GeForce owners get new 'Creator Ready' drivers with optimizations for Adobe apps, pro...


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At its GPU Technology Conference, Nvidia announced the Creator Ready Driver program, which it says provides artists, creators, and game developers the best performance and reliability when working with creative applications.

Unlike the Game Ready versions, the Creator Ready drivers go through extensive testing of multiple revisions of top creative applications, meaning they should offer the best performance no matter which version of an app you’re using. Nvidia also carries out multi-app testing to help professionals who jump from one application to another as part of their workflow.

In addition to offering improved performance, the Creator Ready drivers optimize apps by addressing stability and compatibility issues—important elements for those who rely on their PCs for creative jobs.

The program doesn’t affect the release of Game Ready drivers—both sets will be available via the GeForce Experience. Users can switch between the two by clicking the menu icon (three vertical dots) and choosing their preferred driver. While each one supports both games and creative apps, creators can select the option that's designed for their favorite applications.

“Creators are constantly faced with tight deadlines and depend on having the latest hardware and creative tools to complete their projects on time, without compromising quality,” said Eric Bourque, senior software development manager at Autodesk. “We’re excited that NVIDIA is introducing a Creator Ready Driver program because it will bring Arnold users an even higher level of support, helping them bring their creative visions to life faster and more efficiently.”

Nvidia says the first driver release will support top creative applications such as Autodesk Arnold, Unreal Engine 4, Redcine-X Pro, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC, and Substance Designer by Adobe.

The Creator Ready Drivers are supported for Turing-based GeForce RTX, GTX and TITAN GPUs, Volta-based TITAN V, Pascal-based GeForce GTX and TITAN GPUs, and all modern Quadro GPUs. You can download driver 419.67 here.

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Uncle Al

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Seems to me they already stay up as far as upgrading drivers for games, in fact for some of us it can be a bit annoying when we get updates just days apart on games we don't own, but better to have them than to just need them!


So what if, like me, you do both? Do I have to now choose between gaming performance and creative performance?


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Hey guys can we get a benchmark of how these drivers impact game performance? And how they differ in creative performance versus game ready drivers? @Steve
I'd like to see this too.
The differences versus the Game Ready branch (also R419) are not very apparent to me if any at all.
Note that the graph that they're showing is versus the R415 branch, so probably the latest Game Ready drivers perform very similar.
These drivers contain fixes for games too (see the Release Notes). So it's not like you need to chose between these and the "Game Ready"" ones, this is just a newer "non-WHQL" driver.