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GeForce 320.49 Beta Drivers Released

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  1. Sin

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    Today's driver release from NVIDIA, numbered 320.49 beta, comes in conjunction with the GeForce GTX 760 launch, adding support for the new card but also bringing a number of fixes for a series of issues reported with previews drivers. The release notes for the new drivers mention fixes addressing image corruption and artifacting for Eve Online: Retribution, Assassin's Creed III, Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. The drivers also add (or update) SLI support for a wide series of other titles, among which we find Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, Natural Selection 2, Trackmania 2: Canyon and GRID 2. For download please visit the following page.

    This is the launch driver for the newly released GeForce GTX 760. GeForce 320.49 drivers include several fixes for issues reported with 320.18 drivers. Refer to the release notes for a full list of fixed issues.

    Performance Boost – Increases performance by up to 20% for GeForce 400/500/600 series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 314.22 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration. Here is one example of measured gains:

    GeForce GTX 660:
    • Up to 20% in Dirt: Showdown
    • Up to 18% in Tomb Raider
    • Up to 10% in Metro: Last Light
    • Up to 10% in Sleeping Dogs
    • Up to 8% in StarCraft II
    • Up to 6% in Sniper Elite V2
    • Up to 6% in Metro 2033
    • Up to 6% in Far Cry 3
    • Up to 6% in Deus Ex: Human Revolution
    • Up to 5% in F1 2012
    GeForce GTX 660 SLI:
    • Up to 17% in Dirt: Showdown
    • Up to 18% in Tomb Raider
    • Up to 9% in Metro: Last Light
    • Up to 9% in Assassin’s Creed III
    • Up to 7% in StarCraft II
    • Up to 6% in Far Cry 3
    • Up to 6% in Deus Ex: Human Revolution
    • Up to 6% in Battlefield 3
    • Up to 5% in BioShock: Infinite
    • Up to 5% in F1 2012
    SLI Technology
    • Added SLI profile for Alien Fear
    • Added SLI profile for Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
    • Added SLI profile for Dead Island: Riptide
    • Added SLI profile for Dragon Sword
    • Added SLI profile for Neverwinter
    • Added SLI profile for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
    • Added SLI profile for GRID 2
    • Added SLI profile for Human Head 2
    • Added SLI profile for Remember Me
    • Added SLI profile for The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
    • Updated SLI profile for Natural Selection 2
    • Updated SLI profile for Resident Evil 6
    • Updated SLI profile for Trackmania 2: Canyon
     
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  2. MxPhenom 216

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    Apparently it fixes some artifacting an corruption, but performance is really bad. FPS is dropping a lot for most users reporting over at Nvidia Forums.
     
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    Thanks for the info... links?

    I didnt see much if any difference performance wise over the 320.18's...
     
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    https://forums.geforce.com/default/...ay-driver-feedback-thread-released-6-25-13-/1

    WHQL is suppose to be out next week, but I sure as hell hope that either they get more fixes in by then, or they wait a few more weeks for WHQL or else its going to be another bug ridden WHQL release.

    The whole thing with the failure of the 320.18 drivers is that they rushed them out for the release of the GTX780, when they clearly weren't ready.
     
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    6 pages I need to read to find the information in that terribly laid out forum... no thanks! LOL!
     
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    Has anyone tried these yet? I'm a little scared to upgrade from 314.22 because of the horror stories of some of the newer drivers causing cards to die. D:
     
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    320.18 was a horror story, these drivers are fine for me on the 780. Only issue I had with .18 was in LoL in 3v3's, everything seems to be working fine and dandy now, cant comment on any performance loss.
     
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    I am on the 320.39 beta's (what these are with another change or two) with no issues on 7 series.
     
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  9. MxPhenom 216

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    I back down to the 320.11 that came with my 780. No issues. Will wait for Nvidia to atleast release WHQL. Hopefully a few more improvements will come during that time.
     
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    I'll have to try these. Been on the 320.18s for awhile now and no issues. Seems it's mainly people with 6 and 7 series cards that are having issues.
     
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    I ran 320.18 without an issue.
     

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