NVIDIA Forceware 285.62 WHQL

NVIDIA ForceWare software unleashes the full power and features in NVIDIA's desktop, gaming, platform, workstation, laptop, multimedia, and mobile products. Delivering a proven record of compatibility, reliability, and stability with the widest range of games and applications, ForceWare software ensures the best experience with your NVIDIA hardware.

  • Incredible 3D and video performance for all of your applications.
  • Rock-solid system stability, greater compatibility, and reliability with NVIDIA Unified Driver Architecture (UDA).
  • Industry-leading features for graphics, audio, video, communications, storage, and security.
  • Robust product support for over ten unique operating systems.
  • Continual product performance and feature updates for the life of your NVIDIA hardware.

New in Version 285.62

New in R285 Drivers

Performance

  • Increases performance for GeForce 400 and 500-series GPUs in several PC games vs. v280.26 WHQL drivers. The following are some examples of improvements measured on Windows 7. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:

GeForce GTX 580:

GeForce GTX 560:

NVIDIA PhysX

  • Updates PhysX System Software to version 9.11.06.21.

NVIDIA SLI

  • Added or updated SLI profiles for Battlefield 3, Dead Island, Diablo III, Dragon Age 2, Need for Speed: The Run, and Saints Row: The Third.

HD Audio

  • Updates HD Audio driver to version 1.2.24.0.

OpenGL

  • Adds support for OpenGL 4.2 for GeForce 400 series and 500 series GPUs.

NVIDIA 3D Vision

  • The 3D Vision Controller (USB) driver is included in this driver package. Users are no longer required to install the 3D Vision CD driver or a separate 3D Vision Controller driver. For more information, please view this knowledgebase article.
  • Adds support for viewing 3DVisionLive.com and YouTube 3D with NVIDIA SLI PCs. Please view this knowledgebase article for more information on 3D Vision Window Mode.
  • Window mode is now the default viewing option for the 3D Vision Photo Viewer.
  • Added the following 3D Vision game profiles:
    • Aion
    • Diablo 3
    • Dead Rising 2: Off The Record
    • Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) 2
    • From Dust
    • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2
    • Last Remnant Benchmark
    • Men of War Assault Squad
    • Stock Car
  • Update the following 3D Vision game profiles:
    • Dirt 3 – updated rating to Excellent

Other Details

  • Supports multiple languages and APIs for GPU computing: CUDA C, CUDA C++, CUDA Fortran, OpenCL, DirectCompute, and Microsoft C++ AMP.
  • Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, DirectX 11, and OpenGL, including 3-way SLI, Quad SLI, and SLI support on SLI-certified Intel and AMD motherboards.
  • Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.

Please note, There are reports that this driver causes all sorts of problems with Windows Media Center as well as GeForce 400 and 500 series of cards. Although these drivers are WHQL you may want to consider updating due to these issues.

Download: NVIDIA Forceware 285.62 WHQL for Windows Vista/ 7 x64 | x86
Download: Beta versions
View: NVIDIA Website (for local driver versions)

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Mike Allen said,
Does these drivers cause any problems if you are not a gamer and don't use Media Center?

Not for me, although my brightness levels were changed, and the video settings didn't save (after watching a movie in Media Player Classic NVIDIA setting reverted to app settings rather than NVIDIA settings) but I haven't rebooted yet. I'll do that now and see if everything is back to normal.

Edit: After rebooting, all good here.

Edited by Steven P., Nov 3 2011, 11:35am :

Neobond said,

Not for me, although my brightness levels were changed, and the video settings didn't save (after watching a movie in Media Player Classic NVIDIA setting reverted to app settings rather than NVIDIA settings) but I haven't rebooted yet. I'll do that now and see if everything is back to normal.

Edit: After rebooting, all good here.

Thanks!

These drivers destroyed performance in DC Universe Online. I was wondering why it was running so poorly (when I tried it after it had gone F2P yesterday) until I rolled back to the 280.xx drivers. Couldn't get more than 30fps at any setting, now back on 280.xx it's easily pulling 120+ fps with vsync off.

These drivers also cause massive performance issues with BF3 on a slightly older GTX285.

(Yes, nVidia is aware)

These have worked great for me with Battlefield 3 and The Witcher 2. Also gave me a roughly 30% increase in performance in Just Cause 2 on my laptop with a GT425m.

I NEVER use the auto-update feature - I want to read up on the drivers a few days after release before loading them cause I've seen many a driver that kills a graphics card with screwing up heat control,fan speed etc... NOPE that gets unchecked during a custom install every time!! Nvidia needs to uncheck that by default for this very reason and let you decide otherwise.

these drivers are useless and causing endless problems with 400 and 500 series with TDR errors and bluescreens. Id advise people to stick with earlier beta drivers. Im suprised this has just been posted to Neowin. Maybe it just got missed when they came out ? True gamers would check manufacturer site for drivers on a regular basis but I guess your casual gamer doesnt

i also rolled back to the 280.xx series and this screws with media center and among other things, so unless they get there **** together i cant update

Yes, I tried these drivers days ago, just a little late for the dance. I had problems with these as well and reverted back quickly. I don't play Battlefield 3, so not much use otherwise with the problems associated with them.

Kratzie said,
Only 9 days late.. Plus they give you a black screen with live tv in Media Center.
nVidia knows about it. I emailed them last week. This is the reply email:

Thank you for contacting NVIDIA Customer Care, Unfortunately there was a bug introduced in our 285 drivers that specifically effected TV tuner cards, We are actively working to address this issue and in the mean time rolling back to a previous driver like you already have is the only work around at this time.

Sorry for the inconvenience

Josh
NVCC