Basically, Geforce 296.17 WHQL is a native Windows 8 driver equivalent to the simultaneously released Geforce 296.10 WHQL drivers, which we wrote about here. Improvements contain numerous performance enhancements and bug fixes for Battlefield 3 (October 2011), Blacklight: Retribution Beta (February 2012), Diablo III Beta (February 2012),Mass Effect 3 (March 2012), The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (November 2011) and more.
Geforce 296.17 WHQL for Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview can be downloaded below:
Geforce 296.17 WHQL Preview Driver (Windows 8 64-bit)
Geforce 296.17 WHQL Preview Driver (Windows 8 32-bit)