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NVIDIA Delivers the GeForce 290.53 Beta Driver

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While AMD is gearing up to launch new hardware (the Radeon HD 7970), NVIDIA is keeping it light this week by only rolling out an updated driver for existing products. Bearing a beta tag, the 290.53 driver includes support for GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500-series desktop cards, and for ION desktop GPUs, and features the following:

Optimizations for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Definitly to Conincide with the Radeon 7000 series launch. Hope For all the NV users it helps them have some form of gain.
 
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Performance is already fantastic for me and now I get even more? Thanks much Nvidia! :toast:
 

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+25% performance in Skyrim? Can't skip this one :D

ps. hope they didn't disabled dragons ;)
 
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Another beta? How about a nice WHQL driver?...last time I saw one was the 24th of october...
 
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Another beta? How about a nice WHQL driver?...last time I saw one was the 24th of october...
I prefer a WHQL every three months or so rather than constant updates; mind you I play games months after they are released, they're cheaper, they're patched if needed and AMD/Nvidia drivers perform better. Next year I'll get Skyrim and Batman and hope to have no issues by then.
 
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+25% performance in Skyrim? Can't skip this one :D
When "measured with GeForce GTX 560 at 19x10 Ultra – Indoor Scene"... nV's being awfully specific there...
 
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... and only on a Tuesday, if your name if Bob and the wind is blowing in the right direction. :laugh:
 
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When "measured with GeForce GTX 560 at 19x10 Ultra – Indoor Scene"... nV's being awfully specific there...
Yeah u don't think it'll be 25% across all 500 series cards. Honestly, any performance boost in my favorite game is welcome. :toast:
 
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I'll give these a try and hope I stop getting "display driver has stopped responding" when I'm browsing the web.
 
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Constant crashes.....went back to the 280's :( which unfortunately also crash at least once or twice a week.
 
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Really? I haven't bothered installing them yet. I guess I'll wait 'til I actually see them list a fix for these crashes in the changelog for an update.
 
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But everyone says it's the Radeon drivers that suck! ;)

This AO in Skyrim is making me want an NV card.
 
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Does anyone know if this fixes the crash of the control panel when used with Nvidia system tools???
 
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This driver manage to make Ambient Occlusion in Skyrim (Quality level) less laggy vs the older drivers in my weak machine :D
Have yet to encounter issues :)
 
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Balls to the wall! This driver fixes a lot of issues for me with many games, and some more serious driver issues as well. I highly recommend this driver over the previous beta or whql.
 
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I tried this out and instead of getting occasional "display driver has stopped responding but recovered" or whatever, it started just completely crashing and needing a whole system restart. I rolled back to the previous beta instead.