Nvidia 364.91 Beta Drivers Are Now Available for Download
Nvidia has released 364.91 beta driver for the developers. It’s not a regular driver, nor a WHQL driver, so don`t install it on your system until you want to write code. Some say that, they have installed this driver on their system, and few of the Vulkan Demos have stopped working. This is either a bug or the reports are fake.
The new 364.91 Beta Driver makes number of changes, of which updating Vulkan to 1.0.8 is one. But if you are a developer and can roll back to older driver when things went south, you can install it, it updates Vulkan, which are just some performance tweaks.
The driver also deals with Vulkan support for Optimus platform and improves it; Optimus controls which GPU acts as a primary in a laptop, i.e when to switch between Intel integrated card and discrete Nvidia card, depending on the graphical load and power.
Full list of Updates is given below:
- Updated Vulkan API to 1.0.8
- Improve pipeline creation performance and multi-threaded scaling.
- Increase our maximum bound descriptor sets from 4 to 8.
- Add support for asynchronous transfer queue.
- Improve VK_EXT_debug_report messages on incorrect API usage and shader compile failure.
- Fix VkImageFormatProperties maxMipLevels property.
- Reduce VkPhysicalDeviceLimits bufferImageGranularity requirement on GM20x GPUs.
- Improve Vulkan support on Optimus platforms.
- Fixes for minor driver and SPIR-V compiler bugs.
You can also check out the official webpage for the driver support where you can find previous updates, as well.