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 GeForce 310.70 Drivers Bring Performance Improvements
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Message Text: Nvidia has just made available the new GeForce 310.70 drivers to all the GeForce GTX gamers.

Nvidia says that these WHQL-candidate drivers improve performance by up to 37% in the year's most popular games, add TXAA support to Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Assassin's Creed III, make Sparse Grid Supersampling easier to use, get your system ready for the latest releases, including Far Cry 3, Hitman: Absolution and Planetside 2, and resolve key issues, like shadow flickering in Assassin's Creed III.

Performance Improvements

With 310.70 drivers, Nvidia promises to give a 37% boost for Far Cry 3, followed by a 26% boost for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, an 18% boost for The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, a 17% boost for Assassin’s Creed III, and a 12% boost for Battlefield 3.

These performance improvements benefit all GeForce GTX graphics cards, though obviously to varying degrees.

With 310.70 installed, performance improves by up to 37.8%, helping the GTX 670 and GTX 680 achieve playable frame rates at 1920 x 1080 and the Performance detail level.

With the new drivers installed, you can also enjoy new and improved TXAA anti-aliasing in Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Assassin’s Creed III.

New SLI Profiles

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Added and updated SLI profile
  • Hawken – Added SLI profile
  • Hitman: Absolution – Added SLI profile
  • Natural Selection 2 – Added SLI profile
  • Primal Carnage – Added SLI profile

Following 310.70's creation, Nvidia updated its Far Cry 3 SLI profile to incorporate new 'bits' that prevent frame rate stuttering observed on some systems with the previous profile.

Resolved Issues

310.70 includes several fixes for commonly reported issues:

  • Assassin’s Creed 3: Shadow flickering resolved.
  • Battlefield 3: The game should no longer crash to desktop with the message “bf3.exe stopped working” on GeForce 500 and 600 series GPUs.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2: “Driver not responding” error should no longer occur on the GeForce GTX 570 and GTX 580 during the second half of the first level of the game, when the helicopter is shot by a rocket.
  • Hitman: Absolution: “Driver Not Responding” error should no longer occur when playing the game on a GeForce GTX 650 Ti with Global Illumination and Tessellation enabled.
  • Final Fantasy XIV Online: "DirectX device was lost" crash should no longer occur on GeForce GTX 680 systems.
  • GeForce GTX 690: Quad SLI GeForce GTX 690 systems should no longer lock-up when playing games in Surround.
 
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