NVIDIA Release R326 Game Ready Driver Update

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅20.09.2013 14:32:36

NVIDIA this week released the latest driver update for their GeForce GFX cards. Release 326, version 327.23WHQL is the recommended update for those using the Windows 8.1 Preview and exhibit performance improvements in a range of titles across their Fermi and Kepler-based products. Other benefits include new SLI profiles for Tom Clancey's Splinter Cell Blacklist and the upcoming WB Games title Batman: Arkham Origins.

Those looking to purchase or already blessed with a NVIDIA SHIELD will be able to stream selected titles from their PC by updating to 327.23WHQL. A list of supported games can be found here.

The new driver suite can be downloaded here or through the GeForce Experience desktop app.

Release Summary

This Game Ready WHQL driver ensures you’ll have the best possible gaming experience and is also a recommended driver update for the Windows 8.1 Preview. GeForce R326 drivers also provide performance increases for a variety of different games.

New in GeForce R326 Drivers

Performance Boost – Increases performance by up to 19% for GeForce 400/500/600/700 series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 320.49 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration. Here is one example of measured gains:

GeForce GTX 770:
- Up to 15% in Dirt: Showdown
- Up to 6% in Tomb Raider

GeForce GTX 770 SLI:
- Up to 19% in Dirt: Showdown
- Up to 11% in F1 2012

SLI Technology
- Added SLI profile for Spinter Cell: Blacklist
- Added SLI profile for Batman: Arkham Origins

- Enables GeForce to SHIELD streaming. Learn more here.

4K Displays
- Adds support for additional tiled 4K displays
- Adds support for 4K FCAT testing
- Extended support for tiled 4K features

Additional Details

- Installs PhysX System Software 9.13.0725.
- Installs HD Audio v1.3.26.4
- Includes support for applications built using CUDA 5.5 or earlier version of the CUDA Toolkit. More information at http://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-toolkit
- Supports OpenGL 4.3 for GeForce 400-series and later GPUs.
- Supports DisplayPort 1.2 for GeForce GTX 600 series GPUs.
- Supports multiple languages and APIs for GPU computing: CUDA C, CUDA C++, CUDA Fortran, OpenCL, DirectCompute, and Microsoft C++ AMP.
- Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, DirectX 11, and OpenGL, including 3-way SLI, Quad SLI, and SLI support on SLI-certified Intel and AMD motherboards.

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