NVIDIA 331.65 Game Ready WHQL Driverby Jarred Walton on October 28, 2013 3:10 PM EST
Brian posted earlier today about the latest NVIDIA SHIELD update, and buried within that post is information that NVIDIA has released their latest 331.65 WHQL drivers along with GeForce Experience 1.7.0. Part of the driver release brings ShadowPlay and GameStream to SHIELD users; these are likely nearly the same as the 331.58 WHQL drivers from last week.
Besides being "game ready" for Battlefield 4 and Batman: Arkham Origins, NVIDIA also designates these as being ready for Call of Duty: Ghosts. NVIDIA's release notes for the drivers list the following performance increases (for GTX 770/780/Titan):
- Up to 12% in Battlefield 4
- Up to 19% in Sniper Elite V2
- Up to 13% in Dirt: Showdown
- Up to 9% in Metro: Last Light
- Up to 9% in Sleeping Dogs
- Up to 8% in Max Payne 3
- Up to 6% in F1 2012
As usual, you can find the updated drivers for laptops and desktops, with versions for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7/8/8.1. The drivers also appear to be available for Windows Vista and even XP, though it appears laptop users with the older OSes will have to stick with existing drivers.
Source: NVIDIA Drivers
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Wreckage - Monday, October 28, 2013 - link"game ready" for Battlefield 4 and Batman: Arkham Origins,
I wonder if that is a shot at amd being in beta still.
WeaselITB - Monday, October 28, 2013 - linkHey Jarred,
Any word on timeframe for updating Bench? None of the new AMD cards are in there, and it's still using the older game bundle.
JarredWalton - Monday, October 28, 2013 - linkGPU 2013 is Ryan's child, so I don't do much there. I only have "Mobile Bench", which I've just updated with new benchmarks as I felt appropriate; the GPU side has taken a different route, with GPU becoming GPU 2012 and the addition of GPU 2013, and Ryan hasn't gone back and benched quite a few of the older cards. At this point, he might just be waiting on 2014 to revamp everything again. Heh. Sorry I'm not much help, but I'll at least mention this on our next group chat. :-)
WeaselITB - Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - linkThanks for the follow-up!
MrSpadge - Monday, October 28, 2013 - linkI hope this update fixes their compute performance! The 331.58 "game ready" yields a performance loss of 30% compared to 327.23 for POEM@Home (OpenCL) with a GT640. I'd rather have a compute ready driver!
Reportedly Folding@Home (OpenCL) is also affected, as well as DistRTgen@Home (CUDA) and PrimeGrid (CUDA) with a 10-15% performance loss for 3 out of 3 Fermis and Keplers.
Magius - Monday, November 4, 2013 - linkThere are still some surround issues with Windows 8.1, even on these drivers. Display will lose focus and won't let you click on items. It eventually leads to a video freeze, sometime the video driver will reset on its own but most of the time it sits frozen until a manual reboot. Does not happen if surround is disabled though. :/
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