Nvidia introduced a couple of new graphics cards earlier this morning, and it's rounded things out with a fresh graphics driver release. Numbered 334.89—and blessed with certification from Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs—today's driver update includes some performance improvements and a handful of new SLI and 3D Vision profiles.
According to Nvidia, the 334.89 WHQL drivers can boost performance by as much as 19% on GeForce 400-series and newer cards compared to last month's 332.21 WHQL release. The company quotes the following gains as examples. (These pertain to the GeForce 770, 780, 780 Ti, and Titan.)
- Up to 19% in F1 2013
- Up to 18% in Sleeping Dogs
- Up to 16% in Hitman Absolution
- Up to 15% in Company of Heroes 2
- Up to 10% in Assassin's Creed 3
- Up to 7% in BioShock Infinite
- Up to 6% in Sniper Elite V2
- Up to 5% in Total War: Rome 2
As always, these are likely best-case scenarios—so, you know, don't get your hopes up too high.
The 334.89 WHQL drivers also include new SLI profiles for Assassin's Creed Liberation HD, Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry, Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut, and The Crew. On top of that, Nvidia has added 3D Vision profiles for Shadow Warrior, The Stanley Parable, Walking Dead 2, World Rally Championship 4, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, and Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon.
You can grab the 334.89 WHQL drivers drivers now for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 8.1, 8, 7, and Vista. If you're looking for Windows XP or notebook-friendly drivers, head here. Finally, detailed release notes for these drivers can be found here in PDF format. (Thanks to TR reader SH SOTN for the tip.)
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