Game Ready Driver 376.09 Available Now; Optimized for Watch Dogs 2, Steep & Dead Rising 4

Alessio Palumbo
Posted Nov 28, 2016
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[Update] NVIDIA just published a blog post on the official website, adding that Game Ready Driver 376.09 is also optimized for Dead Rising 4 and Steep.

You should also be able to download the driver directly via GeForce Experience now.

[Original Story] NVIDIA released the Game Ready driver 376.09 (WHQL), just ahead of the PC release of Watch Dogs 2 which is set for tomorrow. While driver 376.09 is not yet available via GeForce Experience, you can download it directly via NVIDIA’s website.

The version for Windows 7 and Windows 8 64 bit clocks in at 370.49 MB, while the download for Windows 10 64 bit is a little heavier at 375.71 MB. We don’t know anything about Game Ready driver 376.09 other than that it’s optimized for Watch Dogs 2 PC and it includes an SLI profile for the game, since NVIDIA still didn’t release any notes. We’ll update this post when they do.

Watch Dogs 2 on PC includes several NVIDIA features like TXAA, HBAO+, PCSS, HFTS, Surround and Ansel (which will be added after release); you can check a GameWorks trailer here. If you intend to buy a GTX 1080 or GTX 1070 any time soon, you might as well do it at participating retailers and you’ll get a free digital code to play Watch Dogs 2.

Earlier today we reported on the extensive graphics options available in the PC version of this open world sequel. Four days ago we published our full review of the game’s console version, with Rosh Kelly rating it 9/10.

Even when you don’t know what is going on, the gameplay itself stands up and is so deeply enjoyable that you can play almost any mission and have lots of fun. This is an open world game that like Saints Row, has come out from under Grand Theft Auto’s shadow and exists on its own. With amazing mechanics, inspired characters and some genuinely thought provoking missions, Watch_Dogs 2 should be on the Christmas list of any player that wants to fight back.

Watch_Dogs 2 is a textbook example of a great sequel. It takes what was so much fun from the first game, expands it and cuts away most of what the players didn’t enjoy.

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