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Nvidia releases 285.62 WHQL drivers
by Slobodan Simic on24 October 2011
For Battlefield 3 and some other titles
Nvidia has rolled out a new set of its WHQL-certified drivers, Geforce 285.62 WHQL. Similar to the Geforce 285.38 beta driver, the new 285.62 WHQL-certified one is recommended driver for Battlefield 3 as well as some other game titles. The new driver supports all the GPUs since Geforce 6 series as well as the ION GPU.
According to Nvidia, the Battlefield 3 performance is improved by up to 11 percent when compared to the previously released Geforce 285.38 beta drivers. In addition to the Battlefield 3, the new driver also bring some enhancements for the Rage title as well as the Batman: Arkham City.
The rest of the performance improvements for game titles have been carried over from the aforementioned 285.38 beta drivers and include up to 13 percent boost in Metro 2033, up to eight percent in Stalker: Call of Pripyat and up to seven percent in Civilization V and F1 2010 as well as some other games when run with GTX 580 GPU in SLI mode. In single-GPU mode, Battlefield 3 gains up to six percent of performance improvements while Call of Duty: Black Ops and Starcraft II should be up to five percent faster. The driver also brings a bunch of new SLI and 3D Vision profiles
The new driver also includes a fix for the driver timeouts reported with the R285 beta drivers, World of Warcraft flickering issues on SLI systems as well as Halo 2 crash and audio error when switching between 1080p and 480p resolutions on Optimus enabled notebooks.
The new driver can be found here.