NVIDIA cooked up the GeForce 290.53 beta driver, you can download it over here. This release promises up to 25 percent more performance in Skyrim.
Release Notes In Full
Optimizations For The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Increases performance by up to 25% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim vs. 290.36 drivers (measured with GeForce GTX 560 at 19x10 Ultra – Indoor Scene). Results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and in-game location.
Updates the NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to a higher performance profile.
Added new 3D Vision laser sight /crosshair options to better match Skyrim crosshairs.
Adds the following SLI profiles:
WRC 2: FIA World Rally Championship 2011
Added or updated the following 3D Vision game profiles:
The Adventures Of Tintin: The Game – Rated 3D Vision Ready
Ignite – Rated Good
Orcs Must Die! – Rated Good
PT Boats: Knights Of The Sea – Rated Good
PT Boats: South Gambit – Rated Good
Stronghold 3 – Rated Good
Trine 2 – Rated 3D Vision Ready
Key Bug Fixes
Fixes some random instances of triangular artifacts when playing Battlefield 3 (fix is now enabled for GeForce 400 and 500 series GPUs).
Fixes a default panel resolution-timing bug in 290.36.