NVIDIA Drivers Receive Windows 8 Certification

kemical

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Nvidia have announced that their driver will be fully Windows 8 compliant when it's new R302 drivers are released. These are expected to surface early next week.


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.
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NVIDIA Drivers Receive Windows 8 Certification « NVIDIA
 


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I tried installing Win 8 using the correct new nVidia Win 8 driver, and the install failed! It says "we couldn't install the driver... contact your vendor..." My motherboard does not have on board graphics, so it needs the card + driver, and that's why the install won't work. I am very disappointed that Microsoft and nVidia would waste my time like this. Why would this even be offered to the public at this stage?
 


kemical

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Could you list the exact driver used please or even a link to it, thanks..
 


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