If you're running Microsoft's Windows 8 Release Preview on a desktop PC powered by Nvidia graphics, you're in luck: Nvidia has finally released its certified drivers for the forthcoming operating system.
Nvidia's Windows 8 drivers support all the features in the new Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) v1.2. The drivers also support the award-winning Nvidia 3D Vision and 3DTV Play products that allow more than 600 games to be played in 3D, in addition to offering support for the viewing of Blu-ray movies and photos in 3D.
"The WHQL certification of R302 drivers highlights the fact that NVIDIA is in lock-step with Microsoft and is fully prepared for Windows 8," writes Chris Daniel, Nvidia's senior product manager for consumer software.
If you're making use of Nvidia GPU hardware on a notebook then you should continue to use the older GeForce 302.80 drivers (32-bit notebook download, 64-bit notebook download) for the Windows 8 Release Preview.
It should be worth noting that version 302.xx drivers are Windows 8-compatible only. Other Windows operating systems will continue to use 300.xx version drivers
AMD released Windows 8 Release preview compatible drivers for the Radeon and FirePro line of graphics chips, as well as its A-, C- and E-series APU CPU/GPU packages, back at the end of May.
Image source: Nvidia.