New Nvidia Drivers 378.49 Released
Nvidia released new drivers for several of their GPUs today and they’re mainly aimed at fixing specific issues with several recently released games as well as adding support for the brand new GeForce GTX 1050 series. Several games received new SLI profiles as well, which should remove some minor issues concerning Dx11 support and minor graphics issues.
Nvidia drivers 378.49 will fix some unpleasant flickering present in Hitman, Just Cause 3, and Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, as well as a slew of other, often older, games. Also fixed are the SLI issues found in newer ones as well such as Battlefield 1, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands, and Watch Dogs 2. The new drivers should also fix some issues some people who ran two or more GPUs reportedly experienced under certain conditions.
The biggest news is, of course, the improved support for the new GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti GPUs, which have recently started rolling off of conveyor belts. The 1050 Ti is a fairly powerful card thanks to its 768 CUDA cores and 4GB GDDR5 memory, yet neatly fills the gap between existing models price-wise. It’s a great card for gamers that are unable to shell out for the top models, but do want to get close to top-range performance. With the 378.49 drivers it should run games much more smoothly.
Last, but not least, the new Nvidia drivers should also prevent any further work unit errors in Folding @ Home, the Stanford project that hopes to take care of some very tricky computations by utilizing the unused computer power of thousands of volunteers. Some Samaritans running older Nvidia drivers experienced some problems while running the program, which should hopefully be fixed now.
With the news about the Volta GPU and now the new drivers, this week has been turning up Nvidia, let’s hope the company keeps up the good work with the drivers in 2017.
Fergus has been tinkering with computers since he was a kid and likes to put a stop to parties by listing the specs of all the digital devices in the room. It's best not to let him near your computer since he'll take it apart and may not put it back together again before he leaves.