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Old 11-12-2012, 11:45 AM   #1
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Default Nvidia 310.54 - BETA comes with large performance boost

Looks good, from my tests I do see a fair difference in frame rate. Anyone else test it?

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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 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 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
http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/51747
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:47 AM   #2
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Thanks for the heads up, will give these a shot.

Another note: I just noticed the geforce.com forums are back up and running.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:49 AM   #3
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It was up a while ago.Looks like the battle is getting intense between the Green and the Red team.More power to us
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:04 PM   #4
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Just performed 4 identical BF3 singleplayer runs on 306.23 WHQL and 310.54 beta, using a GTX670.

Verdict: 6.6% improvement, 1920x1200, ultra/noMSAA.

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Old 11-12-2012, 01:14 PM   #5
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Maybe they should call this the "Compromise is for Losers" driver to counter AMD's "Never Settle" drivers. And yes NV really does use that slogan. http://promos.asus.com/US/NVIDIA/SLI_Kingpin/etailers/ Two geek-hardware companies trying to out-macho each other. Lol.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:18 PM   #6
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So both companies can really get 20%+ perf boosts using drivers for any game when they really want to.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:37 PM   #7
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Performance is always welcomed but for me, more concerned about the goodies that may enhance the gaming experience and immersion.

GeForce 310.54 Beta Drivers: An Essential Upgrade For All Call of Duty: Black Ops II & Assassin’s Creed III Players

http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/art...ivers-released

In-game TXAA will be in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Asssassin's Creed 3 and TXAA has been improved upon:

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To that end, Timothy Lottes, NVIDIA’s FXAA and TXAA mastermind, has improved the technique, making it sharper and more defined.
The manual and automatic lod adjustments have been officially offered, too:

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Following repeated calls from users for a solution, we silently introduced an automatic LOD Bias feature in last month’s 310.33 beta driver, which we’re pleased to officially announce today.
Thanks, again, for the posters that did make the repeated calls, some from this very forum.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:58 PM   #8
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Good to hear. I'm not keen on installing betas, but I'll look forward to performance improvements when they put out the stable release.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:41 PM   #9
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I'm really hopeful for the Assassin's Creed 3 improvements. Not that I thought it would run poorly but I had held out on buying this game until I got to see how it stacked up on the PC. I hope it's not full of problems.
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[H] has a review up comparing them to the 12.11's.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:58 PM   #11
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[H] has a review up comparing them to the 12.11's.
thats 310.33
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:03 PM   #12
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Just performed 4 identical BF3 singleplayer runs on 306.23 WHQL and 310.54 beta, using a GTX670.

Verdict: 6.6% improvement, 1920x1200, ultra/noMSAA.

Nice job Termie: Just upgraded to them while Pre-loading COD BO II on steam!
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:09 PM   #13
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[H] has a review up comparing them to the 12.11's.
That is using 310.33.
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That is using 310.33.
Thanks, missed that.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:46 PM   #15
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So both companies can really get 20%+ perf boosts using drivers for any game when they really want to.
I get the feeling they're holding out on us, how do you just pull this performance outta nowhere I'm averaging 4fps better in BF3 ... nothing major really.

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I'm really hopeful for the Assassin's Creed 3 improvements. Not that I thought it would run poorly but I had held out on buying this game until I got to see how it stacked up on the PC. I hope it's not full of problems.
They're still using the same old engine they always have, silky smooth frames on minimal hardware. Why would you expect problems?
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:53 PM   #16
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AC3 has DX11 stuff and TXAA if i'm not mistaken
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:46 PM   #17
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My drivers aren't broken, so i'll stick with them. Maybe Intel will release a driver to give my CPU more IPC?
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:32 AM   #18
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So both companies can really get 20%+ perf boosts using drivers for any game when they really want to.
No, only for new games. This is standard issue driver releases, they do this anytime a popular game is going to come out. They did this for BF3 as well.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:53 AM   #19
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My drivers aren't broken, so i'll stick with them. Maybe Intel will release a driver to give my CPU more IPC?

I know your comment is in jest but Video cards are a entire Motherboard+Ram+GPU combo, all designed by one company. There are countless ways to improve performance on them yet they often dont have the time [or just dont want to] to optimize them fully since they release new a chipset every 2 years usually.

If AMD and Nvidia were not neck and neck this time around with their cards I doubt we would see drivers coming out with massive improvements to them, they are trying to one up each other and the consumer is benefiting for once [cant argue with free performance improvements].
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If AMD and Nvidia were not neck and neck this time around with their cards I doubt we would see drivers coming out with massive improvements to them, they are trying to one up each other and the consumer is benefiting for once [cant argue with free performance improvements].
On the other hand we might instead see one driver working perfectly with all games. And any bugs and issues being game related instead of driver.
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I get the feeling they're holding out on us, how do you just pull this performance outta nowhere I'm averaging 4fps better in BF3 ... nothing major really.



They're still using the same old engine they always have, silky smooth frames on minimal hardware. Why would you expect problems?
The engine was built from the ground up for AC3 using new techniques. They began working on it after the release of AC2 while AC Brotherhood and Revelations used the old engine.

Ubisoft is not Activision and the Assassin's Creed Team doesn't steal the idea of reusing a 5year old engine for a new game every year like the devs who release the yearly $60 map pack for CoD4
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On the other hand we might instead see one driver working perfectly with all games. And any bugs and issues being game related instead of driver.

No problems here with any drivers or games.
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