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Nvidia Releases 314.07 WHQL Driver

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The GeForce 314.07 WHQL driver is now available and is classified as "essential" for Crysis 3

Nvidia has released the 314.07 WHQL driver for its GeForce series of graphics cards and is viewed by the company as being "an essential update for gamers jumping into Crysis 3" as it increases performance on single and multiple-GPUs by a maximum of 65% and features an "excellent" 3D Vision profile for the game. Other improvements include a 27% gain in Assassin's Creed III, 19% in Civilization V, 14% in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, 14% in DiRT 3, 11% in Just Cause 2, 10% in Deus Ex: Human Revolution, 10% in F1 2012, 10% in Far Cry 3 and improved SLI performance in DMC: Devil May Cry and the F2P shooter, Warframe.


The GeForce 314.07 WHQL drivers are available from the GeForce.com homepage for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

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    warezme , February 19, 2013 3:48 PM
    First it kinda annoys me how the 500 series has been thrown under the bus on these graphs even though there are lots of people with 500 cards and second this driver removed the option for a centered taskbar I used to like on a multimonitor setup. Multi monitor users get thrown under the bus also which makes no sense since at work everyone has two monitors, at my desk I have four and at home I have 3. It's 2013, people use more than one monitor.
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    Derza10 , February 19, 2013 3:55 PM
    what do you mean they are thrown under the bus??? You make no sense to me... They onlyshow the graph for 1920x1080 because that is the most common resolution played at... Not because you see no improvement in all resolutions... Who cares if you don't put your card in the graph... you should still see improvements in game.
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    blazorthon , February 19, 2013 3:55 PM
    warezmeFirst it kinda annoys me how the 500 series has been thrown under the bus on these graphs even though there are lots of people with 500 cards and second this driver removed the option for a centered taskbar I used to like on a multimonitor setup. Multi monitor users get thrown under the bus also which makes no sense since at work everyone has two monitors, at my desk I have four and at home I have 3. It's 2013, people use more than one monitor.


    While I can understand your woes with multi-monitor issues if that's true, how is this throwing GTX 500 owners under the bus? Most of Nvidia's recent driver releases help those cards in addition to the GTX 600 series and even if they hadn't, it's not like new drivers don't at least support the older cards. There's only so much performance optimization that can be edged out of an architecture. They have their limits.
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    Derza10 , February 19, 2013 3:57 PM
    Oh yea, and i have 4 monitors at home and play games at 6040x1200... I have no issues with the graph/drivers.
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    agentbb007 , February 19, 2013 4:00 PM
    Any improvement in GW2?
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    razor512 , February 19, 2013 5:10 PM
    I wish tomshardware could do a review putting driver performance enhancements to the test with a wide range of cards (new to old, (eg will a will a 6% improvement testing on a gtx 680 by nvidia translate into any performance improvement at all on a 200, 400, and 500 series card?

    (or will there be a case where it may actually lower performance with certain game and card combinations)
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    friskiest , February 19, 2013 5:11 PM
    Derza10Oh yea, and i have 4 monitors at home and play games at 6040x1200... I have no issues with the graph/drivers.


    Your rigs fine,. but don't brag...
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    blazorthon , February 19, 2013 5:14 PM
    razor512I wish tomshardware could do a review putting driver performance enhancements to the test with a wide range of cards (new to old, (eg will a will a 6% improvement testing on a gtx 680 by nvidia translate into any performance improvement at all on a 200, 400, and 500 series card?(or will there be a case where it may actually lower performance with certain game and card combinations)


    That seems like it'd take a long time because of the huge workload. I can say that I'm not aware of any situation where it lowered performance on older cards. I can say that performance gains are probably not going to be proportional from the 600 series to the lower series because they're not even proportional for different cards in the 600 series, but I can say as much as they'd be there.
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    blazorthon , February 19, 2013 5:14 PM
    friskiestYour rigs fine,. but don't brag...


    There's a difference between bragging and adding another perspective to a post that was made earlier.
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    Derza10 , February 19, 2013 5:52 PM
    friskiestYour rigs fine,. but don't brag...


    I wasn't trying to.. I was just backing my comment above where he said multi monitor people get "thrown under the bus". Sorry if that was unclear.
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    TheMadFapper , February 19, 2013 7:44 PM
    I have a Gigabyte GTX 670 and the 314.07 drivers won't even install. I'm also having other problems (can't see task bar). Rolling back to 310.90.
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    beans4you , February 19, 2013 8:19 PM
    I saw 400 love in the beta before this. :D  rock on!
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    blazorthon , February 19, 2013 8:30 PM
    TheMadFapperI have a Gigabyte GTX 670 and the 314.07 drivers won't even install. I'm also having other problems (can't see task bar). Rolling back to 310.90.


    Try looking at drivers strait from Gigabyte. Nvidia's divers are generics and although they usually work, there can be some discrepancies between the cards they're designed for (reference cards) and non-reference cards.
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    TheMadFapper , February 19, 2013 9:21 PM
    Drivers will no longer install period. I've gone back several releases and nothing works. Not from Gigabyte or Nvidia.
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    blazorthon , February 19, 2013 9:25 PM
    TheMadFapperDrivers will no longer install period. I've gone back several releases and nothing works. Not from Gigabyte or Nvidia.


    You might want to consider going to the forums for direct help if none of the drivers are working.
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    razor512 , February 19, 2013 10:17 PM
    blazorthonThat seems like it'd take a long time because of the huge workload. I can say that I'm not aware of any situation where it lowered performance on older cards. I can say that performance gains are probably not going to be proportional from the 600 series to the lower series because they're not even proportional for different cards in the 600 series, but I can say as much as they'd be there.



    while it may be a little time consuming it seems like it will be useful for those of us with older gen cards that are still able to handle todays games, it will show us if we should get excited about a driver update (if compatibility with games is not an issue.
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    samwelaye , February 19, 2013 10:46 PM
    agentbb007Any improvement in GW2?


    Doesnt look like it. My gts 250 has been pushing near 60 fps on medium-ish settings ever since a few updates ago, so I am currently satisfied. Everything else for improvements needs to be done on anet's part, and they are currently working on it from all the news I've seen.

    You have admit to yourself, however, that LA and WvW (in large zerg fights) will always struggle. There is just too much processing going on.
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    06yfz450ridr , February 19, 2013 11:11 PM
    This new update has been great with my 550ti sli esp in bf3 less micro stutter and more stable fps.
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    TheMadFapper , February 19, 2013 11:13 PM
    blazorthonYou might want to consider going to the forums for direct help if none of the drivers are working.


    Thanks Captain Obvious, but Nvidia is ignoring the problem right now. It's affecting a lot of people. I guess this is a learning experience, don't install drivers until you know they're stable. I've done all sorts of registry cleans, driver wipes, anti-virus and malware scans (which did in fact pick up something malicious within an Nvidia registry).
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    06yfz450ridr , February 19, 2013 11:47 PM
    Did you happen try try un installing all the NVIDIA drivers before trying the new ones.
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