GeForce 373.06 drivers break cover for Gears of War 4

— 9:45 AM on October 6, 2016

Nvidia has released a new GeForce graphics driver to go along with a few high-profile game releases, as it does. This latest Game Ready driver supports Gears of War 4, tomorrow's Mafia III, and next week's Shadow Warrior 2. Also returning in this release is the SLI profile for Battlefield 1, after its brief exile in driver version 372.70.

Besides those big-name titles, old-school FPS Iron Storm got an SLI profile to go with its recent Steam re-release. Nvidia added 3D Vision profiles for Ashes of the Singularity, Gears of War 4, Mafia III, and Shadow Warrior 2, although the latter two games recieved "not recommended" ratings. This release also improves "framerate consistency" in VR, and restores FPS limiter functionality on GP100-based cards.

Some issues hang around, of course. Assassin's Creed Syndicate may suffer from flickering textures on characters' faces. Most of the known issues concern SLI; several problems exist when using Ansel on SLI machines. Also, Gears of War 4 doesn't have SLI support yet, so if you have a dual-GPU rig and want to thump some chest-high walls, make sure you enable single-card mode.

Speaking of The Coalition's latest third-person shooter, Nvidia has an optimization guide up for Gears of War 4. The new game doesn't repeat Gears of War: Ultimate Edition's mistakes. It gives gamers a veritable cornucopia of knobs and levers to twiddle. Nvidia's guide is obviously targeted at GeForce owners, but anyone playing the game might benefit from giving it a read.

The full release notes for the driver release are here. GeForce Experience users probably already have the new driver queued up for download. If you aren't part of that scene, you can pick up the new driver at Nvidia's site.

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