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Nvidia DX11 Wonder Driver Release Notes Revealed

Nvidia plans to release its newest DX11 Driver this Monday. The Wonder Driver is said to introduce DirectX optimizations which will reduce game-loading times and will increase performance across a wide variety of games. The performance increase looks to be quite significant for Total War: Rome 2, Sniper Elite v2, Aliens vs. Predator and Sleeping Dogs also get a decent boost on the SLI GeForce GTX 700 Series.

The complete notes for the GeForce 337.50 beta, Nvidia’s latest driver can be found below:

Performance
Introduces key DirectX optimizations which result in reduced game-loading times and significant performance increases across a wide variety of games. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration. Here are some examples of measured gains versus the previous 335.23 WHQL driver:

GeForce GTX 700 Series (Single GPU):

  • Up to 64% in Total War: Rome II
  • Up to 25% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Up to 23% in Sleeping Dogs
  • Up to 21% in Star Swarm
  • Up to 15% in Batman: Arkham Origins
  • Up to 10% in Metro: Last Light
  • Up to 8% in Hitman Absolution
  • Up to 7% in Sniper Elite V2
  • Up to 6% in Tomb Raider
  • Up to 6% in F1 2013

GeForce GTX 700 Series (SLI):

  • Up to 71% in Total War: Rome II
  • Up to 53% in Sniper Elite V2
  • Up to 45% in Aliens vs. Predator
  • Up to 31% in Sleeping Dogs
  • Up to 20% in CoD: Black Ops 2
  • Up to 10% in Hitman Absolution
  • Up to 9% in F1 2013
  • Up to 7% in Far Cry 3
  • Up to 6% in Metro: Last Light
  • Up to 6% in Batman: Arkham Origins

SLI Technology:

  • Total War: Rome II – added profile
  • War Thunder – added profile
  • Watch Dogs – updated profile
  • Diablo III – updated profile

Gaming Technology

  • Supports GeForce ShadowPlay™ technology
  • Supports GeForce ShadowPlay™ Twitch Streaming

SHIELD

  • Supports NVIDIA GameStream™ technology

3D Vision
Supports new “3D Compatibility Mode” for 3D Vision that enables us to improve the 3D experience for many key DirectX 10 and 11 games

3D Vision Profiles

  • Path of Exile – rated “Good”
  • KickBeat – rating now “Excellent”

3D Compatibility Mode Profiles

  • Assassin’s Creed Liberation – previously “Not Recommended”, now rated as “Excellent”
  • Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army – previously “Good”, now rated as “Excellent”
  • Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 2 – previously “Good”, now rated as “Excellent
  • Strike Suit Zero – previously “Not Recommended”, now rated as “Good”
  • Watchdogs – rated as “Good”

Overall, the new DX11 optimizations should greatly increase performance all around, and since the update is completely free, we can’t really complain. Players have been waiting eagerly for Nvidia to release DX11 updates, as even the strongest GPUs sometimes struggled with recent games.

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