You know the drill. Nvidia has cranked out some new GeForce drivers. These latest ones are WHQL-certified, which means they've gotten the nod from Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (and thus won't make your computer catch on fire). You can download them here from Nvidia's GeForce.com website.
What's new this time?
Well, compared to the last beta release, the new GeForce 314.07 WHQL drivers include further optimizations for Crysis 3. Nvidia quotes an increase of "up to 5%" with a GeForce GTX 680 running the game at 1080p with "high" settings. Also, folks who were still running the last WHQL driver (310.90) can look forward to sizable performance gains in a number of titles—Assassin's Creed III, Battlefield 3, Civilization V, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, DiRT 3, and Just Cause 2, to name a few.
Since Nvidia quotes different increases for different cards, configurations, and multi-GPU arrangements, you'll probably want to check out either the release notes (PDF) or the corresponding blog post on GeForce.com for actual numbers. The latter includes handy GPU-specific graphs covering everything from the GeForce GTX 660 to the GeForce GTX 690, as well as SLI configs. Just keep in mind that the increases are reported in frames per second, which don't always correspond to actual in-game smoothness. But hey, if you're reading TR, you probably knew that.
(Thanks to reader SH SOTN for the heads up.)
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