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NVIDIA’s GeForce 310.54 Driver an “Essential Upgrade” for GeForce Gamers

Posted on November 12, 2012 5:55 PM by Rob Williams
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In advance of tomorrow’s release of Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Assassin’s Creed III in a couple of weeks, NVIDIA has just rolled-out a new beta driver that it considers to be an “essential upgrade” for all GeForce gamers. It’s easy to see why, because while the 310.54 driver does mostly aim to improve those two particular titles, dozens of others have seen slight performance boosts as well. Given the list, I can’t possibly talk about them here, but I recommend checking it out here.


Call of Duty: Black Ops II

In addition to the performance boosts, the 310.54 driver also introduces improved TXAA techniques for the above titles, and adds in a “Sparse Grid Supersampling” feature that all GeForce users will be able to tweak. This aims to make certain edges smoother that aren’t affected by other AA modes. You can see an example of the effect in a provided interactive screenshot.

To learn even more about t his driver, I highly recommend checking out the full post at GeForce.com. If you just want to get straight to the download, here you go.


  • DarkStarr

    Can we just get some effing simple AA names instead of this MSAA + MSTRAA or MSAA + SGSSAA I mean what the hell does SGSSAA mean? Samsung Galaxy Super Secret Anti-Aliasing maybe? Reading through gives a hint of insight…. I supposes its “Sparse Grid Super Sampling”. Either way…. There are way to many types of AA. MSAA FXAA MLAA TXAA and evidently MSTRAA and SGSSAA. Soon we are going to end up with something like MSTXLFWSKALSKXAA. The other thing is… what the hell do you use as a default? Other than that I guess…. good job on the optimizations? I still mean it though. Way too many AA types going on, maybe we can get an article on all of them or something?

    • http://techgage.com/ Rob Williams

      I couldn’t agree more. I’ve been wanting to tackle an article where I describe all of the different AA modes, but by the time it’d get published, a new mode is sure to be released. Seriously, I can’t keep track of them anymore.

  • http://techgage.com/ Marfig

    I’d be happy with just a GPU than didn’t need to update its drivers every time someone launches a game.

    • http://techgage.com/ Rob Williams

      I’m fine with updating, but I wish it was a quicker process. It’d be nice if the online updater would just grab the files and overwrite whatever it needs, rather than have to run the entire installer again.

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