Usually NVIDIA is known to provide stable drivers right from the
beginning, which means with new versions you don't see huge jumps in performance
or power consumption go up or down. As we expected their latest beta driver
310.61 wasn't a surprise.
In fact there are only two benchmarks where we've seen noticeable
differences. The games we're talking about are StarCraft II and Battlefield III.
Concerning StarCraft II the latest NVIDIA drivers is almost 6 percent slower
than their 310.33 beta version, whereas those were their best performing drivers
under StarCraft II. Compared to the last WHQL certified driver performance is
within measurement error. As we mentioned there is also a measurable
performance difference between the latest beta driver and the latest WHQL
driver. This time the 310.61 beta is almost six percent ahead, when you take a
closer look at Battlefiled III.
So basically switching to the latest beta driver from NVIDIA changes almost
nothing when it comes to verison 310.61 beta. Performance is almost identical,
which is clearly visible when you look at our performance ratings.
Author: Christian Ney firstname.lastname@example.org
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