Today is the driver day for NVIDIA. After releasing a new driver for Linux (R304.43), NVIDIA rolls out a new driver for latest versions of Windows, I mean Win7 and Win8. This driver supports the new GTX 660 Ti, installs PhysX v9.12.0604, adds/updates a bunch a SLI / 3D Vision profiles and brings bugfixes. For more details, just visit this page.
You can download R306.02 beta from these links:
- R306.02 Win7/Win8 64-bit
- R306.02 Win7/Win8 32-bit
- R306.02 Vista/Win7 64-bit
- R306.02 Vista/Win7 32-bit
R306.02 is an OpenGL 4.2 driver (OpenGL 4.3 support is currently only available on developer drivers, see HERE) and exposes 301 OpenGL extensions (GL=275 and WGL=26) for a GTX 680, like R304.48.
The release notes say that R306.02 is an OpenGL 4.3 driver. Actually it’s not the case, R306.02 is an OpenGL 4.2 driver. If you look at the content of either nvoglv32.dll or nvoglv64.dll, you’ll find only OpenGL 4.2 and previous versions of OpenGL strings:
Inside an OpenGL 4.3 driver, you’ll find the “4.30” string:
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XP drivers is available also.
Supports OpenGL 4.3 for GeForce 400-series and later GPUs. (from description)
Yep from the release notes, the driver is OpenGL 4.3 capable. Maybe a bug in GPU Caps Viewer. I’ll test it asap.
there also WHQL certified driver for 306.02
S.o. @ NVIDIA must have been confused.
Search “4.30” in nvoglv32.dll with a hex editor.
With 305.67 it looks like this:
OpenGL Extensions Viewer says this is OpenGL 4.20 driver and nvoglv64.dll contains only 4.20 string, so it probably OpenGL 4.20 driver
Nvidia released new GeForce 306.23 WHQL drivers.
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