Nvidia releases GeForce 257.15 beta driver

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Nvidia has released a new beta driver for GeForce 6 through 400-series and Ion desktop GPUs, bringing new features, bug fixes and performance improvements. Driver 257.15 beta is packaged with PhysX 9.10.0222 and adds Blu-ray 3D support for Nvidia 3D Vision technology, OpenGL 4.0 support for GeForce GTX 400-series GPUs, CUDA Toolkit 3.1, new AA modes for tri-SLI configurations, new Nvidia Control Panel features and more. Meanwhile, you can expect the following speed boosts:

  • Up to 14% in Aliens vs. Predator (1920x1200 noAA/AF Tessellation on)
  • Up to 4% in Batman: Arkham Asylum (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF PhysX=High)
  • Up to 5% in BattleForge (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF Very High settings)
  • Up to 5% in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
  • Up to 4% in Crysis: Warhead (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF Enthusiast setting)
  • Up to 24% in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (1920x1200 no AA/AF)
  • Up to 9% in Far Cry 2 (2560x1600 8xAA/16xAF)
  • Up to 25% in Just Cause 2 (2560x1600 no AA/AF - Concrete Jungle)
  • Up to 7% in Metro 2033 (1920x1200 no AA/16xAF Tessellation on)
  • Up to 40% in Metro 2033 with SLI (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF Tessellation on)
  • Up to 8% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (1920x1200 no AA/AF Day)
  • Up to 110% in Stone Giant with SLI (2650x1600 Tessellation on, DoF on)
  • Up to 6% in The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Athena (2560x1600 no AA/AF)
  • Up to 9% in Unigine: Tropics (2560x1600 no AA/AF OpenGL)
  • Up to 5% in 3DMark Vantage (Performance and Extreme Presets)
  • Up to 19% with Transparency AA (1920x1200 4xTrSS measured in Crysis)

Download: Windows XP 32-bit | Windows XP 64-bit | Windows Vista/7 32-bit | Windows Vista/7 64-bit

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