Nvidia’s release of its latest GeForce 381.65 WHQL graphics driver is bittersweet for me. On the one hand it provides the optimal gaming experience for the upcoming Quake Champions Closed Beta, while on the other, where’s my invite id?
As I said, Quake Champions performance optimisations is the biggie for this particular driver release. Id Software has made a pretty big deal about the PC exclusivity of Quake Champions and its 144Hz support, so you’re going to want this driver if you’re after a liquid smooth frame rate on your swanky G-Sync monitor.
Aside from this there’s one other big addition with this driver - the addition of support for Nvidia’s newly released GeForce Titan XP. This was surprise announced yesterday and it’s available to buy right now, to the tune of $1200. *whistles* If you’re after the best of the best in terms of performance, that’s the card you need right now. That said, I don’t think GTX 1080 Ti owners need to worry they’re missing out with a price tag like that.
A few minor bugs have also been ironed out, including shimmering in Battlefield 1 with Titan X SLI, and the GeForce GTX 980 Ti getting stuck in low power mode after alt-tabbing out of a game.
Be sure to check out the full release notes if you want to check out the known issues. There’s a pretty hefty list spread across Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7 operating systems, so keep this in before you install the latest driver.
As ever, you can grab the drivers directly or you can auto-update through the GeForce Experience app.