With the public BETA all set to launch on the 29th of September, this year across all platforms, AMD and Nvidia are all set with their latest set of drivers specifically catered around improving the performance of Battlefield 3. In addition to that, gamers who pre-ordered Medal of Honor: Tier 1 edition or the digital version of the Battlefield 3: Limited Edition on Origin, will be granted early access to the game starting today.
AMD has released their Catalyst 11.10 preview drivers which are essentially BETA hot-fix drivers. They include the following changes:
- Improves performance in Battlefield 3 Open BETA release for both non-Anti-Aliasing, and application Enabled Anti-Aliasing cases on the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series for single GPU configurations.
- Enables support for Eyefinity 5×1 display (portrait and landscape) configurations using the AMD Radeon HD 6000 and AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series.
- Vision Engine Control Center: User Interface enhancements have been implemented for the CrossfireX, GPU Overdrive, and Information Center pages.
Large scale battles will tax your card unlike anything before
Nvidia’s new driver version bumps it up to 285.38 BETA. They’ve even added a tool that checks your graphics card to tell you how well it can handle Battlefield 3. This is the changelog of the new drivers:
- Increases performance in Battlefield 3 by up to 38 percent
- Improves overall stability and image quality in Battlefield 3.
- Added or updated SLI profiles for Battlefield 3, Dead Island, Diablo III, Dragon Age 2, Need for Speed: The Run, and Saints Row: The Third.
- Fixed a performance regression found with 285.27 BETA in Crysis 2 (DirectX 9)
With the official release till a month away, it’s nice to see the two graphics card giants polishing up their drivers for D-day. The links for the drivers are given below. Happy fragging.
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