A new set of GeForce graphics drivers is out for gamers looking to optimize latest game releases including LawBreakers, ARK: Survival Evolved, Fortnite Early Access, Dark and Light, and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, as well as EVE: Valkyrie’s “Ultra” graphics update.
Last week we reported on the release of GeForce graphics driver 384.76 but since then a few new features have been discovered. Namely DX12 support on older Fermi graphics cards and Netflix 4K streaming on Pascal GPUs running Windows 10. The small number update to 384.80 is due to a fatal flaw fix affecting Watch Dogs 2. You can download the latest GeForce Hotfix Driver 384.80 here.
If you're playing Prey, Battlezone, or Gears of War 4, this is for you. Nvidia's driver team, which works up until the last minute to ensure every performance tweak and bug fix is included for the best gameplay on day one, has released this new set of drivers for the previously mentioned titles. Like all major Nvidia drivers, these have a WHQL certification and are available for Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7.
If you installed the new Windows 10 Creators Update in your notebook and all of the often you're getting black screens while booting, this driver update is for you. Like with most hotfixes, these don't come with a WHQL certifications, but usually the same driver is release as a final version days later with zero o very little changes.
Ghost Recon fans rejoice, AMD has released a new Crimson Hotfix that adds support for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands just released today. The updated driver promises up to 6% performance improvement on Radeon RX 480 when compared to Crimson ReLive 17.2.1, and if that's not enough there's a long list of bug fixes. Read the release notes and find the download links here.
AMD has launched a new hotfix driver with support for Conan Exiles Beta and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands Beta. Besides optimizations for these two titles, the new driver fixes several issues in other games like Diablo III, FIFA17, Forza Horizon 3 and Watch Dogs 2. The complete changelog and download links are available here.
Intel has released what will be their last set of integrated graphics drivers (IGP) for Haswell-class processors on Windows 7 and 8.1. This includes Haswell Core, Pentium, and Celeron CPUs launched between late 2013 and early 2015. Windows 10 support will continue. This new version adds support for 3rd-party EDID utilities, meant for advanced users only. For average users there are a number of bug fixes. Enter here for more details and download links.
AMD's latest Radeon Crimson drivers (17.1.1) greet the well awaited Resident Evil 7: Biohazard with zero-day support. The new driver also fixes crashes in Dishonored 2 on certain Radeon R9 380 configurations. More fixes to known issues can be found in the full release notes.
Ensuring a smooth landing for the Oculus Touch motion controllers, Nvidia has released a new set of GeForce Game Ready drivers supporting the game launch lineup which includes Dead and Buried, Rock Band VR, Oculus Medium, The Unspoken, VR Sports Challenge, The Climb, and Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope. Nvidia has also opened a giveaway, so check that out as well.
It's been over a year since Realtek updated its HD Audio Codec drivers and considering these audio chips are very popular on desktop and laptop OEM systems we felt compelled to give them a mention. Release notes don't offer much details on what's new though you can expect better compatibility across the board. As usual you can head to our drivers section for this and more timely updates.
Nvidia does good on its promise of zero-day support of games and continuous optimizations for the more popular game titles on PC. This time around the latest GeForce drivers bring optimizations for Watch Dogs 2 which is slated for release tomorrow. As always you can get the latest from Nvidia right here.