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Nvidia Releases GeForce 331.65 WHQL Graphics Driver

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Nvidia's latest drivers include support for GameStream, which lets users stream PC games from a GeForce GTX-equipped PC directly to Nvidia's Shield console.

Nvidia has released the next of its GeForce WHQL drivers. This update, 331.65, was released this morning and follows on from last week's release of 331.58. Along with improved performance in Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4, these game-ready drivers also come bundled with GeForce Experience v1.7, which includes support for Nvidia's newly announced GameStream, as well as a beta version of GeForce ShadowPlay.

For full details of the release, see below:

New in GeForce R331 Drivers

  • Performance Boost – Increases performance by up to 19% for GeForce 400/500/600/700 series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 327.23 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration. Here is one example of measured gains:

        GeForce GTX 690/770/780/TITAN:

    • Up to 12% in Battlefield 4
    • Up to 19% in Sniper Elite V2
    • Up to 13% in Dirt: Showdown
    • Up to 9% in Metro: Last Light
    • Up to 9% in Sleeping Dogs
    • Up to 8% in Max Payne 3
    • Up to 6% in F1 2012
  • SLI Technology
    • Batman: Arkham Origins – updated profile
    • Battlefield 4 – updated profile
    • Shadow Warrior – added DX9 profile
    • War of the Vikings – added DX11 profile
    • Dragon Sword - updated DX9 profile
    • GRID 2 - updated DX11 profile
    • Euro Truck Simulator 2 - updated profile
  • 3D Vision
    • Shadow Warrior – "Excellent"
    • Call of Duty: Ghosts – "Fair"
    • The Wolf Among Us – "Good"
  • 4K Displays
    • Adds support for 4K Surround

Additional Details

  • Installs new PhysX System Software 9.13.0725
  • Installs HD Audio v1.3.26.4
  • Installs GeForce Experience v9.3.16.0
  • Includes support for applications built using CUDA 5.5 or earlier version of the CUDA Toolkit. More information at http://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-toolkit
  • Supports OpenGL 4.3 for GeForce 400 series and later GPUs
  • Supports DisplayPort 1.2 for GeForce GTX 600 series GPUs
  • Supports multiple languages and APIs for GPU computing: CUDA C, CUDA C++, CUDA Fortran, OpenCL, DirectCompute, and Microsoft C++ AMP
  • Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, DirectX 11, and OpenGL, including 3-way SLI, Quad SLI, and SLI support on SLI-certified Intel and AMD motherboards

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    bochica , October 28, 2013 1:05 PM
    Anybody having issues on the two recent drivers for 500 series on Win 7? I know some of the newer drivers made them almost inoperable, and my laptop with a 700m series/Win 8 is having issues too.
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    dustructo , October 28, 2013 1:10 PM
    YEAH and this driver is just as bad as the last 2 drivers. stick with 327.23 if you like gaming performance and Folding power! FAIL! shame on you Nvidia!
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    mapesdhs , October 28, 2013 1:16 PM

    bochica, users on various forums report that 314.22 is a stable release for 500
    series GPUs (I too had issues with newer drivers). I'm still using 314.22 on my
    GTX 580 configs, except for one which has 310.90 for testing purposes to match
    an equivalent Quadro driver.

    Ian.

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    Cryio , October 28, 2013 1:28 PM
    What? Two WHQL drivers in one week?
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    Cryio , October 28, 2013 1:30 PM
    Yeah, anything above 314.22 was FUBAR for a GTX 560 Ti for example. I've started using these 331.xx drivers and everything is alright with the world again. For me at least.
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    Ordalium , October 28, 2013 1:39 PM
    Same problem to me too! 550 Ti, they messed up drivers from february until now ! None after 314 works, BSOD, hard resets!
    It's includes all Fermi cards - 400, 500, some 600 mobile series!
    Like we all know, nothing changes with new branch release, just renaming!
    And this news is bad commercial for Nvidia, next my V-card will be from AMD !
    Yeah, a lot increse in games up to 10 % with each driver release, just none after 314 works for a lot ppl!
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    soldier44 , October 28, 2013 1:42 PM
    Good to go, BF4 in 7 more hours with my GTX 780 and 2560 x 1600 display Im ready for battle!
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    mapesdhs , October 28, 2013 1:44 PM

    Something not covered by articles about drivers releases of this kind is whether they
    really offer any benefit with respect to performance improvements for users of older
    cards, ie. all 400/500 series. The NVIDIA description is vague and never cites an
    example that specifically refers to an older card.

