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Nvidia Releases GeForce 314.22 WHQL Drivers

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The latest GeForce drives offer performance improvements in BioShock: Infinite, Sleeping Dogs, Sniper Elite V2 and others

Nvidia's GeForce 314.22 WHQL drivers provide performance improvements of up to 41 percent in BioShock: Infinite, 60 percent in Tomb Raider, 23 percent in Sniper Elite V2 and 13 percent in Sleeping Dogs. It is worth noting that the results are from a GeForce GTX 680 in comparison to the 314.07 WHQL drivers.

Also included in the update is improved SLI performance of up to 21 percent in Sniper Elite V2, 14 percent in Sleeping Dogs, 10 percent in Starcraft II and 15 percent in Civilization V. Finally, SLI support is added / improved Dungeons and Dragons: Neverwinter, Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army, and BioShock Infinite.

The GeForce 314.22 WHQL drivers can be downloaded from the following links for Windows 8/7/Vista 64-bit, Windows 8/7/Vista 32-bit, Windows XP, and Windows XP 64-bit.

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    jerm1027 , March 30, 2013 9:26 PM
    bigpoppastukehttp://www.tomshardware.com/news/N [...] 21711.html

    This article is fail on so many levels... 6 days late, double post, and the source isn't direct... just... fail.
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    jerm1027 , March 30, 2013 9:26 PM
    bigpoppastukehttp://www.tomshardware.com/news/N [...] 21711.html

    This article is fail on so many levels... 6 days late, double post, and the source isn't direct... just... fail.
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    viper666 , March 30, 2013 9:31 PM
    Techpowerup link: Posted: Mar 25, 2013
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    wannabepro , March 30, 2013 9:36 PM
    .......

    ^^ (Very Constructive)
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    bison88 , March 30, 2013 9:41 PM
    bigpoppastukeThis has already been posted 5 days ago.http://www.tomshardware.com/news/N [...] 21711.html



    LOL. This is what we call a slow week. Pretty sad filler article though. Bring back your greatness cutting edge news reporting Toms. Come on now.
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    Cheesevillage , March 30, 2013 10:03 PM
    This, of any news article on Toms, is worth repeating.
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    blazorthon , March 30, 2013 10:26 PM
    CheesevillageThis, of any news article on Toms, is worth repeating.


    I don't see how. The previous article is still in the main section, granted only barely.
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    JackFrost860 , March 31, 2013 12:11 AM
    how dos a change to driver code improve the performance of one video game over another and what do these changes do to existing games that are many years old like the original Far Cry (yes i still like to play it once in a while)?
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    Icecweam7 , March 31, 2013 12:39 AM
    We're all seeing dejavu. A glitch in the matrix can only mean something has changed. The Smith agents are on to us.
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    SchizoFrog , March 31, 2013 1:01 AM
    JackFrost860how dos a change to driver code improve the performance of one video game over another and what do these changes do to existing games that are many years old like the original Far Cry (yes i still like to play it once in a while)?


    This is a rule of thumb so not an exact science but...

    New drivers affect new games as they tweak specific settings to allow the game run smoother as the driver includes profiles for a massive list of games so it is these profiles that are tweaked, not the actual drivers or software.

    When a new series of GPUs are released then the drivers and the game profiles are tweaked by new driver releases. However, this will only improve for the vast majority only for the first couple of new drivers releases after that the new line of GPUs. After this things settle down and again it is more down to profile tweaks for individual games.

    As for old games... if you have one of a new GPU line then you may notice a few improvements for the first couple of driver releases. If you have an older GPU and are playing an older game then you will most likely not get any performance benefits from newer drivers.
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    shahrooz , March 31, 2013 2:27 AM
    lol I checked my driver version when I saw this post thought they have released a new driver again within a week.
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    janetonly42 , March 31, 2013 6:54 AM
    If DX had a solid foundation all these driver updates to give tweaks to games would not be needed.
    Long Live Open Source.
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    nikoli707 , March 31, 2013 9:01 AM
    Well... with everybody putting hours into the new game of the year BS:I, its understandable. The real news is when is AMD going to follow suit. BS:I is performing much better on Nvidia than it is on red team, and its a supposed AMD optimized game at that.
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    Blessedman , March 31, 2013 9:43 AM
    I am unable to install these drivers for some reason (not even in safe mode). I have a GTX580 and Win7...
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    fkr , March 31, 2013 10:04 AM
    go to nvidia or evga and there are some great stickies to help with driver install issues
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    blazorthon , April 1, 2013 9:57 AM
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    If DX had a solid foundation all these driver updates to give tweaks to games would not be needed.
    Long Live Open Source.


    Uhh... NO. You still need drivers and such (which constantly need improvement) for open source alternatives such as OpenGL, which I may add that OpenGL doesn't do everything that DX does, but rather only is really capable of replacing Direct 3D and not the rest of the DX package AFAIK.
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    blazorthon , April 1, 2013 9:58 AM
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    Well... with everybody putting hours into the new game of the year BS:I, its understandable. The real news is when is AMD going to follow suit. BS:I is performing much better on Nvidia than it is on red team, and its a supposed AMD optimized game at that.


    Well, some TWIMTBP games liked AMD more than Nvidia at times, so it's not entirely surprising IMO, but you have a point, granted I think that it's a little exaggerated.