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Release Notes
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 Introduction to Release Notes .................................................. 1
Structure of the Document ........................................................ 1
Changes in this Edition ............................................................. 1
2 Release 275 Driver Changes ..................................................... 2
Version 275.33 Highlights .......................................................... 3
What’s New in Release 275 ..................................................... 3
What’s New in Version 275.33 ................................................. 6
Limitations in This Release ..................................................... 6
Special Instructional Notes ..................................................... 7
Changes in Version 275.33 ......................................................... 8
Windows Vista/Windows 7 32-bit Issues Resolved .......................... 8
Windows Vista/Windows 7 64-bit Issues Resolved .......................... 8
Changes in Version 275.27 ......................................................... 9
Windows Vista/Windows 7 32-bit Issues Resolved .......................... 9
Windows Vista/Windows 7 64-bit Issues Resolved .......................... 9
Open Issues in Version 275.33 .................................................... 11
Windows Vista/Windows 7 32-bit Issues..................................... 11
Windows Vista/Windows 7 64-bit Issues..................................... 12
Not NVIDIA Issues................................................................... 15
Windows Vista Considerations ................................................ 15
Windows 7 Considerations ..................................................... 15
Unsupported Features.......................................................... 16
OpenGL Application Issues .................................................... 17
Application Issues............................................................... 18
Operating System Issues ....................................................... 23
Known Product Limitations ....................................................... 24
3DMark 11 Does not Run in Stereoscopic 3D Mode......................... 25
Previous Driver Files Remain After Overinstalling with Release 256 or
Earlier Drivers ................................................................... 25
Do not Use Windows Rollback for Graphics Drivers........................ 25
Uninstalling Drivers Using Device Manager is not Supported............. 26
Re-installing the HD Audio Driver After Uninstalling the NVIDIA Drivers on
Hybrid Graphics Systems....................................................... 26
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Changing the Primary Display Across SLI GPUs Takes Longer than Expected
26
Understanding the DirectX Version Shown in the NVIDIA System Information
Window ........................................................................... 27
Using HDMI/DisplayPort Audio with Displays that have a High Native
Resolution ........................................................................ 27
Using HDMI/DisplayPort Displays that do not Support Audio ............. 28
Using HDMI/DisplayPort Audio in Dualview or Clone Mode Configurations29
Flat Panel Scaling Controls are Non-functional for Some TV Modes for Some
Displays........................................................................... 29
GPU Runs at a High Performance Level (full clock speeds) in Multi-display
Modes ............................................................................ 29
GeForce GTX 295 Fan Control and NVIDIA Control Panel Performance
Group version 6.03.06.00...................................................... 30
1280x1024 @ 60 Hz not Available on BenQ FP241W Monitors ............ 30
Image Sharpening Control not Available with GeForce 8 Series and later
GPUs .............................................................................. 30
Gigabyte GA-6BX Motherboard ............................................... 30
3 The Release 275 Driver .........................................................31
About the Release 275 Driver .................................................... 31
Hardware and Software Support................................................. 32
Supported Operating Systems................................................. 32
Supported NVIDIA Desktop Products ......................................... 33
Supported NVIDIA Notebook Products ....................................... 37
Supported Languages........................................................... 41
Driver Installation.................................................................. 41
Minimum Hard Disk Space ..................................................... 41
Before You Begin ................................................................ 42
Installation Instructions........................................................ 42
Appendix A: Mode Support for Windows .......................................43
General Mode Support Information.............................................. 44
Understanding the Mode Format ............................................. 45
GeForce 500 and 400 , 300, 200, 100, 9 Series, 8 Series, 7 Series, 6 Series,
and nForce 7xx/6xx GPUs ..................................................... 46
GeForce 9M, 8M, 100M, 200M, 300M, 400M Series, and Quadro NVS and
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Quadro FX Notebook GPUs .................................................... 48
Modes Supported by TV Encoders................................................ 50
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Table 3.1 Supported NVIDIA Desktop GPUs ................................................ 33
Table 3.2 Supported NVIDIA Notebook GPUs .............................................. 37
Table 3.3 Supported NVIDIA NVS and Quadro NVS M GPUs .............................. 39
Table 3.4 Supported NVIDIA Quadro M and Quadro FX M GPUs ........................ 40
Table A.1 Modes Supported for High Resolution Displays ............................... 44
Table A.2 Non-standard Modes Supported ................................................. 44
Table A.3 Mode Support for S-Video and Composite Out................................ 50
Table A.4 Mode Support for Component YPrPb Out and DVI Out....................... 50
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INTRODUCTION TO RELEASE NOTES
This edition of Release Notes describes the Release 275 family of graphics drivers (versions 275.xx to 279.xx) for Microsoft® Windows® Vista/Windows 7 . NVIDIA provides these notes to describe performance improvements and bug fixes in each documented version of the driver.
Structure of the Document
This document is organized in the following sections:
 “Release 275 Driver Changes” on page 2 gives a summary of changes, and fixed and open issues in this version.
 “The Release 275 Driver” on page 31 describes the NVIDIA products and languages supported by this driver, the system requirements, and how to install the driver.  “Mode Support for Windows” on page 43 lists the default resolutions supported by the driver.
Changes in this Edition
This edition of the Release Notes for Windows Vista/Windows 7 includes information about NVIDIA graphics driver version 275.33, and lists changes made to the driver since the Release 270 driver version 270.61. These changes are discussed beginning with the chapter “Release 275 Driver Changes” on page 2.
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02 RELEASE 275 DRIVER CHANGES
This chapter describes open issues for version 275.33, and resolved issues and driver enhancements for versions of the Release 275 driver up to version 275.33. The chapter contains these sections:
 “Version 275.33 Highlights” on page 3
 “Changes in Version 275.33” on page 8
 “Changes in Version 275.27” on page 9
 “Open Issues in Version 275.33” on page 11
 “Not NVIDIA Issues” on page 15
 “Known Product Limitations” on page 24
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Version 275.33 Highlights
This section provides highlights of version 275.33 of the NVIDIA Release 275 Driver for Windows Vista/Windows 7.
 What’s New in Release 275
 What’s New in Version 275.33
 Limitations in This Release
 Special Instructional Notes
What’s New in Release 275
The section summarizes the following driver changes in Release 275:
Product Support
 Added support for the newsly released GeForce GTX 560 GPU.
NVIDIA Control Panel Updates
General Interface
 Added NVIDIA Update feature that notifies you when there is a driver available for download from nvidia.com that is newer than what you have installed. This is an optional feature that you have the opportunity to install or not install when installing Release 270 or later drivers.
3D Settings
 Manage Updates link now applies if the NVIDIA Updates driver component is installed. Clicking the link opens the NVIDIA Updates dialog where you can manage NVIDIA Updates. Display
 Revised the Adjust Desktop Size and Position page to provide improved controls for desktop scaling and resizing. • Includes a preview window.
• Available for all displays (including VGA and HDMI connections).
• Scaling override option for Windows 7 gaming.
• Provides guidance on how to disable overscanning using your HDTV controls and also provides a fallback option to enable desktop resizing via the NVIDIA Control panel.
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3D Vision
 With Release 275 drivers, the 3D Vision Controller driver is now included with all GPU driver installations. You do not need to install a separate 3D Vision Controller driver or CD driver.
 Added support for 3D Vision Photo viewer to now work in Window Mode. When you have opened a 3D picture file check the ʺViewʺ section for this new option.
 Improved 3D Vision IR emitter and 3D Vision glasses synchronization
 Adds support for new 3D Vision projectors: NEC NP‐V300X series
 Added support for new 3D Vision notebooks: Alienware M17x R3, Dell XPS L702x, ASUS VX7‐3DE, ASUS G53SW‐3DE, ASUS G53SX‐3DE, ASUS G74SX‐3DE.  Added support for new 3DTV Play notebooks: ASUS VX7, ASUS G53SW, ASUS G53SX, ASUS N73SW, Dell XPS 15z.  Added the following 3D Vision game profiles: Age of Empires Online
Assassin's Creed:
Brotherhood
Battlefield Play4Free
Duke Nukem Forever
Dungeon Siege III
Super Street Fighter IV
World of Tanks
Alice Madness Returns
 Updated the following 3D Vision game profiles • Portal 2 ‐ fixed water reflection problem and updated convergence setting to provide a better user experience.
• The Witcher 2 ‐ Improved 3D Vision compatibility for all in‐game effects
Display Driver
Improved the desktop resizing user interface. The controls guide you to disable overscanning using your HDTV controls and also provide a fallback option to enable desktop resizing via the NVIDIA Control panel.
NVIDIA desktop resizing now creates a custom, resized resolution with 1:1 pixel mapping and resizes standard resolutions for games that donʹt support custom resolutions.
See other highlights listed in the NVIDIA Control Panel Updates section.
CUDA
 Added support for CUDA 4.1 on GeForce 400 series and later GPUs.
