Far Cry 3 is due out tomorrow in Europe and next Tuesday here in North America, and Nvidia has churned out a fresh driver update for the occasion. Owners of GeForce graphics cards can download these new 310.64 beta drivers right here from Nvidia's website.
According to the company, substantial performance optimizations for Far Cry 3 are in store. Nvidia claims it measured gains of as much as 38% on a GeForce GTX 680 compared to the 310.54 beta release, which came out a couple of weeks ago. That release introduced optimizations for another holiday release, Hitman: Absolution. Otherwise, that seems to be it as far as changes and improvements go.
The 310.64 betas have all of the same goodies and optimizations as previous members of the R310 driver seriees, including potentially meaty performance increases in games like Black Ops 2 and Assassin's Creed III. You can see a full list of the tweaks, changes, and optimizations on the driver download page (like the one here for 64-bit versions of Windows 8, 7, and Vista.) Thanks to TR reader Chris for the heads up on these drivers.
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