Nvidia Releases GeForce 314.22 WHQL Drivers

Nvidia has posted its new drivers for its GeForce graphics cards. This version is WHQL version 314.22. The new performance improvements that come along with it are quite promising compared to the previous WHQL driver release, the 314.07 drivers. Some of the newer Beta drivers carried similar performance improvements.


Performance Boost – Increases performance for GeForce 400/500/600 series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 314.07 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration. Here are a few examples:

  • GeForce GTX 680:
    • Up to 41% faster in BioShock Infinite
    • Up to 60% faster in Tomb Raider
    • Up to 23% faster in Sniper Elite V2
    • Up to 13% faster in Sleeping Dogs
  • GeForce GTX 680 SLI:
    • Up to 21% faster in Sniper Elite V2
    • Up to 14% faster in Sleeping Dogs
    • Up to 10% faster in StarCraft II
    • Up to 15% faster in Civilization V


NVIDIA SLI Technology – Adds or updates the following SLI profiles (since GeForce 314.14 drivers):

  • Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army– Added DX11 SLI profile
  • Dungeons and Dragons: Neverwinter– Added DX9 SLI profile
  • BioShock Infinite– Added AO profile


NVIDIA 3D Vision – Adds the following profiles (since GeForce 314.14 drivers):

  • MUD -rated Good
  • Brutal Legend- rated Good
  • Tomb Raider -updated rating to Good

NVIDIA CUDA

  • Includes support for applications built using CUDA 5 or earlier version of the CUDA Toolkit.

The drivers can be found for download here.

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  • razor512
    Please tomshardware, do a review where you test nvidia and even ATI driver improvements across GPU generations.

    For example with an improvement on a GTX 680 translate to a improvement on a GTX 580, 480, 280, and probably even a 9800.

    While everyone is going to update anyway, it would be good to know if users on older hardware are gaining anything at all, and if so, then how much of an improvement is to be had.
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  • Pole
    60% faster on 680 for tomb raider, thats amazing !

    So GTX 670 falls far behind on tomb raider ?
  • thedude300
    I feel like the 660 and 670 have just been forgotten in these updates.
  • razor512
    Please tomshardware, do a review where you test nvidia and even ATI driver improvements across GPU generations.

    For example with an improvement on a GTX 680 translate to a improvement on a GTX 580, 480, 280, and probably even a 9800.

    While everyone is going to update anyway, it would be good to know if users on older hardware are gaining anything at all, and if so, then how much of an improvement is to be had.