Yes you read that correctly. GTX 680 owners can get a 38% performance increase on Far Cry 3 with these drivers. Other cards also see a good increase.
These drivers also include the previously released optimizations for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Assassin's Creed III, providing up to 26% faster performance in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and up to 18% faster performance in Assassin’s Creed III, as well as smooth, shimmer-free graphics with TXAA antialiasing in both games.
With Far Cry 3 coming soon depending on where you are, these drivers are well worth the download! However, if Far Cry 3 is not your thing you will also see performance gains in Black Ops 2, Assassin's Creed 3, Battlefield 3, Skyrim and Batman: Arkham City just to name a few.
Using the most popular gaming resolution, 1920x1080, we maxed out Far Cry 3's many graphics options, selected SSAO Ambient Occlusion (an excellent balance between performance and fidelity), set the game's version of Transparency Supersampling to "Standard", and enabled 8xMSAA to eliminate those pesky jaggies. As you can see below, today's 310.64 beta driver boosted performance significantly, helping the GTX 670 and GTX 680 achieve playable frame rates at this demanding detail level. Please note that we expect improvements of varying degrees to be seen on any system utilizing a GeForce GTX 400, 500, or 600 series GPU, but due to time constraints we were unable to run comprehensive, in-depth tests ahead of the driver's release.
The drivers can be downloaded from here.