NVIDIA announced GeForce 310.70 WHQL driver suite. The change-log of the new stable drivers are little more than a cumulative of all the R310 series beta drivers launched over the past two months, which include some massive game-specific performance increases, notably up to 38 percent for FarCry 3, up to 27 percent in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, up to 18 percent in Assassins Creed III, and up to 16 percent in Battlefield 3, for GTX 680. A large number of games receive similar performance updates, NVIDIA 3D Vision profile updates, and SLI profile updates. The drivers include NVIDIA PhysX system software version 9.12.1031, and HDMI audio driver 220.127.116.11. For GeForce 400 series and later, an OpenGL 4.3 ICD is included. DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 310.70 WHQL for Windows Vista/7/8 64-bit | Windows Vista/7/8 32-bit |Windows XP 32-bit | Windows XP 64-bit Update: Although NVIDIA made song-and-dance about this release, and although GeForce.com misleadingly lists these drivers as stable, when you perform a manual search (where it should list stable drivers only), we found out these are in fact not WHQL-signed. The change-log follows. Performance Boost – Increases performance for GeForce 400/500/600 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 306.97 WHQL drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration: GeForce GTX 680: Up to 38% in Far Cry 3 Up to 26% in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Up to 16% in Battlefield 3 Up to 18% in Assassin's Creed III Up to 9% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Up to 6% in Medal of Honor: Warfighter Up to 6% in StarCraft II Up to 6% in Dragon Age II Up to 6% in Batman: Arkham City Up to 5% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat GeForce GTX 660: Up to 24% in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Up to 10% in Battlefield 3 Up to 7% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Up to 6% in Far Cry 3 Up to 5% in Dragon Age II Up to 5% in Assassin's Creed III Up to 4% in Batman: Arkham City Up to 4% in Medal of Honor: Warfighter NVIDIA SLI Technology – Adds or updates the following SLI profiles: Far Cry 3 – updated SLI profile Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 – updated SLI profile Dirt: Showdown – updated SLI profile Dota 2 - updated SLI profile Dou Zhan Shen – updated SLI profile F1 2012 - added SLI profile FIFA 13 – added SLI profile Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad – updated SLI profile Hawken – added SLI profile Hitman: Absolution – added SLI profile Natural Selection 2 – added SLI profile Primal Carnage – added SLI profile NVIDIA 3D Vision – Adds or updates the following 3D Vision profiles: 007 Legends - rated Fair Assassin's Creed III - rated Not Recommended Bloody Good Time - rated Good Bullet Run - rated Fair Bunch of Heroes - rated Good CABAL2 - rated Good Call of Duty Black Ops 2 - rated Good Carrier Command: Gaea Mission - rated 3D Vision Ready Dark Souls - rated Fair Dishonored - rated Fair Euro Truck Simulator 2 - rated Excellent FIFA 13 - rated Good Hawken - rated 3D Vision Ready Hitman: Absolution - rated Fair I Am Alive - rated Fair Lucius - rated Fair Mabinogi Heroes - rated Fair Medal of Honor: Warfighter - rated Fair Metro: Last Light - rated Good MLB 2K12 - rated Fair NBA 2K12 - rated Good NBA 2K13 - rated Good Need for Speed: Most Wanted - rated Fair Of Orcs and Men - rated Fair Painkiller: Hell & Damnation - rated Fair Planetside 2 - rated Not Recommended Prepar3D - rated Good Sniper Elite V2 - rated Poor Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 - rated Poor The Amazing Spider-Man - rated Not Recommended Tiny Troopers - rated Fair Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD - rated Good Total War Battles: SHOGUN - rated Good Unmechanical - rated Good War of the Roses rated Fair World Rally Championship 3 rated Good XCOM: Enemy Unknown rated Fair Other Profile Updates Updated NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Counter-strike: Global Offensive Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Cross Fire Updated NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Darksides 2 Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Dragon Nest Updated NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Guild Wars 2 Updated NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Mechwarrrior Online Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Meng San Guo NVIDIA CUDA Includes support for applications built using CUDA 5 or earlier version of the CUDA Toolkit. More information at http://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-toolkit NVIDIA SSAA Added negative LOD adjustments for NVIDIA's full-screen sparse grid supersampling mode to improve image sharpness. Additional Details Installs PhysX System Software 9.12.1031. This version fixes a bug that caused some applications including Unreal Tournament III, Trine, and Metro 2033 not to launch. Installs HD Audio v18.104.22.168. Supports OpenGL 4.3 for GeForce 400-series and later GPUs. Supports DisplayPort 1.2 for GeForce GTX 600 series GPUs. Supports multiple languages and APIs for GPU computing: CUDA C, CUDA C++, CUDA Fortran, OpenCL, DirectCompute, and Microsoft C++ AMP. Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, DirectX 11, and OpenGL, including 3-way SLI, Quad SLI, and SLI support on SLI-certified Intel and AMD motherboards.