Nvidia Releases New Battlefield 3, Skyrim Beta Drivers

If you like to live on the bleeding edge of Nvidia driver freshness, then you will be happy to know that the GeForce R285 beta driver is now available with even more optimizations for Battlefield 3. Nvidia also promises that it adds SLI and 3D Vision profiles for Skyrim and other new titles.

Here's the full list of new features in version 285.79

  • Includes several bug fixes and performance improvements for Battlefield 3:Fixes cases of irregular performance (stuttering) primarily seen on DirectX 10 GPUs. The fix improves the performance of both DX10 and DX11 GPUs.Fixes shadow map corruption seen with DirectX 10 GPUs.Fixes cases of black corruption lines/triangles with DirectX 10 GPUs.
  • Fixes black screen during playback using Windows Media Center.
  • Added or updated SLI profiles for the following games:
  • Aion v3.0Anno 2070Assassins Creed: RevelationsBastionNeed for Speed: The RunPayday: The HeistThe Adventures of TintinThe Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Added or updated the following 3D Vision game profiles:
  • Airline Tycoon 2 – Rated FairAssassin's Creed: Revelations – Rated GoodBatman: Arkham City – Updated Rating To 3D Vision ReadyDeus Ex: Human Revolution – Rated ExcellentThe Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Rated ExcellentFIFA 12 – Rated GoodHard Reset – Updated Rating To 3D Vision ReadyinMomentum – Rated FairThe Lord of the Rings: War In The North – Rated GoodSmash Cars – Rated FairTwo Worlds II: Castle Defense – Rated GoodZombie Driver – Rated ExcellentClick here to download the GeForce 285.79 beta drivers.
Marcus Yam
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.
  • pwnorbpwnd
    Now to wait for the AMD Catalyst Beta drivers......
  • Now you need to go back and re benchmark all the nvidia cards in your BF3 performance round up.
    So when are they going to fix the Firefox crash caused by 285.62? That's all I care about, so I can play BF3.
  • jackbling
    stm1185Now you need to go back and re benchmark all the nvidia cards in your BF3 performance round up.
    lol you know Chris Angelini wants to cry a little.

    As much as I love BF3, skyrim will be the reason I am tired over the next month(years? infinite quests)
  • Swolern
    I love Nvidia!!! I will never buy another ATI card again.....
  • fanboy alert ^^
  • nicodemus_mm
    SwolernI love Nvidia!!! I will never buy another ATI card again.....
    Good point... since they're branded AMD now.
  • amk-aka-Phantom
    To hell with this - not updating to beta. The last stable driver gave weird behaviour of temps after startup, so definitely not touching beta.
  • darkchazz
    This driver does nothing for skyrim...
    I'm getting performance issues, the frame rate drops alot from 60 to 40-50 and the gpu usage is between 50% and 80%

    Other than that the game is AMAZING :D

    I'm using a phenom II 955 3.8ghz oc + gtx560ti oc @ 1080p maxed
  • Manos
    Thank god to those drivers. I'll give them a try when I get back home causer im at work now. Im playing right now MW3 from work cause I HAVE TO since we are still using XP here :/

    I recieved my MW3 copy today and I have to admit I didnt expect BF3 to be so damn good that MW3 now feels so damn lame :(