Release Notes

Release Notes
Release 340 Graphics Drivers
for Windows - Version 342.00
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Windows 10 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista
Release Notes
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 Introduction to Release Notes ................................................... 1
Structure of the Document ........................................................ 1
Changes in this Edition ............................................................. 1
1 Release 340 Driver Changes ..................................................... 2
Version 342.00 Highlights ..........................................................
What’s New in Version 342.00 .................................................
What’s New in Release 340 .....................................................
Limitations Under Windows 10.................................................
Limitations in This Release .....................................................
Advanced Driver Information ..................................................
2
3
3
4
5
6
Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 342.00.................................... 10
Known Product Limitations ....................................................... 11
GPU Temperature Reported Incorrectly on Optimus Systems............ 12
Damaged or Missing WMI Service Will Prevent NVIDIA Driver Installation12
Screen Turns Black When Performing Clean Overinstall of NVIDIA Drivers on
Windows 8.1 Optimus Notebook .............................................. 13
Flickering Black Screen Occurs After Installing the NVIDIA Drivers on
Windows 8 ....................................................................... 13
Total Available Graphics Memory Reported Incorrectly ................... 15
Increasing 4-way SLI/Multi-GPU Performance .............................. 16
3D Vision USB Driver Does Not Get Installed................................ 16
No PhysX Acceleration Using the GPU ....................................... 17
NVIDIA PhysX System Software Cannot be Installed or Uninstalled in
Windows Safe Mode ............................................................ 17
3DMark 11 Does not Run in Stereoscopic 3D Mode......................... 17
Do not Use Windows Rollback for Graphics Drivers........................ 18
Uninstalling Drivers Using Device Manager is not Supported............. 18
Changing the Primary Display Across SLI GPUs Takes Longer than Expected
18
Understanding the DirectX Version Shown in the NVIDIA System Information
Window ........................................................................... 19
Using HDMI Audio with Displays that have a High Native Resolution ... 19
Using HDMI Displays that do not Support Audio ............................ 20
Using HDMI/DisplayPort Audio in Dualview or Clone Mode Configurations21
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Flat Panel Scaling Controls are Non-functional for Some TV Modes for Some
Displays........................................................................... 21
GPU Runs at a High Performance Level (full clock speeds) in Multi-display
Modes ............................................................................ 22
GeForce GTX 295 Fan Control Does not Function With NVIDIA Control Panel
Performance Group version 6.03.06.00 ..................................... 22
1280x1024 @ 60 Hz not Available on BenQ FP241W Monitors ............ 22
Image Sharpening Control not Available with GeForce 8 Series and later
GPUs .............................................................................. 22
Gigabyte GA-6BX Motherboard ............................................... 23
2 The Release 340 Driver...........................................................24
About the Release 340 Driver .................................................... 24
Hardware and Software Support................................................. 25
Supported Operating Systems................................................. 25
Supported NVIDIA Desktop Products ......................................... 25
Supported NVIDIA Notebook Products ....................................... 28
Supported Languages........................................................... 31
Driver Installation.................................................................. 31
Minimum Hard Disk Space ..................................................... 31
Before You Begin ................................................................ 32
Installation Instructions........................................................ 32
Appendix A: Mode Support for Windows .......................................34
General Mode Support Information.............................................. 35
Understanding the Mode Format ............................................. 36
GeForce GPUs ................................................................... 37
GeForce, Quadro NVS, and Quadro FX Notebook GPUs ................... 39
Modes Supported by TV Encoders ............................................... 41
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LIST OF TABLES
Table 2.1 Supported NVIDIA Desktop GPUs ................................................ 25
Table 2.2 Supported NVIDIA Notebook GPUs .............................................. 28
Table 2.3 Supported NVIDIA NVS and Quadro NVS M GPUs .............................. 30
Table 2.4 Supported NVIDIA Quadro M and Quadro FX M GPUs......................... 30
Table A.1 Modes Supported for High Resolution Displays ............................... 35
Table A.2 Non-standard Modes Supported ................................................. 35
Table A.3 Mode Support for S-Video and Composite Out................................ 41
Table A.4 Mode Support for Component YPrPb Out and DVI Out....................... 41
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01 INTRODUCTION TO RELEASE NOTES
This edition of Release Notes describes the Release 340 family of graphics drivers (versions
340.xx to 342.xx) for Microsoft® Windows® Vista and later1. 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 340 Driver Changes” on page 2 gives a summary of changes, and fixed and
open issues in this version.
