WHQL-certified 285.62 GeForce drivers primed for BF3

Battlefield 3 is almost upon us, and PC gamers everywhere are priming their systems for its release. GeForce owners will want to grab the latest 285.62 graphics drivers from Nvidia. This WHQL-certified release contains “several performance and compatibility enhancements” related to the new Battlefield game, including all the goodness from the beta 285.27 and 285.38 drivers. Nvidia claims frame rates are up as much as 11% on the GeForce GTX 560. Modest performance gains are also on the menu for a number of other titles.

Speaking of other games, Battlefield isn’t the only fresh face. The 285.62 drivers are also recommended for Rage and Batman: Arkham City. The new Batman game isn’t due out on the PC until November 15, and I suspect it’ll take advantage of the updated 9.11.06.21 PhysX software bundled with the latest GeForce drivers.

If funky 3D goggles are your thing, the new WHQL drivers add 3D Vision profiles for more than a dozen games, including Battlefield 3. A number of new SLI profiles have been added, as well. The official release notes (PDF) have more details if you’re curious. You can grab the drivers on this page of GeForce.com.

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    • dashbarron
    • 8 years ago

    The most crippling thing about this game so far is the slow/buggy/horrific browser interface.

      • travbrad
      • 8 years ago

      Yep I’ve been saying this since beta and everyone said “it’s just a beta”, but it’s as buggy now as it was then. You can’t even join a CO-OP game with a friend right now (only random pubbies). How fail is that?

    • CasbahBoy
    • 8 years ago

    It actually is already upon us! The Origin release date checker is easily bypassed by using a proxy, so the floodgates have been open since this AM Eastern time!

    We’re hearing word that EA just gave up and changed the release date to today, so most people in the US might be able to activate their preloaded Origin copies right now without doing anything special.

      • JohnC
      • 8 years ago

      yea, I got the EA’s email, but the release date checker still shows tomorrow’s date… oh well, I can wait few more hours, I have plenty of other stuff to occupy myself with…

    • HighTech4US2
    • 8 years ago

    If these are WHQL-certified then why are they not available on Nvidia main site?

    Trying to download Win 7 32bit driver for the GTS 450 only shows the 280.26 driver on Nvidia’s web site.

      • Arclight
      • 8 years ago

      Try this link
      [url<]http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us[/url<] Edit: I just installed the new drivers, so far so good but i didn't test any games yet. I decided to try it since the 280.26 just crashed today while i was internet surfing which is total BS.

      • JohnC
      • 8 years ago

      Try again, the site works fine for me.

    • JohnC
    • 8 years ago

    …and AMD/ATI is late as usual, all they have is beta 11.10 (“preview version 3”), the official release will only appear on 31st of this month…

      • zimpdagreene
      • 8 years ago

      I agree late. But hopefully the beta prev will have excellent crossfire support.I do have three 6950 in crossfire so hopefull it can max if out without screen tears or low fps. But dont know about them allways being late with sub par performance.

        • DarkUltra
        • 8 years ago

        You should check frametimes too. Crossfire/SLI can have very uneven framerate in some games so they stutter making the experience as bad as a single-GPU setup despite higher average fps.

      • bcronce
      • 8 years ago

      ATI(AMD) did a massive hiring at the beginning of the year for software engineers/developers for better drivers.

      Here’s hoping to the next year for ATI bringing their driver quality up to that of their hardware.

      • l33t-g4m3r
      • 8 years ago

      +1 to nvidia for the new driver. Still the gold standard for OpenGL.

    • Arclight
    • 8 years ago

    Good. I wasn’t impressed by their BETA driver they recommanded during the BF 3 BETA, those drivers crashed quite a few times (yes the drivers not the game).

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