Nvidia releases GeForce 290.36 beta driver

By Jos
Nov 28, 2011
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  1. Nvidia has issued a new set of beta drivers designed to bring a slew of improvements for the latest PC games on the market. Among them, the GeForce 290.36 Beta…

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  2. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,272   +90

    Great news. I noticed that while playing Arkham City, frame rate was great at upper 50s, but sometimes it lagged and dropped down to the 30s. This happened occasionally where PhysX was in heavy use, such as when Batman walked through fogs, stepped on bricks laying on the floor, or through any movable object ruled by physics in the game engine.

    This should fix all of that. :)
  3. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,783   +639

  4. slamscaper

    slamscaper TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 105   +10

    Just tested Arkham City on the 290.36 drivers. I noticed a very small improvement with PhysX on high (single GTX 580), but nothing to write home about.

    DX11 mode is still borked. We're going to need a patch from the developer to remedy this issue. They have already said that one is in the works... In the meantime, the game still looks spectacular in DX9.
  5. isamuelson

    isamuelson Newcomer, in training Posts: 96

    What about fixing the black screen of death in Media Center? That was annoying and I had to roll back to older drivers.
  6. herpaderp

    herpaderp TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 159

    ^
    It's in the release notes, hope it really does fix it.


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