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NVIDIA Releases the Performance-Boosting GeForce 310.33 Beta Driver

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  1. Cristian_25H

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    Countering AMD's ' Never Settle' driver (the Catalyst 12.11), NVIDIA has today rolled out a new graphics driver that delivers performance improvements of up to 15% for GeForce GTX 600 Series cards. The driver in question is called GeForce 310.33, it comes in beta form, and it features support for GeForce 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500 and 600 Family cards.

    Download: GeForce 310.33 Beta (Windows 7/8 64-bit)

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    New in R310 Drivers:

    Performance Boost - Increases performance for GeForce 400/500/600 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 306.97 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
    GeForce GTX 680:
    - Up to 11% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    - Up to 6% in StarCraft II
    - Up to 6% in Batman: Arkham City
    GeForce GTX 660:
    - Up to 6% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    - Up to 3% in Batman: Arkham City
    - Up to 4% in Dragon Age II

    NVIDIA 3D Vision - Adds or updates the following 3D Vision profiles:
    Assassin's Creed III rated Not Recommended
    Bloody Good Time rated Good
    Bullet Run rated Fair
    Call of Duty Black Ops 2 rated Good
    Carrier Command: Gaea Mission rated 3D Vision Ready
    Dark Souls rated Fair
    Dishonored rated Fair
    FIFA 13 rated Good
    Hitman: Absolution rated Fair
    I Am Alive rated Fair
    MLB 2K12 rated Fair
    NBA 2K12 rated Good
    Need for Speed: Most Wanted rated Fair
    Sniper Elite V2 rated Poor
    Tiny Troopers rated Fair
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD rated Good
    Total War Battles: SHOGUN rated Good
    XCOM: Enemy Unknown rated Fair

    NVIDIA SLI Technology - Adds or updates the following SLI profiles:
    Dirt: Showdown – updated SLI profile
    Dota 2 - updated SLI profile
    Dou Zhan Shen – updated SLI profile
    F1 2012 - added SLI profile
    FIFA 13 – sdded SLI profile
    Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad – updated SLI profile

    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.

    Additional Details

    - Installs PhysX System Software v9.12.0904.
    - Installs HD Audio v1.3.18.0.
    - 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.
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  2. HossHuge

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    How does the rating system work for the 3D Vision profiles?
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    Doesn't seem like its boosts performance in to many games......
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    why they no give stats for my 670????

    and the games they show had a max of 11% if its up to 15 show which game is 15!!!!


    and i wonder how long they have had the performance part of this update waiting in their back pocket so they could "match" AMD's move the next day, just like this........
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    I guess that's one of the disadvantages of getting your drivers (mostly) right the first time -- there won't be much performance to be gained by tweaking later on.
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    Why do I get the feeling where going to see more of this driver sand bagging of sorts in the future.
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    ehhh I need one of these guys to show more support for games in windowed mode. Sick of weirdness that comes from not using full-screen
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    These little games have been played all the way back to the dawn of video drivers. Single digit percent gains are intangible and might as well be measurement error, but it still looks good on a news release.
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    nothing for BF3, boo hoo
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    So they at first say 15%, but then only show 11% in skyrim?
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    Has anyone with a GTX 680 tried this patch and can verify it does improve performance ?
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    Although they didn't mentioned it, this driver fixed my Borderlands 2 CTD issues! Woo hoo!

    What part of "up to" that you didn't understand?
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    looks meh compared to AMD's never settle drivers
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    Where is the counter AMD "never settle" 4 free game bundle?

    Show me the 4 free game coupon then I will consider NVIDIA's counter move worthy.
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    I am done with Skyrim, I am no longer playing StarCraft II (heck was getting 60fps tops there even before this driver), I am finished with Batman: Arkham City and I am not interested in reinstalling Dragon Age II. Basically don't need it.
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    When these are out of beta, as well as Catalyst 12.11, I hope W1z retests the 500/600 and 7000 series.

    The last day has been really confusing. I blame most of it on the 'never settle for a driver without at least 3 hotfixes', but there's always a chance this driver could change the over-all picture as well.

    Hooray for tangible performance increases, even if they both appear suspicious in both where AMD cards now land in performance relative to nvidia's parts when normalized, as well as nvidia magically having a beta in their back pocket compiled and ready to go.
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    I'll have to test this out with my 670 to see if there are any noticable performance gains. Only downside is I don't exactly have a ton of Benchmarking games as far as I know. I know I could manage some synthetic ones easily, but as far as games it's hard to benchmark consistantly without a pre-scripted benchmark system.
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    So if nobody has an answer than I'll just have to assume that they just make up the rating system based on what they think.
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    Guys, looks like we don't have to buy new faster cards anymore from now on. We just download new drivers, and that's it:toast:
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2012
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    Really weird. In fallout 3, it rates it "Excellent" but has some funky stuff with HDR turned on. While in Magic Duels of Planeswalker, its rated "Not Rated" but was in fact flawless.
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    The one where they don't list any games with "up to" 15% lol...
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    Installed these yesterday and have gotten nothing but nvlddmkm.sys BSODs. :(
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