NVIDIA Releases GeForce 310.64 Beta Drivers – 38% Performance Boost in Far Cry 3Wed, Nov 28, 2012 - 9:03 AM
NVIDIA released GeForce 310.64 drivers this morning that add performance optimizations for the game title Far Cry 3. The enhancements have been tested to show up to a 37.6% performance gain! The testing was done on GeForce GTX 600 series cards and the performance test results are shown in the image below. Today’s release gets your system ready for Far Cry 3, which launches in Europe tomorrow, and next Tuesday in North America. You’ll want to be sure to download these drivers here.
Using the most popular gaming resolution, 1920×1080, we maxed out Far Cry 3’s many graphics options, selected SSAO Ambient Occlusion (an excellent balance between performance and fidelity), set the game’s version of Transparency Supersampling to “Standard”, and enabled 8xMSAA to eliminate those pesky jaggies. As you can see below, today’s 310.64 beta driver boosted performance significantly, helping the GTX 670 and GTX 680 achieve playable frame rates at this demanding detail level. Please note that we expect improvements of varying degrees to be seen on any system utilizing a GeForce GTX 400, 500, or 600 series GPU, but due to time constraints we were unable to run comprehensive, in-depth tests ahead of the driver’s release.