 “The Release 340 Driver” on page 24 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 34 lists the default resolutions supported by
the driver.
Changes in this Edition
This edition of the Release Notes includes information about NVIDIA graphics driver
version 342.00, and lists changes made to the driver since the Release 340 driver version
341.98. These changes are discussed beginning with the chapter “Release 340 Driver
Changes” on page 2.
1. Includes Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
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This chapter describes open issues for version 342.00, and resolved issues and driver
enhancements for versions of the Release 340 driver up to version 342.00.
The chapter contains these sections:
 “Version 342.00 Highlights” on page 2’
 “Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 342.00” on page 10
 “Known Product Limitations” on page 11
Version 342.00 Highlights
This section provides highlights of version 342.00 of the NVIDIA Release 340 Driver for
Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.
 What’s New in Version 342.00
 What’s New in Release 340
 Limitations in This Release
 Advanced Driver Information
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What’s New in Version 342.00
 This driver adds security updates for driver components of Tesla architecture class
GPUs.
Fixed Issues
 See “Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 342.00” on page 10 for a list of other
changes and resolved issues in this driver version.
What’s New in Release 340
The section summarizes the driver changes in Release 340, including previous Release
340 drivers:
Performance Boost
Introduced key DirectX optimizations which resulted in reduced game-loading times
and significant performance increases across a wide variety of games. Results will vary
depending on your GPU and system configuration.
4K Display Support
 Added support for single-tile 4K×2K @ 60 Hz displays using bridgeless SLI cards.
This feature was introduced in the Release 337 driver version 337.88.
Application Profiles
Added or updated the following profiles:
• 3DMark SkyDiver subtest - added EXE into original 3DMark profile
• Battlefield: Hardline - SLI profile added
• Dark Souls II - SLI profile updated, AO profile added
• Elder Scrolls: Online - SLI profile added
• Enemy Front - added Direct 9 SLI profile
• LuDaShi Benchmark - SLI profile added
• Music Man - updated profile
• Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare - added additional EXE
• Qiang Shen Ji - updated profile
• Watch Dogs - updated profile
• Wildstar - added EXE for 32-bit version
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3D Vision Profiles
• Blackguards - rated as “Fair”
• Enemy Front - rated as “Not Recommended”
• Eterium - rated as “Excellent”
• Heldric - The legend of the shoemaker - rated as “Good”
• LEGO The Hobbit - rated as “Fair”
• Murdered Soul Suspect - rated as “Fair”
• Port Royale 3 - rated as “Good” - rated as “Good”
• Project Root - rated as “Excellent”
3D Compatibility Mode Support
Support for 3D Compatibility Mode has been added for the following games:
• Banished - rated as “Good”
• Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea - rated as “Good”
• Krater - rated as “Excellent”
• Enemy Front - rated as “Not Recommended”
• Murdered Soul Suspect - rated as “Excellent”
These games must be run in DirectX 10/11 mode to see improvements. Not compatible
with 3D Vision Surround mode. See “3D Compatibility Mode” on page 6 for more
information.
Limitations Under Windows 10
Cross-adapter Clone Mode
Under Windows 10, clone mode across graphics processors is handled by the Windows
OS, and not by the NVIDIA driver. Consequently, there are no controls for cross-adapter
clone mode in the NVIDIA Control Panel under Windows 10.
Optimus Systems
Because cross-adapter clone mode is handled by the Windows 10 OS, there are no display
controls in the NVIDIA Control Panel if no display is connected to the NVIDIA GPU.
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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. [681228/683943]
 NVIDIA Control Panel Display Category
The Graph tab on the Adjust Desktop Color Settings page is not available.
 Negative LOD Bias Clamp
Negative LOD bias clamp for DirectX applications is not supported on Fermi-based
GPUs and later.
 Hybrid Power
Support for Hybrid Power, a Hybrid SLI technology, is discontinued and not available
with this driver.
 Legacy Support for GeForce 6-series and GeForce 7-series GPUs
GeForce 6-series and GeForce 7-series GPUs have moved to legacy support with the
GeForce Release 304 drivers. These products are no longer supported beginning with
the GeForce Release 310 drivers.
