GeForce 372.70 drivers gear up for Battlefield 1’s open beta

Nvidia is keeping up its relentless pace of driver updates with version 372.70 of its Game Ready software. This new release is tuned for the Battlefield 1 open beta, World of Warcraft: Legion, and the Steam release of Quantum Break. This update also includes a fix for the DPC latency issue plaguing some Pascal graphics cards in multi-GPU setups. That move follows the inclusion of a similar fix for single-GPU systems in the last Game Ready driver update.

This update also enables Nvidia's Fast Sync feature for Maxwell graphics cards. As a refresher, Fast Sync lets games render at high frame rates without tearing while avoiding the input lag inherent to vsync. The 372.70 driver is available now through GeForce Experience or through Nvidia's download page.

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    • DPete27
    • 3 years ago

    AMD should add some form of FastSync to their feature list. Clearly it’s only a driver level thing if NVidia just added support for a generation of GPUs that existed before they even created FastSync.
    I haven’t used FastSync (Adaptive Sync is pretty awful on my GTX660 to the point I leave it off), but IMO, features like that and SMP are a big deal and carry a lot of potential.

      • RAGEPRO
      • 3 years ago

      Yeah. I’d like them to improve VSR’s feature parity with DSR, too. It’s pretty bad in comparison.

    • torquer
    • 3 years ago

    Now if they would just take out the requirement to “register” for their GDMF GeForce Experience software. It used to be a convenient way to get reminded of driver updates but now I refuse to install it. Worst idea ever. That and castration.

      • reckless76
      • 3 years ago

      Did they ever actually implement that requirement? I just downloaded these new drivers on the download page and I’ve never installed nor registered for their experience crap.

        • egon
        • 3 years ago

        The big middle finger [url=https://techreport.com/news/29195/game-ready-drivers-to-require-geforce-experience-registration<]they were planning[/url<] to give non-GFE users - requiring GFE for access to regular driver updates - also seems to be on hold for now.

        • torquer
        • 3 years ago

        As of a few driver updates ago I was not able to download new drivers through GFE without registering. Straight downloads from the website work fine.

    • MrDweezil
    • 3 years ago

    [quote<]As a refresher, Fast Sync lets games render at high frame rates without tearing while avoiding the input lag inherent to vsync[/quote<] What's the catch?

      • torquer
      • 3 years ago

      It runs on unicorn blood

      • torazchryx
      • 3 years ago

      Excess power usage expended by drawing frames that won’t be seen, that’s a catch right there.

        • Airmantharp
        • 3 years ago

        You can also limit framerates in most games, or in all games in the driver panel- so that’s not much of a catch.

        • DPete27
        • 3 years ago

        Frames that wouldn’t be seen anyway because the monitor is only refreshing at a fixed rate.

        • MrDweezil
        • 3 years ago

        Well excess power usage compared to vsync on, but sounds no different than vsync off.

      • Meadows
      • 3 years ago

      There isn’t one, except for slightly higher input lag than no vsync at all (on the order of a millisecond or two).

      Basically it’s the same as vsync off, but the graphics card keeps track of when the monitor is about to refresh and only ever sends the most recent finished frame as one, no updating in the middle of a refresh.

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