New nVidia drivers and Capture One 6.1

After 3 months, nVidia has finally released a new WHQL-certified driver for its GeForce GPUs. Version 270.61 supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500-series desktop GPUs as well as ION desktop GPUs. Running a GTX570, my first impression of this new driver is that it significantly improves performance of certain aspects of Capture One 6.1 – particularly image preview generation. Previously – using driver set 266.58 – preview generation was just slow enough to be annoying, if not a hindrance to my workflow.

The local adjustment feature is now quite responsive, as is the new keystone correction feature. Overall, the more I use it, the more I like the latest iteration of Capture One. With the promise of improved performance over time through driver updates and software service releases, the experience should only get better.

You can download the latest drivers from nVidia by using this widget or by visiting the nVidia website here. For release notes for the 270 series of drivers, click here.

If you have a chance to try this driver with Capture One or Photoshop CS5, I’d love to get your opinion. Feel free to comment.

Author: Galen

Combining a lifelong passion for photography with an ever growing fascination with the properties of light, Galen specializes in portrait, fashion, and fine art photography with the goal of producing dynamic, quality images through focused effort and attention to detail.

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