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Nvidia Releases Beta Drivers for Battlefield 3 Beta

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Nvidia's new set of beta drivers is optimized for the Battlefield 3 beta launching tomorrow.

Nvidia reports that it has released a set of beta drivers that will reportedly increase the performance of Battlefield 3 by up to 38-percent compared to the 285.27 drivers. Located here, the new GeForce 285.38 beta drivers are being released just one day prior to EA's launch of the Battlefield 3 beta for pre-order and Medal of Honor owners taking place tomorrow.

In addition to the Battlefield 3 optimizations, the beta drivers also offer an updated SLI profile for Battlefield 3 in addition to Batman: Arkham City, Dead Island and Dragon Age II. There are also new profiles for Diablo III, Need For Speed: The Run, and Saints Row: The Third.

"The 285.38 beta drivers are also the ones to get if you’re planning to play id Software’s RAGE next month," Nvidia said Monday. "The long-awaited game is the first new intellectual property from id Software in many years and marks an evolution of the studio’s design style, previously having made linear ‘corridor shooters.’ With fantastic graphics, a lengthy storyline, co-op, and multiplayer, RAGE is a feature-packed release that offers fantastic value in a time of ever-shorter games."

The company is also pointing users to its one-click GPU Analyzer for those who are unsure if their graphics card can run the Battlefield 3 beta adequately. This analyzer will test the system's GPU to see if it meets the recommended, Nvidia-specific specifications for the game and (naturally) offer a "helpful" upgrade suggestion if the GPU fails the test.

For those who are primed, greased and ready for the Battlefield 3 beta, get your GeForce 285.83 beta drivers by heading here.

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    BlackHawk91 , September 26, 2011 6:28 PM
    A beta driver for a beta game?
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    x Heavy , September 26, 2011 6:29 PM
    Downloading now. Sticking them onto the new build. Alpha is dead, long live Beta.
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    x Heavy , September 26, 2011 6:30 PM
    BlackHawk91A beta driver for a beta game?


    You are in essence a guinea pig, a Human Test bed with YOUR computer and YOUR internet in the BF3 Beta.
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    Inferno1217 , September 26, 2011 6:32 PM
    Great for my desktop gtx470 not so great for my laptop 5870m. Can't wait!
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    drew455 , September 26, 2011 6:32 PM
    oh my gawd look at the graphics in that picture. what is this 2003?
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    pierogi210 , September 26, 2011 6:36 PM
    not 2003 but 2006 when PS3 came out.
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    amk-aka-Phantom , September 26, 2011 6:44 PM
    Quote:
    Your PC's NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti meets the game's recommended requirements.


    Oh, VERY helpful tool... like I didn't know this already. How about actually telling me what settings it will run on, like nVidia tool does for the existing games?
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    LongLiveRock1974 , September 26, 2011 6:45 PM
    Finally. I've been anxious for a Dead Island SLI fix. My GTX 570's have been running at 99% and 20% on the game. Lets hope for a 90+%/90+%.
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    CaedenV , September 26, 2011 7:17 PM
    I'm no FPS gamer, but that screen shot looks terrible. Please tell me that was a scan, or super compressed or something, because if that is the kind of quality we can expect then it is no wonder the game industry is having traction problems.
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    geekapproved , September 26, 2011 7:20 PM
    What do they mean by BF3 Beta? Isn't the game coming out in a non-beta version? LOL WTF?
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    geekapproved , September 26, 2011 7:21 PM
    CaedenVI'm no FPS gamer, but that screen shot looks terrible. Please tell me that was a scan, or super compressed or something, because if that is the kind of quality we can expect then it is no wonder the game industry is having traction problems.


    That's just what it looks like on YOUR computer.
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    Anonymous , September 26, 2011 7:35 PM
    Agreed that this picture looks pretty bad, but everything else I have seen looks terrific. Can't wait to play this game tomorrow!!!
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    blubbey , September 26, 2011 7:44 PM
    Lets say they increase performance by 1/3, does that make the system requirements a 1/4 lower (3/3 + 1/3 = 4/3 = adding 1/3. 4/3 - 1/3 = 3/3 = subtracting 1/3 from 4/3 = subtracting a 1/4 if I'm right, it's late, don't judge me!) since they couldn't have seen the improvement coming? Or could that have been with something like this in mind, preparing the requirements for the change?

    geekapprovedWhat do they mean by BF3 Beta? Isn't the game coming out in a non-beta version? LOL WTF?


    You can't be serious. They're having a beta then releasing the full version.

    Also, acting stupid =/= trolling, just in case this was an attempted troll.
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    Inferno1217 , September 26, 2011 7:47 PM
    Inferno1217Great for my desktop gtx470 not so great for my laptop 5870m. Can't wait!


    Just found the AMD Drivers AMD Catalyst 11.9 RCx Win7 Vista
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    monkeysweat , September 26, 2011 8:12 PM
    rage looks f** in awesome, just saw trailer last night!!!!!
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    wannaturnuptheheat , September 26, 2011 8:18 PM
    "Your PC's AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series CrossFire meets the game's recommended requirements."

    from an Nvidia tool.

    Lol. I was half expecting it to say "Your graphics hardware can not be identified. We recommend at least a NVIDIA GTX 560 ti [link to store page]"
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    Anonymous , September 26, 2011 8:18 PM
    anyone basing an opinion off that tiny screenshot is an idiot and a waste of space.
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    sunflier , September 26, 2011 8:39 PM
    pierogi210not 2003 but 2006 when PS3 came out.

    THAT was funny!!
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    j3ff86 , September 26, 2011 9:02 PM
    The screenshot is from the alpha which [supposedly] only lets you use the lowest graphic settings.
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    HMRkingpin , September 26, 2011 9:07 PM
    amk-aka-phantomOh, VERY helpful tool... like I didn't know this already. How about actually telling me what settings it will run on, like nVidia tool does for the existing games?


    it does say what settings. for a 560ti it says you can play at 1680x1050 on high settings. Read!!!!!!
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