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.