New GeForce 304.48 Drivers Fixing V-Sync Issue, Adds Performance Improvement

Published: 18th Jun 2012, 11:47 GMT

New NVIDIA GeForce 304.48 Beta Drivers Improve Performance, Fix V-Sync Issues
This new driver is surely worth downloading. Not only does it fix one of the most annoying issue with GeForce 600 cards, but also add great performance improvement to numerous games.

NVIDIA is so proud of their newest drivers, that they even prepared a special charts, to compare the performance with earlier version. Company claims it will give you 18% boost in some titles.

Additionally, GeForce 304.48 driver also fixes an issue with some factory-overclocked cards, which were down-clocked by the driver.

Take a look at those charts to decide whether you need those additional frames per second.

Download GeForce 304.48 Drivers (NVIDIA.com)

Changelog

Performance Boost – Increases performance for GeForce 400/500/600 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 301.42 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:

  • GeForce GTX 680:
  • o Up to 18% in Batman: Arkham City
    o Up to 15% in Dragon Age II
    o Up to 10% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
    o Up to 60% in Total War: Shogun 2 (fixes performance issue with latest game patch)

  • GeForce GTX 560:
  • o Up to 14% in Batman: Arkham City
    o Up to 5% in Battlefield 3 with SLI
    o Up to 4% in Dragon Age II
    o Up to 8% in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings with SLI
    o Up to 7% in Lost Planet 2

Key Fixes

  • Fixes an intermittent vsync stuttering issue with GeForce GTX 600-series GPUs.
  • Fixes an issue where some manufacturer’s factory overclocked cards default to and run at lower clocks.
  • Fixes a performance issue in Total War: Shogun 2 with the latest game patch.

NVIDIA SLI Technology – Adds or updates the following SLI profiles:

  • Spec Ops: The Line
  • PlanetSide 2
  • F1 2011 – updated profile
  • Final Fantasy XIV – updated profile
  • Saints Row: The Third – updated profile
  • Torchlight II
  • Tribes: Ascend

NVIDIA 3D Vision – Adds or updates the following 3D Vision profiles:

  • Alan Wake’s American Nightmare – rated Poor
  • Borderlands 2 – updated profile with new convergence settings
  • Depth Hunter – updated rating to 3D Vision Ready
  • Mass Effect 3 – updated in-game compatibility message and profile to be more compatible with community 3D mods
  • Max Payne 3 – updated rating to Excellent and updated in-game compatibility message to inform users to use DirectX 11, disable MSAA and use SSA0.
  • Street Fighter X Tekken – rated 3D Vision Ready
  • Tiger Woods PGA 12: The Masters – rated Good
  • Tribes: Ascend – rated Fair
  • The Walking Dead – rating Good

Other Profile Updates:

  • Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support for Diablo III
  • Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support for L.A. Noire
  • Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support for Rayman Origins
  • Added NVIDIA Control Panel antialiasing support The Secret World
  • Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • Disabled FXAA for several Windows programs like Media Player and Movie Maker.

NVIDIA Surround: Surround settings now persisted after new driver overinstall.

NVIDIA CUDA: Includes support for applications built using CUDA 5 Preview or earlier version of the CUDA Toolkit.

Additional Details:

  • Installs PhysX System Software v9.12.0604.
  • Installs HD Audio v1.3.17.0.
  • Supports OpenGL 4.2
  • Supports DisplayPort 1.2 for GeForce GTX 600 series 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.




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