Nvidia's GeForce 285.79 Beta Drivers Beef Up Skyrim, Battlefield 3 And More

Brad Chacos

Pardon us if we keep talking games, but we’re just as caught up in Skyrim fever as the rest of the world. While we’re talking Tamriel, is your PC primed and ready for fighting dragons in the Nordic mountains? Yesterday, Nvidia released a new Geforce 285.79 beta driver that included, amongst other things, improved SLI and 3D Vision support for – you guessed it – Skyrim (which now garners an “Excellent” 3D Vision rating by Nvidia, by the way).

Nvidia also recommends that Battlefield 3 players download the new drivers, thanks to a trio of improvements specific to that title. Check out the full list of improvements below, and if they pique your interest, head on over to Nvidia’s beta drivers page and download Geforce 285.79.

Includes several bug fixes and performance improvements for Battlefield 3:

  • Fixes cases of irregular performance (stuttering) primarily seen on DirectX 10 GPUs. The fix improves the performance of both DX10 and DX11 GPUs.
  • Fixes shadow map corruption seen with DirectX 10 GPUs.
  • Fixes cases of black corruption lines/triangles with DirectX 10 GPUs.

Fixes black screen during playback using Windows Media Center.

Added or updated SLI profiles for the following games:

  • Aion v3.0
  • Anno 2070
  • Assassins Creed: Revelations
  • Bastion
  • Need for Speed: The Run
  • Payday: The Heist
  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Added or updated the following 3D Vision game profiles:

  • Airline Tycoon 2 – Rated Fair
  • Assassin's Creed: Revelations – Rated Good
  • Batman: Arkham City – Updated Rating To 3D Vision Ready
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Rated Excellent
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Rated Excellent
  • FIFA 12 – Rated Good
  • Hard Reset – Updated Rating To 3D Vision Ready
  • inMomentum – Rated Fair
  • The Lord of the Rings: War In The North – Rated Good
  • Smash Cars – Rated Fair
  • Two Worlds II: Castle Defense – Rated Good
  • Zombie Driver – Rated Excellent

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