NVIDIA Game Ready 378.78 driver – GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, Ghost Recon Wildlands support and DirectX 12 improvements

Yesterday NVIDIA released the latest version of its Game Ready driver – Game Ready 378.78. The highlights of this release are official support for the new flagship – the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti which goes on sale today (March 10th), support for the recently launched Ghost Recon Wildlands, and improved DirectX 12 performance in several titles.

What is most interesting is the improvement in DirectX 12 performance. According to NVIDIA, an average of 16% performance boost is expected across five titles. Note that these improvements are compared to the drivers that were used when the games were released so the actual boost may be lower and that the specific numbers refer to 4K resolution.

As you can see from the image above, performance increase in Rise of the Tomb Raider is the whopping 33%. However, in games like The Division, the increase is just 4% which is practically indistinguishable.

NVIDIA has also made improvements when using Vulkan. This new API is gaining more and more popularity and even Intel recently added support for it to its HD Graphics. Below you can see a graph provided by NVIDIA which tracks and compares the performance of Vulkan and OpenGL over the last year.

It is clear that while Vulkan was performing worse a year ago now it has improved and surpassed OpenGL which stayed the same in terms of performance over the same period.

You can download the new driver from here: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx

You can check out all available NVIDIA products over here: http://amzn.to/2kTctWu

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

BEST LAPTOPS FOR GAMES

Top 100 Best Laptops for Apex Legends Top 100 Best Laptops for GTA V Top 100 Best Laptops for Red Dead Redemption 2 Top 100 Best Laptops for ARK: Survival Evolved Top 100 Best Laptops for AC: Odyssey Top 100 Best Laptops for AC Valhalla [AnvilNext 2.0] Top 100 Best Laptops for Battlefield 5 Top 100 Best Laptops for Borderlands 3 Top 100 Best Laptops for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Top 100 Best Laptops for CS:GO Top 100 Best Laptops for Cyberpunk 2077 Top 100 Best Laptops for Darksiders Genesis Top 100 Best Laptops for DOOM Top 100 Best Laptops for DOOM Eternal Top 100 Best Laptops for DOTA 2 Top 100 Best Laptops for PES 2021 Top 100 Best Laptops for Far Cry 5 Top 100 Best Laptops for Far Cry New Dawn Top 100 Best Laptops for FIFA 19 Top 100 Best Laptops for FIFA 20 Top 100 Best Laptops for FIFA 21 Top 100 Best Laptops for For Honor Top 100 Best Laptops for Fortnite Top 100 Best Laptops for Gears 5 Top 100 Best Laptops for Halo: Reach Top 100 Best Laptops for Hearthstone Top 100 Best Laptops for League of Legends Top 100 Best Laptops for Metro Exodus Top 100 Best Laptops for Minecraft Top 100 Best Laptops for Need For Speed Heat Top 100 Best Laptops for Overwatch Top 100 Best Laptops for PES 2020 Top 100 Best Laptops for PUBG Top 100 Best Laptops for Resident Evil 2 [RE Engine] Top 100 Best Laptops for Rise of the Tomb Raider Top 100 Best Laptops for Rocket League Top 100 Best Laptops for Shadow of the Tomb Raider Top 100 Best Laptops for Team Fortress 2 Top 100 Best Laptops for The Witcher 3 Top 100 Best Laptops for TC: Wildlands Top 100 Best Laptops for TC: Six Siege Top 100 Best Laptops for Total War: THREE KINGDOMS Top 100 Best Laptops for Warframe Top 100 Best Laptops for World of Tanks