Wednesday, November 14th 2012

NVIDIA Rolls Out GeForce 310.54 Beta Driver, Performance Improvement Across the Board

Hot on the heels of last month's GeForce 310.33 Beta NVIDIA released the new GeForce 310.54 Beta driver suite, while promises performance improvements in a larger selection of games than its predecessor. As many as 21 titles received performance improvements compared to GeForce 306.97 WHQL, 15 compared to 310.33 beta, including those based on the latest cutting-edge engines, and those based on older ones. NVIDIA is promising 5~10% improvement in frame-rates. The improvement percentages specific to titles, compared to GeForce 306.97 WHQL are listed in the graph below.

DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 310.54 Beta
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26 Comments on NVIDIA Rolls Out GeForce 310.54 Beta Driver, Performance Improvement Across the Board

#1
jihadjoe
A performance increase graph that actually starts from zero! :eek:
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#3
Covert_Death
I still don't get why don't don't advertise 670 improvements in their description, they talk about 680 and 660Ti %'s but skip my 670 haha

and are these improvements over the last WHQL or the latest 310 beta? because i thought the previous 310 beta already had "significant improvements". I know it says compared to WHQL in the article but I guess my question is are there MORE improvements are is this just tweaking the latest beta a little more.
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#4
[H]@RD5TUFF
I've noticed a 2-5 FPS gain in almost all games I play.
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#5
Covert_Death
over the previous 310.36 something BETA or the 306 WHQL drivers? (hoping you say previous 310 beta)
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#6
VulkanBros
nVidia´s drivers sucks....

310.33 worked well.....but the 310.54 is causing serious deterioration....flickering and little black boxes......(It´s only in Borderlands 2 I get these errors)

Either it is Windows 8 or PhysX that causes this....I presume

Back to 310.33....
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#7
Covert_Death
by: VulkanBros
nVidia´s drivers sucks....

310.33 worked well.....but the 310.54 is causing serious deterioration....flickering and little black boxes......(It´s only in Borderlands 2 I get these errors)

Either it is Windows 8 or PhysX that causes this....I presume

Back to 310.33....
so their drivers suck because you found a glitch in a BETA driver????

go buy an AMD card and then tell me who's drivers suck please
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#8
1nf3rn0x
by: Covert_Death
so their drivers suck because you found a glitch in a BETA driver????

go buy an AMD card and then tell me who's drivers suck please
All i can remember when I purchased a 4870 on release was hell. :laugh:
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VulkanBros
by: Covert_Death
so their drivers suck because you found a glitch in a BETA driver????

go buy an AMD card and then tell me who's drivers suck please
Okay okay I´ll alter the statement :roll:

nVidia´s drivers sucks more than ATI drivers......

310.33 worked well.....but the 310.54 is causing serious deterioration....flickering and little black boxes......(It´s only in Borderlands 2 I get these errors)

Either it is Windows 8 or PhysX that causes this....I presume

Back to 310.33....
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#10
WOutZoR
by: VulkanBros
Okay okay I´ll alter the statement :roll:

nVidia´s drivers sucks more than ATI drivers......

310.33 worked well.....but the 310.54 is causing serious deterioration....flickering and little black boxes......(It´s only in Borderlands 2 I get these errors)

Either it is Windows 8 or PhysX that causes this....I presume

Back to 310.33....
It's a BETA driver g'dammit! :slap: what could you expect
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#11
SIGSEGV
by: WOutZoR
It's a BETA driver g'dammit! :slap: what could you expect
perhaps something like a magic :D

:rockout:
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#12
Mussels
Moderprator
time for w1zzy to do a new test!
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#13
aayman_farzand
i hope they do up their game when it comes to drivers, they lost their touch recently. Whereas AMD has improved significantly, to the point that their cards now beat nvidia's cards at performance and is cheaper.
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#14
FYFI13
Battlefield 3 freezing every few minutes... Back to 306.97 once again.
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#15
THE_EGG
I'm still rocking 306.23 on my 580 SOC. Seems to be the most stable driver for me. I'm going to wait a few days or so before trying this new beta driver and see what the public feedback is. Also, I'll see whether is worth the update on an older gpu.

Recently it seems Nvidia beta drivers aren't as stable as they used to be.
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#16
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
I'm running 306.97 in Windows 8 and everything seems like butter.
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#17
Casecutter
by: Mussels
time for w1zzy to do a new test!
Exactly! And we now need more of just direct competitors' AIB cards all various OC etc; in somewhat the same price range, say $200-300 and then $120-200. Those are the battlegrounds that these driver improvements are targeting to swing. That's the majority of purchasers’ in the market today. We need to really see what’s trending with such claims, and how pricing/perf today is or isn't being stirred by such shifts.

Anymore the tea leaves aren't fresh enough...
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#18
Xzibit
In-case you didnt know Nvidia got there forums back up Nov. 1 (5+ months)

Someone did a driver comparison here -> Fall 2012 GPU and Driver Comparison Roundup

W1zzard should do a test but hopefully stick to one system setup vga rev. Going between system setups & vga revs is just odd. Like he states
Benchmark scores in other reviews are only comparable when this exact same configuration is used
Unless i'm missing something its clear you cant be consistent on each rev. Although i'm guessing scores from all revs are carried over to make the graph.

System Setup might change in a while within revisions but drivers change and depending on whats released/reviewed you always have obscurity with the past #/scores. If those scores are carried over from the time of review or re-run with noted rev.
AMD & Nvidia are always run on different revisions and with-in those revisions you'll always have a different drivers used on the product being reviewed ofcourse and those refered to in general.
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#19
3870x2
by: VulkanBros
Okay okay I´ll alter the statement :roll:

nVidia´s drivers sucks more than ATI drivers......

310.33 worked well.....but the 310.54 is causing serious deterioration....flickering and little black boxes......(It´s only in Borderlands 2 I get these errors)

Either it is Windows 8 or PhysX that causes this....I presume

Back to 310.33....
AMD drivers are excellent when it comes to graphics processing and graphics processing stability. Anything else, like CCC, HDMI, etc... are complete trash.
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#20
Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
by: Covert_Death
so their drivers suck because you found a glitch in a BETA driver????

go buy an AMD card and then tell me who's drivers suck please
Yeah...neither do. What actually "sucks" is users who don't know how or don't bother to troubleshoot their rigs and jump to non-data driven and poorly thought out conclusions as to the cause of their issue.
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#21
TarToast
I can't wait for the WHQL version of this driver to come out. I can't seem to get the Windows 8 Netflix app to work with beta nvidia drivers :confused:
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#22
iLLz
Updating to these latest Beta's is causing BF3 to crash to desktop with the old "BF3 has stopped working" message.

Reverting back to the latest WHQL drivers has fixed the problem. This is the first set of beta drivers I have ever had a problem with, so here is hoping they work this out before it goes WHQL.
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#23
LAN_deRf_HA
Typically you don't see these issues with nvidia, but given the scope of changes that were necessary to alter performance that much I'd expect issues, and playing catchup means it was probably a crunch.
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#25
NeoXF
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
I've noticed a 2-5 FPS gain in almost all games I play.
That tells us nothing. If it's 2-5 frames in HAWX's 200+ FPS maxed out, bleh, if it's 2-5 frames in Metro 2033's 30FPs maxed out, then nice.


Anyone know how these drivers would improve a 2x GF GTX 660 2GB Sli?
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