The good people at Nvidia have released a new set of GeForce beta drivers, complete with profiles for Bethesda Softworks RPG epic, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, as well as the newly-launched Battlefield 3!

You can download the 285.79 beta drivers at

New in Version 285.79

  • Includes several bug fixes and performance improvements for Battlefield 3.

o   Fixes cases of irregular performance (stuttering) primarily seen on DirectX 10 GPUs. The fix improves the performance of both DX10 and DX11 GPUs.

o   Fixes shadow map corruption seen with DirectX 10 GPUs.

o   Fixes cases of black corruption lines/triangles with DirectX 10 GPUs.

  • Fixes black screen during playback using Windows Media Center.
  • Added or updated SLI profiles for the following games:

o   Aion v3.0

o   Anno 2070

o   Assassins Creed: Revelations

o   Bastion

o   Need for Speed: The Run

o   Payday: The Heist

o   The Adventures of Tintin

o   The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim

o   Airline Tycoon 2 – rated Fair

o   Assassin’s Creed: Revelations – rated Good

o   Batman: Arkham City – updated rating to 3D Vision Ready

o   Deus Ex: Human Revolution – rated Excellent

o   The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – rated Excellent

o   FIFA 12 – rated Good

o   Hard Reset – updated rating to 3D Vision Ready

o   inMomentum – rated Fair

o   The Lord of the Rings: War in the North

o   Smash Cars – rated Fair

o   Two Worlds 2: Castle Defense – rated Good

o   Zombie Driver – rated Excellent

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