Nvidia GeForce 331.40 Beta - Download & Discussion

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  1. Cyris

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    The new GeForce 331.40 beta driver, is now available to download. An essential update for all GeForce GTX users jumping into the Battlefield 4 Beta, 331.40 beta ensures maximum performance and system stability in the shooter’s eagerly anticipated pre-release test.
    Rounding out 331.40 beta is a whole host of profile updates, adding new SLI profiles, updating existing SLI profiles, adding new Ambient Occlusion profiles, and updating other profile elements for optimum game experiences:

    Graphics
    Implemented Horizon Based Ambient Occlusion plus (HBAO+) for DirectX 9 and DirectX 11 applications.
    HBAO+ interactive comparison

    OpenGL
    Added support for OpenGL 4.4

    NVIDIA SLI Technology

    Added or updated the following profiles:
    • Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag – Updated Profile
    • Batman: Arkham Origins – Updated SLI Profile
    • Battlefield 3 – Updated Surround Profile
    • Battlefield 4 – Updated Surround Profile, Added SLI Profile
    • Crisis – Added SLI Profile
    • Crysis 3 – Added AO Profile
    • Dirty Bomb – Added DX9 SLI Profile
    • Dying Light – Added DX11 SLI Profile
    • F1 2013 – Updated SLI Profile
    • FIFA 14 – Added SLI Profile, Added AO Profile
    • Natural Selection 2 – Added DX11 SLI Profile
    • Outlast – Added DX9 SLI Profile
    • Space Hulk – Updated Profile
    • Splinter Cell: Blacklist – Updated SLI Profile
    • State of Decay – Added DX9 SLI Profile
    • Watch Dogs – Added DX11 SLI Profile

    Other Profile Updates
    • Crysis 3 - added AO profile
    • FIFA 14 - added O profile

    Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 331.40
    The following sections list the important changes and the most common issues resolved
    since versions 327.23. This list is only a subset of the total number of changes made in this
    driver version. The NVIDIA bug number is provided for reference.
    Fixes Since Previous WHQL Driver Version 327.23
    Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 Fixed Issues
    • [OpenGL][Solidworks Flow Simulation plugin]: Some features of the plugin do not work. [1368330]
    • [GeForce 6/7 Series]: GPU clock speed does not get higher than 405 MHz. [1356542]
    • [SLI][Splinter Cell Blacklist]: TXAA option is missing when SLI is enabled. [1353668]
    • [Surround]: Driver installation fails if NVIDIA Surround is enabled.[1353369]
    • [3D Vision][Rainbow Six: Raven Shield]: Stereoscopic 3D works for the game only if played in windowed mode. [1318923]
    • [Multi-GPU]: After clicking the Multi-GPU balloon message to open the NVIDIA Control Panel, pressing F1 does not open the Help. [1349589]
    • [Stereoscopic 3D]: After switching the refresh rate switched to 120 Hz using the
    • NVIDIA Control Panel and then running a 3D stereo application, the refresh rate automatically switches back to the previous refresh rate upon closing the 3D stereo app. [1343087]
    • [3D Surround], 3xGeForce 500/400 Series: When sending output to a fourth display outside of the GPU Surround group, the Surround resolution (3-wide) switches to a non-Surround resolution (single display). [736859]
    • [Quad SLI] [GeForce GTX 295]: “SLI connector is missing” balloon pops up even if the SLI bridge connector is attached.[919269]

    Additional details:

    • PhysX-Systemsoftware PhysX_9.13.0725
    • HD-Audiotreiber 06/16/2013,1.3.26.4
    • GeForce Experience 8.3.14.1
    • DriverVer 09/27/2013, 9.18.13.3140

    • Driver 331.58 is r331_54-5, DriverVer = 10/15/2013, 9.18.13.3158
    • Driver 331.44 is r331_42-3, DriverVer = 10/08/2013, 9.18.13.3147
    • Driver 331.40 is r331_00-96, DriverVer = 09/27/2013, 9.18.13.3140
    • Driver 327.24 is r326_01-60, DriverVer = 09/12/2013
    • Driver 327.23 is r325_00-230, DriverVer = 09/12/2013, 9.18.13.2723

    Download:

    Attention SLI User! TDR in SLI mode with UEFI enabled (UEFI Windows installation) upon reboot/driver install (will be fixed in next beta release. Disable UEFI as temporary workaround!)
    In bios, enable the CSM and allow the gpu to use the legacy rom.

    Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 x32
    Download International x32
    Download US

    Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 x64
    Download International x64
    Download US

    Downoad Windows XP 32bit
    Downoad Windows XP 64bit

    Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 Notebook x32
    Download International x32

    Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 Notebook x64
    Download International x64


    If you have problems, please delete the prev. driver before you install a new one.
    1) Download DDU
    2) Go to Windows Control Panel
    3) Delete PhysX, HD Audio Driver restart.
    4) Delete the Graphics driver restart
    5)Note; If you don't let windows restart after the second uninstall "driver uninstall" you could end up in a loop and have a real mess on your hands. Especially on windows 8, you should let it come up to the desktop the second reboot so windows has time to complete what you asked it to do. Then restart a third time "Then" go into F8 safemode.
    6) Use the tool :) and boot to windows, now you can install the new one.


    Driver Feedback
    Direct Link to open the Feedback Form

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  2. ShadowDuke

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    Thanks. We all knew Nvidia would release a Beta driver for BF4 Beta :p
     
  3. Darren Hodgson

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    What a trooper! Thanks Cyris. I was just about to download the 331.40 Quadro driver as well! :D

    Does this driver have the promised optimizations for the new Shadow Warrior as well, which I read about last week on the GeForce.com forum?
     
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    bf4 go go go :)
     

  5. Outcasst

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    Major texture flashing in BF3
     
  6. Michalko

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    i cant find it on Nvidia site..
     
  7. boerenlater

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    The Quadro has also all those added gameprofiles.
     
  8. PhazeDelta1

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    Wish I would of seen this before I installed the 331.40 quadro driver. Downloading this now. Going to play BF3 again and test this out.
     
  9. CalinTM

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    This driver has the same branch as the quadro 331.40 :D
    r331_00-96

    Big move from R235.
     
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  11. CalinTM

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    Curious how they god the links and the geforce. com atficle as well with HBAO+.

    On nvidia site there is isn't this driver listed yet. How they got the links ? Tried US and UK too.
     
  12. Outcasst

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    Was an unstable overclock. Fixed now.

    These drivers have improved my BF3 average FPS by at least 20.
     
  13. PurSpyk!!

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    And still not fixes for Rome II??
     
  14. Ulenn

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    ^ I think nvidia put the driver in the web and later wen they get the green light they link to the search engine,if you know where they placed the driver you can manually download any other .
    For example if you take any of this links but change the number of the driver you can download any of the older drivers
     
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    Testing for 560Ti freezes now.
    None so far but it has only been an hour - focusing on heavy browsing with FF25b3.
     
  17. ManuelG

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    I don't believe we have any performance optimizations. We are currently testing an SLI profile (different from the one suggested on Steam). Should be pushed soon to end users once it has been tested and pushed to our servers.

    http://steamcommunity.com/app/233130/discussions/0/846965705282026457/
     
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    Any planned fixes for Rome II?
     
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