 3D Vision Legacy Support Notification for Windows Vista
Support for 3D Vision under Windows Vista is discontinued beginning with the
Release 313 drivers. 3D Vision and 3DTV Play functionality will not be available with
these drivers.
NVIDIA will continue to support basic 3D Vision and 3DTV Play functionality for
Windows Vista with Release 310 or earlier drivers. Basic functionality includes fullscreen viewing of 3D games, pictures, and movies on 3D Vision monitors, notebooks,
and 3D TVs (with 3DTV Play software installed).
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Advanced Driver Information
This section contains the following additional information about the driver:
 3D Compatibility Mode
 Help for Resizing Your HDTV Desktop
 Dynamic GPU Performance Mode
 Power Efficiency Optimizations
 Understanding the DirectX Information Shown in the NVIDIA System Information
Window
3D Compatibility Mode
3D Compatibility Mode is an NVIDIA proprietary rendering mode for 3D Vision that
improves the 3D experience for many key DirectX 10 and 11 games. NVIDIA continues to
add game support with new driver versions.
Requirements and Compatibility
 Games must be run in DirectX 10 or DirectX 11 mode.
 Not compatible with 3D Vision Surround.
Switching Compatibility Modes
Games with 3D Compatibility Mode will launch in this mode by default. You can switch
between 3D Compatibility mode and standard 3D Vision mode as follows:
1 Before starting the game, enable Advanced In-game Settings in the NVIDIA Control
Panel:
a Open the NVIDIA Control Panel and navigate to the Stereoscopic 3D->Set up
stereoscopic 3D page and click Set Keyboard Shortcuts.
b Click the Show advanced in-game settings arrow if the section is not expanded, then
select Enable advanced in-game settings.
c Click OK.
2 Press Ctrl+Alt+F11 during the game to toggle between 3D Compatibility mode and
standard 3D Vision mode.
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Help for Resizing Your HDTV Desktop
The best way to resize the screen in order to view the entire content is to use the controls
provided by the display hardware.Click the link on the Size tab to view a guide to
changing the settings on your display hardware.
The resize controls on the NVIDIA Control Panel are provided in case satisfactory results
cannot be achieved using the controls on the display.
After resizing the HDTV desktop using the NVIDIA Control Panel Resize controls, 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
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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-
Dynamic GPU Performance Mode
With the Release 280 drivers, NVIDIA GPU clock speeds will increase more quickly in
response to increased graphics demands. Conversely, with lower graphics use the GPU
clock speed slows down more quickly, conserving as much power as possible.
In the Release 280 drivers, some users reported a noticeable fluctuation in clock speeds
while engaging in various tasks on the PC. With the Release 285 and later drivers,
adjustments have been made to reduce the sensitivity to levels similar to the R275 driver.
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Power Efficiency Optimizations
Release 310 drivers introduced power-optimizing enhancements. As a result of these
enhancements, you may notice that GPU core clock speeds are different with this driver.
For example, the GPU core clock might be faster when the GPU is in idle mode than in
previous drivers. Or you may notice higher GPU core clock speeds after closing or
opening certain games than in previous drivers.
This is because the reported GPU core clock frequency is no longer correlated to GPU
power-saving states. Instead of lowering the GPU core clock frequency, the hardware
and software use other methods to put the GPU into a low power state when the GPU is
idle or in response to changing application requirements. This ensures optimum power
use while continuing to provide high graphics performance.
Understanding the DirectX Information 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 the following system information:
 Operating system: For example, “Windows 7 Enterprise, 64-bit”
 DirectX runtime version: For example, “11.0”
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.
This information is provided in the Graphics card information section of the System
Information window as follows:
 DirectX support
(Provided in previous driver versions)
This is the DirectX version that is supported by the NVIDIA graphics hardware and
driver.
 Direct3D API version
(Provided in later driver versions, for Windows 7 and later)
This is the Direct3D version that is supported by the NVIDIA graphics hardware and
driver. The API version is expressed in terms of Direct3D – the graphics subsystem
component of DirectX.
 Direct3D feature level
(Provided in later driver versions, for Windows 7 and later)
Direct3D feature levels describe a subset of features within the Direct3D API version
that are supported by the NVIDIA graphics hardware and driver.
