Nvidia GeForce 331.82 WHQL Drivers Released, Optimized For NFS: Rivals & AC4

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Nvidia has released a new set of drivers for its graphics cards. According to its key notes, the Nvidia GeForce 331.82 WHQL driver ensures players will have the best possible gaming experience in Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag and Need for Speed: Rivals. In addition, this new driver features various improvements for other triple-A games such as Metro: Last Light and Battlefield 4.

Those interested can download these new drivers from here.

And here is the changelog for the GeForce 331.82 WHQL:

Release Summary

This 331.82 Game Ready WHQL driver ensures you’ll have the best possible gaming experience in Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag and Need for Speed: Rivals. These Game Ready drivers will also provide performance enhancements in a wide variety of different games. When running at 4K resolutions, SLI performance increases by as much as 50% in key titles like Metro: Last Light, Crysis 3, and Battlefield 4.

In addition, the new 331.65 Game Ready driver is bundled with GeForce Experience v1.7.1 which includes support for two highly-anticipated new technologies. NVIDIA GameStream™ provides end users with the ability to stream PC games from their GeForce GTX-equipped PC directly to a SHIELD device. This update also introduces the Beta version of GeForce ShadowPlay™, an innovated new game capture tool with exceptional features and performance.

New in GeForce R331 Drivers

Performance Boost – Increases performance by up to 50% for GeForce 400/500/600/700 series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 327.23 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration. Here is one example of measured gains:

GeForce GTX 770/780/TITAN/780Ti:
-Up to 50% in Metro: Last Light
-Up to 26% in Crysis 3
-Up to 18% in Battlefield 4
SLI Technology
-Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag – updated profile
-Path of Exile – added profile
-Natural Selection – updated profile
3D Vision
-Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag – “Good”
Gaming Technology
-Enables GeForce ShadowPlay™ technology
-Call of Duty: Ghosts – added TXAA support (disabled FXAA)
-Enables NVIDIA GameStream™ technology

Additional Details

-Installs new PhysX System Software 9.13.0725.
-Installs HD Audio v1.3.26.4
-GeForce Experience 1.7.1 (v9.3.21.0)
-Includes support for applications built using CUDA 5.5 or earlier version of the CUDA Toolkit.
-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.