NVIDIA GeForce 378.78 Game Ready Driver Boosts DX12 Performance, Brings Ansel To Ghost Recon Wildlands

In addition to having just launched the fastest gaming graphics card ever, in the form of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, NVIDIA has also dropped a new driver that's useful for all GeForce owners.

Performance is the biggest name of game with the GeForce 378.78 drivers, but that's not all that's bundled. Those who have been craving for improved DirectX 12 performance will no doubt be pleased: there are gains to be seen all over the place. In Ashes of the Singularity, NVIDIA states that this driver brings a 9% performance boost, and in Hitman, that grows to a staggering 23%.

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Not all boosts are quite so grandiose, but they are worthwhile nonetheless. Overall, NVIDIA averages the DX12 gains to be around 16%, which is enough reason in itself to update to this latest driver if you play any such titles (that also includes Rise of the Tomb Raider (seen above), Tom Clancy's The Division, and Gears of War 4).

Coinciding with the launch of the new GTX 1080 Ti is the launch of a game that will look downright jaw-dropping on that GPU: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands. Even without special NVIDIA features, like Turf Effects (Wildlands becomes the first game to feature it), the game looks gorgeous with huge draw distances and a high level of quality all-around. It's no surprise that NVIDIA is using this title to promote its highest-end cards.

Ghost Recon Wildlands

Wildlands also becomes another title in NVIDIA's Ansel-supported lineup, allowing gamers to break free from their character to take the perfect screenshot. From within the Ansel interface, you can move about as necessary, apply effects, and so forth. Once you find the perfect angle, you can either take straight-forward shots, capture in super-high resolution, and even capture the scene in 360 degrees for viewing with a VR headset.

To say this latest GeForce driver comes packed would be an understatement. You can grab it at the URL below.