Nvidia released today a new beta driver set for their GPUs. The biggest feature of these new beta drivers is Battlefield 3’s huge performance gains as according to the release notes, they offer up to 38% increase on GeForce GTX 570 at 2650×1600 and under the DX11 API. Moreover, the ForceWare 258.38 sport updated SLI profiles for Battlefield 3, Dead Island, Diablo III, Dragon Age 2, Need for Speed: The Run, and Saints Row: The Third.
-Increases performance in Battlefield 3 by up to 38 per cent – performance measured vs. GeForce 285.27 driver on GeForce GTX 570 at 2650×1600 (DX11)
-Improves overall stability and image quality in Battlefield 3.
-Added or updated SLI profiles for Battlefield 3, Dead Island, Diablo III, Dragon Age 2, Need for Speed: The Run, and Saints Row: The Third.
-Fixed a performance regression in 285.27 beta running Crysis 2 (DirectX 9).
-Supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500-series desktop GPUs as well as ION desktop GPUs.
-Installs PhysX System Software to version 9.11.06.21.
-Installs HD Audio driver to version 188.8.131.52.
-Supports OpenGL 4.2 for GeForce 400 series and 500 series GPUs and OpenGL 3.3 for GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
Supports multiple languages and APIs for GPU computing: CUDA C, CUDA C++, CUDA Fortran, OpenCL, DirectCompute, and Microsoft C++ AMP.
-Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, DirectX 11, and OpenGL, including 3-way SLI, Quad SLI, and SLI support on SLI-certified Intel and AMD motherboards.
-Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.
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