GeForce 331.93 Beta Driver Rolls Out

The 331.93 Beta driver has been release featuring a SLI profile for Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag. Other fixes consist of some browser-related stability issues observed with GeForce GTX 400 and 500 Series cards. There are noticeable performance increases for GeForce 400/500/600/700 Series GPUs in several PC games when compared to the GeForce 320.49 WHQL drivers.

The beta driver is also bundled with GeForce Experience v1.7.1 which includes support for two highly anticipated new technologies. NVIDIA GameStream provides end users with the ability to stream PC games from their GeForce GTX-equipped PC directly to a SHIELD device. This update also includes the Beta version of GeForce ShadowPlay, an innovated new game capture tool with exceptional features and performance.

New Features:

  • SLI Technology
  • Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag – updated profile
  • Gaming Technology
  • Supports GeForce ShadowPlay technology
  • SHIELD
  • Supports NVIDIA GameStream technology

Driver Details:

  • Installs new PhysX System Software 9.13.0725.
  • Installs HD Audio v1.3.26.4
  • Installs GeForce Experience 1.7.1
  • Includes support for applications built using CUDA 5.5 or earlier version of the CUDA Toolkit.
  • Supports OpenGL 4.4 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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NVIDIA Shield Update To Bring Android 4.3, Console Mode And Gamestream Support

NVIDIA promised that we’d see big upgrades to its Shield gaming system today, and it’s delivering them in spades. A just-launched Android 4.3 update introduces Console Mode. Hook up your Shield to your HDTV, after which you can connect to the device using a Bluetooth enabled controller and lie back in your couch while you enjoy a console-like gaming experience. NVIDIA supplies a button mapping utility that adds hardware controls to games which expect touch input.

The release also takes Gamestream out of beta, providing official PC-to-Shield streaming for more than 50 titles. A few interface-level tweaks come with the new OS, including actionable notifications, restricted profiles and the option of moving app files to an SD card. The update should be rolling out now, but gamers who don’t yet have a Shield now have an extra incentive to pick one up.

If that is not enough for you, NVIDIA is lopping $100 off the system’s price as part of a bundle that includes a GeForce GTX graphics card as well as copies of Assassin’s Creed 4, Batman: Arkham Origins and Splinter Cell: Blacklist.

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