Latest GeForce drivers crank up Far Cry 3 performance

Far Cry 3 is due out tomorrow in Europe and next Tuesday here in North America, and Nvidia has churned out a fresh driver update for the occasion. Owners of GeForce graphics cards can download these new 310.64 beta drivers right here from Nvidia’s website.

According to the company, substantial performance optimizations for Far Cry 3 are in store. Nvidia claims it measured gains of as much as 38% on a GeForce GTX 680 compared to the 310.54 beta release, which came out a couple of weeks ago. That release introduced optimizations for another holiday release, Hitman: Absolution. Otherwise, that seems to be it as far as changes and improvements go.

The 310.64 betas have all of the same goodies and optimizations as previous members of the R310 driver seriees, including potentially meaty performance increases in games like Black Ops 2 and Assassin’s Creed III. You can see a full list of the tweaks, changes, and optimizations on the driver download page (like the one here for 64-bit versions of Windows 8, 7, and Vista.) Thanks to TR reader Chris for the heads up on these drivers.

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    • brute
    • 7 years ago

    as i recall, the last Far Cry was a driving game with occasional shooting.

    do the new drivers let your car move faster?

      • south side sammy
      • 7 years ago

      actually it was about the blood diamond trade and what it did to turn part of a country inside out.

        • indeego
        • 7 years ago

        No, Brute had it spot on. You drove around that game more than any other activity.

          • south side sammy
          • 7 years ago

          If all you did was drive around you really didn’t play the game. And next time you guys play you should try playing in something other than easy mode. That way all these negative posts will stop sounding redundant.

            • Diplomacy42
            • 7 years ago

            because “ridiculous insane” mode, which is exactly like easy mode except they add so many enemies that they are tripping over each other, or otherwise make the game more ‘realistic’ by killing you on the first shot while your targets still take 4-5 shots in the face and keep coming,

            that’s better?

            • south side sammy
            • 7 years ago

            I finished a lot of those missions with little or no shooting…. or hacking.

            • indeego
            • 7 years ago

            I bet you went diamond hunting also. whee, what fun, let’s follow a radar beep hundreds of times over and over again. what fun!

            • south side sammy
            • 7 years ago

            you bet your ass I did. I got 220 of the 221 diamond cases………… and I found the cave with the crate where the 221st was supposed to be but some schmuck forgot to add it to the map.Was a blast. Really awesome mapping. really nice textures.

    • yogibbear
    • 7 years ago

    Playing Farcry 3 right now 🙂 sans beta drivers.

      • Arclight
      • 7 years ago

      Must not be that great then……

      • sweatshopking
      • 7 years ago

      torrented?

        • yogibbear
        • 7 years ago

        No it’s released in Australia already. Playing on Steam and uPlay. Runs really nice on my Q9450 & 560ti.

        • way2strong
        • 7 years ago

        Preorder+torrent and everyone is happy.

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