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NVIDIA Rolls Out the GeForce 340.52 WHQL Graphics Driver

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  1. Cristian_25H

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    NVIDIA today made available a new WHQL-certified graphics card driver, the GeForce 340.52. This release is recommended for Metro: Redux and Final Fantasy XIV, it brings multiple new and updated SLI profiles and allows the streaming of PC games to the just-released SHIELD tablet. The GeForce 340.52 has support for the GeForce 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600 and 700 Series cards and for the ION and ION LE GPUs.

    Download: Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 (64-bit) / Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 (32-bit) / Windows XP (64-bit) / Windows XP (32-bit)

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    Release Highlights

    Game Ready
    Best gaming experience for Metro: Redux and Final Fantasy XIV (China)

    SHIELD
    Supports NVIDIA GameStream technology for the new SHIELD tablet and SHIELD portable

    Gaming Technology
    Supports GeForce ShadowPlay technology and GeForce ShadowPlay Twitch Streaming

    SLI Profiles
    • 3DMark SkyDiver Subtest - added profile
    • Battlefield: Hardline - added profile
    • Dark Souls II - updated SLI profile, added NVCPL HBAO+ profile
    • Divinity: Original Sin - added profile (download via GeForce Experience)
    • Elder Scrolls Online - added profile
    • GRID Autosport - added profile (download via GeForce Experience)
    • LuDaShi Benchmark - added profile
    • WildStar - updated profile to support 32-bit .exe

    3D Vision Profiles
    • Banished - rated "Good"
    • BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea - rated "Excellent"
    • Krater - rated "Good"
     
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    Metro Redux? Huh? :confused:
     
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    http://store.steampowered.com/sub/44169/

    'Remastered' versions of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light. (is that "Meja - All 'Bout The Money" playing in the background? :D )
     
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    ^^^ poor guy, in the age of overinformation he doesn't know all of all, bad bad bad! :)

    If nVidia could one day deliver drivers with the opt-out option of all their bloathware like 3D vision, 3D audio, Shield gadget, Shadowplay and wotnot forever! Then I would praise them a lot more.
     
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    Well 3D Vision is needed if you want to use that.

    Pretty sure you can just uncheck what you don't want. Been doing that for years. I never install their Audio. And Shadowplay, after using it this past week, its great!
     
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    I still have to try it, but I am not in the age of showing my gaming videos to my friends. (Of course, because I am not a mouse-god, and you will always find me in the lower half of the stats pages :) Of course, if you need stuff, do not disable it! But I remember the days when english nVidia drivers were 50 mb (international versions were much fatter).
    you BF4-heads should record some of your sessions for sure I will watch and have a great time! :)
     
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    Metro: Redux eh? Well, not gonna buy the game soon~ I wanna try this new driver since I've been waited for weeks for it XD
     
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    Actually I welcome Metro Redux, Metro 2033 using the optimised Last Light engine updates will be awesome.

    Back to the driver, nothing else really noteworthy in this set for myself so may just give it a miss . Until I buy Redux that is. :)
     
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    I give them credit, I can't believe they're still supporting ION.
     
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    Just like every other remaster that has been released the last couple years.
     
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    Not really, putting the mechanics and advancements of the sequel in the original is hardly what I would call "another cash in"
     
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    Ill have to download it when I get home, but I doubt it will effect my laptop based on what is listed.
     
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    Do I need SLI profiles for a single GTX 780ti? I know this sounds stupid, but being stuck with a radeon 5870 for 4 years, CF profiles were useful for single card configurations as well for some time and I wonder if this applies to the green team as well.
     
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    Defining irony ?
    Not sure if you're just trolling, but just in case you aren't, the second stage of the Nvidia GeForce driver explicitly shows you what choices you have when it comes to driver and software components install.
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    There are no separate SLI profiles to download. SLI profiles are included in the driver.
     
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    It's like they're teasing me. Almost tempting me to sell my booty for a quick buck to get my desktop running again. STOP IT NVIDIA. IT'S NOT FUNNY ANYMORE.
     
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    This was my impression until I read this:
    I hate Geforce experience and I don't install it. I don't want some software messing with my 3D settings or bugging me for some features that I don't use. So do I HAVE to install it to get the SLI profile? That is if I need it for single GPU to start with.
     
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    Whilst I agree you shouldn't be forced into installing GeForce Experience just to get SLI profiles, I do not agree so much with the rest of your statement. Geforce Experience will only 'mess' with your settings if YOU want it to. Furthermore, for all the months I have had it installed (I don't really use it, just install it), it has only ever notified me of driver updates (and very rarely updates for itself).
     
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    There are some that will be downloaded via GeForce experience but if you install experience they are there.

    But either way it does not matter to you or I. SLI profiles are as they sound and provide for multiple cards. So unless it specifically says there are performance increases in said game. So you should not worry about it. Also GeForce experience does not adjust games unless you tell it to so you would not have to worry about that.
     
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    How about the artifacts in Valley with GTX 780 series?
     
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    Has anyone tried it out? Any performance boosts in games?
     
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    Just ran Valley with my EVGA GTX 780 Classy.. Did see some artifacting still. The mountains in the background mainly.
     
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    I dunno whether it is something that has changed with my setup or what not, but since Nvidia fiddled around with the DX11 API in 337.50 drivers, I have began to get what feels like micro-stuttering. Barely noticeable or impacting on game play, but nevertheless is still very distracting in fast-paced competitive FPS (sometimes leads to deaths). Haven't had a chance to install these drivers to see if it disappears, but I don't have high hopes...
     
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    What is the point of installing Geforce Experience ?? Bloatware......there should be an option on Nvidia drivers download page: "Download drivers ONLY"
     
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