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Nvidia releases GeForce 301.24 beta with FXAA, Adaptive VSync, more

By Matthew
Apr 10, 2012
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  1. Making up for March's relatively dull update, Nvidia has announced what it deems an "essential upgrade for all GeForce users." Released yesterday, the 301.24 beta drivers carry many of the…

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  2. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Booster Posts: 964   +97

    GeForce 301.24 beta highlights


    - New GPU Support - Adds support for the new GeForce GTX 680, the fastest, most efficient GPU ever built.

    - Performance Boost - Increases performance for GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 296.10 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:

    GeForce GTX 570/580:

    ● Up to 23% in Just Cause 2 with SLI
    ● Up to 21% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    ● Up to 17% in StarCraft II with SLI
    ● Up to 14% in Far Cry 2 with SLI
    ● Up to 9% in Bulletstorm
    ● Up to 7% in Civilization V
    ● Up to 6% in Deus Ex: Human Revolution with SLI
    ● Up to 6% in Dragon Age 2 with SLI
    ● Up to 5% in Metro 2033 with SLI
    ● Up to 5% in Total War: Shogun 2

    GeForce GTX 560/560 Ti:

    ● Up to 20% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    ● Up to 15% in Just Cause 2 with SLI
    ● Up to 13% in Far Cry 2 with SLI
    ● Up to 12% in Bulletstorm
    ● Up to 11% in Civilization V
    ● Up to 10% in StarCraft II with SLI
    ● Up to 9% in Batman: Arkham City
    ● Up to 4% in Deus Ex: Human Revolution with SLI
    ● Up to 4% in Dragon Age 2 with SLI
    ● Up to 4% in Metro 2033 with SLI
    ● Up to 4% in Total War: Shogun 2
  3. Am I the only one with an ati card looking at this? :-(
  4. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,159   +174

    Nope... always good to keep an eye on the competition
  5. DriverDownload

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  6. SKYSTAR

    SKYSTAR TS Enthusiast Posts: 250

    Good job Nvidia ,Finally we can activate FXAA on any game we want ,especially on games that do not support AA
  7. KG363

    KG363 TS Enthusiast Posts: 524   +9

    I don't really want to let the stability of my computer depend on a beta driver. I'l wait for the official release.
  8. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,065   +704

    Anyone know if this offers any benefit to users of older Nvidia products. Say... a GTX 260?
  9. KG363

    KG363 TS Enthusiast Posts: 524   +9

    I think it mainly affects 400/500/600
  10. wait for official driver? you must be new to nvidia as they hardly ever release official drivers. their beta drivers are just as good and in fact the worst drivers they have ever had were official drivers. I am sure we all remember the official drivers that let cards basically cook themselves don't we. in other words just give it a couple of days to make sure there are no major issues and then grab the drivers and don't let "beta" scare you off.

    I installed them myself a few hours ago and in the games i am playing there have no issues. its nice to finally get rid of jaggies in a game like Dead Space 2 using FXAA. adaptive vsync is also pretty nifty for game where your framerate can fluctuate wildly.


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