Although the new beta drivers contain all the same improvements that 310.54 and 310.61 beta drivers had, the new set optimizes performance in preparation for Far Cry 3′s release in North America.
Release notes indicate a performance boost of up to 38% in Far Cry 3 using a GeForce GTX 680 and up to 6% using a GeForce GTX 660.
Along with this are the optimizations added previously for Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Assassin’s Creed II, and some updates to the nVidia 3D Vision profiles to a handful of games, notably 007 Legends, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Medal of Honor: Warfighter. In their release, nVidia has also stated that they are actively working on fixing issues that have been reported in games such as Battlefield 3 and Assassin’s Creed III.
Far Cry 3 was released today in Europe but doesn’t hit shelves in North America until Tuesday, but nVidia is keeping up-to-date and constantly testing to ensure that the release goes over smoothly for PC gamers, and that GeForce cards can efficiently handle such a performance-driven game.