Wednesday, March 30th 2011

NVIDIA GeForce 270.51 BETA Software Suite Released, Big Changes

NVIDIA today released version 270.51 BETA GeForce software suite. The application installs the latest recommended drivers for NVIDIA GeForce GPUs (6-series and above), CUDA, PhysX, and 3DVision software, NVIDIA HDMI audio drivers, and related software. With this release, NVIDIA also introduced an automatic driver update feature. To begin with, GeForce 270.51 WHQL introduced performance improvements in a wide range of games, including SLI performance for the games covered.

Performance improvements are tabled below. Apart from optimizing pure performance NVIDIA also packed a large number of 3D Vision and SLI performance profiles that are game-specific, and step up multi-display 3D Vision Surround gaming performance. While these drivers aren't WHQL-signed, NVIDIA doubts it will hurt to try them out.

DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 270.51 BETA
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62 Comments on NVIDIA GeForce 270.51 BETA Software Suite Released, Big Changes

#1
slyfox2151
:O i have a 560. will be downloading in 5 seconds.
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#2
Animalpak
wow ! Nvidia drivers always kick ass ! FTW !!
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#3
slyfox2151
download server seems to be crapping out... i was getting a steady 2MBps..... now down to around 300kbps.
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#4
MoonPig
Is the L4D2 and L4D2 SLi the right way round in the first graph?
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#5
v12dock
W1zzard want to do a driver comparison?
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#6
OneCool
"I'm an excellent driver."
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#7
yogurt_21
woot 480 sli improvements, will be installing when I get home
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#8
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
by: Animalpak
wow ! Nvidia drivers always kick ass ! FTW !!
Not the drivers supplied with the 590.

;) ;)
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#9
The Witcher
.........and thats why I'm an Nvidia fanboy. I guess it's time to start teasing my friends who's crying all the time about how bad his 5970's drivers are.
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#10
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
NICE improvements, Ill wait till these make it into a WHQL release and try them out on ly GTX460 :D
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#11
KashunatoR
i've run some tests with this new driver. no improvements in criysis 2 or 3d mark vantage for me
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#12
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
Will be downloading this later and do comparison to the already fast beta for the DA2. Hope theres no 'cheats' on this one ;)
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#13
overclocking101
just cause 2 does not scale with multi cards so to me it makes sense that the single score is better, it is that way with my 5770's. if these driver enhancements really improve as much as they say, you have to wonder why nvidia didnt do it sooner.
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#14
the54thvoid
Installed and tried DA2, 1920x1200, very high, 8xAA 16xAF, playing very smoothly indeed. I would say i have received an improvement (was playing with 0xAF and 2xAA). Still not utilising gpu to max, only about 90% GPU usage, max temps after a frenetic mature dragon fight was 76.

Improvement for me.
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#16
theJesus
by: MoonPig
Is the L4D2 and L4D2 SLi the right way round in the first graph?
That's what I was going to ask. They definitely look backwards to me.
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#18
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Wonder if Id see an improvement with BC2 and AC: Brotherhood?
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#19
LAN_deRf_HA
Now if only they'd tackle the minecraft blackscreen issue.
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#20
Dave63
by: v12dock
W1zzard want to do a driver comparison?
266 = 990 in Heaven 2.1 and 1009 with 270 did this 2 hours ago. This is on a GTX-460 clocked at 850MHz
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#21
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
right after my RMA is done with my 470 and Evga classified and then when i get my new Rampage III formula ill get these drivers for sure.
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#22
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: CrAsHnBuRnXp
Wonder if Id see an improvement with BC2 and AC: Brotherhood?
Brotherhood has released on the PC??
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#23
u2konline
by: InnocentCriminal
Not the drivers supplied with the 590.

;) ;)
Obviously people have different opinions. :rockout:
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#24
CrAsHnBuRnXp
by: nvidiaintelftw
Brotherhood has released on the PC??
Yes, like a week ago yesterday.
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#25
MoonPig
No idea where they got their scores, these are mine from the last 2 hours:



3DMarks were 3497 and 3545, i put them as decimals to fit them on better.

Benches done on my MSI Cyclone GTX460 1GB
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