For those of you with Nvidia’s Geforce range of GPU’s, you’ll be pleased to know a new driver(314.22 WHQL) has just been released, that boosts the performance in both Bioshock Infinite and Tomb Raider by a substantial margin.
How much of a performance increase can a simple driver update make, it’s not new hardware afterall. Nvidia report up to 41 percent increase in speed for BioShock Infinite, while Tomb Raider performance has gone up a rather astounding 71 percent.
314.22 WHQL is the driver that you need to update to enjoy this rather insane performance difference. Why so much of an increase in the game? Well, it’s likely due to a number of reasons; not least of which that they are “amd games”. By which, AMD have had more time to optimize their drivers for better performance in the game. This isn’t new in the PC gaming industry, and indeed when you start Bioshock Infinite up you’ll notice a rather nice AMD logo splash screen starting.
If you want to download the drivers, click here and be sure to select your correct OS and graphics card versions.
According to Nvidia “In BioShock Infinite, performance improved by 32% at 1920×1080, powering our GTX 680 past 90 frames per second when using Ultra DirectX 11 settings. With optional Alternate Post-Processing added to the mix, we saw a 25% improvement over 314.07 WHQL performance, taking the GTX 680 from 61 frames per second to 76 frames per second.”
“314.22 WHQL dramatically enhances performance in Tomb Raider, building upon the improvements introduced in 314.21 Beta earlier this month. On the GTX 680 we recorded a 49% improvement at 1920×1080 using Ultra settings, and a 30% improvement using Ultimate settings. At 2560×1600, Ultra performance increased by 59%, and Ultimate performance increased by 40%, pushing the GTX 680 past the all-important 30 frames per second mark.”
It’s also worth noting that there was improvements on other games too, including Black Ops 2, Sniper Elite V2, Sleeping Dogs & SkyRim