NVIDIA released the GeForce 304.48 Beta software suite, which include game-specific performance improvements, and fixes for bugs related to recently launched hardware. To begin with, GeForce 304.48 Beta claims performance improvements as high as 18%. The improvements are tested on GeForce GTX 680 and GeForce GTX 560, and are specific to game titles such as Batman Arkham City, Dragon Age 2, Lost Planet 2, STALKER: Call of Pripyat; SLI profiles were improved for games such as Battlefield 3 and The Witcher 2. The exact performance improvement numbers claimed by NVIDIA are charted below. In addition to performance improvements, NVIDIA released fixes for outstanding issues, such as micro-stutter noted by some GeForce GTX 600 "Kepler" users in games with v-sync enabled; under-clocking of factory-overclocked graphics cards by certain manufacturers; and a performance issue with Total War: Shogun 2, with its latest patch enabled. NVIDIA also added and improved SLI profiles for a large selection of games. DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 304.48 Beta The complete change-log follows. Performance Boost – Increases performance for GeForce 400/500/600 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 301.42 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration: GeForce GTX 680: o Up to 18% in Batman: Arkham City o Up to 15% in Dragon Age II o Up to 10% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat o Up to 60% in Total War: Shogun 2 (fixes performance issue with latest game patch) GeForce GTX 560: o Up to 14% in Batman: Arkham City o Up to 5% in Battlefield 3 with SLI o Up to 4% in Dragon Age II o Up to 8% in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings with SLI o Up to 7% in Lost Planet 2 Key Fixes Fixes an intermittent vsync stuttering issue with GeForce GTX 600-series GPUs. Fixes an issue where some manufacturer’s factory overclocked cards default to and run at lower clocks. Fixes a performance issue in Total War: Shogun 2 with the latest game patch. NVIDIA SLI Technology – Adds or updates the following SLI profiles: Spec Ops: The Line PlanetSide 2 F1 2011 – updated profile Final Fantasy XIV – updated profile Saints Row: The Third – updated profile Torchlight II Tribes: Ascend NVIDIA 3D Vision – Adds or updates the following 3D Vision profiles: Alan Wake's American Nightmare – rated Poor Borderlands 2 – updated profile with new convergence settings Depth Hunter – updated rating to 3D Vision Ready Mass Effect 3 – updated in-game compatibility message and profile to be more compatible with community 3D mods Max Payne 3 – updated rating to Excellent and updated in-game compatibility message to inform users to use DirectX 11, disable MSAA and use SSA0. Street Fighter X Tekken – rated 3D Vision Ready Tiger Woods PGA 12: The Masters – rated Good Tribes: Ascend – rated Fair The Walking Dead – rating Good Other Profile Updates: Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support for Diablo III Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support for L.A. Noire Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support for Rayman Origins Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support The Secret World Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Star Wars: The Old Republic Disabled FXAA for several Windows programs like Media Player and Movie Maker. NVIDIA Surround: Surround settings now persisted after new driver overinstall. NVIDIA CUDA: Includes support for applications built using CUDA 5 Preview or earlier version of the CUDA Toolkit. Additional Details: Installs PhysX System Software v9.12.0604. Installs HD Audio v188.8.131.52. Supports OpenGL 4.2 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.