NVIDIA GeForce 310.33 Beta Driver Delivers Upto 15% Performance Improvement

Hassan Mujtaba
Posted Oct 24, 2012
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NVIDIA has rolled out its performance boosting GeForce 310.33 Beta Driver which brings upto 15% performance improvement for GeForce 600 series graphic cards. The newly released Beta Driver is directly aimed towards the AMD’s “Never Settle” Catalyst 12.11 Driver update which was released a day ago, improving the Radeon series performance around 10-15%.

The NVIDIA GeForce 310.33 Beta Driver features support for GeForce 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500 and 600 Family cards. The 15% gains are seen with the recently completed GeForce 600 series, Following are the Driver notes for the list of improvements:

GeForce 310.33 Beta Driver:

New in R310 Drivers:

  • ● Performance Boost – Increases performance for GeForce 400/500/600 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 306.97 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
  • GeForce GTX 680:
  • – Up to 11% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • – Up to 6% in StarCraft II
  • – Up to 6% in Batman: Arkham City
  • GeForce GTX 660:
  • – Up to 6% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • – Up to 3% in Batman: Arkham City
  • – Up to 4% in Dragon Age II

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

  • Assassin’s Creed III rated Not Recommended
  • Bloody Good Time rated Good
  • Bullet Run rated Fair
  • Call of Duty Black Ops 2 rated Good
  • Carrier Command: Gaea Mission rated 3D Vision Ready
  • Dark Souls rated Fair
  • Dishonored rated Fair
  • FIFA 13 rated Good
  • Hitman: Absolution rated Fair
  • I Am Alive rated Fair
  • MLB 2K12 rated Fair
  • NBA 2K12 rated Good
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted rated Fair
  • Sniper Elite V2 rated Poor
  • Tiny Troopers rated Fair
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD rated Good
  • Total War Battles: SHOGUN rated Good
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown rated Fair
RX 480 and GTX 1060 DX12 and Vulkan Overclocked Results

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

  • Dirt: Showdown – updated SLI profile
  • Dota 2 – updated SLI profile
  • Dou Zhan Shen – updated SLI profile
  • F1 2012 – added SLI profile
  • FIFA 13 – sdded SLI profile
  • Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad – updated SLI profile

● Other Profile Updates
Updated NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Counter-strike: Global Offensive
Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Cross Fire
Updated NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Darksides 2
Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Dragon Nest
Updated NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Guild Wars 2
Updated NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Mechwarrrior Online
Added NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Meng San Guo

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

Additional Details

  • – Installs PhysX System Software v9.12.0904.
  • – Installs HD Audio v1.3.18.0.
  • – Supports OpenGL 4.3 for GeForce 400-series and later GPUs.
  • – 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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