The new Far Cry game is out (Far Cry Primal), and for NVIDIA graphics card owners this means a new GeForce Game Ready driver. The 362.00 WHQL certified driver provides “performance optimizations and a SLI profile” for the new game, is now available via GeForce Experience, as well as the manual driver download page.
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The 362.00 WHQL driver also supports the new Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, which is a remastered version of 2007 PC version of the game that includes Windows 10 only enhancements such as 4k resolution support and unlocked frame rates. (Why these "need" to be Windows 10 exclusives can be explained by checking the name of the game’s publisher: Microsoft Studios.)
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Here’s a list of what’s new in version 362.00 of the driver:
- Added Beta support on GeForce GTX GPUs for external graphics over Thunderbolt 3. GPUs supported include all GTX 900 series, Titan X, and GeForce GTX 750 and 750Ti.
- As of Windows 10 November Update, Fermi GPUs now use WDDM 2.0 in single GPU configurations.
For multi-GPU configurations, WDDM usage is as follows:
- In non-SLI multi-GPU configurations, Fermi GPUs use WDDM 2.0. This includes configurations where a Fermi GPU is used with Kepler or Maxwell GPUs.
- In SLI mode, Fermi GPUs still use WDDM 1.3. Application SLI Profiles
Added or updated the following SLI profiles:
- Assassin's Creed Syndicate – SLI profile changed (with driver code as well) to make the application scale better
- Bless – DirectX 9 SLI profile added, SLI set to SLI-Single
- DayZ – SLI AA and NVIDIA Control Panel AA enhance disabled
- Dungeon Defenders 2 – DirectX 9 SLI profile added
- Elite Dangerous – 64-bit EXE added
- Hard West – DirectX 11 SLI profile added
- Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – multiplayer EXE added to profile
- Need for Speed – profile EXEs updated to support trial version of the game
- Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 – SLI profile added
- Rise of the Tomb Raider – profile added
- Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo – profile updated to match latest app behavior
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege – profile updated to match latest app behavior
- Tom Clancy's The Division – profile added
- XCOM 2 – SLI profile added (including necessary code change)
The "beta support on GeForce GTX GPUs for external graphics over Thunderbolt 3" is certainly interesting addition, and one that could eventually lead to external solutions for notebooks, coming on the heels of AMD teasing their own standardization of external GPUs.
The full release 361 (GeForce 362.00) notes can be viewed here (warning: PDF).