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NVIDIA Releases GeForce 314.07 WHQL Drivers, Gives a Boost in Crysis 3, AC III and FC III

Posted on February 18, 2013 5:00 PM by Rob Williams
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Ahead of tomorrow’s Crysis 3 launch, NVIDIA has released a brand-new WHQL GeForce driver, this one versioned 314.07. In addition to being the best driver suited for Crytek’s latest blockbuster, performance boosts in other games can be seen as well. You can expect a rather staggering 27% FPS increase in Assassin’s Creed III, along with 10% in Far Cry 3, 19% in Civilization V and 14% in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The increases don’t stop with just these couple of games, however; NVIDIA lists numerous more in its GeForce.com article.

If there was any doubt that Crysis 3 was going to be a PC-punisher, the graph below can help settle things. In order to reach higher than 50 FPS at 1080p / Very High, you’ll need nothing less than a high-end SLI setup – in this graph’s case, a GTX 690. It appears that the GTX 680 can muster about 40-41 FPS, while a GTX 660 struggles with 29 FPS. It’s not often that a game comes along and makes current-gen cards cry, so in a twisted way, these results are good to see.

NVIDIA GeForce 314.07 Crysis 3 Performance

Planning on skipping over Crysis 3? Don’t fret; a general look at performance boosts over 310.xx can be seen in another thorough graph from NVIDIA:

NVIDIA GeForce 314.07 Performance

More convincing reasons to upgrade can be had at GeForce.com, but if you’re already game, hit up the download page.


  • Kayden

    Drivers, drivers, drivers……Girls sound so much better.

    • http://www.facebook.com/deathspawner Rob Williams

      I don’t see how the first half of your sentence and the second connect!

      I am stoked to load up Crysis 3 though realizing what a beast it’s going to be. Sounds like it could be great for benchmarking.

      • Kayden

        The song that start’s off with the lyrics “Girls, Girls, Girls”. This is what the 3rd driver in a month or so, it’s crazy!

        • http://www.facebook.com/deathspawner Rob Williams

          Oh geez, didn’t clue in.

          And yes, NVIDIA sure is quick as heck in getting these out. Ironically, despite writing up posts for the releases, I more often than not forget to upgrade afterwards!

    • http://techgage.com/ Marfig

      And don’t forget, you should upgrade your graphics driver if the game doesn’t work. And If that doesn’t work either, you should re-install windows.

      That’s excellent advise, and comes free of charge to you from the high quality support team of every major game developer in the industry today.

  • JD Kane

    I’ve updated me drivers.

    Now all I need is the cashish to buy Crysis 3!

    Unlike many out there, I’m actually a fan of the story of this series of games. I’m quite excited to see what the third installment has in store. Plus it would be interesting to see how my current hardware handles this beast of a game.

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