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NVIDIA Outs GeForce 314.21 Beta Drivers, Improves Tomb Raider Performance

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  1. btarunr

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    Late last week, NVIDIA rolled out GeForce 314.21 Beta software suite with the single intention of improving performance and stability (eliminating artefacts) on Tomb Raider (2013). When it was released, enthusiasts observed a performance gap between comparable NVIDIA and AMD GPUs on running the game, particularly with features such as TressFX enabled. The new driver works to close the gap. In addition, NVIDIA added some new SLI and 3D Vision profiles.

    DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 314.21 Beta
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    confirmed to increase FPS when TressFX is enabled but sometime the hairs just disappear leaving your Lara completely bald.
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    that was a bug before. hmmm.
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    Seriously?
    No...LOL REally?
    It leaves her bald!


    If it really does it sure would be nice to have some Vajayjay shots in the game LuLzzz...
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    And the FPS still increased? DAMN!!!

    When i shave my head, it takes me longer to wash it because i need to find the hair 1st. Guess nVidia managed to bypass that and so it's not as affected: great!!!

    Jk, ofc :D
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    i've seen a video of that bug, it's just when tressfx is enabled?

    there is some room where a whole fence/door is disappearing, i know someone on a gtx275 that has that bug, & the hair video was in the same room... i'm thinking certain spots of the game are just broken with these missing objects, maybe not so much the driver
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    I made video of this bug. Seems bug is gpu independent and appears only when tressFX is enabled. My gpu is hd6850 and sometimes having it too. Here is video:
    http://youtu.be/4Nk6YNBmd4c
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    Not a driver issues/bugs.

    Sometimes (at certain camera angles) my 7850 also experiencing "bald Lara" when TressFX enabled.
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    7870 here, tressfx hair disappearing at certain angles more common since patch 1.0.718.4.
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    That's probably the most subliminally erotic thing I've seen in a video game ever.
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    hmmmm completely bald Lara......
    jmcslob says thanks.
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    New patch released v1.0.722.3

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    Nvidia needs to step up their driver game, their becoming the ATI drivers of yore!
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    wolf Performance Enthusiast

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    new drivers and patch have VASTLY improved my tomb raider experience, credit to both teams for working it them quite quickly too! (GTX670 oc)

    v1.0.718.4, 1920x1080 settings Ultimate with FXAA (note that max shadow quality is normal)

    Min: 26.4
    Max: 40.9
    Avg: 33.9

    v1.0.722.3, same settings but shadows on Ultra now too

    Min: 35.8 +35%
    Max: 66.1 +61%
    Avg: 50.9 +50%

    That is damn respectable IMO! keep the drivers and game patches coming!
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    Don't know about Tomb Raider but I just did a quick run on one of my Crysis 3 saves, "Root of all Evil" chapter where I remember the GPU usage was all over the place generally dipping below 80% with lower framerates. Now it seems it's 99% GPU load and much smoother. Worth give it a try if one wants to play Crysis 3.
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    wolf Performance Enthusiast

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    my GPU useage is still all over the place and Crysis 3 is quite playable but still lacking of game and/or driver optimisation..

    I look at the sky and get high FPS and 99% GPU useage, but just playing the game normally the useage is usually between 55-60% and 85%, rarely 99 at all.
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    For me it was better in that particular situation. Didn't bother to check more but others reported improvement also. This doesn't mean that the game is flawless and only drivers are to blame. Is your 2500k stock? The game likes many fast cores. If there's no noticeable dips in framerates when GPU usage is lower then it's OK but for me in Crysis 3 clearly when usage goes down frames tank.
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    wolf Performance Enthusiast

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    yeah the stock 3.3 ghz with turbo enabled, shot myself in the foot a long time ago buying a H67 mobo that doesn't oc.

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