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Performance
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What’s New in Version 275.33
 Added support for the following GPUs:
• GeForce GTX 560
 This driver package installs 3D Vision Controller driver v275.22.
 This driver package installs NVIDIA PhysX System Software v9.10.0514. NVIDIA PhysX acceleration is available on all GeForce 8‐series and later GPUs with a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory and a minimum of 32 processor cores.
 This driver package installs the HD audio driver, version 1.2.23.3.  See “Changes in Version 275.33” on page 8 for a list of changes and resolved issues in this driver version.
Limitations in This Release
The following are features that are not currently supported or have limited support in this driver release:
 Surround Gaming with 3‐way SLI
Surround gaming is not supported on a 3‐way SLI system using GeForce GTX 200 series GPUs.  NVIDIA Control Panel Display Category
The Graph tab on the Adjust Desktop Color Settings page is not available.
 Hybrid Power
Support for Hybrid Power, a Hybrid SLI technology, is discontinued and not available with this driver.
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Special Instructional Notes
Help for Resizing Your HDTV Desktop
After resizing the HDTV desktop, the new custom resolution created is now added to the list of available resolutions for that display, and also added to the resolution list within the game or application. In Release 190 and later drivers, the method for resizing the HDTV desktop has changed to provide better image quality when applying underscan. This method results in a new custom resolution being created which needs to be selected from games or applications to apply the resizing. In the example displayed in the following screen shot, the underscan has created a new resolution (1216x682). Although this resolution looks different, it is still in HD format. Remember to select this resolution in your game or other application in order to take advantage of it. Note:
tion.
Some games or applications may not support the new resolu-
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Changes in Version 275.33
Changes in Version 275.33
The following sections list the important changes and the most common issues resolved since version 275.27. This list is only a subset of the total number of changes made in this driver version. The NVIDIA bug number is provided for reference.
Windows Vista/Windows 7 32-bit Issues Resolved
Fixed Single-GPU Issues
 GeForce GTX 580/560/460/285: Empire Total War–buildings and characters are missing from the campaign and battle maps. [813498]
 GeForce GTX 590: Pirate King Online–text is missing from some screens in the game. [820274]  GeForce 400 series: On systems with dual core processors, several games experience low frame rates. [797569]
 [3D Vision], GeForce GTX 460: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings–with the 3D Vision driver installed, game performance decreases when stereoscopic 3D is disabled from the NVIDIA Control Panel. [828415]
Fixed Multi-GPU Issues
 [Optimus], Notebook: Heroes of Newerth–K2 Exception error occurs when launching the game. [806411]
Windows Vista/Windows 7 64-bit Issues Resolved
Fixed Single-GPU Issues
 GeForce GTX 580/560/460/285: Empire Total War–buildings and characters are missing from the campaign and battle maps. [813498]
 GeForce GTX 590: Pirate King Online–text is missing from some screens in the game. [820274]  GeForce 400 series: On systems with dual core processors, several games experience low frame rates. [797569]
Fixed Multi-GPU Issues
 [SLI], GeForce 500/400 series: The NVIDIA Control Panel ‘Activate all Displays’ option from the Configure SLI/PhysX/Surround page does not work. [786891]
 [Optimus], Notebook: Heroes of Newerth–K2 Exception error occurs when launching the game. [806411]
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Changes in Version 275.27
Changes in Version 275.27
The following sections list the important changes and the most common issues resolved since version 270.61. This list is only a subset of the total number of changes made in this driver version. The NVIDIA bug number is provided for reference.
Windows Vista/Windows 7 32-bit Issues Resolved
Fixed Single-GPU Issues
 After installing the driver over the inbox driver, there is no NVIDIA icon in the Windows system tray. [782837]
 Resident Evil 5–blurriness occurs occasionally. [811143]
 GeForce 500/400 series. 3D Vision: When viewing 3D photos on 3dvisionlive.com using 3D Vision, the photos flash everytime the browser is scaled or scrolled. [807192]
 GeForce GTX 580/560 Ti: Empire Total War–the game flickers and then hangs. [813058]
Fixed Multi-GPU Issues
 [SLI], GeForce GTX 285M: With SLI mode enabled, the NVIDIA Control Panel‐
>Change Resolution page highlights the wrong HD resolution when attempting to select the other HD resolution–for example, 1680x1050 instead of 1920x1080, and 1176x664 instead of 1280x720. [719333]
Windows Vista/Windows 7 64-bit Issues Resolved
Fixed Single-GPU Issues
 Stereoscopic 3D: With stereoscopic 3D is enabled, Internet Explorer 9 crashes when closing the browser. [814094]
 Resident Evil 5–blurriness occurs occasionally. [811143]
 GeForce 500/400 series. 3D Vision: When viewing 3D photos on 3dvisionlive.com using 3D Vision, the photos flash everytime the browser is scaled or scrolled. [807192]
 GeForce 500/400 series, 3DTV Play: When launching DirectX 9 games, such as FarCry 2, using 3DTV enabled, there is no video in full‐screen mode. [800238]
 GeForce GTX 580: 3D performance is slow after starting Windows at 120Hz refresh rate. [814784]
 GeForce GTX 480: Battlefield Bad Company 2–the game flickers. [812993]
 [3D Vision]: 3D glasses get out of sync, resulting in the same view for both eyes. [810246]
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Fixed Multi-GPU Issues
 [3D Surround], GeForce 400 series: The NVIDIA Control Panel ‘Arrange your surround displaysʹ page doesnʹt appear after enabling Surround. [802221]
 [SLI], GeForce 400 series, 3D Vision: Homefront (DirectX 11)–after entering the game, there is flickering in one of the stereoscopic eyes. [794477]
 [3‐way SLI], GeForce 9800 GTX: World in Conflict‐Soviet Assault, Lost Planet‐
Extreme Condition–the games flicker after switching to windowed mode. [591023]
 [Multi‐GPU], GeForce GTX 295: Crysis–the game flickers when multi‐GPU mode is enabled. [794339]
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Open Issues in Version 275.33
Open Issues in Version 275.33
As with every released driver, version 275.33 of the Release 275 driver has open issues and enhancement requests associated with it. This section includes lists of issues that are either not fixed or not implemented in this version. Some problems listed may not have been thoroughly investigated and, in fact, may not be NVIDIA issues. Others may have workaround solutions.
For notebook computers, many of these issues are system‐specific and may not be seen on your particular notebook.  “Windows Vista/Windows 7 32‐bit Issues” on page 11
 “Windows Vista/Windows 7 64‐bit Issues” on page 12
Windows Vista/Windows 7 32-bit Issues
Single GPU Issues
All GPUs
 When installing the driver in Windows safe mode, the driver installation fails with an ʺNVIDIA Installer failedʺ message. [832420]
The NVIDIA PhysX driver installer is not compatible with Microsoftʹs policy for safe mode, so the failure occurs when the PhysX driver is installed. To install the NVIDIA graphics driver in safe mode, deselect the PhysX driver from the list of NVIDIA driver components during safe mode installation.  NVIDIA Control Panel: From the Adjust Desktop Color Settings page, the previous settings are not restored if Cancel is clicked after changing two or more settings on the page. [823146]
 Notebook, Windows 7: When installing the driver, the driver files are extracted to a “WinVista_” folder instead of a “Win7_ “ folder. [728546]
GeForce 500 Series
 GeForce 500 series: With Clone mode enabled, the primary display cannot be changed. [794224]
GeForce 8 Series GPUs
 GeForce 8600: HD resolutions higher than 720p are not available.[308627] Multi-GPU Issues
 [Optimus], Notebook, NVIDIA Control Panel: After changing the display resolution using the Change Resolution page, clicking Restore Defaults does not succeed in restoring the default resolution. [812043]
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Open Issues in Version 275.33
 [SLI], 3D Vision: 3‐way SLI is slower than 2‐way SLI in 3D Vision mode.
GeForce 400 Series GPUs
 [SLI], GeForce 400 series: After installing the driver over a previously installed driver, the resolution switches to 800x600. [768919]
 [3D Surround], GeForce 400 series: DVI flat panel scaling from the NVIDIA Control Panel‐>Adjust Desktop Size and Position page does not work. [805082]
Windows Vista/Windows 7 64-bit Issues
Single GPU Issues
 When installing the driver in Windows safe mode, the driver installation fails with an ʺNVIDIA Installer failedʺ message. [832420]
The NVIDIA PhysX driver installer is not compatible with Microsoftʹs policy for safe mode, so the failure occurs when the PhysX driver is installed. To install the NVIDIA graphics driver in safe mode, deselect the PhysX driver from the list of NVIDIA driver components during safe mode installation.  While the 3V Vision Controller Driver is being installed, erroneous “driver not successfully installed” or “program might not have installed correctly” error messages appear. [830329]
At the PCA message, click ʺThis program installed correctlyʺ. All NVIDIA driver components are installing correcty, however the system is being prompted to respond to any missing non‐
NVIDIA drivers.
