According to Nvidia the Geforce 182.05 Beta delivers noticeable performance benefits in several games. PC Games Hardware takes a closer look and runs some benchmarks with the new driver.
182.05 Beta benchmark review: Introduction and Changes
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The Geforce 182.05 Beta consists of the name giving Beta driver for Geforce graphics cards as well as the Physx software version 9.09.0203 and is available for the 32 Bit and 64 Bit versions of Windows Vista and XP (Download Geforce 182.05 Beta
According to Nvidia the Geforce 182.05 Beta is the ideal driver for Fear 2: Project Origin and is also supposed to increase the performance at high resolutions with activated Anti Aliasing in Fallout 3, Half-Life 2 plus Episodes, Left 4 Dead and Race Driver Grid. Furthermore the Geforce 182.05 Beta delivers OpenGL 3.0 support for all Geforce 8, Geforce 9 and GTX 200 cards. For further details please take a look at the Release Notes
On the next pages you can find our Geforce 182.05 Beta benchmarks with ten games. With an Geforce GTX 280 at 1,920 x 1,200 with 4x to 8x Anti Aliasing we test if the performance benefits promised by Nvidia are delivered or not.