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New Nvidia Drivers Improve Performance in RAGE, BF3

Monday Nvidia announced the release of its new GeForce 285.62 WHQL drivers that reportedly offer performance improvements in Battlefield 3, RAGE and Batman: Arkham City. The new drivers also bundle together all the enhancements and updates contained within the 285.27 and 285.38 beta releases, in addition to new SLI and 3D Vision profiles for many of today’s most popular games.

"For Battlefield 3 we’ve improved performance by up to 11-percent since the release of the GeForce 285.38 beta drivers, have included several compatibility enhancements, a new and improved SLI profile, and a 3D Vision profile," the company said. "Similarly, RAGE has received enhancements since the release of the same drivers, and Batman: Arkham City compatibility has been implemented."

In addition to a long list of improvements, Nvidia said that the driver timeouts experienced with the R285 beta drivers have been fixed, and that World of Warcraft players using an SLI system will no longer experience a flickering death. On Optimus notebooks, a Halo 2 crash has been rectified, as has an audio error that occurred when switching between 1080p and 480p resolutions.

"Updates contained within the earlier beta drivers have been carried over, such as the many performance improvements made to games --between the release of the 280.26 WHQL drivers and today’s 285.62 WHQL drivers-- when running on our entire range of 500-Series graphics cards," Nvidia said.

Gamers using a GeForce GTX 580 should see a 13-percent performance boost in Metro 2033, 8-percent in STALKER: Call of Pripyat, 7-percent in Civilization V, 5-percent in Crysis 2 with the DirectX 11 Ultra Update enabled, and more. GeForce GTX 560 users should see a 11-percent performance jump in STALKER but a mere 7-percent boost in Metro 2033.

To see Nvidia's long list of performance gains, head here.

  • bennaye
    It's too late for Rage now, after that *disastrous* release. But I'm for anything that makes BF3 look even shmexier/perform better.
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  • mayankleoboy1
    New Nvidia Drivers Improve Performance in RAGE, BF3

    Monday Nvidia announced the release of its new GeForce 285.62 WHQL drivers that reportedly offer performance improvements in Battlefield 3, RAGE and Batman: Arkham City.

    Misleading headlines.
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  • de5_Roy
    i wish amd also released driver updates that didn't screw up gaming.
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  • alidan
    lets hope they have web acceleration for battle field 3
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  • andy5174
    we’ve improved performance by up to 11-percent since the release of the GeForce 285.38 beta drivers
    We are much more interested in minimum performance gain in fps.
    Gamers using a GeForce GTX 580 should see a 13-percent performance boost in Metro 2033, 8-percent in STALKER: Call of Pripyat, 7-percent in Civilization V, 5-percent in Crysis 2 with the DirectX 11 Ultra Update enabled, and more. GeForce GTX 560 users should see a 11-percent performance jump in STALKER but a mere 7-percent boost in Metro 2033.
    What about the most popular cards, such as, GTX 460?

    Please provide useful information when you were to announce such a performance improvement, nVidia.
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  • jdwii
    Not bad i'm some what proud of Nvidia for fixing a issue in a game that people don't really talk about anymore.(halo 2)
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  • beavermml
    1st month = metro 2033 25fps
    2nd month ( +10% perfomance ) = metro 2033 27fps
    3rd month ( +10% perfomance ) = metro 29-30fps
    and so on....


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  • Only a day after AMD!
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  • razor512
    It would be great if tomshardware could do a test of the newer drivers using a GTX 560, GTX 460, GTX 260, and GTX 9800

    The focus of the test will be to see if performance boost listed for newer cards will also translate to performance boost for older cards.

    This information currently is non existent or very hard to find.
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  • ojas
    their servers were down last night...must have been overloaded by so many ppl wanting to play BF3...(like me)...
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