With the release of Windows 11 just two weeks away (October 5th), I daresay that many of you looking forward to the new operating system transition have already started the work of getting your PC in, metaphorically speaking, shipshape condition. Well, if that is the case and you currently use an Nvidia graphics card, then you’re going to want to check out the latest driver update as, aside from it packing game ready support for 8 titles, it also has all the tech you need to get you well prepared and fully supported (well, in GPU terms at least) for Windows 11!
As part of the latest graphics card drivers, Nvidia has confirmed the following support, game-ready optimisations, and general bug fixes brought in the new 472.12 update; grab a coffee as it’s rather long!
Game Ready For Windows 11
Throughout NVIDIA’s history, we’ve supported every new Windows operating system at release with dedicated drivers, ensuring our customers receive optimised performance and access to the latest Windows features. Today, we have released our Game Ready and NVIDIA Studio drivers for Windows 11’s October 5th official release, having supported Windows 11 preview builds with WHQL-certified drivers since June. Gamers get full support for DirectX 12 Ultimate on GeForce RTX graphics cards and laptops, G-SYNC HDR monitor owners can enhance SDR games with Microsoft’s Auto HDR, and RTX graphic cards are primed to support DirectStorage.
Creators and workers receive new ways to organize and manage their desktops using snap tools, enhanced multi-monitor functionality, and advanced support for touch screens, voice controls, and pen-input devices. Folks relying on web calls and video conferencing will find innumerable improvements, along with integrated Microsoft Teams and NVIDIA Broadcast enhancements thanks to under the hood Windows 11 changes. And STEM students will now have access to NVIDIA’s world-leading AI software platform directly on their Windows 11 PCs; CUDA on Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) makes it possible for STEM students to run GPU-accelerated AI using a variety of frameworks and applications.
Game Ready For Eight New Games
The next few weeks are packed with big game releases, and our newest Game Ready Driver delivers optimised support for them all.
New Games Supported By GeForce Experience’s Optimal Settings
GeForce Experience’s one-click optimal settings enable you to instantly configure game options for your system’s hardware, giving you smooth, optimized gameplay. Over 1000 titles are supported, and since our last driver release we’ve added support for 10 more:
So, presuming you’re going to make this update, which certainly sounds like a good idea if you plan to be an early adopter of Windows 11, you may need some help in how to do that. Well, presuming you haven’t already been prompted to do so, if you have the Nvidia GeForce Experience app installed on your PC, a quick check of it should prompt you to update to these latest drivers. – Failing this happening, you can manually download them (as well as learn more information) via the link here!
What do you think? How often do you update your graphics card drivers? – Let us know in the comments!
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