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Published on September 26th, 2011 | by Brandon


>AMD/Nvidia release new graphics drivers ahead of BF3 beta

>Nvidia and AMD have both released new beta graphics drivers ahead of the Battlefield 3 open beta, so make sure to read on and update your drivers before you hop on the beta in order to get the best experience.

For Nvidia owners, the new 285.38 beta driver supposedly increase Battlefield 3 beta performance by 38% compared to prior drivers. You can check out the official article from Nvidia here, or grab the direct downloads below:
Nvidia 285.38 beta driver – Windows Vista/Windows 7 32-bit
Nvidia 285.38 beta driver – Windows Vista/Windows 7 64-bit
For AMD owners, the new Catalyst 11.10 preview driver also touts performance improvements. AMD doesn’t allow direct linking to their driver downloads, so you’ll have to head over to the official bulletin from AMD to grab the new driver.

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7 Responses to >AMD/Nvidia release new graphics drivers ahead of BF3 beta

  1. A Soggy Sandal says:

    >38%! That's a hefty increase =)

  2. ApotheosisNemesis says:

    >Loading drivers now, will be playing BF3-Beta in 6 hours, ujellymad?
    Thanks for the post though, perfect timing.

  3. nox_PHX says:

    >The AMD one not working for anyone else either?

  4. GrittSauce says:

    >@A Soggy Sandal hopefully you're not actually counting on a full 38% because that's surely the upper extreme.

  5. dominick says:

    >AMD one doesnt work. GG

  6. ProfScienceJ says:

    >Downloaded the drivers and I am ready to go. Just waiting for that beta code now.

  7. Ross Geddes says:

    >*38% is on 2560×1600 with a GTX 570 in 3D or something so 38% for like 3 people.



Brandon started his PC gaming days playing Doom II (IDDQD/IDKFA for life) and has been hooked on online gaming since the original Starsiege: Tribes. The way to his heart is through proper grammar, corn dogs, and cookie cake.

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