Nvidia releases GeForce 334.89 driver package

February 19, 2014 // 9:43 a.m.

Tags: #geforce #geforce-33489 #gpu #maxwell #nvidia-geforce #nvidia-maxwell

To go along with its freshly-launched new graphics cards, Nvidia has updated its GeForce driver package to version 334.89 with a promise of up to a 19 per cent performance gain in selected titles.

Coinciding with the announcement of its mid-range Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti GPUs and its new flagship GTX Titan Black, the driver bundle offers tweaks for numerous popular games that are designed to improve performance. According to Nvidia's internal testing, the biggest winner in this latest update is F1 2013 with a claimed 19 per cent boost in framerates across the company's high-end GPU models, with Sleeping Dogs following with an 18 per cent increase. Other titles benefiting from the update include Hitman Absolution with 16 per cent, Company of Heroes 2 with 15 per cent, Assassin's Creed 3 with 10 per cent, BioShock Infinite with seven per cent, Sniper Elite V2 with six per cent and Total War: Rome 2 with five per cent.

The update also adds new SLI profiles for multi-GPU rigs, improving the performance of Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry, Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD, Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut, Gas Guzzlers, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and The Crew. Bug fixes include Half Life 2 dropping ambient occlusion during sprinting, a lack of SLI option in the control panel when running multiple GeForce GTX 460 cards, and ShadowPlay crashes on three- and four-way SLI configurations.

The drivers aren't without faults of their own, however: PhysX acceleration is unavailable on 32-bit operating systems using the company's latest Maxwell-architecture cards, with patches for affected games expected from their respective development houses soon.

The new drivers bundle is available now on Nvidia's official website.
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