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Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 342.00
Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 342.00
The following sections list the important changes and the most common issues resolved
since version 341.98. 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 10 Fixed Issues
There were no issues to report for this version.
Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 Fixed Issues
There were no issues to report for this version.
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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:
 “GPU Temperature Reported Incorrectly on Optimus Systems” on page 12
 “Damaged or Missing WMI Service Will Prevent NVIDIA Driver Installation” on
page 12
 “Screen Turns Black When Performing Clean Overinstall of NVIDIA Drivers on
Windows 8.1 Optimus Notebook” on page 13
 “Flickering Black Screen Occurs After Installing the NVIDIA Drivers on Windows 8”
on page 13
 “Total Available Graphics Memory Reported Incorrectly” on page 15
 “Increasing 4-way SLI/Multi-GPU Performance” on page 16
 “3D Vision USB Driver Does Not Get Installed” on page 16
 “No PhysX Acceleration Using the GPU” on page 17
 “NVIDIA PhysX System Software Cannot be Installed or Uninstalled in Windows
Safe Mode” on page 17
 “3DMark 11 Does not Run in Stereoscopic 3D Mode” on page 17
 “Do not Use Windows Rollback for Graphics Drivers” on page 18
 “Uninstalling Drivers Using Device Manager is not Supported” on page 18
 “Changing the Primary Display Across SLI GPUs Takes Longer than Expected” on
page 18
 “Understanding the DirectX Version Shown in the NVIDIA System Information
Window” on page 19
 “Using HDMI Audio with Displays that have a High Native Resolution” on page 19
 “Using HDMI Displays that do not Support Audio” on page 20
 “Using HDMI/DisplayPort Audio in Dualview or Clone Mode Configurations” on
page 21
 “Flat Panel Scaling Controls are Non-functional for Some TV Modes for Some
Displays” on page 21
 “GPU Runs at a High Performance Level (full clock speeds) in Multi-display Modes”
on page 22
 “GeForce GTX 295 Fan Control Does not Function With NVIDIA Control Panel
Performance Group version 6.03.06.00” on page 22
 “1280x1024 @ 60 Hz not Available on BenQ FP241W Monitors” on page 22
 “Image Sharpening Control not Available with GeForce 8 Series and later GPUs” on
page 22
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Known Product Limitations
 “Gigabyte GA-6BX Motherboard” on page 23
GPU Temperature Reported Incorrectly on Optimus Systems
Issue
On Optimus systems, temperature-reporting tools such as Speccy or GPU-Z report that
the NVIDIA GPU temperature is zero when no applications are running.
Explanation
On Optimus systems, when the NVIDIA GPU is not being used then it is put into a lowpower state. This causes temperature-reporting tools to return incorrect values.
Waking up the GPU to query the temperature would result in meaningless
measurements because the GPU temperature change as a result.
These tools will report accurate temperatures only when the GPU is awake and running.
Damaged or Missing WMI Service Will Prevent NVIDIA Driver
Installation
Issue
“Install failed” or “Install Failed, could not find compatible graphics hardware” message
may appear during installation, even if the system has a compatible graphics card. This
can occur when installing the NVIDIA driver or GeForce Experience software.
Cause
This issue could be the result of a corrupt WMI service on your system. The NVIDIA
Installer requires the WMI service to properly install the driver or other NVIDIA
software.
Resolution
You must repair the WMI service on your system in order to successfully install NVIDIA
drivers. A future driver release will alert the user during installation that there is a
problem with the WMI service on the system.
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Known Product Limitations
Screen Turns Black When Performing Clean Overinstall of
NVIDIA Drivers on Windows 8.1 Optimus Notebook
Issue
After installing a Release 325 driver earlier than version 326.09 on an Optimus notebook
running Windows 8.1, a subsequent clean overinstall of a later driver results in a black
screen. The screen turns black when the driver uninstalls the older driver.
Typically, you may encounter this when attempting to upgrade the NVIDIA driver after
installing Windows 8.1. While installing Windows 8.1, Windows Update installs
NVIDIA driver version 326.01, then during the clean overinstall the black screen occurs
as the older driver is uninstalled.
