Friday, March 23, 2018
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Sony Announces Pricing and Availability for A8F BRAVIA OLED TVs and 85" Class X900F and X850F Series 4K HDR TVs
New Samsung Exynos 7 Series 9610 Mobile Processor focuses on Multimedia
Google to Develop Its Own Blockchain-Related Technology
Zuckerberg Apologizes For Cambridge Analytica Scandal, Outlines Steps to Protect Users' Data
Mediatek Says There Are No Talks With Broadcom
Seagate Says Its MACH.2 Multi Actuator Technology Breaks Throughput Record, Announces HAMR Reliability Tests
New Apple Watch Bands Feature Spring Colors and Styles
European Commission Proposes Measures to Ensure Companies Pay Fair Tax in the EU
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Graphics Cards > Nvidia ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Nvidia Releases Drivers For Watch Dogs

The new GeForce 337.88 WHQL, Game Ready Watch Dogs Drivers are now available to download from, and automatically through GeForce Experience. For gamers jumping into the world of Watch Dogs , the 337.88 WHQL drivers are optimizing single GPU and multi-GPU SLI performance in the open-world title.

In addition to day-of-launch Watch Dogs enhancements, 337.88 WHQL also includes upgrades and optimizations that boost system performance and improve existing features. Namely, system-wide DirectX 11 and SLI performance optimizations of up to 75%, new technology that reduces game load times, new and updated SLI profiles, and 3D Vision enhancements that optimize DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 3D titles.

The new 337.88 WHQL drivers build upon the optimizations introduced in April's GeForce 337.50 Beta drivers, boosting performance in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Batman: Arkham Origins, Battlefield 4, BioShock Infinite, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Far Cry 3, Hitman Absolution, Sleeping Dogs, Sniper Elite V2, Star Swarm, Thief, Titanfall, Tomb Raider, and Total War: Rome 2, to name but a few examples. In 337.88 WHQL Nvidia has also reduced multi-GPU CPU overhead, resulting in considerable performance gains in CPU-bound games, and additional performance gains in the majority of SLI-enabled titles.

As with 337.88 WHQL's single-GPU optimizations, SLI CPU overhead reductions apply globally, benefitting the majority of DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and DirectX 11 games the instant they go on sale.

337.88 WHQL also introduces 15 new and updated SLI profiles:

  • Battlefield 4 - updated profile to support test client
  • Bound by Flame - updated profile
  • Call of Duty: Online - added profile
  • Dark Souls II - added profile, added NVCPL anti-aliasing support
  • Daylight - added profile
  • Diablo III - updated profile
  • Everquest: Landmark - updated profile
  • Icarus - added profile
  • Smite - added profile
  • Sniper Elite 3 - added profile
  • Total War: Rome 2 - added profile
  • War Thunder - updated profile
  • Watch Dogs - updated profile
  • Wildstar - added profile
  • Windborne - added profile
  • World of Tanks - updated profile

The 337.88 WHQL drivers also introduce a new NVIDIA Control Panel feature called "Shader Cache", which saves compiled shaders to a cache on your hard drive. Following the compilation and saving of the shader, the shader can simply be recalled from the hard disk the next time it is required, potentially reducing load times and CPU usage.

By default the Shader Cache is enabled for all games, and saves up to 256MB of compiled shaders in %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Temp\NVIDIA Corporation\NV_Cache. This location can be changed by moving your entire Temp folder using Windows Control Panel > System > System Properties > Advanced > Environmental Variables > Temp, or by using a Junction Point to relocate the NV_Cache folder. To change the use state of Shader Cache on a per-game basis simply locate the option in the NVIDIA Control Panel.

In 334.89 WHQL Nvidia introduced a new proprietary 3D Compatibility rendering mode for 3D Vision that has enabled the ongoing improvement of the 3D experience in key DirectX 10 and 11 games. With the launch of 337.88 WHQL Nvidia's engineers have enhanced this new feature, increasing game support and adding a toggle key to dynamically enable and disable the mode in-game.

Games with 3D Compatibility Mode will launch in this new mode by default. To change the rendering mode back to standard 3D Vision press CRTL-ALT-F11 while in-game; to reenable 3D Compatibility Mode press CRTL-ALT-F11 once more. To use this toggle please ensure that "advanced in-game Settings" is enabled in the NVIDIA Control Panel before you start a game. To activate the option, navigate to NVIDIA Control Panel > Stereoscopic 3D > Set up stereoscopic 3D > Set Keyboard Shortcuts > Show advanced in-game settings, and check "Enable advanced in-game settings".

In addition, 337.88 WHQL adds 14 new and updated profiles for the following games:

  • Assassin's Creed Liberation - previously "Not Recommended", now rated as "Excellent"
  • Call of Duty: Online - rated "Good"
  • Dark Souls II - rated "Good"
  • DayZ - rated "Good"
  • Goat Simulator - rated "Excellent"
  • Halo: Spartan Assault - rated "Good"
  • KickBeat - rated "Excellent"
  • Loadout - rated "Fair"
  • MXGP - rated "Good"
  • Path of Exile - rated "Good"
  • Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army - previously "Good", now rated as "Excellent"
  • Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 2 - previously "Good", now rated as ?Excellent?
  • Strike Suit Zero - previously "Not Recommended", now rated as "Good"
  • Watch Dogs - rated as "Good"

Note, 3D Vision Surround configurations are not supported in 3D Compatibility Mode at this time.

Nvidia has also released a Watch Dogs Graphics, Performance, & Tweaking Guide for more information about the new game, its performance, and how to tweak it.

Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro Phablet Appears Online        All News        LG Strengthens Its Semiconductor Business
Nvidia Unveils GTX Titan Z Dual GK110 GPU Graphics Card     Graphics Cards News      Nvidia Holds Market Share In Add-in Board Market

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
GPU Market Declined seasonally in Q4, Despite Interest in Cryptocurrency Mining
Nvidia Reports High Revenue on High GPU Demand
Nvidia to Work With Continental on Robocars
Chinese Automaker Chery to Use NVIDIA SoC for Level 3 Autonomous Cars
Nvidia Patches Graphics Cards For Spectre Flaw
CES: NVIDIA Launches Big Format Gaming Displays, NVIDIA DRIVE Xavier SoC, and More
NVIDIA Says New TITAN V GPUs Transform the PC into AI Supercomputer
NVIDIA GPU Cloud Now Available to AI Researchers
GPU Shipments in Q3: AMD Increased 8 percent, Nvidia Increased 30 Percent
Broadcom, Qualcomm and NVIDIA Remain Top Fabless IC Design Houses
NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPU Available in Volta-based Cloud Services
GPU Demand for Gaming and Datacenters Boost NVIDIA's Quarterly Profit

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2018 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .