As promised, NVIDIA has released a new driver today (285.38) which optimizes Battlefield 3 in preparation for the early access beta tomorrow. Up to a 38% performance increase over the 285.27 driver, and both image quality and stability are improved, so consider it essential.
Additionally, the SLI profile has been updated, not just for Battlefield 3, but also Dead Island, Dragon Age II. As well, new profiles have been added for Diablo III, Need For Speed: The Run, and Saints Row: The Third.
The driver is also optimized for RAGE, so be sure to hang onto it if you're planning to pick that up next month.
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AMD users: your driver will hit today or tomorrow, so sit tight.