NVIDIA has just posted the new ForceWare 266.58 WHQL drivers for download. This pack is the first certified release in the 265-family, and introduces a massive list of tweaks, profiles and performance fixes.
Firstly, owners of 400-series and 500-series GeForce GPUs should see performance improve in a number of games. The benchmark-busting GTX 580 should see the biggest improvements, especially at 1,920x1,200px resolutions with all of the extra graphical-glitz turned on. Ambient occlusion support has also been added for Starcraft II which should improve the quality of the shadows and lighting in the game.
Most of the changes have to do with 3D Vision support, though. Firstly support has been added for 3DVisionLive.com, which allows viewing and sharing 3D photos and video clips, as well as streaming 3D content to help test-drive that new stereoscopic set-up.
The drivers also introduce support for 3D Vision windowed mode in a number of games and applications - although we'd only heard of about half of them - and new or updated 3D profiles for a number of popular and not so popular games. The list of 3D Vision compatible monitors, TVs, AiOs and projectors has been expanded as well.
Rounding out the updates are a number of new SLI and Surround gaming profiles that should improve performance in multi-GPU set-ups and updates to a few of the other driver components.