Workaround - Prevention
To avoid the issue during the initial installation of Windows 8.1, do not reboot the system
after Windows Update installs the NVIDIA driver. Then perform the custom clean
overinstall of the newer driver.
Resolution
This issue does not occur after installing an NVIDIA driver version 326.09 or later for
Windows 8.1. When driver version 326.09 or later is installed, performing a clean
overinstall with a newer driver will not result in a black screen.
Flickering Black Screen Occurs After Installing the NVIDIA
Drivers on Windows 8
Issue
After installing the NVIDIA drivers on Windows 8, the subsequent reboot results in a
black or flickering screen.
Root Cause
This occurs because Windows Update performed a background installation of a Release
304 driver, which requires a reboot to complete the installation. After installing the
Release 313 driver and then rebooting the system, installation of both the Release 304 as
well as the Release 313 is completed, resulting in conflicting driver binaries and the
black/flickering screen.
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Known Product Limitations
Workaround - Prevention
To avoid the issue, reboot the system before installing the Release 313 driver.
Alternately, you can check the driver status under the Device Manager and perform the
reboot if the Device Manager indicates that a restart is needed. Then install the driver.
Workaround - Recovery
If you did not perform the necessary reboot prior to installing the driver and now
encounter the black screen, do the following:
1 Reboot in Safe Mode.
2 Uninstall the driver.
3 Disconnect from the internet and then restart the system.
4 In normal mode, install the new driver.
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Total Available Graphics Memory Reported Incorrectly
Background–TAG Memory
In the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM), Total Available Graphics (TAG)
memory is reported as the sum of
• Dedicated Video Memory (video memory dedicated for graphics use)
• Dedicated System Memory (system memory dedicated for graphics use), and
• Shared System Memory (system memory shared between the graphics subsystem
and the CPU).
The values for each of these components are computed according to WDDM guidelines
when the NVIDIA Display Driver is loaded.
Issue
Some TAG-reporting APIs represent video memory using 32-bits instead of 64-bits, and
consequently do not properly report available graphics memory when the TAG would
otherwise exceed 4 gigabytes (GB). This results in under reporting of available memory
and potentially undesirable behavior of applications that rely on these APIs to report
available memory.
The under reporting can be extreme. For example, 6 GB might be reported as 454 MB,
and 8 GB might be reported as 1259 MB.
Driver Action for GeForce-based Graphics Systems
On graphics systems with less than 2.75 GB of advertized physical memory, the NVIDIA
display driver typically limits the Shared System Memory to maintain a TAG memory
value of less than 4 GB1.
 This results in reliable reporting of sub-4 GB TAG memory on systems with less than
2.75 GB of advertized physical memory.
 On systems with 2.75 GB or more of advertized physical memory, you may see
different reported TAG memory values between the NVIDIA Control Panel and other
reporting APIs.
1. The WDDM guidelines dictate minimum and maximum values for the components, but the display driver may further constrain the values that are reported (within the allowed minimum and
maximum).
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Increasing 4-way SLI/Multi-GPU Performance
Issue
With some games and applications, you may experience little to no performance gain or
even a performance drop with 4-way SLI or multi-GPU configurations.
Resolution
1 Open the NVIDIA Control Panel, then click Manage 3D Settings from the navigation
pane.
2 Click the Global Settings tab, then scroll to the Power management mode feature, click the
corresponding list arrow and select Prefer maximum performance, then click Apply.
3D Vision USB Driver Does Not Get Installed
Issue
After installing the NVIDIA graphics driver, if the 3D Vision USB emitter was not
plugged in, the 3D Vision USB Controller driver does not get installed. If you plug in the
emitter after installing the driver, the indicator light on the emitter will flash red and will
not turn green.
Resolution
To fix this issue, NVIDIA recommends performing a driver re-install with the 3D Vision
USB emitter connected. Please download the latest drivers and follow these steps:
1 Plug in the 3D Vision USB emitter.
2 Re-install the NVIDIA driver.
Select Custom (Advanced) and then select Perform a clean Installation during the
driver installation.
3 Reboot.
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No PhysX Acceleration Using the GPU
If after installing the PhysX System Software you find that there is no PhysX acceleration
on supported applications, repeat the PhysX setup as follows:
1 Reboot the PC.
2 Open the NVIDIA Control Panel and then, under 3D Settings, click Set PhysX
configuration to open that page.
