Thursday March 09, 2017

New GeForce Driver Delivers Huge Boost to DX12 Games

NVIDIA has supercharged DX12 performance with their latest GameReady 378.78 WHQL driver, which reportedly increases performance over 20% for titles such as Rise of the Tomb Raider (33%) and Hitman (23%). This release also unlocks support for the beastly 1080 Ti; you may check out the review for that here.

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Those running DX12 games (under Windows 10) will benefit from driver optimizations which according to Nvidia will deliver an average performance boost of 16% across these various titles. The biggest gains are to be seen in Rise of the Tomb Raider, with a rather incredible 33% boost to the frame rate, and Nvidia also boasts that Hitman will get a similarly chunky 23% improvement. Gears of War 4 will be boosted to the tune of 10%, Ashes of the Singularity by 9%, and Tom Clancy’s The Division will get a more modest increase of 4%. Still, every extra bit of smoothness is welcome, as ever.