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Picking up Titanfall? NVIDIA Has Your Drivers Covered, with GeForce 335.23

Posted on March 11, 2014 9:30 AM by Rob Williams
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If you’re an NVIDIA user who’s planning on picking up Respawn’s highly-anticipated Titanfall today, you’ll be happy to know that NVIDIA’s released some brand-new GeForce drivers that optimizes the game’s performance. NVIDIA even goes as far to say that the drivers “are an essential upgrade for pilots entering the fray“, although there’s no mention of what kind of performance gains can be seen versus the drivers available during the beta.

Titanfall Epic BattleFortunately, Titanfall can run at above 792p on the PC

GeForce 335.23 might be Titanfall-focused, but there are a couple of other perks as well, including updated SLI profiles for Bound by Flame, Diablo III, DOTA 2, Need for Speed: Rivals, and the upcoming Watch Dogs. Further, GPU offset enhancements for the GTX 750 and 750 Ti have also been included, which leads me to believe that the issue of not being able to match EVGA’s Superclocked 750 Ti’s GPU clock in my 750 Ti overclocking session might be a thing of the past (this is something I’ll test out shortly).

You can check out the release page for the driver here, or go straight to the driver here.


  • scott

    Author,

    I also have a 780ti sc by EVGA along with a i72600k overclocked to 4.5ghz. As well as 16gb of ram @ 1600 Mhz. Should my fps be dropping to 40-50. for example i can max out bf4 and still maintain a static 60 fps. any advice will be greatly appreciated

    Bean.

    • http://techgage.com/ Rob Williams

      To be honest, I have no experience with Titanfall whatsoever, but from what I understand, it’s not the most optimized game out there. What resolution are you running? If 1080p, then it would seem bizarre to dip below 60, and if that’s the case, there might be one single graphics setting that’s causing it to happen.

      Also, GeForce Experience supports Titanfall, so you might want to load it up and see what graphics settings it recommends for your system.

      • scott

        Thanks for the reply Rob:

        i7 2600k 3.4 OC to 4.5 with corsair h60 all in one water cooler
        16gb ram @ 1600mhz
        evga 780ti sc
        asus p8p67 pro motherboard
        ssd
        40-50fps @ 2560×1600 res

        • http://techgage.com/ Rob Williams

          That’s a big resolution, so it could be that the game is simply that demanding (again, I’ve never played it, so I’m really not sure). I’d still recommend using GeForce Experience to see if it will detect different settings for you.

          I’m going to assume that the next time NVIDIA releases a driver, it will feature Titanfall updates, and NVIDIA will -probably- include a graph showing updated performance.

          If you don’t want to use GeForce Experience, you might want to start at lowering smoke or shadow settings, since usually they’re a big reason for a performance hit. AA too of course.

          • scott

            Also remember the driver team has had time to improve the drivers for BF4, they have not had time to work on Titanfall yet.

          • http://techgage.com/ Rob Williams

            Well, that’s true, but on account of the fact that Titanfall is supported in GeForce Experience, I’d bet that NVIDIA had a fair bit of time to work with the game and optimize this launch driver. Things should definitely improve with the next release, though, and really, a game patch itself could help as well.

          • scott

            im hoping so.

            lol just realized your name is Robin Williams.

          • http://techgage.com/ Rob Williams

            Haha. I haven’t heard that one before :P

          • scott

            And boom goes the dynamite:

            While adjusting the settings in GeForce Experience, Nvidia settings, and in the in game graphics settings, my computer experienced a catastrophic OS failure. Bios cant find OS, if I can get to boot it takes a very long time to get to windows, and if i do get to my desktop i crash after 5 minutes.

            So now i have that to deal with this weekend…

          • http://techgage.com/ Jamie Fletcher

            I had something similar happen a couple years ago. My issues started after playing around in game settings. Thought it was the GPU that died… then I couldn’t boot, so figured OS failure. Reinstall OS and still had issues, figured it must be the hard drive. Put hard drive in another system to check, was fine. Turns out it was good old-fashioned bad RAM that popped. Save a few steps and memtest your RAM first- on again off again issues are nearly always RAM.

          • scott

            Thanks for the tip Jamie.
            I was about to do a clean os install.
            How do you test your memory? Check in bios?

          • http://techgage.com/ Jamie Fletcher

            Just memtest can be found at: http://www.memtest.org/

            Or pick up Ultimate Boot CD from: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

            In either case, let memtest run for a while (30 mins minimum if you don’t get an error straight away), preferably on random loop. If you get an error pop up, any at all at any time, then you have failed RAM and it will need replacing. Not sure if memtest will show you which DIMM slot failed or not, but if it doesn’t, and you have a failure, you’ll need to go through and test each stick individually to find the culprit. One you’ve removed the bad RAM, you can continue to use the system normally (just with less ram and without dual channel) – at least until you can get replacement RAM in.

            Bad RAM won’t show up straight away on every test, so it’s best to run multiple passes to be sure. As I said before, any error at all, in any test, equal failed RAM. If you don’t get any errors, then you’ll have to begin the slow process of troubleshooting as per usual.

          • http://techgage.com/ Rob Williams

            Jamie’s advice is good. I don’t envy your situation… troubleshooting PCs gives me a bigger headache than anything else.

          • scott

            FML,

          • http://techgage.com/ Rob Williams

            Windows 8.1 could have really had nothing to do with the issue; it’s just that something there managed to trigger it. The absolutely most important thing you can do now is run MemTest for a little bit. If RAM is the issue, then you’ll find out fast.

          • scott

            Looks like I am heading home after work with a new i7 4770k, 8 GB of Kingston DDR3 1600 ram, and a EVGA Z77 FTW motherboard.
            i have an unopened ssd. its only 120gb but that will have to do.
            i hope the 4770k overclocks as easily as the 2600k.

            By the way, great first impression for this forum community.

          • http://techgage.com/ Rob Williams

            I guess there’s an upside to this entire debacle, but it’s unfortunate that it was basically forced-upon you. Enjoy the new rig :D You should be able to squeeze out a good GHz with that chip.

          • scott

            Turns out my old 16g of ram was working just fine. It must have been the ssd. I was able to return the new memory. and now im up and stable.

            As for Titanfall: FRAPS says I am maintaining 60 fps even in the heat of battle but it still looks choppy. I think something is not optimized. I know I can count on Nvidia to continue to work on better drivers but I know nothing about EA & Respawn. Time will tell.

          • http://techgage.com/ Rob Williams

            Was the SSD old? What model was it?

            For Titanfall, it might be worth disabling vsync and seeing if that improves anything, or of course lowering graphics settings might be an option as well.

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