Nvidia Claim GeForce 314.07 Driver Increases Crysis 3 Performance By 65 Percent

Written by Luuk on Sat, Feb 23, 2013 7:05 AM
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Nvidia has officially launched a stable version of the 313-GeForce/Ion-drivers. The drivers offer performance increases for the 4-, 5- and 600-series GPU's of Nvidia.

The drivers are available for Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. And it seems like you really don't want to skip this update, let's check out why..

The official log by Nvidia (highlights):

This is the GeForce Game Ready driver for the Crysis 3. It delivers a smoother gaming experience, improves single GPU performance by up to 5%, and boosts SLI performance by up to 65% (compared to GeForce 310.90 WHQL driver).

Instantly apply optimal game settings for Crysis 3 with GeForce Experience

EA’s recommended GeForce GPU for Crysis 3 is a GeForce GTX 560 or higher. For the Hi-Performance PC Specification, EA recommends GeForce GTX 680.

GeForce R313 drivers also provide significant performance increases in other top games like Assassin’s Creed IIICall of Duty: Black Ops II, and Far Cry 3.

New in GeForce 314.07 Drivers
Increases performance by up to 5% in Crysis 3 (measured with GeForce GTX 680 at 1920x1080 high settings).

New in GeForce R313 Drivers

Performance Boost

– Increases performance for GeForce 400/500/600 series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 310.90 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:

GeForce GTX 690:

Up to 65% in Crysis 3

Up to 24% in Assassin’s Creed III

Up to 15% in Civilization V

Up to 14% in Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Up to 12% in Dirt 3

Up to 11% in Just Cause 2

Up to 9% in Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Up to 8% in Far Cry 2

Up to 7% in Far Cry 3

Up to 7% in Batman: Arkham City

Up to 7% in Dragon Age II

Up to 5% in Battlefield 3

Up to 4% in Shogun: Total War

Up to 4% in Stalker: Call of Pripyat

GeForce GTX 670:

Up to 28% in Assassin’s Creed III

Up to 11% in Civilization V

Up to 8% in Far Cry 3

Up to 6% in Just Cause 2

Up to 5% in Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Up to 5% in Dirt 3

Up to 5% in Batman: Arkham City

Up to 5% in Far Cry 2

Up to 4% in Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Up to 3% in Shogun: Total War

Up to 3% in Stalker: Call of Pripyat

 

NVIDIA SLI Technology

       

– Adds or updates the following SLI profiles:

Crysis 3

– updated SLI profile

Warframe

– updated SLI profile

DmC: Devil May Cry

– added SLI profile

NVIDIA 3D Vision – 

Adds the following profiles:

Crysis 3 – rated Excellent

Dead Space 3 – rated Poor

Resident Evil 6- rated Good

NVIDIA CUDA

Includes support for applications built using CUDA 5 or earlier version of the CUDA Toolkit. More information at 

http://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-toolkit

Additional Details

    Installs PhysX System Software 9.12.1031.Installs HD Audio v1.3.23.1Supports 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.

 

Download the drivers here.

 We want to know if this is true. Report your Crysis 3 frame per second ratings

Special thanks to Rapcoa for spotting the update.

 

 

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11:48 Apr-23-2013

What about GTX 680

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07:42 Feb-24-2013

Does this support for my laptop Nvidia?

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16:45 Feb-26-2013

i would like to know this too. I have gt 650m ddr3?

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05:40 Feb-28-2013

maybe yes?

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17:43 Mar-05-2013

There are no laptop GPUs mentioned :/

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20:53 Feb-23-2013

Seriously? 65 just from a driver update? wow...

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20:58 Feb-23-2013

yes, but only if you have an nvidia geforce gtx 690 graphics card...

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21:07 Feb-23-2013

Yeah i noticed..., whats that they say about gtx 680 maxxing out just sitting on desktop below, should i update or not, if its boosting performance by pushing it too much its just stupid xD

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01:17 Feb-24-2013

That was me..Im not sure what happened there, but I had to roll back the driver, then i uninstalled the driver and deleted the driver file in device manager, rebooted and reinstalled the new drivers no issues and made my gtx 680 super responsive actually

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12:52 Feb-23-2013

does this driver works with my GTX 650 1GB DDR5 GIGABTE EDITION ?

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12:56 Feb-23-2013

Yes,its supported for your GPU!

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13:00 Feb-23-2013

Thanks :-)

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13:16 Feb-23-2013

No problem ;)

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12:49 Feb-23-2013

Great article!

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11:50 Feb-23-2013

does this driver works with my gt 650m?

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12:34 Feb-23-2013

It is compatible, not sure if you will get any performance increase though especially since your rig can't run Crysis 3 anyway.

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10:37 Feb-24-2013

what!!!? can run it on medium-high with no AA.

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20:48 Feb-24-2013

yes DAFUQ is wrond with you? i maxed out crysis 2 so....

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14:34 Feb-26-2013

Medium high with no AA, AO, particles or foliage maybe.

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17:56 Feb-22-2013

My pc :
core i3-540 @3.07ghz
ram 6gb
Gts 450 ddr5 1gb
resolution 1366x768
can i run crysis 3 ?

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10:15 Feb-23-2013

yes i get 25 to 30 fps on high

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08:33 Feb-22-2013

So they're optimizing every new driver for Crysis 3... Ridiculous :D

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08:47 Feb-22-2013

Why is that ridiculous?

