The update is good news for SLI users thanks to "new and updated SLI profiles for today's top titles"--namely Crysis 3, Devil May Cry, and Warframe. The boosts in single-GPU systems are impressive, too: Performance gains of up to 27% in Assassin's Creed III, 19% in Civilization V, 14% in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, 14% in DiRT 3, 11% in Just Cause 2, 10% in Deus Ex: Human Revolution, 10% in F1 2012, and 10% in Far Cry 3.
The official GeForce blog post stated:
"An essential update for gamers jumping into the Crysis 3 Open Beta, 313.95 beta improves multi-GPU performance in Crytek's sci-fi shooter by up to 35%, and ensures maximum compatibility with the game's work-in-progress code on all systems."
If you're hoping to stress-test your system with Crysis 3 (or just play it), check this chart to see what settings nVidia suggests for the game:
|Graphics Settings||GeForce GTX 650||GeForce GTX 660 Ti||GeForce GTX 680||GeForce GTX 690|
|Texture Resolution||Low||Very High||Very High||Very High|
|Game Effects||Low||High||High||Very High|
|Post Processing||Low||High||High||Very High|
|Shading||Low||High||Very High||Very High|
|Shadows||Low||High||Very High||Very High|
|Motion Blur Amount||Disabled||Disabled||Medium||High|
|Antialiasing||SMAA Medium (2X)||SMAA High (4X)||SMAA High (4X)||SMAA High (4X)|
Download the drivers here: http://www.geforce.com/drivers/
Here's a look at the non-SLI performance (click for larger image):
- David D'Amico.