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AMD, Nvidia release optimized drivers for 'Forza Horizon 3'

By Shawn Knight
Sep 21, 2016
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  1. It’s almost a given that anytime a new AAA game for the PC arrives, AMD and Nvidia are going to have a fresh batch of optimized drivers ready to go. Such is the case with Forza Horizon 3, the upcoming racing game from developer Playground Games and publisher Microsoft Studios.

    AMD’s Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.2 officially adds support for Forza Horizon 3. There’s also a new DirectX 11 CrossFire profile for Dreadnought as well as close to a dozen various bug fixes. The changelog further reveals that AMD is still working on a handful of known issues involving games like Rise of the Tomb Raider and Overwatch.

    Meanwhile, team Nvidia has published GeForce 372.90 WHQL drivers that are optimized for Forza Horizon 3. The update also delivers an SLI profile for ARK: Survival Evolved and “security updates” for driver components while issues in some older games like Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, Star War: The Old Republic and Rise of the Tomb Raider are addressed.

    As you’ve no doubt heard, Forza Horizon 3 for Xbox One and PC races onto the scene tomorrow (September 23) for those that bought the Ultimate Edition and September 27 for everyone else. Early reviews have been overwhelming positive meaning if you love open world racers, Forza Horizon 3 is sure to please.

    If you don’t have automatic updates enabled, you can manually grab AMD’s latest drivers here and Nvidia’s 372.90 drivers by clicking here.

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  2. alabama man

    alabama man TS Maniac Posts: 216   +129

    Would buy if it was sold outside of windows store but as it isn't I'll have to skip. Shame, would have paid good money for this but not going to buy game when there's no guarantee I can play it a year from now (GFWL never forget).
     
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,509   +2,056

    I'd be interested in Forza but if it's multiplayer only then count me out.
     
  4. andy06shake

    andy06shake TS Guru Posts: 253   +19

    Can you still purchase and run this title from the Windows store when available if lets just say your copy of Windows 10 is of the pirated variety?

    Don't mind paying for the game just not the overly intrusive OS. ;)
     
  5. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,560   +2,365

    Only one way to find out. As I recall from what may or may not be personal experience with Windows 7, Microsoft's authentication systems aren't exactly the FBI....oh wait...
     
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  6. EClyde

    EClyde TS Guru Posts: 707   +181

    Question: If drivers are optimized for a game do they get unoptimized for another? I rarely update video drivers
     
  7. andy06shake

    andy06shake TS Guru Posts: 253   +19

    Short answer is yes, sometimes old drivers work better with older titles than the new ones. However you should really always keep your drivers up to date, if you expect to get the best from your card on new games.
     
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