I installed the latest and greatest nVidia drivers on my machine a few days ago. Today, I played BF3. Well, I tried to. The graphics were absolutely fucked. Frame rate so low I couldn’t even navigate the menu. I ran the Passmark benchmark on it, and its DX10 performance was under five fucking frames per second.
Reverted to 296.10 and voila! Magical, wondrous performance, in the order of TEN TIMES BETTER for all the tests.
Really, nVidia? Did you actually test this before releasing it?