NVIDIA 3D Vision Driver 257.21

Version: 257.21 WHQL
Release Date: 2010.06.15
Operating System: Windows Vista, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit
Language: English (U.S.)
File Size: 16.6 MB

Release Highlights

Note: You can only install this driver if you have the installed the latest GeForce Graphics drivers v257.21.

New Features
  • WHQL Certified driver
  • Adds support for 3D Vision Streaming which will support upcoming 3D Vision enabled streaming video. Please visit the site for more details on enabling 3D Vision Streaming and access online content.
  • Adds support for GPU accelerated Blu-ray 3D™ playback. Blu-ray 3D playback requires compatible Blu-ray 3D player software from companies such as CyberLink and Arcsoft. Check the 3D Vision System Requirements page for a full list of supported GPUs and displays that work with Blu-ray 3D.
  • Adds supports for GeForce GTX 480, GeForce GTX 470, and GeForce GTX 465.
  • Adds support for new 3D Vision-Ready LCDs: ASUS VG236H, LG W2363D 120 Hz, LG W2363DB 120 Hz
  • Fixed a problem from CD v1.27 (257.15) in which the ViewSonic PJD6251 and ViewSonic PJD6531w 3D Vision-Ready projectors were not properly detected.
  • New 3D Vision game support
    • Alice in Wonderland
    • FIFA Online (2010)
    • iRacing Demo
    • Heaven Benchmark
    • Mafia II
    • Lost Planet 2
    • Sam & Max – Beyond Time and Space
    • Settlers VII
    • Split Second
    • StarCraft II
    • Stone Giant
    • Toy Story 3
  • Updated 3D Vision game profiles
    • Battlefield Bad Company 2 – updated in-game compatibility message
    • BioShock 2 – updated in-game compatibility message
    • Metro 2033: The Last Refuge – updated in-game compatibility message
    • Napoleon Total War – updated in-game compatibility message
    • Order of War – the game is now rated Excellent
    • Stone Giant – the game is now rated 3D Vision-Ready

    Installation Instructions

    1. Download the NVIDIA 3D Vision driver
    2. Remove all old GeForce 3D Vision drivers as outlined in the Quick Start Guide.
    3. Ensure you have the latest GeForce Graphics driver v257.21 installed
    4. Launch the NVIDIA 3D Vision driver file by double clicking on it
    5. After the driver is installed, the 3D Vision Setup Wizard will automatically launch and guide you through setup of your 3D Vision system.

Supported products

Minimum system requirements

  • Microsoft® Windows® Vista 32-bit/64-bit or Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit
  • Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD Athlon™ X2 CPU or higher
  • 1GB of system memory. (2GB is recommended)
  • 100 MB free disk space

NVIDIA 3D Vision-Ready displays devices

Please visit the 3D Vision System Requirements website for a full list of supported displays and projectors.


Please visit the 3D Vision System Requirements website for a full list of supported GeForce desktop and notebook GPUs.

For information on NVIDIA® Quadro® professional stereo support click here.

Supported Microsoft DirectX® Games
View the complete list of certified games

3D Picture Viewing

  • View, edit and save 3D pictures with the 3D Vision Photo Viewer (included with 3D Vision driver). For more information, please consult the user guide.
  • Supported 3D picture file formats

3D Movie Playback

  • Supports 3D movie viewing using
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Video Player Overview
    • General Features
      • Supports Video for Windows (*.avi), MPEG-1 (*.mpg) and Windows Media (*.wmv, *.asf) format
      • Supports Windows Media Dual Stream files
      • Supports separate left/right files
      • Digital Rights Management (for stereoscopic Windows Media files only)
      • Playback of any other format supported by third party DirectShow decoders
      • Windows Media 7.1 and 5.1 multichannel audio decoding
      • Windows Media streaming
      • 3D-DVD playback 1
      • Live playback from capture devices (TV card, DV camcorder, ...)
      • Built-in video library stores settings for each movie
      • Retrieves data from stereoscopic metadata servers
      • Import and export of stereoscopic metafiles
    • Supported stereoscopic video layout
      • Monoscopic
      • Interlaced (Field-Sequential)
      • Side by Side
      • Over/Under
      • Multi-View (Tiled)
      • SIS Attachment

3D Web Streaming

Please visit the 3D Vision Stream website for more information.

Additional information