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mrwolf
10-24-2012, 10:10 AM
Hey guys, just saw this latest release is out. Its suppose to bring some big improvements :D
Let me know how it performs, I'm gna install this as soon as I get home..

http://wccftech.com/nvidia-brings-performance-improvement-geforce-gpus-geforce-310-33-beta-driver/

Zygomorphic
10-24-2012, 10:14 AM
Good heads up! I'll install this pretty soon.

cheek
10-24-2012, 11:30 AM
15% increase in performance!

GeForce GTX 660:
- Up to 6% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Up to 3% in Batman: Arkham City
- Up to 4% in Dragon Age II

mrwolf
10-24-2012, 01:14 PM
:D It does state somewhere on the website that kepler based cards are greatly effected. I hope there are some improvements for the old 670 too. Can anyone confirm performance for the GTX 670 with this driver..?

Forgottenbhs
10-24-2012, 01:21 PM
Noticed about a 4fps gain in World of Warcraft with the same settings, MW3 still sucks but that's because it's a console port.

cl-scott
10-24-2012, 05:04 PM
15% increase in performance!

GeForce GTX 660:
- Up to 6% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Up to 3% in Batman: Arkham City
- Up to 4% in Dragon Age II

Now granted I'm not the world's foremost expert on math, being I have a kind of dyslexia that causes me to mix up numbers instead of letters, but 6 + 3 + 4 = 13 and 13 != 15. :p

cheek
10-24-2012, 05:19 PM
i guess it means this driver can have up to possible but not certain 15% percent gain in certain 600 series model on certain games using certain benchmark test.

http://dyslexicfonts.com/

Woots
10-24-2012, 06:37 PM
Here is a link to these Beta drivers on nvidia site... for the mobile chipset

http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook-win8-win7-winvista-64bit-310.33-beta-driver.html

Here are the release notes:



New in R310 Drivers:



Performance Boost – Increases performance for GeForce 400/500/600 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 306.97 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:



GeForce GTX 680:

Up to 11% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Up to 6% in StarCraft II
Up to 6% in Batman: Arkham City

GeForce GTX 660:

Up to 6% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Up to 3% in Batman: Arkham City
Up to 4% in Dragon Age II





NVIDIA 3D Vision – Adds or updates the following 3D Vision profiles:

Assassin's Creed III rated Not Recommended
Bloody Good Time rated Good
Bullet Run rated Fair
Call of Duty Black Ops 2 rated Good
Carrier Command: Gaea Mission rated 3D Vision Ready
Dark Souls rated Fair
Dishonored rated Fair
FIFA 13 rated Good
Hitman: Absolution rated Fair
I Am Alive rated Fair
MLB 2K12 rated Fair
NBA 2K12 rated Good
Need for Speed: Most Wanted rated Fair
Sniper Elite V2 rated Poor
Tiny Troopers rated Fair
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD rated Good
Total War Battles: SHOGUN rated Good
XCOM: Enemy Unknown rated Fair





NVIDIA SLI Technology – Adds or updates the following SLI profiles:

Dirt: Showdown – updated SLI profile
Dota 2 - updated SLI profile
Dou Zhan Shen – updated SLI profile
F1 2012 - added SLI profile
FIFA 13 – sdded SLI profile
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad – updated SLI profile





Other Profile Updates

Updated NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Counter-strike: Global Offensive
Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Cross Fire
Updated NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Darksides 2
Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Dragon Nest
Updated NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Guild Wars 2
Updated NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Mechwarrrior Online
Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Meng San Guo





NVIDIA CUDA

Includes support for applications built using CUDA 5 or earlier version of the CUDA Toolkit. More information at http://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-toolkit



Additional Details


Installs PhysX System Software v9.12.0904.
Installs HD Audio v1.3.18.0.
Supports OpenGL 4.3 for GeForce 400-series and later GPUs.

Supports multiple languages and APIs for GPU computing: CUDA C, CUDA C++, CUDA Fortran, OpenCL, DirectCompute, and Microsoft C++ AMP.

Woots
10-24-2012, 09:02 PM
Ok so far I have tested these drivers (and the newest Physx) that came with it on some newer games.

Medal of Honor Warfighter (just came out) ... I can notice a slight improvement in this game considering I had graphics maxed out.. i get less lag in heavier scenes.

Borderlands 2... still runs smooth... I would have to test the frame rate to notice improvements.

I need to load up Skyrim since this update seems targeted to improve that game.

UPDATE:

Just loaded up a few more games and these run smooth too.

XCOM Enemy Unknown & Darksiders II

Zygomorphic
10-25-2012, 01:07 AM
Latest LINUX 64-bit drivers: 304.60
http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/50196
Beta LINUX 64-bit drivers: 310.14
http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/50101

Just thought I'd throw these in! :)

KiwiG75
10-25-2012, 03:29 AM
NVIDIA INSTALLER CANNOT CONTINUE
This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware.

I have the 670M.

What is the trick to get around this?

KiwiG75
10-25-2012, 03:54 AM
I just downloaded the notebook version now.. I'll see if this installs.

Fanty
10-25-2012, 04:25 AM
I have 670M and it works. I however downloaded the "international" Version from the German NVidia Site by asking for "Beta" drivers.
But I dont dare to claim improvements in WOW. Its hard to compare if you cant switch back and forth in the very same situation.
http://www.nvidia.de/object/notebook-win8-win7-winvista-64bit-310.33-beta-driver-de.html

The page says "German", the file is named "International". (but no garantee that it really installs in your OS language ;) )

KiwiG75
10-25-2012, 04:37 AM
I haven't had a chance to test it in a game, but it seems stable enough during general use so far.

Woots
10-25-2012, 04:42 AM
NVIDIA INSTALLER CANNOT CONTINUE
This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware.

I have the 670M.

What is the trick to get around this?

Sometimes cookies can mess with the link

go to this site

http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx?psid=72&pfid=518&osid=19&lid=1&whql=&lang=en-us

manually select "600M Series (Notebooks)" (not regular) .. from the "Product Series" drop down box.

Then from product: 670m

click search.. and download latest beta.

The mobile drivers for these cards are different from their PC counterpart drivers so they will not permit installation.

SgtPepper
10-25-2012, 08:14 AM
I see this is a beta update, how long does it usually take for these to become official?

bignazpwns
10-25-2012, 10:00 AM
D# and World of Warcraft took a frame hit with these. B3 is about the same as well as a few other games. Far as i can see runs just like the older drivers i can but on some games i lost about 10-20fps. I'll pass on these

Zygomorphic
10-25-2012, 10:14 AM
LINUX 64-bit stable isn't really an improvement...then again, I don't game. :p They install fine in Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit. You just have to kill the X server first:
"sudo service lightdm stop"

Then make the downloaded file executable:
"chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-304.60.run"
Run it:
"./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-304.60.run"

Follow onscreen instructions.

mrwolf
10-25-2012, 10:44 AM
I havnt noticed much of a difference with this driver to be honest. Like 4-5 fps boost is some cases but normally most games I tried last night (planetside2, max Payne 3 and drift 3) performed pretty much the same. Stable driver