GeForce 337.50 Beta AKA "The Mantle Killer"

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  1. octiceps

    octiceps Nimrod

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    This is the much-ballyhooed driver which promises significant CPU performance optimizations in a number of titles and which Nvidia claims will allow its cards to dethrone AMD GPU's running Mantle.

    ETA is Mon Apr 07, 2014. As of this writing it has not been released yet.

    Details have been leaked courtesy of the Guru3D Forums and GeForce.com:

    What’s New in Version 337.50

    Performance
    Introduces key DirectX optimizations which result in reduced game-loading times and significant performance increases across a wide variety of games. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration. Here are some examples of measured gains versus the previous 335.23 WHQL driver:

    GeForce GTX 700 Series (Single GPU):
    Up to 64% in Total War: Rome II
    Up to 25% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Up to 23% in Sleeping Dogs
    Up to 21% in Star Swarm
    Up to 15% in Batman: Arkham Origins
    Up to 10% in Metro: Last Light
    Up to 8% in Hitman Absolution
    Up to 7% in Sniper Elite V2
    Up to 6% in Tomb Raider
    Up to 6% in F1 2013

    GeForce GTX 700 Series (SLI):
    Up to 71% in Total War: Rome II
    Up to 53% in Sniper Elite V2
    Up to 45% in Aliens vs. Predator
    Up to 31% in Sleeping Dogs
    Up to 20% in CoD: Black Ops 2
    Up to 10% in Hitman Absolution
    Up to 9% in F1 2013
    Up to 7% in Far Cry 3
    Up to 6% in Metro: Last Light
    Up to 6% in Batman: Arkham Origins

    SLI Technology:
    Total War: Rome II – added profile
    War Thunder – added profile
    Watch Dogs – updated profile
    Diablo III – updated profile

    Gaming Technology
    Supports GeForce ShadowPlay™ technology
    Supports GeForce ShadowPlay™ Twitch Streaming

    SHIELD
    Supports NVIDIA GameStream™ technology

    3D Vision
    Supports new “3D Compatibility Mode” for 3D Vision that enables us to improve the 3D experience for many key DirectX 10 and 11 games

    3D Vision Profiles
    Path of Exile – rated “Good”
    KickBeat – rating now “Excellent”

    3D Compatibility Mode Profiles
    Assassin’s Creed Liberation – previously “Not Recommended”, now rated as “Excellent”
    Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army – previously “Good”, now rated as “Excellent”
    Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 2 – previously “Good”, now rated as “Excellent
    Strike Suit Zero – previously “Not Recommended”, now rated as “Good”
    Watchdogs – rated as “Good”

    Desktop/Notebook:
    Nvidia 337.50 Desktop/Notebook Driver Release Date Mon Apr 07, 2014
    Nvidia 337.50 Desktop/Notebook Lite Driver Release Date Mon Apr 07, 2014

    Release Notes:
    RN v337.50

    Additional Details:

    Installs new PhysX System Software
    Installs HD Audio
    Installs GeForce Experience
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  2. Cloudfire

    Cloudfire (Really odd person)

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    Looks like they improved SLI by a great deal. The improvements on SLI is better than the single card improvements.

    Me likey. Can`t wait to see the reviews.
     
  3. n=1

    n=1 YEAH SCIENCE!

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    The really cynical part of me thinks that if it wasn't for Mantle, god knows how long nVidia would've taken to release this, assuming they'd even be bothered enough to do all these optimizations.
     
  4. octiceps

    octiceps Nimrod

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    And I would say the same for DX12. It's not cynical at all; we all know it's the reality. I mean why hasn't Intel made any significant improvements since Sandy Bridge? Because of lack of competition from AMD.
     
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    Cloudfire (Really odd person)

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    AMD is the sole reason why Intel have abandoned CPU performance and concentrated on the freaking stupid IGP/APU race.

    Everybody wins...Except gamers....
     
  6. MrDJ

    MrDJ Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    so nothing new for improvements in titanfall or ghosts then. sli brigade will be pissed then.
     
  7. J.Dre

    J.Dre Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    No mention of BF4, I suppose that's a lost cause. :D

    Very impressive numbers, though. If those percentages stick, I'll be very happy.
     
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    Up to 64% in Total War: Rome II

    ...

    Excuse my asterisks but... **** YES!!! Rome II has abysmal performance. Really excited for this driver now.
     
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    n=1 YEAH SCIENCE!

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    Note the "up to" clause. Honestly I've learned to take those numbers with a grain of salt.
     
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    You notice that the SLI get most benefits plus Rome II. Both are very CPU dependant. I think Nvidia have solved some of the CPU bottleneck that comes with DX11. Just like Mantle, Im very sceptical about 64% with a high end CPU...

    But we will see
     
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