Nvidia-powered desktop PCs get new Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) compatible Windows 8 drivers that offers full support for the new Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) v1.2. The WHQL certification of R302 drivers means that NVIDIA is in lock-step with Microsoft and is fully prepared for Windows 8.
The new Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) drivers for Windows 8 are listed as GeForce 302.82 and are available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
Nvidia’s Windows 8 drivers support all the features in the new Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) v1.2. The drivers also support the 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.
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.