Nvidia has just released new GeForce Drivers for supported Windows operating systems that introduces game ready support for Resident Evil 7 among other things.
Nvidia GeForce Drivers 378.49 is a WHQL (Windows Hardware Quality Labs) game ready driver for Windows that is available as a manual driver download, and through Nvidia's GeForce Experience software.
The new driver version for Nvidia video cards brings Game Ready support for the following three games: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Conan Exiles, and For Honor.
Game Ready Drivers are designed to configure supported games automatically for the best gaming experience. This can be useful to gamers who don't want to be bothered changing various game quality settings manually, but it happens that choices are not optimal for a PC's hardware.
Game Ready Drivers are for now available as a separate download, and through the GeForce Experience software. Nvidia announced some time ago that this won't be the case forever. The company plans to make Game Ready Drivers only available through GeForce Experinece updates -- which requires registration to be of any use -- and no longer as separate downloads.
Separate driver downloads will still be offered, but they will be updated less frequently.
As always, it is recommended to select custom installation during setup as this is the only way to prevent drivers and features from being installed on the machine that you don't require.
It depends on your setup if that is the case. If you don't make use of 3D for instance, you may want to disable the 3D drivers that come with the driver package.
Check this guide on disabling Nvidia services that get installed regardless of choice that you make during setup.
Last but not least, you may want to disable Nvidia Tracking on top of all that.
Besides delivering three Game Ready drivers for new games, issues were fixed in version 378.49.
A number of open issues are present as well. Make sure you go through them before updating to the new driver version:
You can download the latest Nvidia drivers from the official Nvidia website.
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