The new announcement of the other driver from the Release 256 family of the drivers i.e. the release of the driver 258.96 brings a lot of goodness to the community of gaming. This particular driver is currently going through the process of the WHQL certification and it has been expected that the certified version of this driver would be available in a week or so.
Coinciding with the release of the GeForce GTX 460 is the arrival of the latest and new drivers of graphics for the desktop as well as for the notebook GeForce/ION GPUs on the operating systems of Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. The latest candidate driver of 258.96 WHQL has been released which adds support for the GeForce GTX $^) CPU and it also incorporates a large number of improvements in the performance in the titles like the Metro 2033, Stalker: Call of Pripyat, Crysis Warhead and also the Aliens vs Predator.
Features of 258.96
The driver 258.96 also has the support for the Vision surround of 3D, which is considered to be the first and only stereoscopic solution which is of 3D in the world which spans around 3 displays. This is an immersive 3 monitor experience for the three dimensions. This driver is winning the hearts of the gamers as well as of the press in the same manner. When we talk about the performance of this driver then the version 258.96 continues tends of providing even faster rates to the latest games of the PC. This is a release of WHQL certified which has been from the family of the Release 256 drivers of the versions 256.xx to 259.xx. The driver package has the support for the GeForce series desktops of 6,7,8,9,100,200,300, and the 400 series GPUs as well as for the ION desktop GPUs.
This new release of the driver adds support for the GeForce GTX 460. This also adds support for the technology of NIVIDIA 3D vision surround. This also provides additional increase in performance for the GPUs of GeForce GTX series 400 in many of the games of the PC, and all of these improvements are other than the previously reported improvements by Release 256.
Example of the improvements
Some of the most important and noticeable improvements that are measured with GeForce GTX 480 are given here. These results would be a little different as it depend n the GPU as well as the configuration of the system. You can have up to 11% in the Aliens vs. Predator, up to 7% in Crysis: Warhead, up to 4% in H.A.W.X, up to 10% in Just Cause 2, up to 6% in Metro 2033, up to 7% in Metro 2033, up to 10% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat, up to 12% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat and also up to 4% in World in Conflict. This would also upgrade the system software of PhysX to the version number 9.10.0224, HD audio driver of the version 22.214.171.124. It also includes the fixes of the bugs.