New NVIDIA GeForce GameReady Driver v378.66

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  1. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett HardOCP MasterChef Editor Staff Member

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    Today NVIDIA released the new NVIDIA Game Ready driver for For Honor, Halo Wars 2 and Sniper Elite 4.


    The new driver also enables NVIDIA Ansel technology for For Honor and Paragon.



    Game Ready for For Honor and more

    Available on or before launch day, NVIDIA Game Ready Drivers provide the best experience for GeForce gamers in these titles because NVIDIA engineers work up until the last possible minute to optimize performance and perfect gameplay. And as an additional verification of quality, they are WHQL-certified by Microsoft.


    Having the best possible quality for a game at launch is important. However, titles continue to evolve with new content and features through patches and DLC. Game Ready drivers aim to support all major milestones for games meaning we’re always working to bring you the best experience every time you game.



    Paragon and For Honor get NVIDIA Ansel

    With the release of this driver two new games get NVIDIA Ansel: For Honor and Paragon.


    Ansel is a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Think of Ansel as a camera that is integrated into your gaming experience that allows you to capture gameplay that was never before possible. When Ansel is supported in game, players can move the camera to any angle they desire, apply filters, use super resolution capture and even capture in 360 for viewing in VR. Learn more about these features in the Ansel Technology page.


    Ansel is also supported in ARK: Survival Evolved, Conan Exiles, Dishonored 2, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, Obduction, War Thunder, Watch Dogs 2, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and The Witness. Ansel is coming soon to upcoming titles such as Lawbreakers and Mass Effect: Andromeda. It was also recently added to Unity Engine and Unreal Engine as a plug-in.


    Please share with you readers.


    Related links:

    Game Ready driver story on GeForce.com:

    http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/for-honor-halo-wars-2-sniper-elite-4-game-ready-driver


    Paragon gets Ansel story on GeForce.com:

    http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/nvidia-ansel-for-paragon-available-now


    For Honor Ansel story on Gefroce.com:

    http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/for-honor-pc-effects-and-features


    NVIDIA Ansel Technology page on GeForce.com:

    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/ansel



    NVIDIA Ansel 360 Gallery:

    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/ansel/ansel-image-gallery


    NVIDIA Ansel Super Resolution Gallery:

    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/ansel/super-resolution-gallery



    For Honor website:

    https://www.ubisoft.com/en-US/game/for-honor/
     
  2. D4rkn3ss

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    oh gee, here comes another one, oh well.
     
  3. Banyan

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    nvidia and their stupid passworded accounts where we get drivers can fuck off. i've been sitting here putting in a lame captcha stuff and it doesn't work. gee, i bet hackers have been really vying to get their hands on an nvidia account.
     
  4. Sonicks

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    I saw an ad for this game on YouTube recently.

    It seemed cool and after 2 entire minutes, the trailer not ONCE spat out the name of the game nor any actual gameplay footage so I had no clue what type of game this was. That alone pissed me off and now I have no further interest in the game.

    EDIT:
    Actually, now that I watch the posted trailer, its the exact same one I saw. Is it a hack and slash? An RTS? WTF is this game? It speaks volumes about the quality of the end result when so much is withheld in a 'launch trailer'.
     
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  5. Armenius

    Armenius [H]ardForum Junkie

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    You don't need to sign into anything to get drivers.

    International Windows 10 64-bit
    http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/115492

    International Windows 7/8/8.1 64-bit
    http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/115487
     
  6. Banyan

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    yeah i had to skip it and get it directly as you mentioned. their captcha system is completely broken.
     
  7. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett HardOCP MasterChef Editor Staff Member

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    Never seen a check screen to get drivers.
     
  8. MavericK

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    I went into the site via two different links (one having the black screen, "Auto driver search" stuff, the other the classic white screen driver search) and neither ever prompted me for a login or a Captcha to download.
     
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  9. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett HardOCP MasterChef Editor Staff Member

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    GeForce.com/drivers

    All you need.
     
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  10. Wag

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    10 bit HVEC hardware decoding in this driver. Nice. Which cards support this?
     
