Nvidia 310.54 - BETA comes with large performance boost

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  1. jidery

    jidery Member

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

    http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/51747
     
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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.
     
  3. Jaydip

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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 :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Termie

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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.

    [​IMG]
     
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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.
     
  6. aaksheytalwar

    aaksheytalwar Diamond Member

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    So both companies can really get 20%+ perf boosts using drivers for any game when they really want to.
     
  7. SirPauly

    SirPauly Diamond Member

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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/articles/nvidia-geforce-310-54-beta-drivers-released

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

    The manual and automatic lod adjustments have been officially offered, too:

    Thanks, again, for the posters that did make the repeated calls, some from this very forum.
     
  8. Dankk

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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.
     
  9. cmdrdredd

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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.
     
  11. omeds

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    thats 310.33
     
  12. guskline

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    Nice job Termie: Just upgraded to them while Pre-loading COD BO II on steam!
     
  13. Termie

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    That is using 310.33.
     
  14. 3DVagabond

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    Thanks, missed that. :oops:
     
  15. BD231

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    I get the feeling they're holding out on us, how do you just pull this performance outta nowhere :hmm: 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?
     
  16. blackened23

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    AC3 has DX11 stuff and TXAA if i'm not mistaken
     
  17. moonbogg

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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?
     
  18. imaheadcase

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    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.
     
  19. peonyu

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    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].
     
  20. ShintaiDK

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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.
     
  21. cmdrdredd

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    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
     
  22. Majcric

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    No problems here with any drivers or games.