Nvidia beta drivers improve Battlefield 3, Skyrim and Modern Warfare 3 playability

/ 5 years ago

Anyone with an Nvidia graphics card should take note of the new drivers from Nvidia, particularly if you own Battlefield 3, Skyrim of Batman Arkham City. The GeForce 290.36 beta drivers have been released and add ambient occlusion support for Skyrim and Modern Warfare 3, this setting can be turned on via the Nvidia control panel. Screen flickering and triangular artifacts associated with Nvidia cards running Battlefield 3 have also been fixed by the beta driver. Nvidia also claims that the new driver streamlines PhysX support for the performance problems in Arkham City some users may be experiencing.

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Full Release Notes:

NVIDIA Ambient Occlusion

  • Adds NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
  • Adds NVIDIA Control Panel ambient occlusion support for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.


  • Updates PhysX System Software to version 9.11.1107 for the best PhysX experience in Batman: Arkham City.

NVIDIA Surround

  • Enables NVIDIA Surround support for Intel X79 SLI-certified motherboards.


  • Added or updated SLI profiles for Crysis 2, Heroes and Generals, Inversion, Stronghold 3, and Syndicate.

3D Vision

    • Adds support for 3D Vision over native DisplayPort 1.1 connection – available on BenQ XL2420T and BenQ XL2420TX monitors.
    • Added or updated the following 3D Vision game profiles:
    • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Rated Good
    • Cang Sheng – Rated Good
    • Diablo 3 – Rated Good
    • Fei fei – Rated Good
    • Final Combat – Rated Good
    • L.A. Noire – Updated Rating To 3D Vision Ready
    • LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 – Rated Fair
    • Qian Nv You Hun Online – Rated Good
    • QQ Xi You – Rated Good
    • Sonic Generations – Rated Good
    • Xian Tu – Rated Good
    • Yong Bing Tian Xia Online – Rated Good

HD Audio

  • Updates HD Audio driver to version

Bug Fixes

  • Fixes random flickering as Windows boot logo is loading or fading away.
  • Fixes corruption in Crysis 2 with SLI and lower quality shadow settings.
  • Fixes ability to set Surround resolutions to 5760×1080 using custom resolutions.
  • Fixes some random instances of triangular artifacts when playing Battlefield 3.
  • Fixes corruption and flickering of some objects in Battlefield 3 in the New York single-player level when anti-aliasing is enabled.
  • Fixes corruption seen in Settlers 7 with the NVIDIA 275.33 drivers.
  • Fixes playback of videos or live TV using Window Media Center resulting in a black screen.
  • Fixes the issue where 1920×1080 @60Hz PC resolution mode switched down to @59Hz.
  • Fixes mouse cursor flickering and shaking in Crysis 2, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Deus Ex and Civilization V when SLI is enabled when using 3DTV Play.
Source: Press Release