 NVIDIA Control Panel: From the Adjust Desktop Color Settings page, the previous settings are not restored if Cancel is clicked after changing two or more settings on the page. [823146]
 Windows 7: When installing the driver, the driver files are extracted to a “WinVista_” folder instead of a “Win7_ “ folder. [728546]
 After installing the driver, the NVIDIA Control Panel item in the desktop right‐click context menu is missing. To work around this issue, reinstall the driver.  ION: The HDMI display turns blank after rotating the desktop. [667944]
GeForce 500 Series
 GeForce 500 series: With Clone mode enabled, the primary display cannot be changed. [794224]
 GeForce 500/400 series, 3D Vision: Windows Aero cannot be turned ON if windowed stereoscopic 3D is ON. [812662]
 GeForce 500/400 series, 3DVision: Homefront Heaven (DirectX 11) benchmark–
stereoscopic 3D cannot be enabled in windowed mode. [812600]
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Open Issues in Version 275.33
 GeForce GTX 580: HAWX–during the game, an outline of an air plane appears in the upper left corner of the screen after pressing Alt+Tab. [746186]
 GeForce GTX 560 Ti: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 –there is corruption on the edges of some objects when Transparency AA is enabled. [780734]
GeForce 400 Series
 GeForce 400 series: Total War: Shogun 2 –the sun and surrounding area within the game flickers. [807036]
 GeForce 400 Series: DualView mode is not set automatically after hotplugging a second display.[712892]
 GeForce 400 Series: Company of Heroes–there are thin yellow lines of corruption when played in DirectX 10 mode with Transparency AA enabled. [679697]
GeForce 200 Series
 GeForce GTX 280: With DualView mode enabled, after attempting to set the resolution to 1080p HD resolution, the PC resolution (1920x1080) gets applied instead. [724778]
Multi-GPU Issues
 [SLI]: The NVIDIA Control Panel reports that the first GPU is not installed in a high‐
performance PCIe slot. [816555]
This message can be ignored. It is an obsolete message that no longer applies, and will be removed in a future driver release.t  [Optimus], Notebook, NVIDIA Control Panel: After changing the display resolution using the Change Resolution page, clicking Restore Defaults does not succeed in restoring the default resolution. [812043]
 [Optimus], Notebook GPUs: With the NVIDIA GPU display set as the secondary Dualview display, a YouTube HD video in full‐screen mode is blank the first time it is played. [830121]
 [3D Surround] With four displays connected, the displays used for Surround may not match what the Wizard depicts. [816579]
 [SLI], 3D Vision: 3‐way SLI is slower than 2‐way SLI in 3D Vision mode.
 [SLI]: Homefront– with SLI is enabled, shadows flicker in the game. [793851]
GeForce 500 Series
 [3D Surround, SLI], GeForce 500 series: Only one display remains active after switching from Surround to Maximize 3D performance. [805322]
 [3D Surround], GeForce 500/400 series: Two displays from the Surround group go blank upon enabling extended view on a display connected to the non‐Surround group GPU. [806615]
 [3D Surround], GeForce 500 series: With 3D Surround enabled, the resolution list in the NVIDIA Control Panel changes when using bezel correction. [801586]
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Open Issues in Version 275.33
 [3D Surround], 3xGeForce 500/400 Series: When hotplugging a fourth display outside of the GPU Surround group, the Surround resolution (3‐wide) switches to a non‐
Surround resolution (single display). [736859]
 [3‐way SLI], GeForce 500 series: Displays connected to the HDMI connection on the second or third GPU cannot be enabled from the NVIDIA Control Panel. [753685]
To workaround, enable the displays using the Windows Display Settings page.

 [SLI], GeForce GTX 580: Call of Duty: Black Ops–with SLI and AA enabled, high frequency flickering occurs when viewing the in‐game sun. [760596]
GeForce 400 Series
 [3D Surround], GeForce 400 series: With three displays connected and enabled, after connecting a fourth display, if cannot be enabled from the NVIDIA Control Panel. [797056]
 [3D Surround], GeForce 400 series: With three displays connected ad enabled, the established display ordering changes after enabling Surround. [762387]
 [3D Surround], GeForce 400 series: With 3D Surround enabled, DVI flat panel scaling from the NVIDIA Control Panel‐>Adjust Desktop Size and Position page does not work. [805082]
 [SLI], GeForce 400 series: After restart the system, the PhysX processor setting on the Set SLI and PhysX configuration page switches from “Auto” to “GPU.” [762651/790885]
 [SLI], GeForce 400 series, Surround gaming: Dragon Age Origins– the game does not render single monitor resolutions correctly when Surround gaming is enabled. [663802]
 [SLI], GeForce 400 Series, 3D Vision Surround gaming: Switching from Span display with Surround mode to Maximum 3D Performance sets displays to Clone mode instead of Extend (Dualview) mode. [700863]
 [SLI], GeForce 400 Series, Surround gaming: Race Driver GRID–the game fails to launch when Surround is enabled. [666734]
You can launch the game if you do not use Surround bezel correction.
GeForce 200 Series
 [SLI], GeForce 200 Series, Surround gaming: Medusa–the game doesnʹt span completely across the monitors if any resolution other than the native resolution is set. [670390]
 [SLI], GeForce GTX 285M: After enabling SLI mode, the NVIDIA Control Panel ‐
>Adjust Desktop Size and Position page does not show the connected display images to select. [724229]
GeForce 8 Series
 [SLI], GeForce 8800M GTX: Multi‐display mode is not preserved between users after performing a Fast User Switch. [541252]
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Not NVIDIA Issues
Not NVIDIA Issues
This section lists issues that are not due to the NVIDIA driver as well as features that are not meant to be supported by the NVIDIA driver for Windows Vista.
 “Windows Vista Considerations” on page 15
 “Windows 7 Considerations” on page 15
 “Unsupported Features” on page 16
 “OpenGL Application Issues” on page 17
 “Application Issues” on page 18
 “Operating System Issues” on page 23
Windows Vista Considerations
These are behaviors that may be different from Windows XP and are related directly to the Windows Vista operating system.
 NVIDIA TurboCache Windows Vista now controls the allocation of system memory to the GPU for TurboCache functions. The Windows Vista Display Properties pages show the shared system memory (SSM), or how much memory is allocated for NVIDIA GPUs to use for TurboCache.
For more information on graphics memory reporting under Windows Vista, visit http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/display/graphicsmemory.mspx. Windows 7 Considerations
Hotplug Action
Unlike the hotplug activity under Windows Vista, the default settings are not applied when a new display is hotplugged, and there is no message balloon alert stating that a new display was detected. Under Windows 7, all display connection and detection events are handled through the Windows 7 Connecting and Configuring Displays (CCD) mechanism.
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NVIDIA Control Panel Rotate Display Page
The rotation radio button labels are changed slightly under Windows 7 to be consistent with the Microsoft panel
Table 2.1
NVIDIA Control Panel Rotation Page Radio Buttons
Clockwise
Windows 7 Label
Windows Vista Label
0 degrees
Landscape
No rotation (Landscape)
90 degrees
Portrait
90 degrees to the right (Inverted
Portrait)
180 degrees
Landscape (flipped)
180 degree rotation (Inverted
landscape)
270 degrees
Portrait (flipped)
90 degrees to the left (Portrait)
Rotation
Limitation
 When switching the refresh rate from 59 Hz to 60Hz, the refresh rate remains at 59 Hz.
See the Microsoft KB article KB2006076 at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2006076.
Unsupported Features
The following are features and functionality that were available in driver releases supporting Windows XP, but are not–and will not be–available in driver releases for Windows Vista:
 High resolution scaling desktop (HRSD)  MultiView Display Mode (for NVIDIA Quadro NVS graphics cards)
 NVKeystone
 Unified back buffer (UBB) controls
 OpenGL Video Overlays This is an operating system limitation.
Vista window manager features will provide new ways of accomplishing overlays, but will require application porting.  Overclocking GPU overclocking is no longer supported in the default GPU driver control panel. This feature is available in the NVIDIA System Tools software, which you can download from NVIDIA.com.
 GPU Temperature Monitoring
Temperature monitoring is no longer supported in the default GPU driver control panel. This feature is available in the NVIDIA System Tools software, which you can download from NVIDIA.com.
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Not NVIDIA Issues
 AGP Settings Adjustment
 Video Zoom
 Pan & Scan ‐ the process of panning across the desktop in order to display a desktop on a monitor with lower resolution
 Per‐display Desktop Color Setting Adjustments
For Clone mode, the desktop color setting adjustments through the NVIDIA Control Panel can only be made across all displays in a system, and not on a per‐display basis.  Per‐display Video Color Setting Adjustments
For Dualview mode, the video color setting adjustments through the NVIDIA Control Panel can only be made across all displays in a system, and not on a per‐display basis.  Edge Blending
 Run display optimization wizard
 Run multiple display wizard
 Run television setup wizard
 nView Horizontal and Vertical Span Modes
Due to architectural changes in the new Windows Vista Window Display Driver Model (WDDM), span mode cannot be supported in NVIDIA graphics drivers. NVIDIA recommends using the built‐in Windows Vista multi‐display modes.
