On the cusp of an open multiplayer beta for Crytek's maximally lustrous Crysis 3, Nvidia released an early version of its GeForce 313.95 drivers today. The GPU giant claims the drivers boost SLI performance for Crysis 3 by up to 35 percent in addition to other "sizeable SLI and single-GPU performance gains" in games such as Assassin's Creed III and Far Cry 3.
It might be a good idea to check that you're running the latest batch of Nvidia drivers. The full version of the GeForce 310.70 WHQL set are available now, and it sounds like they'll add a fair few extra frames per second to some of this year's biggest games. Nvidia say they'll boost Far Cry 3 by 37%, Black Ops 2 by 26% at max settings, add an extra 17% to Assassin's Creed 3 performance (compared to a pre-release version, mind) and deliver smaller increases to Battlefield 3 and Skyrim.
GeForce Experience is an application that recommends the optimal settings for any game in its database for your exact configuration of hardware. I’ve been chasing Nvidia for months trying to secure access and finally the closed beta has arrived.
It only works on Nvidia graphics drivers, and only then with the cards from the 400 series Fermi-based cards onwards. But it does take into account your motherboard, CPU and memory settings too. It’s an incredibly simple-to-use bit of kit and I think it could become an essential part of any GeForce gamer's software suites.
As is its wont Nvidia has released a new set of beta graphics drivers, hot on the heels of the 310.33 release a couple of weeks back. This is being called an "essential upgrade for all GeForce GTX gamers". Compared with the current WHQL certified drivers the 310.54 release is boasting up to a 26% frame rate boost for anyone playing the just-released Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 or the still-waiting Assassin’s Creed 3.
Nvidia's latest beta driver drop offers performance upgrades and extra features for Guild Wars 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Mechwarrior Online and more. The beta drivers should deliver silkier frame rates and advanced ambient occlusion shadowing options in the Nvidia control panel and provide extra support for dual-card set ups.