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Nvidia Releases GeForce 331.58 WHQL Drivers

Nvidia today announced the release of its GeForce 331.58 WHQL driver. Nvidia is calling this an essential update for all GeForce GTX users, as it's the Game Ready update for Batman: Arkham Origins and Battlefield 4, two major games of the upcoming season. Nvidia also promises increased performance in DiRT Showdown (up to 11 percent), Metro: Last Light (up to 9 percent), Sleeping Dogs (up to 8 percent) and Sniper Elite V2 (up to 13 percent).

Check all the details below:

Release Summary

This Game Ready WHQL driver ensures you’ll have the best possible gaming experience in Batman: Arkham Origins and Battlefield 4. GeForce Game Ready drivers also provide performance increases for a variety of different games.

New in GeForce R331 Drivers

  • Performance Boost – Increases performance by up to 13% for GeForce 400/500/600/700 series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 327.23 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration. Here is one example of measured gains:

GeForce GTX 770/780/TITAN:

  • Up to 11% in Dirt: Showdown
  • Up to 9% in Metro: Last Light
  • Up to 8% in Sleeping Dogs
  • Up to 13% in Sniper Elite V2
  • SLI Technology
  • Batman: Arkham Origins – updated profileBattlefield 4 – updated profileShadow Warrior – added DX9 profileWar of the Vikings – added DX11 profileDragon Sword - updated DX9 profileGRID 2 - updated DX11 profileEuro Truck Simulator 2 - updated profile
  • Gaming Technology
  • Civilization 5 – added HBAO+;
  • 4K Displays
  • Adds support for 4K Surround

Additional Details

  • Installs new PhysX System Software 9.13.0725.
  • Installs HD Audio v1.3.26.4
  • Installs GeForce Experience v8.3.23.1
  • Includes support for applications built using CUDA 5.5 or earlier version of the CUDA Toolkit.  More information at http://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-toolkit
  • Supports OpenGL 4.3 for GeForce 400-series and later GPUs.
  • Supports DisplayPort 1.2 for GeForce GTX 600 series GPUs.
  • Supports multiple languages and APIs for GPU computing: CUDA C, CUDA C++, CUDA Fortran, OpenCL, DirectCompute, and Microsoft C++ AMP.
  • Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, DirectX 11, and OpenGL, including 3-way SLI, Quad SLI, and SLI support on SLI-certified Intel and AMD motherboards.

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  • ubercake
    Again... No mention of ShadowPlay with this driver release... It's past October 21...

    Where my ShadowPlay at!?
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  • expl0itfinder
    Don't rush it nVidia...we want quality, not quantity.
    Reply
  • CaedenV
    I wonder what "4K surround" is... tripple head 4K? that would be ridiculous but awesome.
    Reply
  • clonazepam
    4K Surround... now that'd be interesting. I'd be squinting to the left, right, and center... til I got it set up. Be a thing of beauty that I'll only see in my dreams.
    Reply
  • bryonhowley
    Well at least these drivers do not flip out with 2D Surround. With the last version I tried on Windows 8.1 the taskbar would flip out on me and I could not get it to work correctly on my center monitor. That said the rest of the problems that have been there as far as Windows 8 is still there but these are at least workable.
    Reply
  • shin0bi272
    It would be really helpful if youd include a link to the drivers on the article.
    Reply
  • renz496
    11769901 said:
    Again... No mention of ShadowPlay with this driver release... It's past October 21...

    Where my ShadowPlay at!?

    it will launch on October 28 as beta. honestly i don't know where tom's got that 21st date. i watch the stream for TWIMTBP event at Montreal and during presentation JHH clearly mention 28 october launch date for shadow play.

    http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/geforce-shadowplay-beta-available-october-28
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  • ubercake
    11770532 said:

    it will launch on October 28 as beta. honestly i don't know where tom's got that 21st date. i watch the stream for TWIMTBP event at Montreal and during presentation JHH clearly mention 28 october launch date for shadow play.

    http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/geforce-shadowplay-beta-available-october-28

    Ah. Good to know. Thanks.
    Reply
  • John Bauer
    Yeah, alright... I'm sure people know that Nvidia's drivers are bad for old gpus... including my poor 660ti.. I haven't been able to play GTA IV since the 314.22 driver, which is why I'm running it again...
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  • mr grim
    Same here, any driver after 314.22 has caused problems for me with my GTX580, the last BETA driver for BF4 was the worst, the PC just went blank and turned off while it was just sitting idle on the desktop for an hour, it it wouldn't even detect my card till I powered off the PSU.

    314.22 runs rock solid though, looks like I will be sticking with it till I get my next card, maybe I will consider AMD next time but probably not, I only buy NVIDIA and love there cards but I wish they would fix their drivers.
    Reply