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Nvidia Debuts Geforce R295 Driver

Nvidia has released the GeForce 295.73 driver into the wild, bringing with it some big performance gains in specific titles and new SLI profiles.

Fans of the incredibly popular Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be pleased to know that this driver purports to offer as much as 45 per cent frames per second improvements compared to the Nvidia 285.62 driver in certain interior environments.

Other games that have received improvements in performance and quality seem like a bit of a tease, since they haven't even been released yet. Mass Effect 3 apparently works far better in SLI setups now and Diablo III also supports ambient occlusion.

For gamers that aren't from the future, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 now supports ambient occlusion as well - officially, since it has done for a while now if you've been playing around with Nvidia's beta drivers.

Other updates in this driver release include new 3D Vision and SLI profiles for over 50 games - for the full list check out the driver product page here. There's also been some tweaks to the onboard PhysX system in both Alice: Madness Returns and Batman: Arkham City.

Not many bug fixes in this driver, but anyone experiencing texture artefacts in Battlefield 3 when running Ultra settings should have less problems now.

This driver supports Windows operating systems through XP, Vista and 7 in both 32 and 64 bit variants.

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