Nvidia Releases GeForce 320.49 Beta Driver

Paul Lilly

Launch driver for the GeForce GTX 760

Nvidia today lifted the wraps off its GeForce GTX 760 graphics card, a mid-range part that fared well in our benchmarking and surprised us with a $250 MSRP, and coinciding with the hardware release is a new set of drivers in beta trim. Available to download now, the GeForce 320.49 beta driver delivers improved stability and performance, and is especially recommended "for players of GRID 2 and other recent releases," Nvidia says.

Interestingly, Nvidia didn't say exactly what kind of performance boost you can expect in GRID 2, though it did list several examples of what you can expect with the R320 family of drivers in general. If you're running a GeForce GTX 660 graphics card, you can expect double-digit percentage gains in titles like Dirt: Showdown (up to 20 percent), Tomb Raider (up to 18 percent), Metro: Last Light (up to 10 percent), and Sleeping Dogs (up to 10 percent).

Outside of performance gains, Nvidia claims the driver "fixes the majority of reported issues," so if you've been having trouble with previous drivers, you may want to give this one a shot even if you usually skip over beta releases.

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