GeForce 314.07 WHQL Drivers: Optimized For Crysis 3, Assassin's Creed 3 & Far Cry 3

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 19, 2013 - 10:50 AM |
Tagged: nvidia, graphics drivers, geforce, 314.07

Just in time for the arrival of the Titan previews comes the new WHQL 314.07 Geforce driver from NVIDIA.  Instead of offering a list of blanket improvements and average frame rate increased, NVIDIA has assembled a list of charts showing performance differences between this driver and the previous one for their four top GPUs in both SLI and single card setups.  As well they attempt to answer the question "Will it play Crysis 3?" with the chart below, showing the performance you can expect with Very High settings at 1080p resolution and 4x AA.  They also provide a link to their GeForce Experience tool which will optimize your Crysis 3 settings to whatever NVIDIA card(s) you happen to be using.  Upgrade now as the new driver seems to offer improvements across the board.

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The new GeForce 314.07 WHQL driver is now available to download. An essential update for gamers jumping into Crysis 3 this week, 314.07 WHQL improves single-GPU and multi-GPU performance in Crytek’s sci-fi shooter by up to 65%.

Other highlights include sizeable SLI and single-GPU performance gains of up to 27% in Assassin’s Creed III, 19% in Civilization V, 14% in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, 14% in DiRT 3, 11% in Just Cause 2, 10% in Deus Ex: Human Revolution, 10% in F1 2012, and 10% in Far Cry 3.

Rounding out the release is a ‘Excellent’ 3D Vision profile for Crysis 3, a SLI profile for Ninja Theory’s DmC: Devil May Cry, and an updated SLI profile for the free-to-play, third-person co-op shooter, Warframe.

You can download the GeForce 314.07 WHQL drivers with one click from the GeForce.com homepage; Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8 packages are available for desktop systems, and for notebooks there are Windows 7 and Windows 8 downloads that cover all non-legacy products.

Source: NVIDIA
February 19, 2013 | 07:47 PM - Posted by Branthog

And that, only at a measly 1920x1080. Sad. Then again, that'll be the least of people's worries. Remember how broken Crysis 2 was for the first few weeks or more? Especially on dual cards.

February 20, 2013 | 12:56 PM - Posted by arbiter

well its also 4x AA which is know to kill FPS pretty hard.

February 24, 2013 | 07:42 AM - Posted by unclejoe (not verified)

I've got the Gforce 9800gtx black knight, and just bought Crysis 3. It says it wont play it, not dx11. OK So which card to get next?
dont want to go mad.
Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit.
2.40 gigahertz Intel Core2 Quad
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
4096 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Not hyper-threaded
Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5Q-E Rev 1.xx
Serial Number: MS1C86B09201429
Bus Clock: 266 megahertz
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX/9800 GTX+ [Display adapter]
Samsung SyncMaster [Monitor] (24.0"vis, s/n TW24H1AK500000, July 2008)
any suggestions please
cheers

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