  11. Armenius

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    GM206-250 (GTX 950 2GB)
    GM206-251 (GTX 950 4GB)
    GM206-300 (GTX 960)
    GP102-400 (Titan X (Pascal))
    GP104-200 (GTX 1070)
    GP104-400 (GTX 1080)
    GP106-300 (GTX 1060 3GB)
    GP106-400 (GTX 1060 6GB)
    GP107-300 (GTX 1050)
    GP107-400 (GTX 1050 Ti)
     
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  12. MavericK

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    So not the 970 or 980/Ti?
     
  13. Armenius

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    Nope, unfortunately.
     
  14. MavericK

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    That just seems...silly.
     
  15. polonyc2

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    what is 10 bit HVEC hardware decoding?
     
  16. Armenius

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    Allows 4K HDR video to be decoded on hardware. And it's "HEVC," or High Efficiency Video Coding.
     
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  17. whateverer

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    So, does this mean a company besides Intel is going to finally have support for Netflix 4k? Or was that simply Intel buying a limited-time exclusive?
     
  18. {NG}Fidel

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    Just downloaded these.
     
  19. Nenu

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    I didnt.
     
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  21. D4rkn3ss

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    installed, it seems a little slower than the 378.49 in resident evil 7, dont know why i even bother with these. other than that just fine, only tested in this game (w/ single 1080).
     
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  22. misterbobby

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    Wait for the inevitable hotfix drivers...
     
  23. chenw

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    Does it actually matter IRL?

    I am about to build a HTPC with my old GTX 970, which 4k video is a big goal of that build (gonna pair it with G4560 for Netflix).
     
  24. {NG}Fidel

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    New Driver notes made me want to try out Ansel for the first time since owning my 1080. Pretty cool stuff if I say so myself. Wish more games included support for it.
    WD2 4K 360 Degree Photo, Ultra Settings.
    [​IMG]
     
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  25. D4rkn3ss

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    not really since theres codec packages for this all over the web. try shark codecs and see how it goes, they even have a madvr player to use along with it if you feel like it.
     
  26. Shintai

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    Its because the video decoder doesn't support it. Same with Skylake IGP and down, AMD chips etc.
     
  27. Sprayingmango

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    Been running these since last night, they are great! After the last few driver releases causing major hell with 144Hz displays and SLI, these have fixed every issue I've had. :) No more textures or menus flashing in the Division or BF1....nice performance bumps on games and synthetic benchmarks. Can't complain at all!
     
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    After reading the driver performance review article I'm not sure I have much of a reason to upgrade to these. Everything is working pretty well for me with the current drivers.
     
  29. Armenius

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    Probably not. Netflix 4K requires hardware DRM that hasn't made its way into discrete video cards yet, as far as I know.
     
  30. Rahh

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    The game play on this game looks fun for about 5 minutes and then borefest.
     
  31. Sprayingmango

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    Wut?
     
  32. whateverer

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    No, it's in Pascal. I understand why you can't do this on the GTX 960, but it's definitely there in Pascal.

    See this story, where they specify the DRM and quality level required (10-bit HEVC, Playready 3.0)

    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/201...ing-pc-kaby-lake-cpu-windows-10-edge-browser/

    And here to see official press releases from Nvidia concerning Playready 3.0:

    http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/pascal-video-playback

    And Pascal driver now supports 10-bit HEVC. So the lack of Pascal support for any official 4k streaming or 4k Blu-Ray playback screams "paid exclusive."

    In fact, look at the comments at the bottom of the page there. The paid exclusive is probably why Nvidia dragged their feet enabling 10-bit on these new cards. Usually a company that big can get this out within months, not "almost a year" after release.
     
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    Stop lying. For Honor sucks. It might "look cool" but so mismanaged. No dedicated servers? What year are we in?
     
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    Don't know wtf you are talking about. You probably went to some fake hacked site...
     
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    Has anyone had trouble installing these new 378.66 drivers? I keep getting a message driver install failed. I installed a new GTX 1080 and I keep getting this failed to install. I had a GTX 980Ti and they installed just fine. This is on a Windows 10 Pro operating system. The install for these drivers goes good it says my video card is compatible but the install fails. I had to roll back to a previous back up of windows that had the 378.49 drivers which seem to work fine.
     
  37. Sprayingmango

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    Download Display Driver Uninstaller and run that first, then install these. Should fix you right up.
     
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    I'll give it a try thanks.
     
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  39. DeanEH

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    I ran Download Display Driver Uninstaller and worked great. Thanks again for the advice and help.
     
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