Nvidia has published a new set of graphics drivers to complement the launch of the latest game in the Call of Duty franchise, Advanced Warfare. The WHQL 344.60 “Game Ready” drivers are said to offer performance optimizations as well as SLI and stereoscopic 3D profiles for Activision’s new shooter.
According to the release notes, Nvidia has also added or updated application profiles for the following titles:
- Assassin's Creed Unity (control panel FXAA disabled)
- Dead Rising 3 (SLI-Single profile added)
- Elite Dangerous (SLI profile added, control panel FXAA disabled)
- Escape Dead Island (SLI profile added)
- FIFA 15 (SLI-Single profile added)
- Lichdom: Battlemage (SLI profile added)
- Lords of the Fallen (SLI profile added)
- MechWarrior Onlin (DX11 SLI profile added)
- Monster Hunter Online Benchmark (SLI profile added)
- Ryse: Son of Rome (SLI profile added, stereo blocked)
- Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth (ambient occlusion (AO) profile added)
- Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition (SLI profile added)
- The Crew (control panel FXAA disabled)
- The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (SLI profile added)
If you’re interested in these drivers and are running an SLI setup, you’d be wise to proceed with caution. Feedback on GeForce.com suggests Nvidia used AFR1 (alternate frame rendering) in its SLI implementation which – according to multiple users – results in worse performance than simply using a single card.
Have you tried the new drivers with an SLI setup in Advanced Warfare? If so, are you experiencing similar poor performance?