|Latest GeForce 295.73 drivers "essential" for Skyrim, Diablo III and Mass Effect 3|
|Posted: 22.02.2012 13:13 by Simon Priest||Comments: 5|
Nvidia has released the latest WHQL drivers for Geforce chipsets, boasting performance in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim by "an amazing 44.5%" in some cases. Ambient occlusion now native.
The manufacturer has posted a lengthy article exalting the latest 295.73 drivers and what improvements they bring to some of the latest titles. They've tweaked their PhysX platform too.
"This is the first WHQL-certified driver from the R295 family of drivers," blurbs Nvidia. This is a "recommended upgrade for all GeForce users" wanting to play titles with '3' in them.
Battlefield 3, Diablo III, Mass Effect 3, or The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim are all targeted in this update. Below is a snippet of 295.73's highlights:
R295 Highlight Summary
New features and performance since last WHQL-certified driver
•Game-changing performance boost of up to 45% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, "the fastest selling title in Steam's history"
•Up to 2x performance Mass Effect 3 with SLI technology.
•GeForce-exclusive quality enhancements with ambient occlusion support for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Diablo III, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
•New 3D Vision and SLI profiles for over 50 titles.
•New PhysX software for the best experience in top PhysX titles like Alice: Madness Returns and Batman: Arkham City.
R295 Highlight Details
•Increases performance by up to 45% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (measured with GeForce GTX 560 at 1080p Ultra settings in indoor scenes vs. 285.62).
•Updates the NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to a higher performance profile.
•Boosts Mass Effect 3 SLI performance to up to 2x.
•Adds ambient occlusion support for Diablo III. See the comparison screenshots on GeForce.com.
•Updates the ambient occlusion support for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to a higher performance profile (also in 290 beta drivers). See the comparison screenshots on GeForce.com.
•Adds ambient occlusion support for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (also in 290 beta drivers). See the comparison screenshots on GeForce.com.
•Adds or updates SLI profiles for:
◦Mass Effect 3
◦Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
◦The Darkness II
◦Red Faction: Armageddon
◦WRC 2: FIA World Rally Championship 2011
For the full article of changes made in the GeForce 295.73 drivers visit the .