Nvidia GeForce 327.23 Drivers Bring Shield Streaming Out Of Beta

Nvidia pushed out new GeForce drivers today, and the updates includes support for GeForce-to-Shield game streaming.

The fresh 327.23 drivers promise increased performance in Dirt: Showdown, Tomb Raider, and F1 2012, while SLI profiles were added for Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and Batman: Arkham Origins. Other updates include some 4K display support tweaks, and updates to HD Audio and PhysX software.

The biggest news out of the driver release? It seems like GeForce-to-Shield streaming (assuming you have an Nvidia Shield handy) is now out of beta…I think. My GeForce Experience software still has the “beta” tag on the Game Streaming tab, but the driver notes frame the update like the streaming feature is beta-free.

The full release summary can be read below, or if you’re a fancy-pants PDF lover, the release notes can be downloaded here.

Release Summary

This Game Ready WHQL driver ensures you’ll have the best possible gaming experience and is also a recommended driver update for the Windows 8.1 Preview. GeForce R326 drivers also provide performance increases for a variety of different games.

New in GeForce R326 Drivers

Performance Boost – Increases performance by up to 19% for GeForce 400/500/600/700 series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 320.49 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration. Here is one example of measured gains:

GeForce GTX 770:

  • Up to 15% in Dirt: Showdown
  • Up to 6% in Tomb Raider

GeForce GTX 770 SLI:

  • Up to 19% in Dirt: Showdown
  • Up to 11% in F1 2012

SLI Technology

  • Added SLI profile for Spinter Cell: Blacklist
  • Added SLI profile for Batman: Arkham Origins

SHIELD:

4K Displays:

  • Adds support for additional tiled 4K displays
  • Adds support for 4K FCAT testing
  • Extended support for tiled 4K features

Additional Details:

  • Installs new PhysX System Software 9.13.0725.
  • Installs HD Audio v1.3.26.4
  • Includes support for applications built using CUDA 5.5 or earlier version of the CUDA Toolkit. More information at http://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-toolkit
  • Supports OpenGL 4.3 for GeForce 400-series and later GPUs.
  • Supports DisplayPort 1.2 for GeForce GTX 600 series GPUs.
  • Supports multiple languages and APIs for GPU computing: CUDA C, CUDA C++, CUDA Fortran, OpenCL, DirectCompute, and Microsoft C++ AMP.
  • Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, DirectX 11, and OpenGL, including 3-way SLI, Quad SLI, and SLI support on SLI-certified Intel and AMD motherboards.

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