NVIDIA have released their latest graphics driver update this week which boosts performance in a number of popular PC gaming titles, most notable of these is Crysis 3 which sees a massive improvement of 65% on the GTX 690 - this is of course great news if you're one of the few people that actually has a GTX 690! Don't worry though, as improvements have been made across the whole 400/500/600 range of cards and improvements for Crysis 3 alone range from 5% on single GPU cards up to a 65% boost on SLI cards.
It is also good to see improvements still being made for Assassins Creed III, a game that for many ran better on a single GPU than it did in SLI mode upon its original release. This is of course no longer the case and the game sees a (up to) 24% increase on the GTX 690 and 28% on the GTX 670.
GeForce GTX 690:
- Up to 65% in Crysis 3
- Up to 24% in Assassin’s Creed III
- Up to 15% in Civilization V
- Up to 14% in Call of Duty: Black Ops II
GeForce GTX 670:
- Up to 28% in Assassin’s Creed III
- Up to 11% in Civilization V
- Up to 8% in Far Cry 3
- Up to 6% in Just Cause 2
New SLI profiles:
- Crysis 3
- DmC: Devil May Cry
3D Vision profiles:
- Crysis 3
- Dead Space 3
- Resident Evil 6
One feature that many of you will welcome is that these are signed drivers, so finally your benchmarks in 3DMark FireStrike and similar tests will show a valid score. Unfortunately there is still no support in these drivers for 3DMark SLI if you are using three or most GPUs in SLI configuration.
You can download the latest drivers on the NVIDIA homepage.