Nvidia GeForce 304.48 Beta Drivers Released; GeForce 400/500/600 Series GPUs Performance Increases

Nvidia has released a new set of beta drivers for its graphics cards. These new drivers come with increased performance for GeForce 400/500/600 Series GPUs. In addition, Nvidia has included new SLI and 3D profiles for most recent games, and we highly recommend them if you’re planning on playing Spec Ops: The Line. So, SLI owners can enjoy updated and new profiles for Spec Ops: The Line, PlanetSide 2, F1 2011, Final Fantasy XIV, Saints Row: The Third, Torchlight II and Tribes: Ascend.
Those interested can download the drivers from here.
Here is the changelog for GeForce 304.48:
New in R304 Drivers:
•Performance Boost – Increases performance for GeForce 400/500/600 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 301.42 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
GeForce GTX 680:
?Up to 18% in Batman: Arkham City
?Up to 15% in Dragon Age II
?Up to 10% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
?Up to 60% in Total War: Shogun 2 (fixes performance issue with latest game patch)
GeForce GTX 560:
?Up to 14% in Batman: Arkham City
?Up to 5% in Battlefield 3 with SLI
?Up to 4% in Dragon Age II
?Up to 8% in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings with SLI
?Up to 7% in Lost Planet 2
•Key Fixes
?Fixes an intermittent vsync stuttering issue with GeForce GTX 600-series GPUs.
?Fixes an issue where some manufacturer’s factory overclocked cards default to and run at lower clocks.
?Fixes a performance issue in Total War: Shogun 2 with the latest game patch.
•NVIDIA SLI Technology – Adds or updates the following SLI profiles:?Spec Ops: The Line
?PlanetSide 2
?F1 2011 – updated profile
?Final Fantasy XIV – updated profile
?Saints Row: The Third – updated profile
?Torchlight II
?Tribes: Ascend
•NVIDIA 3D Vision – Adds or updates the following 3D Vision profiles:?Alan Wake’s American Nightmare – rated Poor?Borderlands 2 – updated profile with new convergence settings?Depth Hunter – updated rating to 3D Vision Ready?Mass Effect 3 – updated in-game compatibility message and profile to be more compatible with community 3D mods?Max Payne 3 – updated rating to Excellent and updated in-game compatibility message to inform users to use DirectX 11, disable MSAA and use SSA0.?Street Fighter X Tekken – rated 3D Vision Ready?Tiger Woods PGA 12: The Masters – rated Good?Tribes: Ascend – rated Fair
?The Walking Dead – rating Good•Other Profile Updates
?Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support for Diablo III
?Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support for L.A. Noire
?Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support for Rayman Origins
?Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support The Secret World
?Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Star Wars: The Old Republic
?Disabled FXAA for several Windows programs like Media Player and Movie Maker.
•NVIDIA Surround
?Surround settings now persisted after new driver overinstall.

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