GeForce 314.14 Beta Drivers: Ready For This Month's Best Games

Drivers

The new GeForce 314.14 beta driver is now available to download. An essential update for gamers jumping into this month’s biggest and best releases, today’s driver ensures maximum system compatibility in games such as SimCity, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, Resident Evil 6, and Hawken, a free-to-play first-person shooter being enhanced with hardware-accelerated PhysX effects later this week.

Other highlights include SLI and single-GPU performance gains of up to 21% in Sniper Elite V2, and 14% in Sleeping Dogs, and smaller gains in Batman: Arkham City, Battlefield 3, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

Rounding out the release is an updated SLI profile for Resident Evil 6, helping increase your benchmark score, and a SLI profile for co-op shooter, Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army.

You can download the GeForce 314.14 beta 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.

If you have any feedback leave a comment at the bottom of the article, and if you have a technical issue please report the problem via the NVIDIA Display Driver Feedback Form.

Performance Improvements

Typically, we detail our performance improvements at length, showing every optimization on as many GPUs as possible. This time round, however, we've had limited opportunity for testing, having been busy with the launch of our new graphics card, the GeForce GTX TITAN, and our continuing work on GeForce Experience and Project Shield. Rest assured, we'll be back to full benchmarking strength in time for the next WHQL, which will include additional optimizations.

GeForce GTX 680

314.14 Beta GTX 680 Performance

Results & Benchmark Settings:

  • Just Cause 2: Performance increased by 3.1% at 1920x1080 when using max DirectX 10 settings and 4xMSAA.
  • Sleeping Dogs: Performance increased by 9.1% at 2560x1600 when using Extreme settings and High Anti-Aliasing.
  • Sniper Elite V2: Performance increased by 21.1% at 1920x1080 when using Ultra settings and High Anti-Aliasing. At 1920x1080, performance increased by 19.8% when using High settings, High Anti-Aliasing, and 2.25x Supersampling.

GeForce GTX 680 SLI

314.14 Beta GTX 680 SLI Performance

Results & Benchmark Settings:

  • Batman: Arkham City: Performance increased by 4.3% at 1920x1080 when using Very High detail settings, Tessellation High, and FXAA High.
  • Battlefield 3: Performance increased by 3.8% at 2560x1600 when using Ultra settings and 4xMSAA.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2: Performance increased by 5.3% at 1920x1080 using max settings and 4xMSAA.
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution: Performance increased by 4.7% at 1920x1080 when using max DirectX 11 settings and FXAA High.
  • Just Cause 2: Performance increased by 4.3% at 1920x1080 when using max DirectX 10 settings and 8xMSAA.
  • Sleeping Dogs: Performance increased by 14.4% at 1920x1080 when using Extreme settings and High Anti-Aliasing.
  • Sniper Elite V2: Performance increased by 21.4% at 2560x1600 when using High settings and High Anti-Aliasing. At 1920x1080, performance increased by 21.6% when using High settings, High Anti-Aliasing, and 2.25x Supersampling.
  • The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena: Performance increased by 3.7% at 1920x1080 when using max settings and 4xMSAA.
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Performance increased by 3.2% at 1920x1080 when using Ultra settings and 8xMSAA.

New SLI Profiles

As always, our new driver includes new and updated SLI profiles for today’s top titles, maximizing multi-GPU performance.

  • Resident Evil 6 – Updated SLI profile
  • Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army – Added SLI profile (via NVIDIA Update and GeForce Experience)

You can download the GeForce 314.14 beta drivers with one click from the GeForce.com homepage. If you have any feedback please drop us a note in the comments section below, and if you have a technical issue please report the problem via the NVIDIA Display Driver Feedback Form.

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