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Nvidia Releases New Battlefield 3, Skyrim Beta Drivers

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 25 comments

Get your latest GeForce drivers here.

If you like to live on the bleeding edge of Nvidia driver freshness, then you will be happy to know that the GeForce R285 beta driver is now available with even more optimizations for Battlefield 3. Nvidia also promises that it adds SLI and 3D Vision profiles for Skyrim and other new titles.

Here's the full list of new features in version 285.79

  • Includes several bug fixes and performance improvements for Battlefield 3:
    • Fixes cases of irregular performance (stuttering) primarily seen on DirectX 10 GPUs. The fix improves the performance of both DX10 and DX11 GPUs.
    • Fixes shadow map corruption seen with DirectX 10 GPUs.
    • Fixes cases of black corruption lines/triangles with DirectX 10 GPUs.
  • Fixes black screen during playback using Windows Media Center.
  • Added or updated SLI profiles for the following games:
    • Aion v3.0
    • Anno 2070
    • Assassins Creed: Revelations
    • Bastion
    • Need for Speed: The Run
    • Payday: The Heist
    • The Adventures of Tintin
    • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Added or updated the following 3D Vision game profiles:
    • Airline Tycoon 2 – Rated Fair
    • Assassin's Creed: Revelations – Rated Good
    • Batman: Arkham City – Updated Rating To 3D Vision Ready
    • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Rated Excellent
    • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Rated Excellent
    • FIFA 12 – Rated Good
    • Hard Reset – Updated Rating To 3D Vision Ready
    • inMomentum – Rated Fair
    • The Lord of the Rings: War In The North – Rated Good
    • Smash Cars – Rated Fair
    • Two Worlds II: Castle Defense – Rated Good
    • Zombie Driver – Rated Excellent
    Click here to download the GeForce 285.79 beta drivers.
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    stm1185 , November 10, 2011 9:36 PM
    Now you need to go back and re benchmark all the nvidia cards in your BF3 performance round up.
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    nicodemus_mm , November 10, 2011 10:24 PM
    SwolernI love Nvidia!!! I will never buy another ATI card again.....


    Good point... since they're branded AMD now.
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    pwnorbpwnd , November 10, 2011 9:32 PM
    Now to wait for the AMD Catalyst Beta drivers......
  • 21 Hide
    stm1185 , November 10, 2011 9:36 PM
    Now you need to go back and re benchmark all the nvidia cards in your BF3 performance round up.
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    JOSHSKORN , November 10, 2011 9:46 PM
    So when are they going to fix the Firefox crash caused by 285.62? That's all I care about, so I can play BF3.
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    jackbling , November 10, 2011 9:48 PM
    stm1185Now you need to go back and re benchmark all the nvidia cards in your BF3 performance round up.


    lol you know Chris Angelini wants to cry a little.

    As much as I love BF3, skyrim will be the reason I am tired over the next month(years? infinite quests)
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    Swolern , November 10, 2011 10:11 PM
    I love Nvidia!!! I will never buy another ATI card again.....
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    Anonymous , November 10, 2011 10:22 PM
    fanboy alert ^^
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    nicodemus_mm , November 10, 2011 10:24 PM
    SwolernI love Nvidia!!! I will never buy another ATI card again.....


    Good point... since they're branded AMD now.
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    amk-aka-Phantom , November 10, 2011 10:25 PM
    To hell with this - not updating to beta. The last stable driver gave weird behaviour of temps after startup, so definitely not touching beta.
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    darkchazz , November 10, 2011 10:44 PM
    This driver does nothing for skyrim...
    I'm getting performance issues, the frame rate drops alot from 60 to 40-50 and the gpu usage is between 50% and 80%

    Other than that the game is AMAZING :D 

    I'm using a phenom II 955 3.8ghz oc + gtx560ti oc @ 1080p maxed
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    Manos , November 10, 2011 10:57 PM
    Thank god to those drivers. I'll give them a try when I get back home causer im at work now. Im playing right now MW3 from work cause I HAVE TO since we are still using XP here :/ 

    I recieved my MW3 copy today and I have to admit I didnt expect BF3 to be so damn good that MW3 now feels so damn lame :( 
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    HMRkingpin , November 10, 2011 10:58 PM
    The only game I am playing right now is BF3 and it plays great. I wonder if I should even attempt to update, considering it is running fine. Maybe I will just wait until it is released as a regular update.
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    oxxfatelostxxo , November 10, 2011 11:45 PM
    would like to add it still didnt fix the artifacting in game. Spec: gtx 570 liquid cooled: max temp 42C
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    mute20 , November 11, 2011 12:13 AM
    I really hope amd releases new drivers. Using the beta 11.10 doesn't work correctly with other games on steam,etc.
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    razor512 , November 11, 2011 12:28 AM
    When will tomshardware do a test to see if claims of increased performance for one card will translate into additional performance for other cards?

    For example, if a driver claims a 10% performance on the GTX 560, then do a test to see if the GTX 460, GTX 260, and 9800 GTX will get a performance boost in said game.

    often with many drivers when there is a performance boost, they often list it for 1 or 2 cards and it is often their latest cards.

    I feel this is important because if there is a driver update and it fixes no issues that you specifically has and also offers no improved performance, then there is no benefit in updating in that specific case.
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    apexle , November 11, 2011 1:19 AM
    I hoep this fixes my issues; I was getting 90-110 FPS on almost all ultra settings, yet the game kept feeling "stuttery" from time to time, especially when flying at high altitudes on large maps. I also had the black triangles too.

    Hopefully this will fix those problems.
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    tsnor , November 11, 2011 1:38 AM
    Maybe the people reporting issues could say at least CPU /GPU /32or64 ...
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    oxxfatelostxxo , November 11, 2011 2:49 AM
    SKYRIM releases in 12min... =P, there goes my social life for a bit
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    gaborbarla , November 11, 2011 3:49 AM
    Hope this fixes the endless crashes with the GTX 560TI in BF3. I have an ATI 5870 and a 560Ti twin frozr III and and the 560ti can never finish a round in the game without dropping to windows (with current non beta drivers). If you dont believe me google 560ti battlefield 3 crash.
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    ojas , November 11, 2011 8:23 AM
    I don't think the 9600GT would see a performance update, I don't get bad shadows anyway. Might as well wait for the next stable release.

    I do however get random flashes of a green frame. And it very occasionally crashes during multi (thrice in 6 hours that i've played). Wonder if the green frame will go away with this...
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    verbalizer , November 11, 2011 1:35 PM
    back to work Chris A.
    this time add all the cards and configurations that we have been asking for including a complete chart with all GPU's in order of performance.
    PLEASE.?! and THANX.
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