    Ian.

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    Eximo , October 28, 2013 2:20 PM
    Odd, haven't had a single issue with any of the driver updates in the past 3 years or so with a GTX580.
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    Shankovich , October 28, 2013 2:52 PM
    Wow my 560 is going ham with this. Back to 327.23 for me. I really hope this isn't nVidia trying to make me upgrade -_-
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    giovanni86 , October 28, 2013 3:27 PM
    Ehh shadowplay for 600 series and up.. Ehh oh well. I still have Fraps. Just updated for nothing, unless there's improvement for the 580 for the release of BF4 tonight then idk why i updated. Here's to hoping the retail version doesn't have optimization issues with two 580's sli.
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    John Bauer , October 28, 2013 3:32 PM
    SHADOWPLAY

    YESSSSSS
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    LORD_ORION , October 28, 2013 4:29 PM
    314.22 was the last stable driver for my 460.

    That card is nearing replacement time, and Nvidia is not making it's case with continually crappy drivers all year long.
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    sirstiv , October 28, 2013 5:29 PM
    Guys just do a clean install... simplez
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    IBamBam , October 28, 2013 5:47 PM
    I'm running GTX 460's SLI and it works perfect but then again I am very peculiar about doing a CLEAN install.
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    iam2thecrowe , October 28, 2013 5:52 PM
    just keeping in mind for those who are having issues with the new driver, not everyone is having those problems with the same cards. Try driversweeper in safe mode to remove all your old drivers, then clean install the latest. And those saying going to amd next.....well they have many driver problems too.......
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    Grandmastersexsay , October 28, 2013 6:15 PM
    Quote:
    just keeping in mind for those who are having issues with the new driver, not everyone is having those problems with the same cards. Try driversweeper in safe mode to remove all your old drivers, then clean install the latest. And those saying going to amd next.....well they have many driver problems too.......



    The reason some people have problems while other people with the exact same card don't is because they have different supporting hardware, mobos, processors, ect or even slight variations in the cards themselves that isn't accounted for. This is indicative of lazy and incomplete testing on Nvidias behalf. It has virtually nothing to do with improper driver removal/installation.
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    Darkerson , October 28, 2013 7:08 PM
    560 Ti 448 here, no problems with any of the newer drivers so far.
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    ahmedomran , October 28, 2013 10:35 PM
    Why they don't increase games speed on the GTX 760 ?
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    somebodyspecial , October 29, 2013 1:07 AM
    Quote:
    Anybody having issues on the two recent drivers for 500 series on Win 7? I know some of the newer drivers made them almost inoperable, and my laptop with a 700m series/Win 8 is having issues too.


    You should probably be getting your drivers from the manufacturer of your laptop. NV doesn't guarantee drivers from their site to work with ANY manufacturers laptops or PC's.

    It's comic people think automatically you can just go to NV for drivers when they may have cards that are made specifically for the OEM and supported BY THE OEM not NV.

    This is why you BUILD YOUR OWN if you want NV support. I'd venture to guess 1/2 of the complainers have OEM systems (dell, hp, etc) who provide their OWN WHQL drivers you should be using.

    That's not to say this is the case for ALL systems, but a good portion are NOT using off the shelf components for vid cards. My Inspiron 9300 is an example. If I was to load NV drivers i have all kinds of problems in a lot of games (but I have a ton, so probably see it more than others that don't game a lot), so I always end up back running Dell's own drivers (which are far out of date mind you, and so is the laptop...LOL). I'd only count on boutique vendors to use off the shelf parts and even then it's iffy (like alienware might actually have a XFX card inside etc, while Dell might use a custom card and drivers).
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