NVIDIA Releases Mass Effect: Andromeda Game Ready Driver (378.92)

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Mar 20, 2017
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NVIDIA just released a new Game Ready Driver (378.92) that provides the optimal experience for Bioware’s Mass Effect: Andromeda, out tomorrow in North America, and Harmonix’s Rock Band VR for the Oculus Rift. You can download it now via GeForce Experience or alternatively via NVIDIA’s official website.

The first critic reviews for Andromeda have painted a rougher picture than Mass Effect fans would have liked – on average, the game is currently rated 75 (out of 100) on OpenCritic. By contrast, their previous game (Dragon Age: Inquisition) ended up with an average of 88/100.

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We’ll have our own review up soon, but in the meantime here’s a reminder of the official system requirements:

Mass Effect: Andromeda Minimum System Requirements For 1280×720

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 or AMD FX 6350
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon 7850 2 GB
  • RAM: 8GB
  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 (64-bit versions)
  • HDD: 55GB free space
  • DirectX: Version 11

Mass Effect: Andromeda Recommended System Requirements For 1920×1080

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD FX 8350
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 3GB (or GeForce GTX 970) or AMD RX 480 4 GB
  • RAM: 16GB
  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 (64-bit versions)
  • HDD: 55GB free space
  • DirectX: Version 11

The 378.92 Game Ready Driver also adds an interesting feature: support for Dolby Vision HDR in games (though Mass Effect: Andromeda may well be the only PC game supporting it at the moment). This is useful if you only have a display compatible with Dolby Vision rather than HDR10.

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Here’s a more thorough list of changes from the official notes.

New Features
Added support for Dolby Vision for games.
Application SLI Profiles
Added or updated the following SLI profiles:
• Dead Rising 4 – updated
• Deus Ex: Breach – updated
• Mass Effect: Andromeda – added SLI profile
3D Vision Profiles
Added or updated the following 3DV profiles:
• Halo Wars 2 – Not recommended
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:
• Dreadnought – Excellent
Software Module Versions
• NView – 148.47
• HD Audio Driver – 1.3.34.23
• NVIDIA PhysX System Software – 9.16.0318
• GeForce Experience – 3.4.0.70
• CUDA – 8.0

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