NVIDIA’s GeForce 314.14 Beta Driver Tackles SimCity, SC2: HotS, HAWKEN PhysX and RE6

Posted on March 4, 2013 1:30 PM by Rob Williams

NVIDIA has been on a driver-release rampage lately, and with all of the games set to launch this month, it’s no surprise to see yet another release which introduces profiles for those, along with upgrades for past games.

In particular, NVIDIA makes mention of SimCityStarCraft 2: Heart of the SwarmResident Evil 6 and Hawken PhysX, but ignores Tomb Raider, which releases tomorrow. We’re not sure if this is a deliberate jab on account of that game being pushed heavily by AMD, but we do hope this latest driver will work fine with that game as well.

Edit: Using NVIDIA Inspector, we found that an SLI profile for Tomb Raider has existed in the driver since at least 314.07. Just how optimized it is, is another story. 

NVIDIA GeForce Titan 01

A couple of notable performance improvements:

GeForce GTX 680

    • Up to 23% in Sniper Elite V2
    • Up to 9% in Sleeping Dogs

GeForce GTX 680 SLI

      • Up to 22% in Sniper Elite V2
      • Up to 14% in Sleeping Dogs
      • Up to 9% in StarCraft II
      • Up to 5% in Call of Duty: Black Ops II
      • Up to 5% in Deus Ex: Human Revolution
      • Up to 5% in Just Cause 2
      • Up to 4% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
      • Up to 4% in Batman: Arkham City

SLI Technology

      • Updates SLI profile for Resident Evil 6
      • Adds SLI profile for Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army (delivered via NVIDIA Update)

You can grab the latest beta driver here, and check out the GeForce.com article here.

  • Kayden

    Where is the SLI profile for Tomb Raider Nvidia?!?

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

      As I mentioned in the post, this might just be NVIDIA’s way of ignoring the game. It might still have an SLI profile even though it’s not explicitly mentioned. I look forward to your findings when you jump into the game later.

      • Kayden

        Indeed, but such oversight required regurgitation. (c;

        I did decide to check out the these drivers with NVIDIA Inspector and I did find that it does have a Tomb Raider (2013) SLI profile, even though none of the releases going back to Nov., show no addition of it.

        I am curious to see if the WHQL has it but I don’t want to downgrade just to upgrade again. I will inquire with others and see if it’s there.

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