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Battlefield 3 is Here: Make Sure You Have the Latest Drivers

The wait is finally over. Battlefield 3 is here and ready to accept your countless hours of first-person gaming. This is what your gaming rig was meant to do.

EA estimates that there were close to 3 million pre-sales, making Battlefield 3 the biggest first-person shooter launch in EA history. 9.5 million gamers downloaded the September beta and collectively set new social online play records for EA with 42 billion shots fired and 1.6 billion kills registered, 21 million exploded M-Com stations and 19 million dog tags lost at the end of a knife.

Before you jump into the game any further, however, you should make sure that you have all the most current drivers for your game. Such is the joy of being a PC gamer.

Nvidia yesterday released a new driver set that's optimized for Battlefield 3, Rage and Arkham City. Battlefield 3 players will enjoy a performance boost of up to 11 percent GeForce 285.38 beta drivers.

AMD doesn't have an official new driver set yet, but those looking for best performance (along with Eyefinity 5x1 support) should get the latest Catalyst preview driver that's been tuned for Battlefield 3 and Rage.

Speaking of which, here's a bonus video of Battlefield 3 running in Eyefinity:

Happy gaming, everyone!

Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.