The GeForce Game Ready 358.50 WHQL driver has been released so users can perform their updates before the Star Wars Battlefront beta goes live tomorrow (unless you already received a key). As with every “Game Ready” driver, NVIDIA ensures that the essential performance and stability tweaks are rolled in to this version, and tests it against the title. It is WHQL certified too, which is a recent priority for NVIDIA. Years ago, “Game Ready” drivers were often classified as Beta, but the company now intends to pass their work through Microsoft for a final sniff test.
Another interesting addition to this driver is the inclusion of OpenGL 2015 ARB and OpenGL ES 3.2. To use OpenGL ES 3.2 on the PC, if you want to develop software in it for instance, you needed to use a separate release since it was released at SIGGRAPH. It has now been rolled into the main, public driver. The mobile devs who use their production machines to play Battlefront rejoice, I guess. It might also be useful if developers, for instance at Mozilla or Google, want to create pre-release implementations of future WebGL specs too.
According to guru3d on 358.50
According to guru3d on 358.50 and DX11 GTX 980 is matched by two years old, and more then 200$ less expensive, 290X. And 970 is actually beaten by as old 290. Color me not impressed by those “game ready” drivers.
could be worst, its AMD
could be worst, its AMD sponsored game after all.
but most notably, benchmarks used FXAA, as the game does not support MSAA (wtf?)
to me this pretty much explains both the overall good performance and AMD’s edge in this one.
No Nvidia CheatWorks for you
No Nvidia CheatWorks for you in this game.
yea sure why invest to
yea sure why invest to increase graphics fidelity when you can instead DECREASE it for an edge in the bench.
damn, haters are stupid.
personally I’d have plenty of fps to even care about who’s leading a bench, not that I ever considered buying this game, regardless of gimped AA.
Yea seems to be common lately
Yea seems to be common lately for AMD to decrease graphic options in game and claim to be faster instead of using the settings majority of people will use. Most people have been seeing through that rigging of benchmarks.
Oh 1 game in beta and the AMD
Oh 1 game in beta and the AMD fanboys are flipping their shit LMFAO xD
Yea they seems to be a trend
Yea they seems to be a trend these days like that, remember AOTS.
Put a pillow on your seat to
Put a pillow on your seat to minimize the pain. I see Nvidia drivers are going from bad to worse. Probably most of their programmers try to figure out how to create a hardware feature in software and don’t spent much time in validating that their latest bug fixes doesn’t mess elsewhere. As for the latest trent, Nvidia is trying to minimize to damage by prohibiting Ark’s DX12 patch to come out. Another DX10.1 AC fiasco.
These drivers friggin stink
These drivers friggin stink like 4 week old rotten garbage. They cause a display driver stopped responding error when alt tabbing out of a game such as Diablo 3. As a result, I ended up going back to an older driver that works without any problems.
With garbage like I ran in to, I’m considering a switch back to AMD, though I do like the current series of cards, and my GTX 760’s.