There's a new set of beta GeForce drivers up for grabs—although, by the look of it, only folks who intend to play the latest Tom Clancy game should bother.
Nvidia says this 326.80 beta release "offers the best gaming experience" for Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist. (The game came out earlier this morning in North America.) Other than that, the company brands the 326.80 beta release as a "recommended driver update for the Windows 8.1 Preview," and it suggests that users can expect the same performance tweaks as in previous GeForce R326 drivers.
This is the third set of GeForce R326 betas to come out over the past month or so. In July, the 326.19 betas added SLI profiles and purportedly increased performance by up to 19% for GeForce 400-series and newer cards. Less than two weeks later, the 326.41 beta release introduced support for Nvidia's Shield handheld.
You'll find today's 326.80 beta drivers here for 64-bit versions of Windows 8, 7, and Vista, and here in for 32-bit versions of those OSes. Flavors of the drivers compatible with Windows XP or laptops can found through Nvidia's beta driver download page. (Thanks to TR reader SH SOTN for the heads up.)
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