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Nvidia's 334.89 WHQL Drivers Boost Performance Up to 19%

Nvidia has posted its new GeForce drivers, bringing a number of fixes, new profiles, and of course performance improvements. The driver will work for any modern-day GeForce labelled graphics card. The performance improvements are compared to the previous 332.21 WHQL-certified drivers. Below you'll find a snippet of the release highlights:

GeForce GTX 770/780/TITAN/780Ti:

  • Up to 19% in F1 2013
  • Up to 18% in Sleeping Dogs
  • Up to 16% in Hitman Absolution
  • Up to 15% in Company of Heroes 2
  • Up to 10% in Assassin’s Creed 3
  • Up to 7% in BioShock Infinite
  • Up to 6% in Sniper Elite V2
  • Up to 5% in Total War: Rome 2
  • SLI Technology
  • Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD – created profileAssassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry – created profileDeus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut – created profileThe Crew – created profile

  • 3D Vision
  • Shadow Warrior – rating now “Excellent”The Stanley Parable – rated “Excellent”Walking Dead 2 – rated “Good”World Rally Championship 4 – rated “Good”LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – rated “Good”Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon – rated “Fair”

The driver can be downloaded from Nvidia's website.

  • e_davis677
    How about you title the article, "Nvidia's 334.89 WHQL Drivers Boost Performance for 8 Games." I think that would relate to the article better.
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  • squirrelboy
    How about you title the article, "Nvidia's 334.89 WHQL Drivers Boost Performance for 8 Games." I think that would relate to the article better.
    noooonono, that would make too much sense
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  • venym
    And also need to mention that these improvements are what Nvidia is claiming, not what Tom's is reporting from testing in the title. Like, "Nvidia's 334.89 WHQL Drivers Claim They Boost Performance for 8 Games."
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  • hitman40
    I just want Mount and Blade to be boosted from 200fps to 600fps, and to post a comment at Tomshardware. The second has been accomplished Nvidia, :D
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  • Christopher Shaffer
    Actually it should mention that this driver sucks and you should stay on 332.21. If you take 2 seconds to read the responses on the GeForce.com forums you'll see this driver has improved almost nothing.What sucks is that it actually had a noticeable improvement in G-Sync for BF4 (which isn't formally mentioned) but the FPS dropped.A lot of users are reporting much worse issues such as Surround not working, flickering screens, black screens, etc. This driver doesn't seem to have much to offer and Shadowplay with G-Sync is still screwed.
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  • the_crippler
    Actually it should mention that this driver sucks and you should stay on 332.21.
    I "upgraded" to this driver last night in desperation - I've had nothing but issues with my card for months (flickering, black screens, driver getting blown away every time windows installs updates.) The best "help" their support has been able to give me is to roll back to a driver from last March as this has "been successful for others with my issues."Oh, and they also told me to trouble shoot my Windows update issues by seeing how well in works on Linux.Keep up the great work, Nvidia - you're doing a bang-up job of driving me back to ATI.
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  • thor220
    Actually it should mention that this driver sucks and you should stay on 332.21.
    I "upgraded" to this driver last night in desperation - I've had nothing but issues with my card for months (flickering, black screens, driver getting blown away every time windows installs updates.) The best "help" their support has been able to give me is to roll back to a driver from last March as this has "been successful for others with my issues."Oh, and they also told me to trouble shoot my Windows update issues by seeing how well in works on Linux.Keep up the great work, Nvidia - you're doing a bang-up job of driving me back to ATI.
    Sound like you have a defective card friend. I would return it for a new one.
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  • derekullo
    Damn it WoW just forced me to update graphics drivers yesterday ...
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  • childofthekorn
    So, instead of claiming that the new drivers are great, why doesn't ANYONE point out that the old ones were demonstrably crap?

    Good point. However, I think something to this effect is to be expected with newer hardware. Its not an exact science to optimize drivers for individual games. I'm glad to see they're keeping up with their support.
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  • childofthekorn
    12717321 said:
    Actually it should mention that this driver sucks and you should stay on 332.21.
    I "upgraded" to this driver last night in desperation - I've had nothing but issues with my card for months (flickering, black screens, driver getting blown away every time windows installs updates.) The best "help" their support has been able to give me is to roll back to a driver from last March as this has "been successful for others with my issues."Oh, and they also told me to trouble shoot my Windows update issues by seeing how well in works on Linux.Keep up the great work, Nvidia - you're doing a bang-up job of driving me back to ATI.

    I agree with Thor220. I had the same types of issues with an AMD APU, I thought it was just underpowered but when contacting support it turned out to be a defective product. When I had the laptop replaced (covered by warranty) it worked flawlessly, within its own limits. I'd recommend checking with the manufacturer to have it replaced. If warranty has already expired you may be able to escalate through support to get someone with authority to acknowledge its defective and still honor the defective product, but no guarantees. Best of luck.
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