NVIDIA GeForce 290.36 Beta Drivers Released
We have seen several games release over the past month or so, which means new video card drivers are always right behind. Today, we have some new beta drivers from NVIDIA that improve performance in Batman: Arkham City as well as a few fixes for Battlefield 3, Crysis 2, and Settlers 7. The 290.36 beta drivers also add Ambient Occlusion support for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The Ambient Occlusion helps those two games look a ton better by providing more realistic shadows, but if the Quality mode proves too demanding then NVIDIA recommends dropping down to Performance. Battlefield 3 gets a fix to remove the random triangular artifacts, Crysis 2 has an SLI shadow bug rectified, and Settlers 7 should no longer have any corruption. NVIDIA Surround is also enabled on Intel X79 SLI-certified motherboards, plus SLI profiles and 3D Vision support has been added to many games. For a full list of fixes, additions, and improvements, feel free to hit up the source link.