One of the biggest problems with upgrading to a new operating system is driver support. It’s a major reason why Vista failed to take off (well, one of several reasons at least).
Fortunately, that doesn’t look like it will be a problem for Windows 8. Nvidia just announced that it has upgraded its GeForce graphics card drivers with an update specific to Windows 8. That means early adopters who have installed the Windows 8 Release Preview will be able to get the support they need for their GeForce graphics cards.
Since the drivers should only be used by people running the Windows 8 Release Preview, consider the new 302.80 driver to be Nvidia’s first foray into optimizing its graphics cards for Windows 8. As of now, the driver looks fairly stable, and although Nividia’s cards are still having a few minor problems with Windows 8, it’s fairly smooth for a beta version.
To see the full list of features in Nvidia’s 302 graphics drivers for Windows 8, click here. In that PDF file, you’ll also find a list of known issues that Nvidia is working on fixing, like flickering screens and the loss of video on Hulu.