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


  • 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:


  • Updates PhysX System Software to version


  • 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


  • 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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