New NVIDIA beta drivers add Windows 8 support

New NVIDIA beta drivers add Windows 8 support
July 03 17:12 2012 Print This Article

It is true that NVIDIA has released drivers for its GeForce PC graphics cards that support Windows 8. The thing is, those drivers cannot be used on a PC with any other version of Windows. These new GeForce 304.79 beta drivers that NVIDIA released today finally add Windows 8 support in addition to Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

According to NVIDIA’s blog, NVIDIA announced these are the first GeForce drivers that actually support TXAA antialiasing. This method currently works on graphic cards that have NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 600 Series GPUs. NVIDIA states:

“This anti-aliasing technique not only reduces the level of aliased stepping on edges and lines far beyond that of MSAA, but also reduces temporal aliasing to a significant degree. More commonly known as shimmering, temporal aliasing is typically seen on chain-link fences and other surfaces when the player’s camera moves, and with this addition TXAA approaches the level of fidelity seen to date only in big-budget CG movies.”

However, no games currently support TXAA anti-aliasing but that will change soon. A soon to be released update for the just launched MMO The Secret World should allow owners to experience this amazing feature.

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