Nvidia ForceWare GeForce 310.54 Drivers Offer Performance Boost For Black Ops 2 and Assassin’s Creed 3

Activision’s anticipated FPS, Black Ops 2, is about to get released and PC gamers can properly prepare their machines – prior to the game’s launch – as Nvidia has released a new set of beta GeForce drivers for its GPUs. According to its release notes, the GeForce 310.54 offers huge performance boosts for Black Ops 2 and Assassin’s Creed 3. In addition, a number of SLI profiles have been updated, and we are happy to report that Primal Carnage has finally gotten an official SLI profile.
Those interested can download the new drivers from here.
Here are the official release notes for GeForce 310.54 Beta:
Performance Boost – Increases performance for GeForce 400/500/600 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 306.97 WHQL drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
GeForce GTX 680:
Up to 26% in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Up to 16% in Battlefield 3
Up to 18% in Assassin’s Creed III
Up to 9% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Up to 6% in Medal of Honor: Warfighter
Up to 6% in StarCraft II
Up to 6% in Dragon Age II
Up to 6% in Batman: Arkham City
Up to 5% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
GeForce GTX 660:
Up to 24% in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Up to 10% in Battlefield 3
Up to 7% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Up to 5% in Dragon Age II
Up to 5% in Assassin’s Creed III
Up to 4% in Batman: Arkham City
Up to 4% in Medal of Honor: Warfighter
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 – added SLI profile
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad – updated SLI profile
Hawken – added SLI profile
Hitman: Absolution – added SLI profile
Natural Selection 2 – added SLI profile
Primal Carnage – added SLI profile
NVIDIA 3D Vision – Adds or updates the following 3D Vision profiles (new in 310.33):
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 3D Vision – Adds or updates the following 3D Vision profiles (new in 310.54):
007 Legends rated Fair
The Amazing Spider-Man rated Not Recommended
Bunch of Heroes rated Good
CABAL2 rated Good
Euro Truck Simulator 2 rated Excellent
Hawken rated 3D Vision Ready
Lucius rated Fair
Mabinogi Heroes rated Fair
Medal of Honor: Warfighter rated Fair
Metro: Last Light rated Good
NBA 2K13 rated Good
Novlum Demes Editor rated Excellent
Of Orcs and Men rated Fair
Painkiller: Hell & Damnation rated Fair
Planetside 2 rated Not Recommended
Prepar3D rated Good
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 rated Poor
Unmechanical rated Good
War of the Roses rated Fair
World Rally Championship 3 rated Good
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
Installs PhysX System Software 9.12.1031. This version fixes a bug that caused some applications including Unreal Tournament III, Trine, and Metro 2033 not to launch.
Installs HD Audio v1.3.18.0.
Supports OpenGL 4.3 for GeForce 400-series and later GPUs.
Supports DisplayPort 1.2 for GeForce GTX 600 series 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.

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