 Display/Connection Wizard (such as was provided with Windows Media Center Edition)
 DVD/MPEG Extensions (such as was provided with Windows Media Center Edition)
 Audio Extensions (such as was provided with Windows Media Center Edition)
 NVIDIA nView Desktop Manager The nView Desktop Manager will not be included in drivers for GeForce products. OpenGL Application Issues
The following are known compatibility issues for OpenGL applications developed under Windows XP:
 Mixed GDI and OpenGL rendering does not work. A number of applications use GDI to render UI components and object highlighting. This is not supported in the Windows Vista driver model. NVIDIA recommends converting GDI rendering to OpenGL.
The following are some applications that are known to have this issue:
• Maya 7.01
 Applications, Tools, and Benchmarks not Supported Under Windows Vista
• GLperf
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• 3ds max 8 (later releases may be supported)
• CATIA V5R15 (V5R16 is supported)
• PTC’s CDRS 2001
 Front buffered rendering may be slow, especially when DWM is enabled. Flushing the rendering queue while rendering to the front buffer may cause the window manager to recomposite. Applications should therefore minimize the frequency with which they flush the rendering queue.
Application Issues
 GeForce 400 Series: Dirt 2–the game does not show any 3D‐rendered objects when multisample antialiasing is increased to 16xCSAA or higher. [644651]
 GeForce 400 Series: Aliens vs Predator (DirectX 11)–there is ghosting in the sky textures.[660817]
 GeForce 400 Series: S.T.A.L.K.E.R Clear Sky–there is flickering in the background when Sun Shadow is enabled. [667627]
 Dirt2–distant terrain is clipped. [644821]
 Dark Void–if you experience issues playing Dark Void, NVIDIA recommends the following steps:
a Install all game patches.
Retail box owners can get the patch here: http://download.nvidia.com/downloads/
nZone/patches/DarkVoid_PhysX_Update_Patch.exe
b From the Windows Control Panel‐>Add/Remove programs, uninstall NVIDIA Game System Software 2.8.1.
c From the Windows Control Panel‐>Add/Remove programs, right‐click NVIDIA PhysX and then click Repair.
If you still experience problems after performing these steps, then either enable V‐
Sync or skip the cut‐scenes by pressing [Enter] twice at the cut‐scene.  Operation Flashpoint:Dragon Rising–the game crashes to the desktop when it starts to load.
This is an issue in the application–the problem does not occur if you disconnect your internet cable.  World of Warcraft–if you have run the 3D Vision setup wizard, then the game automatically enables 3D stereo even after you disable it.
To work around this issue, you must uninstall the 3D Vision driver.
 Counter Strike–the application crashes to the desktop if the resolution or bit‐depth is changed from the in‐game video options menu. [416582]
This is an application issue, but the problem does not occur if you change the resolution or bit‐
depth from the game’s main menu and not while in a game.
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 Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic 2–the game fails to launch, and an “application has stopped working” error message appears. [420115]
This occurs because the application is not able to interpret the driver version correctly.
 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2007–Fly‐by shot before each hole blacks‐out textures. [274697]
NVIDIA is working with the developer to resolve this issue.
 City of Heroes–The mouse cursor does not display. [259256]
This is an application issue that can be worked around in full‐screen mode by adding “compatible cursors 1” to the City of Heroes desktop shortcut.
NVIDIA is pursuing a fix with the application developer.
 Sims 2–“Smooth Edges (AA)” option is not available with Release 100 drivers. [272477] This occurs because of an incorrect driver version check in the application. NVIDIA has worked around this issue in the operating system by changing the way the driver version is reported to this application.
 Warhammer 40k Dawn of War (all versions) does not run with Release 100 drivers. [273154] This occurs because of an incorrect driver version check in the application. NVIDIA has worked around this issue in the operating system by changing the way the driver version is reported to this application.
 Need for Speed Carbon–After upgrading with patch 1.3, the game crashes when launched. [290506]
This is an issue with the application patch under Windows Vista.
 Nascar Simracing–the game crashes when launched. [270792]
This is an issue with the application under Windows Vista.
 Call of Duty 2–Only solid colors render during game play when 4xAA is enabled. [257454] The application is not applying antialiasing properly. Please try selecting 2x AA, disabling antialiasing, or using NVIDIA Enhanced application or Override antialiasing modes. NVIDIA is pursuing a fix with the application developer
 Age of Empires III–the game has rendering artifacts, such as textured squares for smoke. [258036]
 Flight Simulator X–pressing Alt+Tab to switch to the desktop does not work. [293729]  Everquest 2– with NVIDIA driver versions 100.xx, the following error message appears: [273346] ʺYou currently have a (7.15.11.120) video card installed. We recommend that you download version 7772 drivers before playing Everquest.ʺ Release 275 Graphics Drivers for Windows - Version 275.33
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This occurs because the application is not checking the driver version correctly, but this does not affect game play. Please select ʺContinue Anywayʺ to launch the game. The problem does not occur with a previous Release 95 driver (xx.xx format). NVIDIA is pursuing a fix with the application developer.
 Windows Vista 64‐bit, [PhysX]: TheGameCreators PhysX Screen Saver doesnʹt get installed properly. [491613]
This is not an NVIDIA issue, but a bug in Vista 64‐bit OS that affects the installation of many screen savers. To work around, locate the corresponding.scr file for the screen saver, then right‐
click and select Install. Note: PhysXscreensaver.scr is located in \windows\SysWOW64.
 GeForce 9800 GTX: Flight Simulator Acceleration (DirectX 10) ‐ the sky box does not render correctly when zoomed all the way out. [436158] This is not an NVIDIA bug, but rather an application issue.
 GeForce 9800 GTX: Flight Simulator Acceleration (DirectX 10) ‐ there is no antialiasing preview window. [436156]
 GeForce 9800 GX2: Fury (DirectX 10)–the character names flicker. [384917]
This is not an NVIDIA bug, but rather an application issue.
 GeForce 9600 GT, GeForce 9800 GX2, GeForce 8800 GTX/Ultra/GTS/GT: Assassinʹs Creed: Directors Cut ‐ the shadow flickers. [400541]
This is not an NVIDIA bug, but rather an application issue.
 GeForce 9600 GT: Crysis (DirectX 9) ‐ there is corruption in the game. [399261]
This is not an NVIDIA bug, but rather an issue with the application issue. To avoid this issue, use the DirectX 10 option of the game.
 GeForce 8800 GTX: Tabula Rasa–there is ghosting on the game character while standing below the drop ship after enabling refraction from the game control panel. [357271]
This is not an NVIDIA bug, but rather an application issue.
 GeForce 8800 GT: Company of Heroes DirectX10 ‐ the application crashes when MSAA is enabled. [346495]
This is a Fraps 2.9.2 issue.
 GeForce 8 Series: Quake 4–there are white flashing artifacts. [273476]
 GeForce 8800: City of Heroes–there are corrupted textures in certain missions.[290659]
This has been fixed with the latest patch for the game.
 GeForce 8800: Ghost Recon ‐ Advanced Warfighter–the gadget side bar bleeds through on the right side of the screen during game play. [281304]  GeForce 8800 GTX: Star Wars Battle front 2–screen corruption occurs at 2560x1600 resolution. [325457]
 GeForce 8800 GTX, GeForce 7900 GTX: Neverwinter Nights 2–the mini map loses its background when the resolution is changed. [273788]
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 GeForce 8800 GTX: Civilization 4–setting in‐game 16x antialiasing AA disables all antialiasing.[303283]
 GeForce 8800 GTX: Flight Simulator–the terrain changes to low resolution when switching from Air Traffic‐controlled to player‐controlled airplane.[304840]  GeForce 8800 GTX: Scarface–corruption during the game.[290007]  GeForce 8800 GTX: Neverwinter Nights 2–only overlays render when switching to 2560x1600 using 8xAA. [302061, 314148]
 GeForce 8800 GTX: Command & Conquer:Tiberium Wars–the game crashes at 2560x1600 resolution, with 8x antialiasing enabled, and when in‐game settings are set to the highest levels. [308248/316633]  GeForce 8800 GT/GTX: Crysis (DirectX 10) ‐ game performance drops after switching to a higher resolution and then switching back to the lower resolution. [368740]
 GeForce 7900: Flight Simulator X – rendering becomes corrupted after pressing the Windows key. [293727 296232]  GeForce 7600: Rainbow Six Vegas – antialiasing is not applied when setting antialiasing override mode in the NVIDIA Control Panel. [294215] Antialiasing is supported in this application only on GeForce 8 series and higher GPUs.
 GeForce 8500/8400/8300: Corruption occurs while running MicroSoft SDK Basic HLSL sample application. [302209]  GeForce 8500/8400/8300: Dark Messiah of Might and Magic–an application error occurs when quitting the game. [300980]
This is an issue with the application.
