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Nvidia Lists GameReady Drivers For 'Witcher 3,' Adds Windows 10 Support

Nvidia listed not one, but two new drivers for its GeForce series graphics cards. The most notable of the two is the GeForce driver for Windows 10, but Nvidia also launched a Windows Vista/7/8 driver with version number 352.86.

The Windows 10 driver is the first WHQL-certified driver for Windows 10, and Nvidia's take on it is that when Windows 10 launches, users shouldn't have to play their games using an "alpha" or "beta" driver, as stated in this blog post.

WHQL certification is a collection of rigid tests that are performed by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Qualification Lab in order to guarantee maximum stability. The driver is already available with version number 352.84, so you can get gaming on DirectX12 the moment supporting games launch, which will probably be around the time that Windows 10 launches this summer.

The second driver is a Game-Ready suite for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which is set to launch tomorrow. This driver goes by the version number 352.86 and is WHQL-certified. It includes SLI profiles and 1-click best-settings for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in GeForce Experience.

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  • crabdog
    Good job Nvidia. Now let's see if AMD can come up with the goods.
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  • CaedenV
    Sadly no win10 update for my GTX570. As if I didn't have enough reason to upgrade! Why or why did I quit my job to go back to school? Now I am cash poor and won't be able to buy any toys for another year... grr.
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  • SvRommelvS
    They moved the color format option to the resolution menu from the color section of the Nvidia Control Panel.
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  • nirrtix
    this driver glitched on install causing me to have to do a rollback on windows 10 to an earlier state... be warned...
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  • atwspoon
    this driver glitched on install causing me to have to do a rollback on windows 10 to an earlier state... be warned...
    WIndows 10 isn't out yet?
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  • nirrtix
    Hon we are using the free Windows 10 Technical Preview... basically a BETA of Windows 10 it is free to download.
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  • alidan
    Good job Nvidia. Now let's see if AMD can come up with the goods.

    why would amd need to?
    i have everything set to ultra besides shadow, and turned off hair works and some post effects i hate, on a phenom 955 no oc, 8gb ddr2 and a 280X factory oc, im getting 40-50fps outside of towns, and if i go in i get around 30, if i turn the background actors to high instead of ultra i would get 40...

    also, i don't install beta drivers, so i have whenever omega launched as my drivers...
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  • ohim
    Marketing :) A driver should work with any game out there, but when it comes to AAA titles they come up with this "X GAME READY DRIVER" seriously ? Have you ever heard NVIDIA / AMD pull out a driver that is ready for a new Indie game release ? :) Don`t be naive guys ...
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  • nirrtix
    Ohim I do agree it is a marketing tool... they never make them for indie games. This driver works for any game but they tuned it to work well with that specific game...
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  • CaedenV
    15887157 said:
    Marketing :) A driver should work with any game out there, but when it comes to AAA titles they come up with this "X GAME READY DRIVER" seriously ? Have you ever heard NVIDIA / AMD pull out a driver that is ready for a new Indie game release ? :) Don`t be naive guys ...

    You have apparently never played a AAA title that did not have optimized/fixed drivers for it. While it is marketing to a point, there is very real work and optimizations that go into these new drivers.

    How many Indie games have you played that are big enough to need any kind of optimization? Most of them run fine with onboard video.
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