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NVIDIA Unleashes GeForce 378.78 WHQL Game Ready Drivers – Boosts DirectX 12 Performance For GeForce Cards, Game Ready For Ghost Recon Wildlands


NVIDIA has officially launched their latest GeForce 378.78 WHQL Game Ready drivers that deliver a big boost to several DirectX 12 titles. The new drivers are available for download for NVIDIA graphics cards dating back to the GeForce 400 series.

NVIDIA GeForce 378.78 WHQL Drivers Now Available - DirectX 12 Titles Get a Big Boost in Performance

The latest GeForce driver optimization is the result of 500 engineering years of work, says NVIDIA. Their team has worked hard to deliver the most comprehensive platform for developing DirectX 12 games.

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NVIDIA GeForce 378.78 WHQL Driver Download Links:

This new Game Ready driver is optimized for several blockbuster DirectX 12 games.  By refining the code in their driver and working side-by side with game developers, NVIDIA has delivered performance increases by an average of 16% across DirectX 12 titles, including:

  • Ashes of the Singularity – 9%
  • Gears of War 4 – 10%
  • Hitman – 23%
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider – 33%
  • Tom Clancy's The Division– 4%

Today, the new Game Ready drivers introduce a raft of DirectX 12 optimizations that improve performance in Gears of War 4, Hitman, Rise of the Tomb Raider, The Division, and other games.

As a result, performance has increased by 33% in Rise of the Tomb Raider, 23% in Hitman, and by an average of 16% across the five most popular DirectX 12 titles.

NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready DirectX12 Driver Performance On GTX 1080:

GameGeForce 368.61GeForce 378.74Performance Gain
Ashes of the Singularity, Crazy Preset46.550.99%
The Division 1.6, Max Settings + 1x SMAA Ultra31.532.74%
Hitman, High Settings + High SSAO50.662.123%
Rise of the Tomb Raider, Very High + 2x SSAA20.527.233%
Gears of War 4, Ultra Preset41.245.210%

NVIDIA GeForce DirectX 12 and Vulkan Performance Optimizations

Game Ready drivers not only deliver the best out of the box game experience for the biggest AAA PC games, but they also continue to improve their performance over time with new optimizations and improvements released via new Game Ready drivers. Furthermore, NVIDIA has worked tirelessly to optimize APIs, and work closely with developers to create and integrate app-side optimizations.

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NVIDIA is also working on boosting performance of titles that utilize the Vulkan API. Their latest drivers provide a vast increase over the ones released last year.

NVIDIA GeForce 378.78 WHQL Are Also Launch Drivers For The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Flagship Graphics Card

NVIDIA's GeForce 378.78 WHQL also act as the launch drivers of their latest GeForce GTX 1080 Ti card. The new flagship is the fastest graphics card developed for enthusiasts and gamers around the globe. We covered the review roundup of this impressive product here which will be available tomorrow.

It should also be noted that the driver is fully optimized for Ubisoft's AAA title, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands which is a hit over at Steam.

To play Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands on PC, Ubisoft and NVIDIA recommend the GeForce GTX 1060 for an excellent high-quality experience at 1920x1080, the most popular gaming resolution. For higher detail levels, resolutions and framerates, NVIDIA recommends the GeForce GTX 1070, GeForce GTX 1080, and GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.

Ghost Recon Wildlands Official Minimum System Requirements For 1280x720, Low Settings

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2400S @ 2.5 GHz or equivalent
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / GTX 750 Ti / GTX 950 / GTX 1050 (2GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
  • VRAM: 2GB
  • RAM: 6GB
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • HDD: 50GB free space

Ghost Recon Wildlands Official Recommended System Requirements For 1920x1080, High Settings

  • CPU: Intel Core i7- 3770 @ 3.5 GHz
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 or GeForce GTX 970 (4GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
  • VRAM: 4GB
  • RAM: 8GB
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • HDD: 50GB free space

For those of you buying a new graphics card, the latest GeForce cards come bundled with your choice of game. These include Ghost Recon Wildlands and For Honor.