 GeForce 8500/8400/8300: Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion–the game crashes after restoring from minimization. [296725]
 GeForce 7900 GTX: CPU usage is extremely high during H.264 playback of Blu‐ray disc, resulting in dropped frames. [304480]
 GeForce 7300GS: Rainbow Six Vegas–the display turns black at 1600x1200 resolution.[302319]
 GeForce 7300 GT: Far Cry–geometry is corrupted during rendering of blood.[304348]
 GeForce 7300 GT: Company Of Heroes–the shadows are corrupt at the default game settings with SLI mode enabled. [346746]
This is an issue with the application.
 322008 GeForce 8600 GT: Battlefield 2–the game crashes to desktop when set to 1900x1440 resolution 8x antialiasing. This problem occurs only when you have FRAPS 2.6.4 installed. It does not occur with FRAPS 2.8.2
 316403 GeForce 8 Series, GeForce 7 Series: NV SDK 9.5 Mandelbrot set fails to render fractal.
This is an issue with the NV SDK and will be fixed in a newer build.
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 GeForce 8 Series: Prince of Persia–half the screen turns black and the other half turns white during resolution changes. [299484]
This is an issue with the application.
 GeForce 8800 GTX: Company of Heroes (DirectX 10)–the game crashes when the maximum settings are applied at 2560x1600 with 8xAA enabled. [321631]
This is an issue with the application.
 GeForce 7 Series: Risen [GM]–there is fog corruption. [606532]
This is an issue with the application.
 GeForce 7950 GX2: Flight SimX – water has artifacts. [292168]
 GeForce 6600: Stars Wars Battlefront2–blue‐screen crash occurs when High settings are used.[302213]
 GeForce 6200: Call of Juarez–there is corruption at all resolutions. [356711]
 GeForce 6100/6150: Gothic–there is flickering with a white screen when using the default settings.[303552]
 GeForce 6200: Star Wars Empire at War–the game menu buttons are corrupt. [357713]
 GeForce 8600M GT: Warmonger 2.1–the game intermittently stops responding after changing in‐game resolution. [482889]  GeForce 8600M GT: Dead Space ‐ a “your graphics card does not meet Dead Space minimum requirement” error message appears after launching the game. [491410]
This is a limitation of the application, and only occurs if your monitor does not support 60 Hz refresh rate.  GeForce 8600M GT: MPEG1 and MPEG2 playback using iTunes is choppy. [537550]
The application does not use hardware acceleration.
Application Issues Under SLI Mode
 [SLI], GeForce 200 series, Surround gaming: Pacific Fighters–the game fails to switch to Surround gaming resolutions even though they are listed in the game menu. [670389]
 [SLI], GeForce 200 Series: BioShock 2–artifacts appear in the game when SLI mode is enabled. [653303]
This is an application multi‐GPU compatibility issue.  [SLI]: NVIDIA SLI scaling on some applications under Windows Vista may not be as much as under Windows XP. Some applications include ʺS.T.A.L.K.E.R., Half‐Life 2: Lost Coast, Company of Heroes, Battlefield 2142, Call of Duty 2, Hitman: Blood Money, and Far Cry. [302534 290803] This is an application issue which has been resolved with the latest Steam patch.
 [SLI], GeForce 9800 GX2: The Witcher–a blooming light shines through objects with SLI mode enabled. [396736]
This is not an NVIDIA bug, but rather an application issue.
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 [Quad SLI], GeForce 9800 GX2: Test Driver Unlimited–there is pausing/hitching during the cut scene transitions. [395207]
 [SLI], GeForce 8800 GTX, GeForce 8600, GeForce 6 Series: Company of Heroes–there is corruption in the ground textures. [294118]
This is an application issue, and has been fixed with the latest patch for the game.
 [SLI], GeForce 8800 GTX: Battlefield 2 and Battlefield 2142–the games crash when exiting back to the menu after being played at 2048x1536 using 8xAA or higher. [301985]
This is an issue with the application.
 [SLI], GeForce 7900 GTX: Chess Titans–with Aero‐glass enabled, there is blanking when resizing the game window. [346775]
This is an issue with the application.
 [SLI], GeForce 8800: While uninstalling driver the driver, the error message ʺWindows host process (Rundll32) has stopped workingʺ appears. [294219 280920]  [SLI], GeForce 8800: Splinter Cell Double Agent – the game crashes when minimized and then invoked again. [294205]  [SLI], GeForce 8800: Battlefield 2142 – 8xAA cannot be set from the game control panel.[294231]  [SLI], GeForce 7900:Microsoft Flight simulator X – corruption and flickering occur while flying close to land objects. [293882]
Operating System Issues
 Direct‐X diagnostics tool (DXDIAG) may report an unexpected value for the display adapter’s memory. [673360]
See the Microsoft KB article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2026022.
 [SLI], GeForce 8800 GTX: While installing the graphics driver, the message ʺIncompatible display adapter has been disabledʺ appears and the display turns blank. [318173]
This issue is resolved in Windows 7.  When S‐video and DVI displays are set up in Clone mode and rotated 90 degrees, the screen turns black.[304267, 283546] This is an issue with DirectX.  GeForce 8300 GS: With Aero‐glass enabled, the screen flickers after rotating the display 90 degrees with S‐Video as the primary display. [317347]
This issue is resolved in Windows 7.
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Known Product Limitations
This section describes problems that will not be fixed. Usually, the source of the problem is beyond the control of NVIDIA. Following is the list of problems and where they are discussed in this document:
 “3DMark 11 Does not Run in Stereoscopic 3D Mode” on page 25
 “Previous Driver Files Remain After Overinstalling with Release 256 or Earlier Drivers” on page 25
 “Do not Use Windows Rollback for Graphics Drivers” on page 25
 “Uninstalling Drivers Using Device Manager is not Supported” on page 26
 “Re‐installing the HD Audio Driver After Uninstalling the NVIDIA Drivers on Hybrid Graphics Systems” on page 26
 “Changing the Primary Display Across SLI GPUs Takes Longer than Expected” on page 26
 “Understanding the DirectX Version Shown in the NVIDIA System Information Window” on page 27
 “Using HDMI/DisplayPort Audio with Displays that have a High Native Resolution” on page 27
 “Using HDMI/DisplayPort Displays that do not Support Audio” on page 28
 “Using HDMI/DisplayPort Audio in Dualview or Clone Mode Configurations” on page 29
 “Flat Panel Scaling Controls are Non‐functional for Some TV Modes for Some Displays” on page 29
 “GPU Runs at a High Performance Level (full clock speeds) in Multi‐display Modes” on page 29
 “GeForce GTX 295 Fan Control and NVIDIA Control Panel Performance Group version 6.03.06.00” on page 30
 “1280x1024 @ 60 Hz not Available on BenQ FP241W Monitors” on page 30
 “Image Sharpening Control not Available with GeForce 8 Series and later GPUs” on page 30
 “Gigabyte GA‐6BX Motherboard” on page 30
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3DMark 11 Does not Run in Stereoscopic 3D Mode
Issue
When attempting to run 3DMark 11 with NVIDIA 3D Vision enabled, the benchmark may hang, present a black screen, or in other ways not appear correctly. Explanation
3DMark 11 is not compatible with running in stereoscopic 3D. To facilitate running the benchmark, recent drivers will run it in monoscopic mode, even with 3D Vision enabled.
Previous Driver Files Remain After Overinstalling with
Release 256 or Earlier Drivers
Issue
When installing a Release 256 or earlier driver over a Release 260 or later driver, some of the previous driver files remain on the hard disk, resulting in potential conflicts.
Workaround
After installing a Release 260 or later driver, you must uninstall the driver first before installing a Release 256 or earlier driver. Do not Use Windows Rollback for Graphics Drivers
To reinstall a previous or older NVIDIA graphics driver, do not use the Windows rollback feature. This method will not reliably restore all the previous driver files. Instead, use the Windows Add and Remove programs to remove the current driver, and then install the older driver using setup.exe.
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Uninstalling Drivers Using Device Manager is not Supported
Issue
On all supported versions of Microsoft Windows, uninstalling the NVIDIA driver using the Windows Device Manager may not remove associated files or applications.
Explanation
Microsoft has confirmed that this behavior is by design. If you wish to uninstall the NVIDIA driver, it is recommended that you do so using Add and Remove programs.
See the Microsoft KB article 2278714. Re-installing the HD Audio Driver After Uninstalling the
NVIDIA Drivers on Hybrid Graphics Systems
Issue
After uninstalling an NVIDIA graphics driver on Hybrid graphics notebooks while in save power mode, the NVIDIA HD audio driver cannot be re‐installed. Explanation
In Hybrid save power mode, after transitioning to the integrated graphics, the NVIDIA driver disables the HD audio controller. The NVIDIA installer will not show the HD audio driver option if the HD audio is disabled.
Solution
Before installing the new driver, enable the HD audio device through the Windows Device Manager. This will allow the NVIDIA installer to detect HD audio and install the HD audio driver.
