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NVIDIA GeForce 301.42 WHQL driver is out

Posted on Tuesday, May 22 2012 @ 22:20:21 CEST by

NVIDIA has published the GeForce 301.42 WHQL driver, claiming it boosts Skyrim performance by as much as 20 percent. Full details at NVIDIA.
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.

  • NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync - dynamically enables vertical sync based on your current frame rates for the smoothest gaming experience. Adaptive VSync is supported on all GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.

  • NVIDIA Frame Rate Target - dynamically adjusts frame rate to a user specified target. Support for this feature is enabled via third party applications via NVAPI.

  • NVIDIA Surround Technology - Adds the following new Surround capabilities.
    - Add in a fourth accessory display with GeForce GTX 600-series to get access to your email, web, or other applications while you game.
    - Maximize an application to a single physical display when in Surround mode (enabled by default).
    - Confine the Windows Taskbar to the center display (enabled by default).
    - Enable bezel peeking - a feature which enables users to temporarily peek behind the monitor bezels using a hotkey (Ctrl + Alt + B). This feature is designed to be used in conjunction with bezel corrected resolutions.
    - Add or remove resolutions from the list of Surround resolutions (only those selected will be available to applications).
    - Full center display acceleration for single wide display modes (center display must be connected to the master GPU).

  • 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
    - Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
    - Risen 2: Dark Waters
    - The Darkness II
    - Battlefield: Bad Company 2
    - Crusader Kings II
    - Max Payne 3
    - Sniper Elite V2
    - Street Fighter X Tekken

  • NVIDIA 3D Vision - Adds or updates the following 3D Vision profiles:
    - All Zombies Must Die! – rated Fair
    - Ghosts 'n Goblins Online – rated Good
    - Oil Rush – rated 3D Vision Ready
    - Postal III – rated Good
    - Rayman Origins – rated Good
    - SevenCore – rated Fair
    - Stacking – rated Good
    - Unigine Heaven Benchmark v3.0 – rated 3D Vision Ready
    - Wargame: European Escalation – rated Good
    - Warp – rated Good
    - Wings of Prey – rated Fair
    - Krater – rated Poor
    - Adam's Venture Episode 1- rated Poor
    - Blacklight: Retribution – rated Poor
    - The Darkness II – updated in-game recommended settings
    - Depth Hunter – updated profile
    - Dirt: Showdown – rated Good
    - Passion Leads Army Benchmark – rated 3D Vision Ready
    - Resident Evil: Operating Raccoon City – Rated Fair
    - rFactor 2 – changed rating to 3D Vision Ready
    - Trackmania 2: Canyon – rated Fair
    - Unigine 3.0 Heaven Benchmark – updated profile
    - World of Tanks – changed rating to Excellent.



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