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Bioshock Infinite is getting some optimal Nvidia drivers

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Elizabeth Prime

Itโ€™s out. Itโ€™s finally, finally out today. After months of waiting and a delay or two, my cookbook is at last out on store shelves today, alongside several legal waivers. By the way, so is that Bioshock Infinite game. And the PC version is getting some extra graphical love by the looks of things.

Provided that you have enough of that RAM junk in the trunk, you might just be living up to that PC Master Race slogan when you start exploring the floating city of Columbia today. Nvidia has released some new graphical drivers for the game, which Nvidia says will make the game prettier than that lady at a bar after youโ€™ve had about way too many beersh to drink hic*.

The 314.22 drivers will supposedly up the performance by around 41%, according to a field test done with a GTX 680 card that was running the game at a resolution of 2560×1600 on the Ultra settings. These new drivers are also going to affect Tomb Raider, which under the same conditions can see upwards of a 71% increase in performance and fabulous hair.

For more info on which games are going to look prettier than a Shelby GT 500, and a whole heap of charts to emphasise that point, head on over to the Nvidia website.

Or you could just download the drivers with this link, and bathe in the glory of super-ultra-mega PC visuals.

Last Updated: March 26, 2013

23 Comments

  1. I see you have finally awakened Darryn…

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    • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

      March 26, 2013 at 11:17

      SAMMICH CONDITION: NOM -INAL.

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  2. Uberutang

    March 26, 2013 at 10:36

    Was released yesterday. Auto updated.

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  3. Admiral Chief Erwin

    March 26, 2013 at 10:37

    MOAR RAM you say?

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    • Kagutsuchi

      March 26, 2013 at 11:24

      RAM some in.

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  4. Sir Captain Rincethis

    March 26, 2013 at 10:39

    Here we go…

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      March 26, 2013 at 10:49

      The war has begun ๐Ÿ˜›

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  5. Kagutsuchi

    March 26, 2013 at 10:42

    Hmmmmm, dat graphics….

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  6. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    March 26, 2013 at 10:49

    Always love the fact that nVidia releases drivers that focus on performance for specific games as they come out ๐Ÿ™‚ One reason why I prefer nVidia over AMD graphics

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    • Kobus Nel

      March 26, 2013 at 11:20

      Same here ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      March 26, 2013 at 11:30

      …or that nVidia always has to feeeks problems ๐Ÿ˜›

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        March 26, 2013 at 11:34

        Remember, it’s up to the developers to make sure it works on current hardware and software. Not the other way round. It always works but it’s nice to be able to get further optimization done post release and so quickly by nVidia themselves instead of waiting for the devs to release performance patches ๐Ÿ™‚

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        • Admiral Chief Erwin

          March 26, 2013 at 11:36

          In other words en-vee-di-a run around fast to feeeks inherent flaws?
          :p

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          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            March 26, 2013 at 11:41

            Nope. nVidia give value added service by making their games run better than on the AMD cards as soon as they can so that user’s can experience the games as best they can ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            March 26, 2013 at 11:47

            pfff, AMD just works better! Built in awesomeness. Just more awesome. Like toasted cheese….mmmmm…..tasty

          • LordCaptainAwesomeness

            March 26, 2013 at 12:21

            So because the Games are developed with AMD Optimisation (Crysis3, Tomb Raider, Bioshock etc) and work out the Box amazingly fast, therefore nVidia is better?

        • Kromas

          March 26, 2013 at 12:09

          they have to release drivers cause only once every 5 years a game comes along that works without new drivers. Thats why i like AMD

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          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            March 26, 2013 at 12:25

            No one said the game doesn’t work on nVidia. The game does. It works just fine. But to have the drivers further optimised to squeeze out more performance is a plus.

            If AMD had to try and optimize drivers for games as they come out they would be able to take a greater market share IMHO.

            I don’t see a downside at all in having drivers that work already get optimized further for an even better experiance. Rather a changing works than stale drivers that are outdated and could perform better if some time was taken

          • Kromas

            March 26, 2013 at 13:35

            I’mnot specifically talking about Bioshock.Lets have a quick recap. The driver that was easy to hack into your system of 2001-ish. The driver that blew up your card in 2010. Need for speed(can’t remember witch one) requiring a specialized driver that only made NFS work and broke the other games and tomb raider not working off the bat. That is why i prefer AMD.

  7. Scoobaz

    March 26, 2013 at 11:27

    Click Link, GO GO GO!!

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  8. OVG

    March 26, 2013 at 12:43

    BIOSHOCK 3 BABY!!!

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  9. Slade Boender

    March 27, 2013 at 11:43

    nVidia. How we adore you

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  10. matthurstrsa

    March 28, 2013 at 07:19

    Nice! Can’t wait to get Tomb Raider and BSI and game the hours away. Once the price drops of course.

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