New driver version didn’t really promise any improvement in this game, but the reality turned out quite different: in some cases we detected about 2-3% performance difference between the old and the new GeForce driver versions.
Moreover, the minimal performance of GeForce GTX 295 more than doubled in 2560x1600. So, now the owners of this graphics accelerator finally got the opportunity to enjoy quite good gaming experience in this mode.
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
According to the GeForce 182.06 driver release notes, we should see up to 10% performance boost in F.E.A.R. 2. However, we observed an even greater improvement: GeForce GTX 285 sped up by 18% in 2560x1600. In other cases this number varied between 3% and 8%, which is also quite good. Note that the owners of monitors supporting resolutions over 1920x1200 will benefit most of all from the new Nvidia driver version in this game, while in 1280x1024 the performance with the new driver got even a little slower. It is quite insignificant and could be attributed to the measuring error of our testing methodology that allows using Fraps in manual mode.