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NVIDIA GeForce 301.24 beta driver promises big performance gains

Posted on Tuesday, April 10 2012 @ 15:23:31 CEST by


NVIDIA published GeForce 301.24, a new beta driver that promises big performance gains for GeForce 400 and 500 series graphics cards. You can download the driver over here. On the company's blog, NVIDIA says GeForce users can expect performance gains of up to 23 percent in specific cases and in specific games. There are no performance boosts for GeForce GTX 680 users, they already got the performance improvements as part of the 301.10 driver.
New in R300 Drivers:
  • New GPU Support – Adds support for the new GeForce GTX 680, the fastest, most efficient GPU ever built. Explore GeForce GTX 680 and its new SMX architecture on GeForce.com.

  • Performance Boost – Increases performance for GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 296.10 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:

    GeForce GTX 570/580:
  • Up to 23% in Just Cause 2 with SLI
  • Up to 21% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Up to 17% in StarCraft II with SLI
  • Up to 14% in Far Cry 2 with SLI
  • Up to 9% in Bulletstorm
  • Up to 7% in Civilization V
  • Up to 6% in Deus Ex: Human Revolution with SLI
  • Up to 6% in Dragon Age 2 with SLI
  • Up to 5% in Metro 2033 with SLI
  • Up to 5% in Total War: Shogun 2

    GeForce GTX 560/560 Ti:
  • Up to 20% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Up to 15% in Just Cause 2 with SLI
  • Up to 13% in Far Cry 2 with SLI
  • Up to 12% in Bulletstorm
  • Up to 11% in Civilization V
  • Up to 10% in StarCraft II with SLI
  • Up to 9% in Batman: Arkham City
  • Up to 4% in Deus Ex: Human Revolution with SLI
  • Up to 4% in Dragon Age 2 with SLI
  • Up to 4% in Metro 2033 with SLI
  • Up to 4% in Total War: Shogun 2

    NVIDIA FXAA Technology – shader-based anti-aliasing technology available from the NVIDIA Control Panel that enables ultra-fast anti-aliasing in hundreds of PC games. FXAA delivers similar quality to 4x multi-sample antialiasing (MSAA) but is up to 60% faster, enabling substantially higher performance in games. FXAA is supported on all GeForce 8-series and later GPUs. Note: This feature is disabled for games that already have built-in support for FXAA. Visit GeForce.com to learn more.

    NVIDIA SLI Technology – Adds or updates the following SLI profiles:
  • Alan Wake
  • Call of Juarez: The Cartel
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link
  • Left 4 Dead
  • Orcs Must Die!
  • Portal 2
  • Risen 2: Dark Waters
  • The Darkness II




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