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08:52 Feb-22-2013

Maybe we want to play other games not only Crysis 3 :-D

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08:57 Feb-22-2013

Well I played battlefield 3 and Morrowind yesterday with the new driver and it worked just fine.

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09:23 Feb-22-2013

because gamers like us don't care about that game ×Đ

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09:26 Feb-22-2013

It's Crysis 3 dude. Every serious gamer cares about that game :p

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09:28 Feb-22-2013

ofc I was joking =Đ
but I think it's selfish of nVidia to focus only on few games that make use of new drivers...

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10:49 Feb-22-2013

Ok so nvidia will make driver that will up 65% amra 2 or Age of Empires 3 ...how many people play it? And how many will play crysis3? do the math and answer is clear, they want to profit so they focus on their most profitable cards -660ti and higher

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12:12 Feb-22-2013

No love for older GPUs... :( :D

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06:41 Feb-22-2013

hey, how about AMD?!

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08:53 Feb-22-2013

there is 13.2 beta6 driver from 18 february

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02:23 Feb-22-2013

The kotaku review that i've read says that the update is not that noticable and significant given that the version is specifically for crysis 3.

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12:28 Feb-23-2013

Oh my god you have the exact pc that I have :0 even the c5-00 :0 is it 5MP too ??

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05:59 Feb-24-2013

nope. the 3.2 version. mine is ASUS k45VM. yours too?

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00:17 Feb-22-2013

Crysis 3 not yet released & they already claim that the new driver increase Crysis 3 performance? Nvidia Logic! Don't tell me they test it with Crysis 3 Demo =_=

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03:21 Feb-22-2013

There is a BETA of Crysis 3 MP.. Remember?

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05:00 Feb-22-2013

That's BETA. Not a complete game yet.

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06:28 Feb-22-2013

Guys, I'm pretty sure corporations like Nvidia can get to important games before the general public.
I think it would be pretty stupid if they would have to wait to start updating their drivers until the game is actually released.

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07:39 Feb-22-2013

Maybe. Got people said the same thing at Tom's Hardware but that one about Nvidia Driver for AC3. Still not going pretty well from what I see. Second driver after lots of negative feedback, AC3 now runs good. Let's see how Crysis 3 going soon.

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15:29 Feb-21-2013

These Freaked my gtx 680 ftw out. Gpu Usage Maxxed out just sitting on my desktop. Had to roll back the driver.

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15:57 Feb-21-2013

Thats scary... i havnt installed it yet but that doesnt sound good at all

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16:17 Feb-21-2013

It was very very scary. Im lucky to even have noticed thats what was wrong. Was playing Smite, and started lagging hard, honestly thought it was my internet. alt-tab'd to my desktop, GPU meter showing max usage and fan at 100% EVGA Precision X confirmed. Super scary moment

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14:35 Feb-21-2013

This is good news, because the 310.90 drivers kept causing BF3 and Crysis 2 to crash for me after about 2 minutes with my previous 460 setup (and I found out via forums this was happening to others too). When I rolled back my driver they played fine again. If these new drivers are nice and stable, that would be great.

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13:43 Feb-21-2013

yea 65%... for 690... i am disappointed...

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13:37 Feb-21-2013

Before it had no driver support and so a 65% performance boost is not a surprise :D

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13:26 Feb-21-2013

is there any increase in performence for gt240 1GB gddr5

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13:31 Feb-21-2013

No sorry.. from 400 -600 only dude

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13:16 Feb-21-2013

no real difference may be 2-5 fps but nothing that couldnt have been caused by some OS bug or start up problems
ps that is +ve 2-5 fps

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12:47 Feb-21-2013

How much boost for mt gtx 460 in games like crysis 3 , black ops 2 & all latest games.

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13:08 Feb-21-2013

yes it is supposed to!

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13:16 Feb-21-2013

5%

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13:06 Feb-23-2013

thanks mate.

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12:33 Feb-21-2013

is this also increase a.low end gpu?
lets say gt630?

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13:09 Feb-21-2013

yes its supposed too!

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11:36 Feb-21-2013

I'm so glad I have Nvidia GPUs now :)

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Not like you need any performance increase T.T

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11:59 Feb-21-2013

I wish they'd make a SLI profile for Morrowind :p
I ran BF3 the other day at the highest possible settings (ultra +MSAA4x), never went below 45. I know those are good settings but I sort of hoped for at least 60fps.

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12:03 Feb-21-2013

i have a weaker rig than you and i get locked 60fps with everything maxed... AA included.. with v-sync on ect.. no motion blur.. v-sync off i get 60-80 at times.. You should definitely get no less than 50fps with 2 of my cards...BF3!

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12:05 Feb-21-2013

That's what I feared.
I'm getting a lot more performance than I had with my laptop, but not as much as I thought.
Not sure what I'm doing wrong though.
I'll post a comment on the Battlefield 3 page because I feel this isn't exactly the right place to discuss this.

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12:28 Feb-21-2013

are they saying that this new driver is supposed to boost my card too by 5%??? thanks

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12:32 Feb-21-2013

Depends on the game, but yes, I think that's what it says.

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12:33 Feb-21-2013

coz they say its for the 400 - 600 series but dont say the boost anywhere

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