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We have some good and perhaps slightly surprising news for Windows 10 users running on NVIDIA hardware -- NVIDIA has released new WHQL drivers specifically for you! Why is that slightly surprising? This is only the second time that NVIDIA has made available on its website WHQL drivers for Windows 10, whereas previously they were mostly doled out through Windows Update.The upside to grabbing drivers direct from NVIDIA is that you get all the extras in one package, like GeForce Experience and PhysX. Both are bundled and updated in the 352.84 WHQL release that's now available for Windows 10.Unfortunately,... Read more...
AMD this week delivered its Catalyst Omega drivers that are the culmination of six months of development work. AMD Catalyst Omega brings over 20 new features, a wealth of bug fixes to the table along with performance increases both on AMD Radeon GPUs and integrated AMD APUs. Some of the new functionality brought with the Catalyst Omega driver includes Virtual Super Resolution, or VSR. VSR is essentially AMD's answer to NVIDIA's DSR, or Dynamic Super Resolution. VSR is “game- and engine-agnostic” and renders content at up to 4K resolution, then displays it at a resolution your monitor actually... Read more...
id you call in sick to work today in order to play Titanfall? Wait, don’t answer that--but if you are locked in with a six-pack of Mt. Dew and copious bags of Cheetos for a day or two of nonstop Titanfall action, don’t forget to grab some fresh GPU drivers for your NVIDIA-based system. There’s a lot in this particular release, which is GeForce 335.23 WHQL, and updates include SLI profiles for Bound by Flame, Diablo III, DOTA 2, Need For Speed Rivals, and Watch Dogs. There’s also new 3D vision capabilities: Thief and Titanfall are now rated “good”, and Call of... Read more...
As we mentioned a few days back, AMD’s been working on a new set of drivers for its GCN-based graphics cards and APUs, which enable Mantle and a number of other features as well. Just to quickly recap, the Catalyst 14.1 betas (which were just released and are available here) are the first publicly available drivers from AMD that support Mantle, AMD’s “close to the metal” API that’ll let developers wring additional performance from systems equipped with GCN-based GPUs. The new drivers, however, will also add support for the HSA-related features introduced with the recently... Read more...
AMD has a new set of drivers coming in a couple of days that are poised to resolve a number of longstanding issues and enable a handful of new features as well, most notably support for Mantle. Though the number/naming convention may change by the time the drivers are actually released, we’re told the upcoming Catalyst 14.1 betas are going to be the first publicly available drivers from AMD that will support Mantle, AMD’s “close to the metal” API that’ll let developers wring additional performance from GCN-based GPUs. However, the new drivers will also add support... Read more...
AMD isn't yet ready to welcome its upcoming Radeon HD 8000 Series graphics cards to the world, but the company is preparing for the impending launch, in part by publishing initial open source Linux drivers. Found in the Mesa graphics library, the open source drivers pertain to the Radeon HD 8870 and 8850 graphics cards. Barring any delays or issues, the new parts will arrive in the second quarter of 2013, followed by the rest of the Radeon HD 8000 Series GPUs. The Radeon HD 8850 and Radeon HD 8870 are built on a 28nm manufacturing process and both feature 3.4 billion transistors on a die that measures... Read more...
Attention GeForce GPU owners, NVIDIA this weekend quietly rolled out new WHQL-certified graphics drivers (version 310.90) for your videocard, and there are plenty of reasons why you should grab them. The most important reason to install the updated software is due to a security update for the NVIDIA Display Driver service (nvvsvs.exe). NVIDIA graphics card owners who don't update to the latest drivers are susceptible to a potentially harmful security hole that allows a remote attacker with a valid domain account to gain super-user access to any system running older drivers. This is especially concerning... Read more...
When it comes to graphics cards, proper drivers can make all the difference in the world. For those of you rocking a GeForce brand videocard installed in a system running Microsoft's Windows 8 Release Preview, brand new WHQL-certified drivers are now available to download. NVIDIA's 302.82 release isn't for everyone. It only applies to gamers running the RP version of Windows 8 and no other operating system including Windows 7 or Vista, or even previous releases of Windows 8. If you have all the prerequisites in order, NVIDIA's 302.82 drivers squash a few bugs you might be experiencing with previous... Read more...
NVIDIA today has made available new beta drivers for GeForce graphics card owners, version 304.48. Playing with beta code comes with certain risks, of course (like potentially wonky behavior and instability issues), but there are also rewards to be had, like up to 60 percent better performance in Total War: Shogun 2 for GeForce GTX 680 card owners. Wowza! In fact, those who own a GTX 680 videocard are the biggest beneficiaries of increased performance. In addition to the above mentioned bump, NVIDIA says you can also expect up to 18 percent better performance in Batman: Arkham City, up to 15 percent... Read more...
NVIDIA is cringing this one out and there's really not much that can be said about it, beyond what the founder of Linux already has.  In a rather passionate response to a student developer's question about NVIDIA driver support for Linux on her notebook, at a talk at Finland's Aalto Center for Entrepreneurship,  Torvalds absolutely rails on NVIDIA for their sub-par support of the Linux operating system.  Linus was asked by the student for his perspective on this very frustrating situation she's experiencing with her machine that is comprised of both Intel and NVIDIA graphics cores,... Read more...
Do you see that over on the horizon? It's Windows 8 -- we'd recognize it anywhere with its luggage of tiles in tow. Some of you might even be playing with Windows 8 already, courtesy of an official Release Preview made available just a few days ago. If so, and if you're rocking discrete graphics from AMD or NVIDIA, we have some good news to share. Both GPU designers announced they've received official certification for Windows 8 in regards to graphics drivers. "NVIDIA’s Windows 8 drivers support all the features in the new Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) v1.2," NVIDIA said in a blog post.... Read more...
Save for the readily available GeForce GTX 670 graphics card, procuring a Kepler-based videocard from Nvidia is no easy task. If you do happen to get your mitts on one, however, you'll want to hop over to Nvidia's driver download site and grab the latest drivers, version 301.42, which happen to be the first WHQL-certified unified drivers from Nvidia's R300 family. According to Nvidia, the new drivers pack "some really nice performance increases in top games," including up to 23 percent better framerates in Just Cause 2 with two or more GeForce GTX 570/580 cards in SLI, up to 21 percent in Skyrim... Read more...
If you don't mind rolling the dice with beta software and own a GeForce graphics card, NVIDIA has some new drivers that might interest you. The GPU maker released its GeForce 301.24 beta drivers, calling it an "essential upgrade for all GeForce users" since they enable NVIDIA FXAA, NVIDIA Adaptive Sync, and NVIDIA Frame Rate Target on all GeForce 8-series and later GPUs. That's not all. The new drivers introduce new NVIDIA Surround features for all Surround-capable GPUs, improve performance in a number of titles, and add new SLI and 3D Vision profiles. Source: NVIDIA NVIDIA's internal testing showed... Read more...
Microsoft's Windows 8 Consumer Preview has attracted over 1 million downloads since it was made available to the public yesterday, and there's no reason to believe that number won't continue to grow. It isn't the only piece of Windows 8 software out there, however. To ensure smooth sailing with your Radeon graphics card (if you own one), AMD has released special Catalyst drivers specifically for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Some of the highlights of the new drivers include native Stereo 3D support for full-screen and windowed gaming, a Unified Video API, optimized screen rotation, improved sleep/resume... Read more...
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