NVIDIA is preparing for the launch of Windows 10 months before it reaches its RTM stage by releasing the first WHQL-certified graphics drivers for the operating system.
WHQL stands for Windows Hardware Qualification Lab, which is run by Microsoft. In a blog post, NVIDIA says:
"As the launch of Windows 10 and DirectX 12 nears, our GeForce drivers have taken a major step forward: WHQL certification has arrived. It's no small task. Next to the operating system, the graphics driver is one of the most complex pieces of code on a PC. We worked closely with Microsoft to develop the new DX12 standard. And that effort has paid off with day-one WHQL certification."
"More blockbuster titles are on the horizon. As are games using the new DirectX 12 API, which Microsoft reports is seeing rapid adoption. We're working on DX12 on many fronts. Our engineers are providing drivers, working with game engine providers, and co-developing with Microsoft. We're also helping game developers deploy their DX12 titles."
You can download the desktop versions of the 352.84 drivers for 32-bit and 64-bit PCs . They will work with NVIDIA 600, 700 and 900 series of GeForce graphics chips. The drivers are also available for mobile chips, again with 32-bit and 64-bit versions. They will work with the company's 600M, 700M, 800M and 900M GeForce graphics chip families