Bunch of performance boosts for GTX 570/580 and 560/560 Ti
has rolled out a new beta driver, the Geforce 301.24, featuring support for all graphics cards since Geforce 6-series, including the GTX 680.
According to the release log, the new Geforce 301.24 beta driver adds support for the new GTX 680 and brings increased performance for Geforce 400 and 500 in several PC games when compared to the 296.10 WHQL driver. The most of these performance improvements are for GTX 570/580 as well as Geforce GTX 560/560Ti and range anywhere between 23 percent in Just Cause 2 with SLI down to just 5 percent in Total War: Shogun 2 on GTX 570/580 graphics card. The GTX 560/560Ti gains include up to 20 percent in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim down to 4 percent in Total War: Shogun 2. The rest of the titles include Far Cry 2, Bulletstorm, Civlization V, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Dragon Age 2, Metro 2033 and others.
In addition to the performance improvements, the new beta driver also adds or updates some SLI profiles for games like Alan Wake, Call of Juarez: The Cartel, Deus Ex, Left 4 Dead and others as well as 3D Vision profiles for various games. It also adds Nvidia FXAA, Adaptive V-Sync, Frame Rate Target and new Surround technology.
The new beta Geforce driver pack comes with PhysX v8.12.0213 and HD Audio v188.8.131.52. You can check out the full release notes and find the driver here