Watch Dogs 2 is out today on PC and both AMD and Nvidia have turned up like the cape-wearing heroes they are with day one driver support. You’ll be needing these for optimal performance from your graphics card (or cards if you're a lucky swine) in Marcus Holloway’s Golden Gate jaunt.
Starting with AMD, the Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.5 adds support for Watch Dogs 2 and an AMD CrossFire profile for Dishonored 2. It’s joined by a couple of fixes for multi-GPU users. The Division and Battlefield 1 will no longer flicker during gameplay when running in AMD CrossFire mode.
A couple of notable issues for you should you download the 16.11.5 driver. If you’re rocking dual Radeon RX 480s then Watch Dogs 2 may crash. Likewise DOOM and DOTA 2 may both crash when using the Vulkan API on and GCN (Graphics Core Next) cards.
You can automatically update to the latest driver version through your current Radeon Software installation, or you can download the driver manually direct from AMD.
It’s a similar tale for Nvidia’s GeForce 376.09 driver. It comes loaded with Game Ready optimisations for Watch Dogs 2 for the optimal experience, along with a SLI profile. For shooter fans, SLI support in both Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered has been disabled.
You can grab the GeForce 376.09 driver for yourself through the GeForce Experience application, or grab it directly from Nvidia’s site.
Can anyone with a SLI setup shed any light on disabling multi-GPU for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare? Early adopters of Watch Dogs 2, do these drivers provide a boost in performance? Let us know!