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NVIDIA releases new GeForce 326.80 Drivers, enables SHIELD streaming

NVIDIA releases new GeForce R326 drivers, introduces streaming for SHIELD
By: Charles Gantt | Video Cards News | Posted: Aug 20, 2013 8:05 pm

This morning, NVIDIA released version 326.80 of its Game Ready GeForce Drivers. NVIDIA says that the update offers the best gaming experience for Splinter Cell Blacklist. The company is also recommending the driver update for all those who are running the Windows 8.1 preview. Additionally, NVIDIA says that the new GeForce R326 drivers also provide performance increases for a number of games. The following is a list of key performance increases and feature additions. Users can download the update at Source #1 below.




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. More at Source #2


4K Displays:

  • Adds support for additional tiled 4K displays
  • Extended support for tiled 4K features


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