The Crysis 3 multiplayer beta is scheduled to kick off tomorrow, ahead of the full game's February 19 launch—and wouldn't you know it, Nvidia has churned out a fresh beta driver update for the occasion.
The new GeForce 313.95 beta drivers are meant to boost performance in the upcoming shooter, but that's not all. Nvidia also promises performance increases in a variety of titles compared to this month's GeForce 310.90 WHQL release. Owners of GeForce GTX 670 cards, for instance, can expect the following gains, according to the company:
- Up to 28% in Assassin’s Creed III
- Up to 11% in Civilization V
- Up to 8% in Far Cry 3
- Up to 6% in Just Cause 2
- Up to 5% in Deus Ex: Human Revolution
- Up to 5% in Dirt 3
- Up to 5% in Batman: Arkham City
- Up to 5% in Far Cry 2
- Up to 4% in Call of Duty: Black Ops II
- Up to 3% in Shogun: Total War
- Up to 3% in Stalker: Call of Pripyat
The firm quotes even more substantial gains for the SLI-on-a-stick GeForce GTX 690, including a 65% jump in Crysis 3. Increases for other cards will purportedly "vary depending on your GPU and system configuration," but Nvidia recommends these drivers for anything from the GeForce GTX 560 on up.
Also worth noting: the 313.95 beta update adds SLI profiles for Crysis 3, Warframe, and the freshly released DmC: Devil May Cry. Owners of multi-GPU setups will probably want those.
You can grab the 313.95 beta drivers from Nvidia's Beta and Older Drivers page. Just select your GPU and operating system and mash the big, green Search button. The 313.95 beta release is available for notebook GPUs, as well, so laptop gamers can partake. (Thanks to reader SH SOTN for the heads up.)
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