This is the second beta release from the R290 family of drivers. For more information, read the 290.53 driver article on GeForce.com.
This driver package supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500-series desktop GPUs as well as ION desktop GPUs.
New in 290.53
Optimizations for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Increases performance by up to 25% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim vs. 290.36 drivers (measured with GeForce GTX 560 at 19x10 Ultra – Indoor Scene). Results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and in-game location.
- Updates the NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to a higher performance profile.
- Added new 3D Vision laser sight /crosshair options to better match Skyrim crosshairs.
- For a full Skyrim tweak guide, visit GeForce.com.
- Adds SLI profiles for Trine 2, WRC 2: FIA World Rally Championship 2011, and Afterfall: InSanity.
Version 290.53 Highlights
This section provides highlights of version 290.53 of the NVIDIA Release 290 Driver for
Windows Vista/Windows 7.
- What’s New in Release 290
- What’s New in Version 290.53
- Limitations in This Release
- Advanced Driver Information
What’s New in Release 290
The section summarizes the following driver changes in Release 290:
- Adjust Desktop Color Settings page
- Color settings are now preserved across system reboots, logins, and fast user
switching for GPU/displays that support HDMI infoframes.
Set Up Multiple Displays page
- Slight change in the menu process for setting up Clone mode–displays are now added
to a ‘Clone group’.
NVIDIA Ambient Occlusion
Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
- Enabled NVIDIA Surround support for Intel X79 SLI‐certified motherboards.
- Added or updated SLI profiles for Crysis 2, Heroes and Generals, Inversion, Stronghold 3,
- Added support for 3D Vision over native DisplayPort 1.1 connection ‐ available on
BenQ XL2420T and BenQ XL2420TX monitors.
- Added or updated the following 3D Vision game profiles
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 ‐ rated Good
- Cang Sheng ‐ rated Good
- Diablo 3 ‐ rated Good
- Fei fei ‐ rated Good
- Final Combat ‐ rated Goo
- L.A. Noire ‐ updated rating to 3D Vision Ready
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5‐7 ‐ rated Fair
- Qian Nv You Hun Online ‐ rated Good
- QQ Xi You ‐ rated Good
- Sonic Generations ‐ rated Good
- Xian Tu ‐ rated Good
- Yong Bing Tian Xia Online ‐ rated Good
- The Adventures of Tintin: The Game ‐ rated 3D Vision Ready
- Ignite ‐ rated Good
- Orcs Must Die! ‐ rated Good
- PT Boats ‐ Knights of the Sea ‐ rated Good
- PT Boats ‐ South Gambit ‐ rated Good
- Stronghold 3 ‐ rated Good
- Trine 2 ‐ rated 3D Vision Ready
We have a discussion thread open on these drivers right here.