NVIDIA GeForce 337.50 beta wonder driver promises big performance gains

Posted on Monday, Apr 07 2014 @ 12:54 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Later today we'll see the arrival of NVIDIA's GeForce 337.50 beta driver, this new release is NVIDIA's answer to AMD's Mantle. We'll have to wait for some reviews to verify if what NVIDIA claims is true but what the GPU maker claims is very promising. Thanks to some big driver changes NVIDIA managed to significantly reduce CPU overhead in the most important API calls in DirectX 11.2. The result is that you can expect big gains in performance in a very wide range of games. Not a lot of details were revealed but it seems NVIDIA managed to mimick AMD's Mantle without having to create an entirely new API.
What’s interesting is that we already have a change-log, which summarizes performance gains in selected titles.

GeForce GTX 700 Series (Single GPU):
  • Up to 64% in Total War: Rome II
  • Up to 25% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Up to 23% in Sleeping Dogs
  • Up to 21% in Star Swarm
  • Up to 15% in Batman: Arkham Origins
  • Up to 10% in Metro: Last Light
  • Up to 8% in Hitman Absolution
  • Up to 7% in Sniper Elite V2
  • Up to 6% in Tomb Raider
  • Up to 6% in F1 2013

    GeForce GTX 700 Series (SLI):
  • Up to 71% in Total War: Rome II
  • Up to 53% in Sniper Elite V2
  • Up to 45% in Aliens vs. Predator
  • Up to 31% in Sleeping Dogs
  • Up to 20% in CoD: Black Ops 2
  • Up to 10% in Hitman Absolution
  • Up to 9% in F1 2013
  • Up to 7% in Far Cry 3
  • Up to 6% in Metro: Last Light
  • Up to 6% in Batman: Arkham Origins
  • Source: VideoCardz

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