Nvidia released today a new Beta version of its GeForce driver suite for the much-anticipated Battlefield 3 beta happening now. What’s important about this GeForce 285.38 beta is its timing, and what it brings to the table. Nvidia perfectly managed to make this beta coincide with the release of the Battlefield 3’s beta, and on top of that make sure that this beta version of theirGeForce suite increased performance of the game. So not only are you playing the most highly anticipated game of 2011, you’re now playing with a 38% increase thanks to this new driver. Nvidia has been spectacular with addressing issues with their new GPU (Graphics processing Units) or Video Cards this year, and this is just another star on the chalk board ofsuccess for them. I am curious about what AMD is planning surrounding the release of the Battlefield 3 beta.
New in Release 285.38
-Increases performance in Battlefield 3 by up to 38 per cent – performance measured vs. GeForce 285.27 driver on GeForce GTX 570 at 2650×1600 (DX11)
-Improves overall stability and image quality in Battlefield 3.
-Added or updated SLI profiles for Battlefield 3, Dead Island, Diablo III, Dragon Age 2, Need for Speed: The Run, and Saints Row: The Third.
-Fixed a performance regression in 285.27 beta running Crysis 2 (DirectX 9).
-Supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500-series desktop GPUs as well as ION desktop GPUs.
-Installs PhysX System Software to version 9.11.06.21.
-Installs HD Audio driver to version 220.127.116.11.
-Supports OpenGL 4.2 for GeForce 400 series and 500 series GPUs and OpenGL 3.3 for GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
Supports multiple languages and APIs for GPU computing: CUDA C, CUDA C++, CUDA Fortran, OpenCL, DirectCompute, and Microsoft C++ AMP.
-Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, DirectX 11, and OpenGL, including 3-way SLI, Quad SLI, and SLI support on SLI-certified Intel and AMD motherboards.
-Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.