivers are a good place to start. NVIDIA has recently launched their GeForce 304.79 beta drivers, which adds a few new SLI profiles, some bug fixes, and NVIDIA's TXAA anti-aliasing.

Some of the major bug fixes follow:

  • Fixed a compatibility issue with Civilization V and GeForce 400/500 series GPUs
  • Fixed instances of flickering or missing mouse cursor when hardware cursor is enabled (reported with Aion, World of Warcraft, Eve Online and others).
  • Fixed instances of very low frame rates in Deus Ex: Human Revolution (DX11).
  • Fixed an issue that caused a PC reboot instead of a PC shut down.
  • Fixed an issue that led to a black screen after driver installation.
  • Power management mode settings now persist across driver overinstalls.
The new TXAA anti-aliasing is only available for 600-series Kepler cards. If you don't know what it is, it's basically an anti-aliasing filter designed similarly to how animation film studios do anti-aliasing, and it produces a better picture but with better performance than traditional anti-aliasing. If you want to read more about it, head on over to NVIDIA's TXAA page

Download the beta drivers here, and read more about what's new in 304.79 here.