Nvidia announced the release of new GeForce Game Ready drivers for the just-launched 4-vs-1 shooter from Turtle Rock Studios and 2K Games, Evolve. Nvidia customers can download the new drivers (version 347.52 WHQL) by heading to GeForce.com or through the GeForce Experience client. The new drivers include support for GeForce SLI and one-click game setting optimizations.
On Tuesday, Nvidia provided a few numbers to show what PC gamers with GeForce GPUs will likely see. For example, the GeForce GTX 970 should experience an improvement in performance of up to 13 percent in BioShock Infinite, up to 12 percent in Assassin's Creed Unity and up to 12 percent in GRID Autosport, all at a 1920 x 1080 resolution. Several of the same games also see an improvement at 2560 x 1440 and 3840 x 2160.
Note that the performance increase is based on a comparison between driver 347.25 and 347.52. The company also achieved these results using a rig packed with an Intel Core i7-5930K, an Asus X99 Deluxe motherboard, 16 GB of RAM and a 64-bit version of Windows 8.1.
Based on Crytek's CryEngine game engine, Evolve launched on Tuesday for the Xbox One, the PlayStation 4 and Windows PC. The objective is simple: four "hunters" band together to take on a huge player-controlled monster. The game includes 12 playable Hunters, four different classes (Trapper, Support, Assault and Medic), three playable monsters, 16 maps and four game modes. Players level up and not only unlock additional characters, but new "perks," skins and upgrades.
"We've been working with 2K and Turtle Rock Studios to make Evolve awesome on the PC," wrote Nvidia's Brian Burke in a blog. "The game looks amazing with 4K graphics, works flawlessly with Nvidia DSR and can even be streamed to an Nvidia Shield. We are working closely with Turtle Rock Studios to add GameWorks features to Evolve in the very near future."
Nvidia updated the GeForce.com website with news that the new 347.52 WHQL drivers increase the performance in additional games such as Crysis 3, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Far Cry 4, THIEF, Battlefield 4, Shadow of Mordor, Tomb Raider, Alien: Isolation and a number of others. Several charts produced by Nvidia regarding the performance increases with the GeForce GTX 980, 970 and 960 can be accessed here.
The company noted on the GeForce website that the new drivers feature just-baked SLI profiles for Alone in the Dark: Illumination, Evolve, H1Z1, Saint's Row: Gat Out Of Hell, Total War: Attila and Triad Wars. SLI profiles for Black Desert, Dying Light and Heroes of the Storm have been updated.
"There are many more triple-A games to come in 2015, and we'll be ready and waiting for them with new Game Ready drivers," the GeForce site stated. "Included in each will be launch day performance optimizations, the usual tweaks, a variety of profiles, and the latest improvements for the many other games sitting in your Steam library."