NVIDIA RTX GPUs have given video editors, 3D animators, broadcasters, graphic designers and photographers around the world a major boost in productivity with hardware-accelerated ray tracing, AI-enhanced creative workflows and advanced video processing.

But as demands increase on creators to generate higher volume of quality content, it’s more important than ever to ensure the apps and hardware that creators depend on never miss a beat. So NVIDIA has introduced a Creator Ready Driver program to provide artists, creators and game developers the best performance and reliability when working with creative applications.

To achieve the highest level of reliability, Creator Ready Drivers undergo extensive testing against multiple revisions of the top creative applications. Whether you just updated to the latest release of your favorite creative app or are still on the prior version, Creator Ready Drivers are fully tested.

We also conduct exhaustive multi-app testing for each type of creative workflow, evaluating driver quality in the same manner that creators work day-to-day. Cutting 4K video in Adobe Premiere Pro CC then moving it to After Effects CC for post-production then back to Premiere to render — an example of a video editor’s everyday workflow — is rigorously tested to ensure the best experience possible.

Creator Ready Driver releases are timed to key creative application updates, ensuring the best compatibility and performance for those who depend on PCs for their creative work.

What's New:

  • Provides the optimal experience for Autodesk Arnold, Unreal Engine 4.22, REDCINE-X PRO, Adobe Lightroom, and Substance Designer by Adobe

Increases performance in popular creative applications vs. the previous driver branch. Here are some examples of measured gains:

  • GeForce RTX 2080
    • Up to 13% in Blender Cycles
    • Up to 9% in Adobe Photoshop CC
    • Up to 9% in Adobe Premiere Pro CC
    • Up to 8% in CINEMA 4D

Supported Products:

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.

Note: Nvidia will continue to release Game Ready Drivers when the latest PC games and downloadable content launch — this remains unchanged. Both Game Ready Drivers and Creator Ready Drivers will include the full NVIDIA feature set and application support for games and creative apps, so users can continue to use either driver they prefer. But creators now have an option to receive designated driver releases with more in-depth testing to meet the stringent demands of their work. More information on this new branch of Nvidia drivers can be found here.