3 Under Select a PhysX processor, verify that either auto-select or a specific NVIDIA
GPU is selected.
4 Click Apply.
NVIDIA PhysX System Software Cannot be Installed or
Uninstalled in Windows Safe Mode
Issue
Beginning with Release 280, the NVIDIA PhysX System Software is not included in the
NVIDIA driver installation/uninstallation under safe mode.
Explanation
The NVIDIA PhysX System Software installer is not compatible with Microsoft's policy
for Windows safe Mode. Consequently, installation or uninstallation of the PhysX
System Software under safe mode would fail. To allow installation or uninstallation of
the graphics driver under safe mode, the NVIDIA PhysX System Software is blocked
from the process.
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.
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Known Product Limitations
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Known Product Limitations
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 Audio with Displays that have a High Native
Resolution
To use HDMI audio with some displays that have a native resolution higher than 1920x1080, you
must set the display to a lower HD resolution.
Some HDMI displays have a native resolution that exceeds the maximum supported HD
mode. For example, displays 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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Known Product Limitations
Using HDMI Displays that do not Support Audio
Some HDMI 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 HDMI 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-> Set Up Digital Audio page. Click the
arrow for the problem display and then click Turn off audio.
Video but no audio
 Check the display list for the problem connection on the NVIDIA Control Panel->Set
Up Digital Audio page.
 If Turn off audio is selected and you want to test whether your HDMI audio does, in
fact, work, then click the list arrow and select the name of the display.
The driver will prompt you with instructions for testing HDMI audio with that
display.
 If the display name 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.
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Known Product Limitations
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 “Adjust Size & Position”
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
requirements. 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
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Known Product Limitations
GPU Runs at a High Performance Level (full clock speeds) in
Multi-display Modes
This is a hardware limitation with desktop and older notebook GPUs, and not a software
bug. When multiple displays are connected and active, the GPU will always operate with
full clock speeds in order to efficiently drive multiple displays–even when no 3D
programs are running.
Note: NVIDIA notebook GeForce 5xxM series and later GPUs do not
have this limitation. For those GPUs the driver can adjust the performance level, depending on demand, even when driving multiple
displays.
GeForce GTX 295 Fan Control Does not Function With 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.
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Known Product Limitations
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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02 THE RELEASE 340 DRIVER
This chapter covers the following main topics:
 “About the Release 340 Driver” on page 24
 “Hardware and Software Support” on page 25
 “Driver Installation” on page 31
About the Release 340 Driver
This driver release is from the Release 340 family of drivers (versions 340.xx to 341.xx).
This driver package supports GeForce products based on the Tesla GPU architecture as
well as ION desktop GPUs. See “Supported NVIDIA Desktop Products” on page 25 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 25
 “Supported NVIDIA Desktop Products” on page 25
 “Supported NVIDIA Notebook Products” on page 28
 “Supported Languages” on page 31
Supported Operating Systems
This Release 340 driver includes drivers designed for the following Microsoft® operating
systems:
 Microsoft Windows® 10, and supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
 Microsoft Windows® 8.1, and supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
 Microsoft Windows® 8, and supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
 Microsoft Windows® 7, and supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
 Microsoft Windows® Vista, and supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
Supported NVIDIA Desktop Products
The following table lists the NVIDIA products supported by the Release 340 driver,
version 342.00:
Table 2.1
Supported NVIDIA Desktop GPUs
Consumer Products
GeForce GTX 295
GeForce GTX 285
GeForce GTX 280
GeForce GTX 275
GeForce GTX 260
GeForce GTS 250
GeForce GTS 240
GeForce GTS 150
GeForce GT 340
GeForce GT 330
GeForce GT 320
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 220
GeForce G210
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Table 2.1
Supported NVIDIA Desktop GPUs (continued)
Consumer Products
GeForce 405
GeForce 210
GeForce 205
GeForce GTS 150
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
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Table 2.1
Supported NVIDIA Desktop GPUs (continued)
Consumer Products
GeForce 8300 GS
GeForce 8300
GeForce 8200
GeForce 8100 / nForce 720a
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Supported NVIDIA Notebook Products
The following tables list the NVIDIA notebook products supported by the Release 340
driver, version 342.00:
Note:
Hybrid Power technology is no longer supported.
