Nvidia Releases Driver to Fix Tomb Raider Performance


Tress FX has been quite the hitter on the Nvidia side of the camp. However, it looks like those performance problems are a thing of the past thanks to the 314.21 beta drivers. Let’s take a look at the release notes:

Release Summary

-Improves performance and stability in Tomb Raider
-Adds new SLI and 3D Vision profiles.

Additional Details

-Installs PhysX System Software 9.12.1031.
-Installs HD Audio v1.3.23.1
-Includes support for applications built using CUDA 5 or earlier version of the CUDA Toolkit. More information at http://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-toolkit
-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.

Furthermore, there were talks that Nvidia’s compute performance was hindered in the 6 series, but those claims have now been proven false with the release of these drivers. You can snag them over at nvidia’s official website.