Far Cry 4 GeForce Game Ready Driver Now Available

Drivers, MFAA

The new GeForce Game Ready 344.75 WHQL drivers are now available to download from GeForce Experience and GeForce.com. Including Game Ready support for Far Cry 4, Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Crew, and World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, the new GeForce drivers optimize your experiences with performance enhancements, SLI profiles, and more.

Additionally, the new GeForce Game Ready drivers include the first release of our new Multi-Frame Sampled Anti-Aliasing (MFAA) Maxwell Architecture technology, improving the quality of anti-aliasing in compatible games whilst simultaneously reducing the performance impact.

GeForce 344.75 WHQL Driver: Game Ready For Far Cry 4 & Other Top Titles

The new GeForce Game Ready driver includes the latest performance optimizations and profiles for Far Cry 4, Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Crew, and World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, giving you the definitive experience in new and upcoming top titles. Furthermore, the new GeForce Game Ready driver also introduces SLI profiles for Heroes of the Storm Alpha and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, and an updated Assassin's Creed Unity profile, released initially via GeForce Experience last week.

Please note, Ubisoft and BioWare are working on updates to Far Cry 4 and Dragon Age: Inquisition, respectively, to resolve multi-GPU and single-GPU game issues that can occur on any graphics card. In Far Cry 4's case, the first of these updates will launch sometime today, with further updates coming in the near future. For details of Dragon Age: Inquisition's updates, bookmark this page.

For more on Far Cry 4's graphics and performance, and details on how you can tweak the game to improve both, make sure to check out our GeForce.com Far Cry 4 Graphics, Performance & Tweaking Guide.

Far Cry 4 GeForce.com Graphics, Performance & Tweaking Guide

In addition to Far Cry 4, Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Crew, and World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Game Ready support, our new drivers include all of the optimizations and improvements from our recent GeForce Game Ready Civilization: Beyond Earth & Lords Of The Fallen 344.48 WHQL, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 344.60 WHQL, and Assassin's Creed Unity 344.65 WHQL drivers, as well as support for Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR) technology on GeForce GTX 400, 500, 600, 700 and 900 Series GeForce GTX graphics cards.

Multi-Frame Sampled Anti-Aliasing (MFAA)

Multi-Frame Sampled Anti-Aliasing (MFAA) is a new Anti-Aliasing (AA) technique exclusive to 2nd generation Maxwell Architecture GPUs, improving upon the performance of Multisample Anti-Aliasing (MSAA) to give you faster frame rates in your favorite games.

MSAA is one of the oldest and most popular forms of AA, but its use substantially impacts performance. MFAA reduces this performance impact whilst delivering a comparably smooth image thanks to new NVIDIA-developed technology and the advanced hardware of the GeForce GTX 980, 980M, 970, and 970M, as explained in the video below.

In this initial release of MFAA we support the following games on single-GPU GTX 900-Series desktop and notebook systems, with additional support for further games and configurations planned for future drivers:

  • Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
  • Assassin's Creed Unity
  • Battlefield 4
  • Civilization V
  • Crysis 3
  • DiRT 3
  • DiRT Showdown
  • F1 2013
  • F1 2014
  • Far Cry 3
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
  • GRID 2
  • GRID Autosport
  • Hitman: Absolution
  • Just Cause 2
  • Monster Hunter Online Benchmark
  • Saints Row IV
  • Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth
  • Splinter Cell: Blacklist
  • Titanfall
  • Wargame: European Escalation

To enable MFAA, open the NVIDIA Control Panel, navigate to 'Manage 3D Settings', change the 'Multi-Frame Sampled AA (MFAA)' option to “On”, and click 'Apply'. Next, in a supported game, simply set the MSAA graphics option to 2x or 4x, and our driver will take care of the rest.

GeForce Game Ready 344.75 WHQL Driver - MFAA NVIDIA Control Panel Global Game Configuration GeForce Game Ready 344.75 WHQL Driver - MFAA NVIDIA Control Panel Per-Game Configuration GeForce Game Ready 344.75 WHQL Driver - MFAA In-Game Configuration

When enabled, the result will be MFAA anti-aliasing comparable to 4x MSAA when 2x MSAA is selected, and comparable to 8x MSAA when 4x MSAA is selected. Performance, meanwhile, will be 10-30% faster thanks to MFAA's innovative technology:

GeForce Game Ready 344.75 WHQL Driver - MFAA Performance: 4x MFAA vs. 4x MSAA

Also of note, MFAA current works with the following technologies and features, with more to come, and in the near future will be fully integrated into GeForce Experience and its one-click Optimal Playable Setting recommendations.

  • NVIDIA Adaptive VSync
  • NVIDIA Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR)
  • NVIDIA Optimus
  • DirectX 10 and 11
  • Standard VSync on/off
  • Ultra-high resolutions, including 4K
  • Virtual Reality

Be sure to share your experiences of MFAA with us and other users in the Comments Section below, and stay tuned to GeForce.com for future MFAA developments.

GeForce Game Ready Driver: Download Now

You can download the new GeForce Game Ready Far Cry 4 drivers automatically from GeForce Experience, our free, essential, game and system-enhancing application, and from the GeForce.com Drivers page. If you hadn't heard, GeForce Experience also enables you to optimize your Far Cry 4 graphics settings with a single click, capture and stream gameplay with ShadowPlay, and to stream PC games like Far Cry 4 to NVIDIA SHIELD devices.

If you experience any technical issues with the new Game Ready drivers please post a detailed report on the GeForce.com Driver Feedback Forum, where our Customer Care team can better assist you.