NVIDIA DRIVERS RECEIVE WINDOWS 8 CERTIFICATION

by Chris Daniel

[Update] 6/27/2012: This morning we posted WHQL-certified GeForce 302.82 drivers for desktop GPUs running the Windows 8 Release Preview (32-bit download, 64-bit download). In order for us to best address your feedback, please direct all comments regarding this GeForce 302.82 driver to the feedback thread on our moderated forums. Notebook users should continue to use GeForce 302.80 drivers (32-bit notebook download, 64-bit notebook download) for the Windows 8 Release Preview.

[Update] 6/15/2012: This morning we posted the beta notebook GeForce 302.80 drivers (32-bit notebook download, 64-bit notebook download) for the Windows 8 Release Preview. In order for us to best address your feedback, please direct all comments regarding this driver to the feedback thread on our moderated forums.

[Update] 6/14/2012: This morning we posted beta desktop GeForce 302.80 drivers (32-bit download, 64-bit download) for the Windows 8 Release Preview. An equivalent driver for GeForce notebook GPUs is planned for tomorrow morning. In order for us to best address your feedback, please direct all comments regarding this driver to the feedback thread on our moderated forums.

[Update] 6/11/2012: We apologize again for the delay of the WHQL-certified driver for the Windows 8 Release Preview. Please know that our software team is working around the clock. Thanks to your comments, we have decided to post a beta driver in advance of the WHQL-certified driver. Our developers are targeting beta driver release in the next 4-8 days.  We’ll update you again on status of the driver, this Friday.

In conjunction with today’s launch of Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview and the opening of the Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) for Windows 8, NVIDIA has received Windows 8 certification for its new R302 graphics drivers.

The WHQL certification of R302 drivers highlights the fact that NVIDIA is in lock-step with Microsoft and is fully prepared for Windows 8.

The new Windows 8 WHQL-certified GeForce R302 drivers will be available for download early next week from GeForce.com (Note: R302 drivers will be Windows 8 only. Other Windows operating systems will continue to use R300 drivers).

NVIDIA’s Windows 8 drivers support all the features in the new Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) v1.2. The drivers also support award-winning NVIDIA 3D Vision and 3DTV Play products, allowing you to play more than 600 games, watch Blu-ray movies and view photos – all in 3D.

For more information on the Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview, please visit: http://preview.windows.com

[Update] 6/6/2012: We have decided to postpone the driver release to pick up some additional fixes that we feel are necessary for a great Windows 8 experience. We apologize for the delay and will post the new driver as soon as possible.