NVIDIA has released GeForce drivers version 320.18. This update gives major performance boosts with almost all of NVIDIA's GPUs.
This is the final, WHQL version of these drivers and replaces the previously available v314.22 WHQL drivers. You should install v320.18 if you have a supported NVIDIA GPU running any previous driver release.
Important: This NVIDIA driver was previously available as 320.14 beta and 320.00 beta before that. If you installed either beta version of this driver, please update to v320.18 as soon as possible. It's almost always a better idea to have the WHQL certified version of a driver installed.
Here are some of the new features, changes, and fixes available in v320.18 over previous releases:
- Adds support for the GeForce GTX 780 GPU.
- This is the "Game Ready" driver for Metro: Last Light.
- Corrects an overclocking issue as well as a hanging issue with X-Plane 10.
- NVIDIA PhysX is at v9.12.1031 and HD Audio is at v184.108.40.206 in this release.
For complete information on v320.18, see NVIDIA's Version 320.18 Release Notes for Windows 8/7/Vista here (desktop) and here (notebook), or the Version 320.18 Release Notes for Windows XP here. All links are to PDF files.
The following two downloads are for Desktop GPUs ONLY. These are the NVIDIA drivers you need if you have a video card with an NVIDIA ION/ION LE or GeForce GPU installed in your desktop computer.
These two downloads are for Notebook GPUs ONLY. These are the NVIDIA drivers you need if your laptop, netbook, notebook, or tablet is powered by an NVIDIA ION/ION LE or GeForce GPU.
Tip: Not sure if you should download the 32-bit or 64-bit driver? See Am I Running a 32-bit or 64-bit Version of Windows? for help. If you need even more assistance, head over to the GeForce Drivers page and click on the big green AUTO-DETCT YOUR GPU button.
Windows XP Drivers: NVIDIA supports Windows XP less and less with each new GPU and driver release. However, they do support many GPUs on Windows XP with their newest v320.18 drivers. You can download the 32-bit driver here or the 64-bit driver here. These drivers are only designed for desktop GPUs but you may have luck getting them to work on your notebook PC. If not, check with your notebook maker for better drivers or with NVIDIA for an older release.
Note: If you're using a relatively recent version of NVIDIA's GeForce drivers, just right-click on the NVIDIA icon in the system tray and choose Check for updates.... You can download and install the driver automatically from there. If you want to be prompted for beta driver updates, be sure to check the appropriate box in the Preferences tab.
Tip: If you're looking for an up-to-date resource on new drivers, see my Windows 7 Drivers and Windows 8 Drivers pages. I keep those pages updated with information and links to new drivers available from NVIDIA and other major hardware makers.