Tomb Raider: Nvidia Beta Drivers Give Lara Croft A Boost

Playing Tomb Raider on PC with an Nvidia GPU? Then these new beta drivers are right up your alley.

Nvidia has released new beta drivers for its GeForce GPUs today, and the update should prove to be a boon for Tomb Raider fans. The 314.21 drivers “Improves performance and stability in Tomb Raider,” among other tweaks to 3D Vision, SLI, PhysX and HD Audio. The drivers are supposed to boost performance in Tomb Raider by up to 45 percent.

When Tomb Raider launched last week, the franchise reboot came with an added bonus from AMD: TressFX. The new hair rendering technique requires a DirectX 11 GPU, but it’s not proprietary to AMD cards. Despite the open nature of the tech, Nvidia wasn’t prepared for TressFX. From the press release: “GeForce gamers have come to expect an awesome Day 1 experience. But in the case of Tomb Raider, that didn’t come to pass. We hadn’t received the game in time to assure them of this – which was disappointing for them and for us.” Irregardless of what caused the hangup, Nvidia cards weren’t performing at the same level as the AMD counterparts. That unpleasantness should be behind us now, fortunately.

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1 Comment on Tomb Raider: Nvidia Beta Drivers Give Lara Croft A Boost


On March 17, 2013 at 12:23 am

“Irregardless” really? Really?