WARNING: Update – I can’t say for sure, but this version seems to be having problems with SL Shadows.
nVidia has a new driver out. (Downloads) They released it December 17. This is version 310.70 or 18.104.22.1680, depending on how you write version numbers.
This version promises speed ups in a number of games. Second Life™ is not one of them. Plus there are a number of bug fixes too. I don’t know that any of them affect SL.
I’ve tried it, barely. But, it seems to work OK. I’m using the nVidia settings to override a number of the viewer settings. Turning off the viewers Anti-Aliasing (AA) and using the video card’s CSAA gives me a good performance boost, which just means I turn on more stuff and slow it back down…
WARNING: If you are doing photography with the viewer, you should probably leave the viewer’s AA turned on. The image here shows the difference between the snapshot with no AA and a screen capture using the video card’s CSAA.
If you are not doing photography, you can get better performance and a nicer on-screen image using the video card’s AA.