Changing the Primary Display Across SLI GPUs Takes Longer
than Expected
Issue
On an SLI system, switching the primary (or SLI focus) display when each display in the SLI group is connected to a different GPU takes longer than expected.
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Explanation
On an SLI system with each SLI GPU driving a display, the display connected to the slave GPU is the primary display (also the SLI focus display). In order to switch the primary display to the one connected to the other GPU, the master and slave GPU configuration must also switch. In order to reassign which GPU is the master and which is the slave, the driver must be reloaded. It the process of reloading the driver that takes the additional time. Understanding the DirectX Version Shown in the NVIDIA
System Information Window
The System Information window–accessed by clicking System Information at the bottom left corner of the NVIDIA Control Panel–provides technical information about the NVIDIA graphics cards and driver installed in the system. It also provides information about the Windows version as well as the DirectX version that is installed. However, in order to use the version of DirectX reported in the System Information window, the NVIDIA GPU and graphics driver must also support that DirectX version.
For example, driver version 197.45 and Windows Vista (with available patch) support DirectX 11. But only NVIDIA graphics cards based on the Fermi architecture released in 2010 support DirectX 11. So your system must have one of these cards installed in order to take advantage of DirectX 11 performance.
Using HDMI/DisplayPort Audio with Displays that have a High
Native Resolution
To use HDMI/DisplayPort audio with some displays that have a native resolution higher than 1920x1080, you must set the display to a lower HD resolution.
Some HDMI TVʹs have a native resolution that exceeds the maximum supported HD mode. For example, TVs with a native resolution of 1920x1200 exceed the maximum supported HD mode of 1920x1080.
Applying this native mode results in display overscan which cannot be resized using the NVIDIA Control Panel since the mode is not an HD mode.
To avoid this situation and provide a better user experience, the driver treats certain TVs– such as the Viewsonic VX2835wm and the Westinghouse LVM‐ 37w3–as a DVI monitor when applying the native mode. Because the driver does not treat the TV as an HDMI in this case, the HDMI audio is not used.
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Using HDMI/DisplayPort Displays that do not Support Audio
Some HDMI/DisplayPort displays do not support audio, or have issues with GeForce 9 series and earlier, and GeForce GTX 200‐series NVIDIA graphics cards.
The NVIDIA driver attempts to identify such displays and automatically disables the audio. For example, the NVIDIA driver disables HMDI audio for all Philips HDMI TVs, as these have been identified as having issues with GeForce 9 series and earlier, and GeForce GTX 200‐series NVIDIA graphics cards.
There may be cases where either the driver disables audio even though there is no problem, or does not disable the audio when in fact the audio does not work. The following sections describe these situations and provides guidance for handling them.
Corrupted video and no audio
The driver has not disabled audio and the display’s audio signal is incompatible with the graphics card, causing video corruption. With a different display connected in order to establish video, disable audio for the HDMI display using the NVIDIA Control Panel‐> Change Resolution page. From the connector list, select HDMI‐HDTV (Audio Disabled).
Video but no audio
 Check the connector list on the NVIDIA Control Panel‐>Change Resolution page.
 If HDMI‐HDTV (Audio Disabled) is selected and you want to test whether your HDMI audio does, in fact, work, then select HDMI‐HDTV (Audio Enabled) and the driver will prompt you with instructions for testing HDMI audio with the display.
 If HDMI‐HDTV (Audio Enabled) is selected, then the driver has not successfully detected that an incompatible display is connected.
Future drive versions will properly identify such displays and disable audio.
 If there is no HDMI connector option in the NVIDIA Control Panel‐>Change Resolution page, the display does not support audio and has properly reported this to the NVIDIA driver.
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Using HDMI/DisplayPort Audio in Dualview or Clone Mode
Configurations
Two Audio-enabled Ports
In a multi‐display configuration where both HDMI/DisplayPort audio ports are enabled, only the primary display will provide the audio.
One Audio-enabled Port
In a multi‐display configuration where only one audio port is enabled, such as when one display is a DVI display, then the HDMI/DisplayPort display can provide the audio whether is it the primary or secondary display.
Flat Panel Scaling Controls are Non-functional for Some TV
Modes for Some Displays
The NVIDIA Control Panel flat panel scaling controls on the ʺAdjust Desktop Size & Positionʺ page are not intended to be used for TV modes, and normally the controls are not available for TV or HDTV displays. However, Microsoft requires that certain TV/HDTV modes be available for all digital displays, including DVI and HDMI, even if they are not HDTV. While the NVIDIA flat panel scaling controls are available for those displays, they will not be functional for the TV modes that appear in compliance with the Microsoft requierements. The affected modes are as follows:
 1920x1080i @50/59.94/60 Hz  1280x720p @50/59.94/60 Hz  720x480p @ 59.94/60 Hz  720x576p @ 50 Hz GPU Runs at a High Performance Level (full clock speeds) in
Multi-display Modes
This is a hardware limitation and not a software bug. Even when no 3D programs are running, the driver will operate the GPU at a high performance level in order to efficiently drive multiple displays. In the case of SLI or multi‐GPU PCs, the second GPU will always operate with full clock speeds; again, in order to efficiently drive multiple displays. Today, all hardware from all GPU vendors have this limitation. Release 275 Graphics Drivers for Windows - Version 275.33
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GeForce GTX 295 Fan Control and NVIDIA Control Panel
Performance Group version 6.03.06.00
The GeForce GTX 295 fan control does not function properly when using the NVIDIA Control Panel Performance Group version 6.03.06.00. For proper fan control, use version 6.03.12.00 or later. 1280x1024 @ 60 Hz not Available on BenQ FP241W Monitors
Even though the monitor EDID lists 1280x1024 @ 60 Hz, the screen turns blank when using an HDMI connection. This is an issue with the monitor and not the NVIDIA driver. Because of this issue with the monitor, the NVIDIA driver blocks the problem mode (1280x1024 @ 60 Hz) and makes it unavailable.
Image Sharpening Control not Available with GeForce 8
Series and later GPUs
With GeForce 8 Series and later graphics cards, the Image sharpening slider on the NVIDIA Control Panel‐> Display‐>Adjust Desktop Color Settings page is grayed out.
This control is intentionally disabled because image sharpening is not supported on GeForce 8 series and later GPUs.
Gigabyte GA-6BX Motherboard
This motherboard uses a LinFinity regulator on the 3.3‐V rail that is rated to only 5 A—
less than the AGP specification, which requires 6 A. When diagnostics or applications are running, the temperature of the regulator rises, causing the voltage to the NVIDIA chip to drop as low as 2.2 V. Under these circumstances, the regulator cannot supply the current on the 3.3‐V rail that the NVIDIA chip requires. This problem does not occur when the graphics board has a switching regulator or when an external power supply is connected to the 3.3‐V rail.
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THE RELEASE 275 DRIVER
This chapter covers the following main topics:
 “About the Release 275 Driver” on page 31
 “Hardware and Software Support” on page 32
 “Driver Installation” on page 41
About the Release 275 Driver
This driver release is from the Release 270 family of drivers (versions 270.xx to 274.xx). This driver package supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500‐series desktop GPUs as well as ION desktop GPUs. See “Supported NVIDIA Desktop Products” on page 33 for the list of specific products supported in this release. The notebook driver is part of the NVIDIA Verde Notebook Driver Program, and can be installed on supported NVIDIA notebook GPUs. However, please note that your notebook original equipment manufacturer (OEM) provides certified drivers for your specific notebook on their website. NVIDIA recommends that you check with your notebook OEM about recommended software updates for your notebook. OEMs may not provide technical support for issues that arise from the use of this driver.
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Hardware and Software Support
 “Supported Operating Systems” on page 32
 “Supported NVIDIA Desktop Products” on page 33
 “Supported NVIDIA Notebook Products” on page 37
 “Supported Languages” on page 41
Supported Operating Systems
The Release 275 driver, version 275.33, has been tested with  Microsoft Windows® 7, and supports both 32‐bit and 64‐bit versions.
