Nvidia Releases Windows 8 WHQL Driver for Desktop GPUs

The software was released as version 302.82 and has been made available for the Windows 8 Release Preview in 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

According to Nvidia, the driver supports the new Windows 8 display driver model WDDM 1.2 and should not be used on Windows 7 and Windows Vista systems. It's not a flawless driver and the company notes that GT 520 users will see flickering in DirectX applications when launched with FXAA turned on from the Nvidia Control Panel.

As with previous 302 driver releases, this version also supports Nvidia's GeForce 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, and 600-series desktop GPUs as well as ION desktop GPUs. The driver requires a minimum of 200 MB (English, 32-bit), and a maximum of 360 MB (64-bit, international) of space.

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  • A Bad Day
    So, anyone wants to use their Windows 7 computer as a guinea pig to see what would happen if the WHQL driver is installed?

    I'll install the next non-Windows 7 driver in the future. Promise.
  • s3anister
    Somewhat insignificant. All this means is that some testing was done by Microsoft to ensure compatibility. Doesn't sound like the driver is anywhere near stable.
  • mayankleoboy1
    WHQL driver for a BETA software ?

    does this mean its certified to crash once per day?