Windows 8 has proved beyond doubt that it is the computing platform of the future. The Immersive Browser and Metro UI, which were hyped about a lot, have indeed succeeded in realising the promises made by Microsoft. However, the new OS is one that heavily relies on your PC’s system resources. Offering integrated support for HD video playback and high-end gaming, you surely need to have an advanced graphics card to get the best out of Windows 8.
Well, Nvidia has timely come out with GeForce 326.19- its new graphics regime specially designed for Windows 8. In this post, the Windows 8 help crew gives you a comprehensive account on gearing up your PC’s Windows 8 drivers to welcome GeForce 326.19.
About GeForce 326.19 Beta drivers for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8
As mentioned above, GeForce 326.19 has been specially engineered by Nvidia for PCs running on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Preview. As the Windows 8 support crew points out, this is indeed a ‘recommended driver update’ for the Windows 8.1 Preview edition.
Going by what Nvidia claims, the new graphics drivers would enhance performance by up to 19% for GeForce 400/500/600/700 series GPUs in several PC games, as compared to GeForce 320.49 WHQL-certified drivers. However, the results could vary in accordance with the GPU and the system configuration of your PC.
Those of you who had been using GeForce graphics card for Windows 8 would know that the NVIDIA Control Panel used to crash or become unresponsive when the Surround feature is enabled and you attempt to rotate the display. Well, thanks to the arrival of the new drivers, this issue has been completely resolved for Windows 8.1. Similarly, from now on, even if multiple displays are connected, the Surround hot-keys shall work if they are enabled via the Surround wizard. Moreover, the taskbar shall remain confined to the center when you enable the Surround and SLI features.
In addition to the above-mentioned corrections, the new GeForce drivers also resolve several compatibility issues, while boosting the performance of high-end games such as Tomb Raider and Dirt Showdown. Thus, it could be rightly said that GeForce 326.19 Beta drivers would enhance the graphics capabilities of Windows 8 to a great extent.
To learn more about Windows 8 drivers, do get in touch with Windows 8 support.