Download: Nvidia Drivers 320.00 with performance boosts for GeForce 400/500/600 GPUs

By on April 23, 2013, 4:30 PM

Nvidia released their well awaited GeForce 320.00 drivers in beta form today. Although they are not the final release it's highly likely they will be almost identical. For those willing to take the plunge these drivers promise performance boosts for several games over the previous GeForce 314.22 WHQL-certified release. Most of the changes are geared towards the GeForce 400, 500, and 600 series, but you should see compatibility and performance improvements across the board as older series are supported as well -- up to the GeForce 8 and ION.

If you have the latest chips from Nvidia you can expect around a 20% improvement in Dirt: Showdown and Tomb Raider, and for other games like StarCraft II, Sniper Elite V2, Far Cry 3, F1 2012, and Metro 2033 on average you'll squeeze ~6-7% more fps out of your graphics card.

The release notes for the 320.00 drivers note: "This is the GeForce Game Ready driver for Dead Island: Riptide, Neverwinter, and Star Trek". So if you are playing these games, their previews, or are waiting for tomorrow's unveiling of Star Trek the game, we highly recommend downloading this latest set of drivers.

As it is usual, Nvidia has also added a large lot of SLI profiles that have been added or updated. For complete release notes and direct download links pick your platform below:

Nvidia GeForce Graphics Driver 320.00 Beta for Windows Vista/7/8 32-bit
Nvidia GeForce Graphics Driver 320.00 Beta for Windows Vista/7/8 64-bit
Nvidia GeForce Graphics Driver 320.00 Beta for Windows XP 32-bit
Nvidia GeForce Graphics Driver 320.00 Beta for Windows XP 64-bit




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JC713 JC713 said:

And now the games begin. AMDs 13.4 (or whatever it will be called) vs 320 stable (when it is released).

2 people like this | dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

The link to the x64 Win7 & 8 driver seems to be a download of the x86 version. The x64 version is 97MB, the x86 is 121MB.

JC713 JC713 said:

The link to the x64 Win7 & 8 driver seems to be a download of the x86 version. The x64 version is 97MB, the x86 is 121MB.

Both the Win7x64 and Win7x86 are both 121mb.

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Julio Franco Julio Franco, TechSpot Editor, said:

Fixed. Thank you.

Guest said:

Caused stuttering with Heaven 4.0 and core down clocking of SLI-680's while playing BF3 for this user. Uninstalled (n)

ddg4005 ddg4005 said:

I'll wait for the final versions.

Gopal Bhat Gopal Bhat said:

Wish they would give figures for their older cards.

They say GTX 400/500/600, but only give improvement figures for 6 series cards. My GTX 580 feels left out

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