Nvidia Rolls Out GeForce Drivers to Amp Up Skyrim, Diablo III, Mass Effect 3

The new GeForce drivers are here!

Nvidia has posted new WHQL drivers for its GeForce line of video cards, spiffing up the performance for a number of games. Specifically mentioned are the performance improvements possible for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, the Diablo III beta and the Mass Effect 3 beta.

For Skyrim, Nvidia says its beta drivers released back in December have helped to boost frame rates in interior locations such as dungeons by 19 percent, and by about 2.8 percent in exterior locations. The new drivers should improve upon those figures even more. And the new drivers provide what Nvidia calls “Ambient Occlusion shadowing,” which translates to “more shadows that look pretty.”

Diablo III users also get Ambient Occlusion shadowing, Nvidia says, and players running the Mass Effect 3 demo can expect about double the performance out of their graphics cards with the new drivers.

Check out the full rundown of all the performance enhancements right here on Nvidia’s post. You can also download your new drivers from that site — Nvidia will even scan your computer and figure out which ones you need.

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6 Comments on Nvidia Rolls Out GeForce Drivers to Amp Up Skyrim, Diablo III, Mass Effect 3


On February 21, 2012 at 1:49 pm

I get so tired of these once a month driver updates.Installing them over old ones always seems to cause more problems than it helps and who wants to reformat once a month for new video drivers…

How about you release working drivers when you release a new card and be good with that.


On February 21, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Nothing is dirtier than Nvidia.


On February 21, 2012 at 5:28 pm

ATI/AMD is just as bad as Nvidia, instead fixing bugs and driver problems once every couple of months they release beta drivers and hotfixes every couple of weeks that occasionally improve framerates but also have been seen (on as many occasions) to cause problems as well. If your a fanboy fine, no one can begrudge you that. But open minded opinions from people that have played in both yards are more appreciated (I’ve used ATI/AMD and Nvidia Products on numerous occasions, typically for research and benchmarking hardware). I don’t have a particular preference I’ve had just as much fun (and disappointment) from both companies. So please do a little research before making uninformed comments like that.


On February 21, 2012 at 7:57 pm

You need to reformat to install video drivers? I guess I’ve been doing it wrong all this time!

Brandon J. Clark

On February 21, 2012 at 8:29 pm

WTF?!?!?! Are you s PC gamers? Give me a driver update every ing day and I’m a happy guy!

Christ, go grab a ing console if you’re not ready to be a part of the master race!



On February 21, 2012 at 11:08 pm

never had a problem installing official drivers from nvidia. you don’t HAVE to update. free upgrade that increases performance and people complain?