 Microsoft Windows® Vista, and supports both 32‐bit and 64‐bit versions of Windows Vista Editions:
• Windows Vista Home Basic
• Windows Vista Home Premium
• Windows Vista Business
• Windows Vista Enterprise Edition
• Windows Vista Ultimate
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Supported NVIDIA Desktop Products
The following table lists the NVIDIA products supported by the Release 275 driver, version 275.33: Table 3.1
Supported NVIDIA Desktop GPUs
Consumer Products
ION
ION LE
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
GeForce GTX 560
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
GeForce GTX 480
GeForce GTX 470
GeForce GTX 465
GeForce GTX 460 SE
GeForce GTX 460
GeForce GTX 295
GeForce GTX 285
GeForce GTX 280
GeForce GTX 275
GeForce GTX 260
GeForce GTS 450
GeForce GTS 250
GeForce GTS 240
GeForce GT 545
GeForce GT 520
GeForce GT 430
GeForce GT 340
GeForce GT 330
GeForce GT 320
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 220
GeForce G210
GeForce 210
GeForce 205
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Table 3.1
Supported NVIDIA Desktop GPUs
Consumer Products
GeForce GT 140
GeForce GT 130
GeForce GT 120
GeForce G100
GeForce 9800 GX2
GeForce 9800 GTX+
GeForce 9800 GTX
GeForce 9800 GT
GeForce 9600 GT
GeForce 9600 GS
GeForce 9600 GSO
GeForce 9500 GT
GeForce 9500 GS
GeForce 9400 GT
GeForce 9400
GeForce 9300 GS
GeForce 9300 GE
GeForce 9300
GeForce 9200
GeForce 8800 Ultra
GeForce 8800 GTX
GeForce 8800 GTS 512
GeForce 8800 GTS
GeForce 8800 GT
GeForce 8800 GS
GeForce 8600 GTS
GeForce 8600 GT
GeForce 8600 GS
GeForce 8500 GT
GeForce 8400 GS
GeForce 8400 SE
GeForce 8400
GeForce 8300 GS
GeForce 8300
GeForce 8200
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Table 3.1
Supported NVIDIA Desktop GPUs
Consumer Products
GeForce 8100 / nForce 720a
nForce 780a SLI
nForce 760i SLI
nForce 750a SLI
nForce 730a
GeForce 7950 GX2
GeForce 7950 GT
GeForce 7900 GTX
GeForce 7900 GT/GTO
GeForce 7900 GS
GeForce 7800 SLI
GeForce 7800 GTX
GeForce 7800 GT
GeForce 7800 GS
GeForce 7650 GS
GeForce 7600 GT
GeForce 7600 GS
GeForce 7600 LE
GeForce 7500 LE
GeForce 7350 LE
GeForce 7300 SE
GeForce 7300 LE
GeForce 7300 GT
GeForce 7300 GS
GeForce 7200 GS
GeForce 7100 GS
GeForce 7150 / NVIDIA nForce 630i
GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i
GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 620i
GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 610i
GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 620i
GeForce 7050 PV / NVIDIA nForce 630a
GeForce 7050 PV / NVIDIA nForce 630a
GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a
GeForce 6800 XT
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Table 3.1
Supported NVIDIA Desktop GPUs
Consumer Products
GeForce 6800 XE
GeForce 6800 Ultra
GeForce 6800 Series GPU
GeForce 6800 LE
GeForce 6800 GT
GeForce 6800 GS/XT
GeForce 6800 GS
GeForce 6800
GeForce 6700 XL
GeForce 6610 XL
GeForce 6600 VE
GeForce 6600 LE
GeForce 6600 GT
GeForce 6600
GeForce 6500
GeForce 6250
GeForce 6200SE TurboCache™
GeForce 6200 TurboCache™
GeForce 6200 LE
GeForce 6200 A-LE
GeForce 6200
GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
GeForce 6150 LE
GeForce 6150
GeForce 6100 nForce 420
GeForce 6100 nForce 405
GeForce 6100 nForce 400
GeForce 6100
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Supported NVIDIA Notebook Products
The following tables list the NVIDIA notebook products supported by the Release 275 driver, version 275.33:
Note:
Hybrid Power technology with Intel chipsets is not supported by this
release.
The following Sony VAIO notebooks are supported: Sony VAIO F
Series with NVIDIA GeForce 310M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M and
NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M. Other Sony VAIO notebooks are not supported at this time (please contact Sony for driver support).
Fujitsu notebooks are not supported by this release (Fujitsu Siemens notebooks are supported).
Table 3.2
Supported NVIDIA Notebook GPUs
Consumer Products
ION
ION LE
GeForce GTX 560M
GeForce GT 555M
GeForce GT 550M
GeForce GT 540M
GeForce GT 525M
GeForce GT 520M
GeForce GTX 485M
GeForce GTX 480M
GeForce GTX 470M
GeForce GTX 460M
GeForce GT 445M
GeForce GT 435M
GeForce GT 425M
GeForce GT 420M
GeForce GT 415M
GeForce 410M
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Table 3.2
Supported NVIDIA Notebook GPUs
Consumer Products
GeForce GTS 360M
GeForce GTS 350M
GeForce GTS 250M
GeForce GT 335M
GeForce GT 330M
GeForce GT 325M
GeForce GT 320M
GeForce 320M
GeForce 315M
GeForce 310M
GeForce 305M
GeForce GTX 285M
GeForce GTX 280M
GeForce GTX 260M
GeForce GT 240M
GeForce GT 230M
GeForce GT 220M
GeForce GTS 160M
GeForce GT 130M
GeForce GT 120M
GeForce G 210M
GeForce G 110M
GeForce G 105M
GeForce G 103M
GeForce G 102M
GeForce 9800M GTX
GeForce 9800M GTS
GeForce 9800M GT
GeForce 9800M GS
GeForce 9700M GTS
GeForce 9700M GT
GeForce 9650M GT
GeForce 9650M GS
GeForce 9600M GT
GeForce 9600M GS
GeForce 9500M GS
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Table 3.2
Supported NVIDIA Notebook GPUs
Consumer Products
GeForce 9500M G
GeForce 9400M G
GeForce 9400M
GeForce 9300M GS
GeForce 9300M G
GeForce 9200M GS
GeForce 9200M GE
GeForce 9100M G
GeForce 8800M GTX
GeForce 8800M GTS
GeForce 8800M GS
GeForce 8700M GT
GeForce 8600M GT
GeForce 8600M GS
GeForce 8400M GT
GeForce 8400M GS
GeForce 8400M G
GeForce 8200M G
GeForce 8200M
Table 3.3
Supported NVIDIA NVS and Quadro NVS M GPUs
Consumer Products
NVS 5100M
NVS 4200M
NVS 3100M
NVS 2100M
Quadro NVS 320M
Quadro NVS 160M
Quadro NVS 150M
Quadro NVS 140M
Quadro NVS 135M
Quadro NVS 130M
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Table 3.4
Supported NVIDIA Quadro M and Quadro FX M GPUs
Consumer Products
Quadro 5010M
Quadro 5000M
Quadro 4000M
Quadro 3000M
Quadro 2000M
Quadro 1000M
Quadro FX 3800M
Quadro FX 3700M
Quadro FX 3600M
Quadro FX 2800M
Quadro FX 2700M
Quadro FX 1800M
Quadro FX 1700M
Quadro FX 1600M
Quadro FX 880M
Quadro FX 770M
Quadro FX 570M
Quadro FX 380M
Quadro FX 370M
Quadro FX 360M
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Supported Languages
The Release 275 Graphics Drivers supports the following languages in the main driver Control Panel: English (USA)
German
Portuguese (Euro/
Iberian)
English (UK)
Greek
Russian
Arabic
Hebrew
Slovak
Chinese (Simplified)
Hungarian
Slovenian
Chinese (Traditional)
Italian
Spanish
Czech
Japanese
Spanish (Latin America)
Danish
Korean
Swedish
Dutch
Norwegian
Thai
Finnish
Polish
Turkish
French
Portuguese (Brazil)
Driver Installation
Minimum Hard Disk Space
The hard disk space requirement for 32‐bit is minimum 150 MB for English‐only, and 220 MB for International.
The hard disk space requirement for 64‐bit is minimum 220 MB for English‐only, and 250 MB for International.
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Before You Begin
nTune
If you have previously installed NVIDIA nTune, NVIDIA recommends that you uninstall nTune before installing this driver. After the driver install is complete, you can reinstall NVIDIA nTune.
Notebooks
 Check to make sure that your notebook has a supported GPU and is not listed in the exclusion list (see “Supported NVIDIA Notebook Products” on page 37).
 It is recommended that you back up your current system configuration.  If you own a Dell Inspiron 1420, Dell XPS M1330, or Dell XPS M1530, or Dell LatitudeD630 or D630c, it is highly recommended that you first install this Dell software update.
Installation Instructions
1 Follow the instructions on the NVIDIA .com Web site driver download page to locate the appropriate driver to download, based on your hardware and operating system.
2 Click the driver download link.
The license agreement dialog box appears.
3 Click Accept if you accept the terms of the agreement, then either open the file or save the file to your PC and open it later.
4 Open the NVIDIA driver installation .EXE file to launch the NVIDIA InstallShield Wizard. 5 Follow the instructions in the NVIDIA InstallShield Wizard to complete the installation. Note: After the driver installation, Windows may default to 16-bpp
color and disable the Desktop Window Manager (DWM). To work around
this issue, set the color to 32-bpp and then reboot the PC.
See also the installation/uninstallation considerations explained in “Known Product Limitations” on page 24.
