Monday, October 21, 2013

✪ New Nvidia GeForce 331.58 WHQL Driver - SLI HBAO+ Update BF4 ✪

Nvidia have now released the new GeForce 331.58 WHQL driver and it brings a lot of updates including updated SLI Profile for Battlefield 4, so this is a good thing for us gamers running dual graphics cards or GPU's.

I would however like to put out a warning for anyone who have not updated that at least for me, the past updated drivers I installed from Nvidia have caused numerous bluescreens for me. It was almost a daily occurrence for me, and I seriously thought that my ram or some hardware failure was happening to my computer.

However it turns out that switching back to some old drivers (for me GeForce Version 310.70 Release date: 12/17/2012) fixed the bluescreens and have not had any problems since then. I even played Battlefield 4 Open Beta without any issues with constant 100 FPS or thereabout on Ultra Settings.

So if anything out of the ordinary starts to act up on your computer and you recently updated Nvidia drivers, then try and go back to some older drivers. It might save you a lot of time.

NVIDIA Control Panel
NOT all games support forced AO. Gamers can change AO settings and experiment with the implementation of user-made profiles through the use of NVIDIA Inspector.

The features also include a major update to the Nvidia Control Panel Ambient Occlusion (AO) Override feature. With the introduction of HBAO+ that increse the precision, fidelity and rendering speed of high quality AO.

The new GeForce 331.58 WHQL driver is now available to download.

An essential update for all GeForce GTX users, 331.58 WHQL is the Game Ready driver for Batman: Arkham Origins and Battlefield 4, ensuring your system attains peak performance in the two eagerly-anticipated titles. In addition to upcoming releases, performance has been increased in DiRT Showdown (up to 11%), Metro: Last Light (up to 9%), Sleeping Dogs (up to 8%), and Sniper Elite V2 (up to 13%), too.

331.58 WHQL also includes features, profiles, and changes from recent beta releases, like the major update to our NVIDIA Control Panel (NVCPL) Ambient Occlusion (AO) override feature, first introduced in 331.40 beta. An easy-to-use tool for applying fidelity-enhancing, realistic shading and shadowing to games that do not natively support the feature, the quality of NVCPL AO has been drastically improved with the introduction of HBAO+.

Debuted in Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist, HBAO+ is a new, NVIDIA-developed Ambient Occlusion technique that utilizes the latest technologies to significantly increase the precision, fidelity, and rendering speed of high-quality AO. It will be seen next in Batman: Arkham Origins, this Friday, where it adds considerable detail to the world’s shading.

For further details on HBAO+, please visit our HBAO+ technology page, and for more info on Ambient Occlusion itself, please head here.

Rounding out 331.58 WHQL is a whole host of profile updates, adding new SLI profiles, updating existing SLI profiles, adding new Ambient Occlusion profiles, and updating other profile elements for optimum game experiences:
  • Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag – Updated Profile
  • Batman: Arkham Origins – Updated SLI Profile
  • Battlefield 3 – Updated Surround Profile
  • Battlefield 4 – Updated Surround Profile, Updated SLI Profile
  • Crisis 2015 – Added SLI Profile
  • Crysis 3 – Added HBAO+ Profile
  • Dirty Bomb (a.k.a. Extraction) – Added DX9 SLI Profile
  • Dragon Sword – Updated DX9 Profile
  • Dying Light – Added DX11 SLI Profile
  • Euro Truck Simulator 2 – Updated SLI Profile
  • F1 2013 – Updated SLI Profile
  • FIFA 14 – Added SLI Profile, Added HBAO+ Profile, Added 3D Vision Profile (Rated "Good")
  • GRID 2 – Updated DX11 Profile
  • Natural Selection 2 – Added DX11 SLI Profile
  • Outlast – Added DX9 SLI Profile
  • Added DX9 SLI Profile, Added 3D Vision Profile (Rated “Excellent”)
  • Space Hulk – Updated Profile
  • Splinter Cell: Blacklist – Updated SLI Profile
  • State of Decay – Added DX9 SLI Profile
  • Urban Trial Freestyle - Added 3D Vision Profile (Rated "Good")
  • War of the Vikings – Added DX11 SLI Profile
  • Watch Dogs – Added DX11 SLI Profile

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