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 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 v188.8.131.52. 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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