NVIDIA Launches GeForce 301.42 WHQL Drivers

Written by John Ponio    Tuesday, 22 May 2012 13:22


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NVIDIA recently launched their GeForce 301.42 WHQL drivers, bringing with it better performance, 4-way SLI for the GTX 670, and more. All GeForce GPUs all of the way back from the 8-series, which seems like forever ago, now have FXAA, Adaptive Sync, Frame Rate Target, and Surround features. Performance is up 20% in Skyrim, apparently, over the previous driver.

GeForce 301.42 WHQL Drivers Skyrim Performance

There are more SLI and 3DVision profiles with this driver update, as well, meaning you'll get more options for more games. There's a whole host of changes other than what I listed, which you can read for yourself here. If you want to update your drivers, head on over here for GeForce cards. 

Detail settings for the below chart:

  • Batman: Arkham City: 1920x1080, Very High detail level, Tessellation High, PhysX High.
  • Bulletstorm: 2560x1600, max settings.
  • Civilization V: 1900x1200, 8xMSAA, DirectX 11, max settings.
  • Just Cause 2: 1920x1080, DirectX 10, max settings.
  • Shogun 2: Total War: 1920x1080, DirectX 11, max settings.
GeForce 301.42 GTX 580 Game Performance