GeForce 376.09 drivers are ready to hack Watch Dogs 2

Nvidia's driver team never seems to take a break, even when there is turkey and stuffing to be eaten. Today's harvest of ones and zeros yields the GeForce Game Ready 376.09 driver release. This holiday season looks like it's packed with AAA titles, and Team Green's latest driver release looks to cover the latest wave of games. Newly-supported titles include the open-world hacking game Watch Dogs 2, zombie-slasher Dead Rising 4, and exxxtreme sports title Steep.

All three games boast lofty recommended specs. For playing at 1080p, Watch Dogs 2's devs ask for a GeForce GTX 970, GTX 1060 3GB, or AMD Radeon R9 290 card, along with an Intel Core i5-3470 or AMD FX-8120 CPU. Nvidia recommends a GTX 1070 or 1080 for higher resolutions and detail levels. Conveniently, new purchases of those two high-end cards come with a free copy of Watch Dogs 2. Dead Rising 4 has essentially the same recommended specifications, but the recommended minimum VRAM for 1080p play is 4GB. The recommended specs for Steep live up to the title's name, with a GTX 980 or equivalent listed, along with a recent Intel quad-core CPU or AMD FX processor.

We'd normally link to the driver's release notes, but Nvidia's link isn't working yet. In any case, head here to read more about the driver update, or proceed directly to Nvidia's GeForce driver page if you think you've already spent enough brain power on the matter and just want to start clicking "I Agree."

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