The following Sony VAIO notebooks are supported: Sony VAIO F Series with
NVIDIA GeForce 310M, GeForce 315M (All-in-One system), GeForce GT
330M, GeForce GT 425M, GeForce GT 520M, or GeForce GT 540M (All-inOne system). 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 2.2
Supported NVIDIA Notebook GPUs
Consumer Products
ION
ION LE
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
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Table 2.2
Supported NVIDIA Notebook GPUs (continued)
Consumer Products
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
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
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Table 2.2
Supported NVIDIA Notebook GPUs (continued)
Consumer Products
GeForce 8400M G
GeForce 8200M G
GeForce 8200M
Table 2.3
Supported NVIDIA NVS and Quadro NVS M GPUs
Consumer Products
NVS 5100M
NVS 3100M
NVS 2100M
Quadro NVS 320M
Quadro NVS 160M
Quadro NVS 150M
Quadro NVS 140M
Quadro NVS 135M
Quadro NVS 130M
Table 2.4
Supported NVIDIA Quadro M and Quadro FX M GPUs
Consumer Products
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 340 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
Desktop
The hard disk space requirement for 32-bit is minimum 220 MB for English-only, and 300
MB for International.
The hard disk space requirement for 64-bit is minimum 320 MB for English-only, and 400
MB for International.
Notebook
The hard disk space requirement for 32-bit is minimum 300 MB.
The hard disk space requirement for 64-bit is minimum 400 MB.
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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 (see “Supported
NVIDIA Notebook Products” on page 28).
 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 From the driver download page, click the Download button.
The Download Confirmation page appears.
3 If you agree to the “License For Customer Use of NVIDIA Software”, click the Agree &
Download button to begin the download.
The File Download dialog appears.
4 Either click Save to save the file and then run it from your PC, or click Run.
An extraction path dialog appears prompting you to specify where on your PC you
want the driver files to be installed.
5 Click OK to use the default location, or click the folder icon and specify an alternate
location to install the driver files.
The files are extracted and then the NVIDIA Installer is launched automatically.
6 At the License Agreement page of the Installer, click Agree and Continue.
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7 Follow the instructions in the NVIDIA Installer to complete the installation.
Note: The driver presents game screenshots while the driver is
installing. If you are not connected to the internet during the installation, you may see a “Navigation to the webpage was cancelled” message instead. The message can be ignored and does not affect the
installation. The message won’t appear if the browser cache is
cleared.
Note: The NVIDIA PhysX System Software will not be included in the
installation if the same version or a later version is already installed.
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 11.
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APPENDIX A MODE SUPPORT FOR
WINDOWS
This chapter details the Windows modes supported by the Release 340 driver for
NVIDIA products. It contains these sections:
 “General Mode Support Information” on page 35
 “Default Modes Supported by GPU” on page 36
 “Modes Supported by TV Encoders” on page 41
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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 36.
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)
2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
Dell WFP 3007 (Dual Link DVI)
2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
HP LP3065 dual-link DVI flat panel
2560 x 1600 @ 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 GPUs” on page 37
 “GeForce, Quadro NVS, and Quadro FX Notebook GPUs” on page 39
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 GPUs
This sections lists the supported display resolutions, color depths, and refresh rates for
the products listed in “Supported NVIDIA Desktop Products” on page 25.
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
1920 x 1200
16
60 70 72 75 85 100
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1920 x 1440
16
60 70 72 75 85
2048 x 1536
16
60
-----------------------------------------------------------------640 x
480
32
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
720 x
480
32
60
720 x
576
32
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
50
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, 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 28.
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
1920 x 1200
16
60 70 72 75 85 100
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1920 x 1440
16
60 70 72 75 85
2048 x 1536
16
60
-----------------------------------------------------------------640 x
480
32
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
720 x
480
32
60
720 x
576
32
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
50
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
720 x
480
64
720 x
576
64
60 70 72 75 85 100 120 140 144 150 170 200 240
60
50
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
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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Appendix A : MODE S UPPORT FOR WINDOWS
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)
The driver supports manual overscan correction for component and DVI outputs. See the
online NVIDIA Control Panel Help for instructions on how to use the overscan
correction features.
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