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WINDOWS
This chapter details the Windows modes supported by the Release 275 driver for NVIDIA products. It contains these sections:
 “General Mode Support Information” on page 44
 “Default Modes Supported by GPU” on page 45
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General Mode Support Information
The NVIDIA graphics driver includes a standard list of display modes that are supported by default. These modes are listed in the section “Default Modes Supported by GPU” on page 45. The actual modes available depend on the capabilities of the display. In addition, the NVIDIA graphics driver has a “dynamic EDID detection” capability and will make available additional modes that are listed in the display EDID, provided the graphics hardware can support it.
The NVIDIA graphics driver also supports the high resolutions available with the displays listed in Table A.1 as well as the non‐standard modes listed in Table A.2. Table A.1
Modes Supported for High Resolution Displays
Display
Maximum Resolution
Apple 30” Cinema HD Display
(Dual link DVI)
2560x1600 @ 60 Hz
Dell WFP 3007 (Dual Link DVI)
2560x1600 @ 60 Hz
HP LP3065 dual-link DVI flat
panel
2560x1600 @ 60Hz.
Table A.2
Non-standard Modes Supported
Resolution
1680 x 1050
1366 x 768
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Default Modes Supported by GPU
This section lists the modes that are included by default in the driver INF for the following product families:
 “GeForce 500 and 400 , 300, 200, 100, 9 Series, 8 Series, 7 Series, 6 Series, and nForce 7xx/6xx GPUs” on page 46
 “GeForce 9M, 8M, 100M, 200M, 300M, 400M Series, and Quadro NVS and Quadro FX Notebook GPUs” on page 48
Understanding the Mode Format
Figure A.1 gives an example of how to read the mode information presented in this section. Resolution
Example entry: 1024 x 768
Meaning:
32
Color Depth
Refresh Rates
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200
Resolution:
1024 x 768
Color depth:
32 bpp
Refresh rates: 60 Hz, 70 Hz, 72 Hz, 75 Hz, 85 Hz, 100 Hz, 120 Hz,
140 Hz, 144 Hz, 150 Hz, 170 Hz, and 200 Hz
Figure A.1 Mode Format
Note: • Horizontal spanning modes of 3840x1080 and above, and vertical spanning modes of 1920x2160 and above generally require at least 32 MB of video memory at 32 bpp.
• An “i” next to the refresh rate indicates an interlaced refresh rate.
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GeForce 500 and 400 , 300, 200, 100, 9 Series, 8 Series, 7
Series, 6 Series, and nForce 7xx/6xx GPUs
This sections lists the supported display resolutions, color depths, and refresh rates for the products listed in “Supported NVIDIA Desktop Products” on page 33.
Standard Modes
640 x
480
8
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
720 x
480
8
60
720 x
576
8
800 x
600
8
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
1024 x
768
8
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
1152 x
864
8
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200
1280 x
720
8
60
1280 x
768
8
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1280 x
800
8
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1280 x
960
8
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1280 x 1024
8
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1360 x
768
8
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1600 x
50
900
8
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150
1600 x 1024
8
60 70 72 75 85 100 120
1600 x 1200
8
60 70 72 75 85 100 120
1680 x 1050
8
60
1920 x 1080
8
60
1920 x 1200
8
60 70 72 75 85 100
1920 x 1440
8
60 70 72 75 85
2048 x 1536
8
60
-----------------------------------------------------------------640 x
480
16
720 x
480
16
720 x
576
16
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
60
50
800 x
600
16
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
1024 x
768
16
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
1152 x
864
16
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200
1280 x
720
16
60
1280 x
768
16
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1280 x
800
16
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1280 x
960
16
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1280 x 1024
16
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1360 x
768
16
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1600 x
900
16
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150
1600 x 1024
16
60 70 72 75 85 100 120
1600 x 1200
16
60 70 72 75 85 100 120
1680 x 1050
16
60
1920 x 1080
16
60
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1920 x 1200
16
60 70 72 75 85 100
1920 x 1440
16
60 70 72 75 85
2048 x 1536
16
60
-----------------------------------------------------------------640 x
480
32
720 x
480
32
720 x
576
32
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
60
50
800 x
600
32
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
1024 x
768
32
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
1152 x
864
32
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200
1280 x
720
32
60
1280 x
768
32
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1280 x
800
32
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1280 x
960
32
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1280 x 1024
32
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1360 x
768
32
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1600 x
900
32
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150
1600 x 1024
32
60 70 72 75 85 100 120
1600 x 1200
32
60 70 72 75 85 100 120
1680 x 1050
32
60
1920 x 1080
32
60
1920 x 1200
32
60 70 72 75 85 100
1920 x 1440
32
60 70 72 75 85
2048 x 1536
32
60
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GeForce 9M, 8M, 100M, 200M, 300M, 400M Series, and
Quadro NVS and Quadro FX Notebook GPUs
This sections lists the supported display resolutions, color depths, and refresh rates for the products listed in “Supported NVIDIA Notebook Products” on page 37. Standard Modes
640 x
480
8
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
720 x
480
8
60
720 x
576
8
800 x
600
8
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
1024 x
768
8
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
1152 x
864
8
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200
1280 x
720
8
60
1280 x
768
8
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1280 x
800
8
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1280 x
960
8
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1280 x 1024
8
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1360 x
768
8
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1600 x
50
900
8
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150
1600 x 1024
8
60 70 72 75 85 100 120
1600 x 1200
8
60 70 72 75 85 100 120
1680 x 1050
8
60
1920 x 1080
8
60
1920 x 1200
8
60 70 72 75 85 100
1920 x 1440
8
60 70 72 75 85
2048 x 1536
8
60
-----------------------------------------------------------------640 x
480
16
720 x
480
16
720 x
576
16
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
60
50
800 x
600
16
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
1024 x
768
16
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
1152 x
864
16
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200
1280 x
720
16
60
1280 x
768
16
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1280 x
800
16
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1280 x
960
16
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1280 x 1024
16
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1360 x
768
16
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1600 x
900
16
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150
1600 x 1024
16
60 70 72 75 85 100 120
1600 x 1200
16
60 70 72 75 85 100 120
1680 x 1050
16
60
1920 x 1080
16
60
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1920 x 1200
16
60 70 72 75 85 100
1920 x 1440
16
60 70 72 75 85
2048 x 1536
16
60
-----------------------------------------------------------------640 x
480
32
720 x
480
32
720 x
576
32
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
60
50
800 x
600
32
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
1024 x
768
32
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
1152 x
864
32
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200
1280 x
720
32
60
1280 x
768
32
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1280 x
800
32
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1280 x
960
32
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1280 x 1024
32
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1360 x
768
32
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1600 x
900
32
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150
1600 x 1024
32
60 70 72 75 85 100 120
1600 x 1200
32
60 70 72 75 85 100 120
1680 x 1050
32
60
1920 x 1080
32
60
1920 x 1200
32
60 70 72 75 85 100
1920 x 1440
32
60 70 72 75 85
2048 x 1536
32
60
-----------------------------------------------------------------640 x
480
64
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
720 x
480
64
60
720 x
576
64
800 x
600
64
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
1024 x
768
64
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
1152 x
864
64
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200
1280 x
720
64
60
1280 x
768
64
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1280 x
800
64
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1280 x
960
64
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1280 x 1024
64
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1360 x
768
64
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170
1600 x
50
900
64
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150
1600 x 1024
64
60 70 72 75 85 100 120
1600 x 1200
64
60 70 72 75 85 100 120
1680 x 1050
64
60
1920 x 1080
64
60
1920 x 1200
64
60 70 72 75 85 100
1920 x 1440
64
60 70 72 75 85
2048 x 1536
64
60
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Modes Supported by TV Encoders
Table A.3 and Table A.4 list the NTSC, PAL, and HDTV TV‐Out modes supported by the NVIDIA driver. Table A.3
Resolution
Mode Support for S-Video and Composite Out
Bit
Comments
depth
320x200
8, 16, 32
DirectDraw mode; not selectable as a Windows
desktop
320x240
8, 16, 32
DirectDraw mode; not selectable as a Windows
desktop
640x400
8, 16, 32
DirectDraw mode; not selectable as a Windows
desktop
640x480
8, 16, 32
720x480
8, 16, 32
Overscans (for video)
720x576
8, 16, 32
Overscans (for video)
800x600
8, 16, 32
1024x768
8, 16, 32
Table A.4
Resolution
Conexant 25871 only
Mode Support for Component YPrPb Out and DVI Out
Comments
480i (SDTV)
480p (EDTV)
720p (HDTV)
1080i
(HDTV)
Supported on graphics boards with Conexant 875 or Philips
7108 TV encoders and compatible connectors, and
compatible GeForce 8 Series and later GPUs.
576i (PAL)
576p (PAL)
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Soundstorm, Vanta, TNT2, TNT, RIVA, RIVA TNT, VOODOO, VOODOO GRAPHICS, WAVEBAY, Accuview
Antialiasing, Detonator, Digital Vibrance Control, ForceWare, NVRotate, NVSensor, NVSync, PowerMizer,
Quincunx Antialiasing, Sceneshare, See What You've Been Missing, StreamThru, SuperStability, T-BUFFER,
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Other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective owners
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