GeForce Driver 358.50(WHQL) Is Out, Optimized For Star Wars: Battlefront
The latest GeForce Driver is out, courtesy of NVIDIA; as always, you can either download it via GeForce Experience or directly via their drivers page on the site. This is the 358.50 WHQL release, and it’s a Game Ready Driver optimized for the Star Wars: Battlefront beta which starts tomorrow (you can preload it already via Origin).
This new GeForce Driver also adds support for the latest OpenGL ARB Extensions & OpenGL ES 3.2. You can find the complete list of fixes & additions below.
GameWorks VR Support
Updated driver support for the GameWorks VR SDK, adding VR SLI enhancements and bug fixes.
Supports OpenGL 2015 ARB extensions and OpenGL ES 3.2.
-Added SLI support for ShadowPlay and GameStream.
-Added Stereo support for DirectX 12 SLI and 3D Surround.
NVIDIA Control Panel
3D Settings->Manage 3D Settings page: Added controls for forcing the use of the integrated graphics processor or the NVIDIA GPU on Optimus notebooks.
Application SLI Profiles
Added or updated the following SLI profiles:
• Layers of Fear – DirectX 11 SLI profile added
• Miscreated – DirectX 11 SLI profile added
• Trainz: A New Era – DirectX 11 SLI profile added
• Zui Zhong Bing Qi – DirectX 11 SLI profile added
3D Vision Profiles
Added or updated the following 3DV profiles:
• The Moonlight Blade – Fair
• The Park – Not recommended
• Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide – Fair
3D Compatibility Mode Profiles
These games must be run in DirectX 10/11 mode to see improvements and are not compatible with 3D Vision Surround mode.
Added or updated the following compatibility mode profiles:
• Mad Max – Excellent
• Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – Excellent
• Total War: Arena – Excellent
• NView – version 146.78 c
• HD Audio Driver – version 126.96.36.199
• NVIDIA PhysX System Software – version 9.15.0428
• GeForce Experience – version 188.8.131.52
• CUDA – version 7.5
On its official website, NVIDIA also briefly mentioned their results with early testing of Star Wars: Battlefront:
Based on our own testing, Electronic Arts’ recommendation of a GeForce GTX 970 will give gamers 60 frames per second and above at 1920×1080, with medium detail settings, in the Walker Assault’s 40-player battles. Higher detail levels will require more powerful GPUs, such as the GeForce GTX 980 and 980 Ti, as will higher resolutions.