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Nvidia Releases GeForce 331.58 WHQL Drivers

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It's that time, again!

Nvidia today announced the release of its GeForce 331.58 WHQL driver. Nvidia is calling this an essential update for all GeForce GTX users, as it's the Game Ready update for Batman: Arkham Origins and Battlefield 4, two major games of the upcoming season. Nvidia also promises increased performance in DiRT Showdown (up to 11 percent), Metro: Last Light (up to 9 percent), Sleeping Dogs (up to 8 percent) and Sniper Elite V2 (up to 13 percent).

Check all the details below:

Release Summary

This Game Ready WHQL driver ensures you’ll have the best possible gaming experience in Batman: Arkham Origins and Battlefield 4. GeForce Game Ready drivers also provide performance increases for a variety of different games.

New in GeForce R331 Drivers

  • Performance Boost – Increases performance by up to 13% 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 770/780/TITAN:

  • Up to 11% in Dirt: Showdown
  • Up to 9% in Metro: Last Light
  • Up to 8% in Sleeping Dogs
  • Up to 13% in Sniper Elite V2
  • 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
  • Gaming Technology
    • Civilization 5 – added HBAO+;
  • 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 v8.3.23.1
  • 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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    ubercake , October 22, 2013 6:10 AM
    Again... No mention of ShadowPlay with this driver release... It's past October 21...

    Where my ShadowPlay at!?
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    expl0itfinder , October 22, 2013 6:13 AM
    Don't rush it nVidia...we want quality, not quantity.
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    CaedenV , October 22, 2013 6:54 AM
    I wonder what "4K surround" is... tripple head 4K? that would be ridiculous but awesome.
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    clonazepam , October 22, 2013 7:20 AM
    4K Surround... now that'd be interesting. I'd be squinting to the left, right, and center... til I got it set up. Be a thing of beauty that I'll only see in my dreams.
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    bryonhowley , October 22, 2013 7:40 AM
    Well at least these drivers do not flip out with 2D Surround. With the last version I tried on Windows 8.1 the taskbar would flip out on me and I could not get it to work correctly on my center monitor. That said the rest of the problems that have been there as far as Windows 8 is still there but these are at least workable.
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    shin0bi272 , October 22, 2013 7:42 AM
    It would be really helpful if youd include a link to the drivers on the article.
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    renz496 , October 22, 2013 8:18 AM
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    Again... No mention of ShadowPlay with this driver release... It's past October 21...

    Where my ShadowPlay at!?


    it will launch on October 28 as beta. honestly i don't know where tom's got that 21st date. i watch the stream for TWIMTBP event at Montreal and during presentation JHH clearly mention 28 october launch date for shadow play.

    http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/geforce-shadowplay-beta-available-october-28
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    ubercake , October 22, 2013 8:39 AM
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    it will launch on October 28 as beta. honestly i don't know where tom's got that 21st date. i watch the stream for TWIMTBP event at Montreal and during presentation JHH clearly mention 28 october launch date for shadow play.

    http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/geforce-shadowplay-beta-available-october-28


    Ah. Good to know. Thanks.
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    John Bauer , October 22, 2013 9:26 AM
    Yeah, alright... I'm sure people know that Nvidia's drivers are bad for old gpus... including my poor 660ti.. I haven't been able to play GTA IV since the 314.22 driver, which is why I'm running it again...
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    mr grim , October 22, 2013 9:43 AM
    Same here, any driver after 314.22 has caused problems for me with my GTX580, the last BETA driver for BF4 was the worst, the PC just went blank and turned off while it was just sitting idle on the desktop for an hour, it it wouldn't even detect my card till I powered off the PSU.

    314.22 runs rock solid though, looks like I will be sticking with it till I get my next card, maybe I will consider AMD next time but probably not, I only buy NVIDIA and love there cards but I wish they would fix their drivers.
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    joaompp , October 22, 2013 10:25 AM
    It screws up my metroUI on my left hand monitor, guess it's a good thing I don't use metroUI anyways, can't wait for steamOS
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    mapesdhs , October 22, 2013 11:10 AM

    Indeed, support for older cards and games seems to be an area that
    degrades with each new release. There are lots of people still running
    with GTX 460s, 560s, 580s, etc. Should they bother with these updates?
    As mr grim & John Bauer said, I had issues with drivers after 314.22
    aswell, so atm I'm sticking with 314.22, or in some cases 310.90 since
    there's a Quadro release of the same number (ideal for multi-GPU setups).

    Ian.



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    Mousemonkey , October 22, 2013 1:06 PM
    My 660Ti's are running just fine on these drivers but then I haven't had any driver problems at all with the Nvidia cards, the 7790 on the other hand...
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    mapesdhs , October 22, 2013 4:35 PM
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    My 660Ti's are running just fine on these drivers but then I haven't had any driver problems at all with the Nvidia cards, ...


    Presumably the problems mainly concern those using pre-600 series cards.

    Ian.

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    ubercake , October 22, 2013 5:58 PM
    I have a 650 that runs fine with the new drivers.
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    renz496 , October 22, 2013 6:44 PM
    I heard people with fermi and lower have lots problem when 600 series comes out but my 460 mostly fine with 300 branch driver except a few one that has known problem and normally fix come along in a week or two
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    bouncedk , October 23, 2013 8:16 AM
    The real question is, will nvidia fry your card yet again?
    That remains to be seen. /hugs his R9.
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    ubercake , October 23, 2013 9:03 AM
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    I heard people with fermi and lower have lots problem when 600 series comes out but my 460 mostly fine with 300 branch driver except a few one that has known problem and normally fix come along in a week or two


    My 580s ran great after the 680s came out; SLI and all. I got my 680s a month after they hit the market.
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    Mousemonkey , October 23, 2013 9:12 AM
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    The real question is, will nvidia fry your card yet again?
    That remains to be seen. /hugs his R9.


    That was a long time ago and is all AMD fans have, so sad.

    I like they way that you didn't mention that they also replaced any cards that failed, one way of getting a new card for free.