Nvidia has released a new WHQL driver for its graphics cards. According to the changelog, this new drivers offers performance improvements on GTX 690 (ray tracing fans will be delighted to find out that there is up to 60% faster performance in ray tracing applications), updated SLI and 3D profiles for various games, as well as a security update for the NVIDIA Display Driver service.
Those interested can download the Nvidia GeForce 310.90 WHQL from here.
Here is the complete changelog for this new driver:
New in GeForce 310.90:
•Adds a security update for the NVIDIA Display Driver service (nvvsvc.exe). •Improves performance for GeForce GTX 690: -Up to 19% faster performance in Autodesk 3ds Max when interacting with large models compared to GeForce GTX 480. -Up to 60% faster performance in ray tracing applications such as NVIDIA iray and Chaos V-Ray (subject to the scene fitting into graphics memory) compared to GeForce GTX 480. -Up to 76% faster performance in the 3D extruded ray tracing capability in Adobe After Effects compared to GeForce GTX 480. •Updates SLI profiles for Far Cry 3 and NBA2k13. •Adds new 3D Vision profiles for the following games: -Aliens: Colonial Marines – rated Fair -GT Legends – rated 3D Vision Ready -LEGO: Lord of the Rings – rated Good -Miasmata – rated Good -Pirate101 – rated 3D Vision Ready -Viking: Battle for Asgard – rated Excellent -Warframe – rated Good -Wizard101 – rated 3D Vision Ready
New in GeForce R310 Drivers:
•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 38% in Far Cry 3 -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 6% in Far Cry 3 -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:?Far Cry 3 – updated SLI profile -Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 – updated SLI profile -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: -007 Legends – rated Fair -Assassin’s Creed III – rated Not Recommended -Bloody Good Time – rated Good -Bullet Run – rated Fair -Bunch of Heroes – rated Good -CABAL2 – rated Good -Call of Duty Black Ops 2 – rated Good -Carrier Command: Gaea Mission – rated 3D Vision Ready -Dark Souls – rated Fair -Dishonored – rated Fair -Euro Truck Simulator 2 – rated Excellent -FIFA 13 – rated Good -Hawken – rated 3D Vision Ready -Hitman: Absolution – rated Fair -I Am Alive – rated Fair -Lucius – rated Fair -Mabinogi Heroes – rated Fair -Medal of Honor: Warfighter – rated Fair -Metro: Last Light – rated Good -MLB 2K12 – rated Fair -NBA 2K12 – rated Good -NBA 2K13 – rated Good -Need for Speed: Most Wanted – rated Fair -Of Orcs and Men – rated Fair -Painkiller: Hell & Damnation – rated Fair -Planetside 2 – rated Not Recommended -Prepar3D – rated Good -Sniper Elite V2 – rated Poor -Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 – rated Poor -The Amazing Spider-Man – rated Not Recommended -Tiny Troopers – rated Fair -Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD – rated Good -Total War Battles: SHOGUN – rated Good -Unmechanical – rated Good -War of the Roses rated Fair -World Rally Championship 3 rated Good -XCOM: Enemy Unknown rated Fair •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
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