GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, Ghost Recon Wildlands & DirectX 12 Game Ready Driver Released

Drivers, DirectX 12, Hardware, GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

Our new GeForce Game Ready 378.78 WHQL drivers add support for the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, improve DirectX 12 performance in several titles, and add optimizations and Ansel support for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands.

To download and install, simply fire up GeForce Experience and click the "Drivers" tab.

Game Ready For The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

Tomorrow, March 10th, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti goes on sale. Featuring the most powerful and efficient hardware we've ever designed, the $699 GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is up to 35% faster than the GeForce GTX 1080, and is even faster in games than the $1200 NVIDIA TITAN X. For further info check out our announcement article.

If you supercharge your system with the fastest gaming GPU available, be sure to download the new Game Ready drivers for the best possible experience.

DirectX 12 Performance Optimizations

Game Ready drivers not only deliver the best out of the box game experience for the biggest AAA PC games, but they also continue to improve their performance over time with new optimizations and improvements released via new Game Ready drivers. Furthermore, we work tirelessly to optimize APIs, and work closely with developers to create and integrate app-side optimizations.

Today, our new Game Ready drivers introduce a raft of DirectX 12 optimizations that improve performance in Gears of War 4, Hitman, Rise of the Tomb Raider, The Division, and other games.

As a result, performance has increased by 33% in Rise of the Tomb Raider, 23% in Hitman, and by an average of 16% across the five most popular DirectX 12 titles.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Game Ready Drivers: DirectX 12 performance over time

Similar work is also ongoing for Vulkan, improving performance in existing and upcoming titles by a considerable degree.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Game Ready Drivers: Vulkan performance over time

To ensure you benefit from the latest optimizations and improvements for any game, graphics engine or programming API, be sure to download each new Game Ready driver when it pops up in GeForce Experience. Over the last 12 months 22 Game Ready drivers were released, explicitly supporting 68 games, with additional driver-level optimizations and support for many more - with GeForce Experience's one-click driver downloading and installation, keeping your system up to date and optimized is easier than ever before.

Game Ready For Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon® Wildlands is out now, giving you a massive world to explore and save from a particularly ruthless drug cartel.

On PC, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands is loaded with unique PC tech that enhances your experience through the addition of new visual effects and new ways to enjoy the game. To name but a few examples, there's support for NVIDIA Ansel, a powerful tool for taking incredible screenshots; several NVIDIA GameWorks effects that further improve visual fidelity; Surround and Ultrawide for immersive monitor setups; and DSR for improved image quality. Get the complete lowdown in our Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands PC technology article.

To play Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands on PC, Ubisoft and NVIDIA recommend the GeForce GTX 1060 for an excellent High-quality experience at 1920x1080, the most popular gaming resolution. For higher detail levels, resolutions and framerates, we recommend the GeForce GTX 1070, GeForce GTX 1080, and GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.

Ghost Recon Wildlands Official Minimum System Requirements For 1280x720, Low Settings

 
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2400S @ 2.5 GHz or equivalent
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / GTX 750 Ti / GTX 950 / GTX 1050 (2GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
  • VRAM: 2GB
  • RAM: 6GB
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • HDD: 50GB free space

Ghost Recon Wildlands Official Recommended System Requirements For 1920x1080, High Settings

 
  • CPU: Intel Core i7- 3770 @ 3.5 GHz
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 or GeForce GTX 970 (4GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
  • VRAM: 4GB
  • RAM: 8GB
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • HDD: 50GB free space

If you're entering the war on drugs in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands on a GeForce GTX system, be sure to grab the new Game Ready driver for an optimized experience with full support for DSR, Surround, and many other technologies and effects. And should you need assistance with optimizing the game's options for your system, GeForce Experience is ready and waiting with one-click optimal settings.

If you've yet to get a GPU, system or laptop for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands, however, please note the game is currently bundled with select GeForce GTX GPUs, systems and laptops at participating retailers. Learn more here.

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GeForce Game Ready Driver - Download Now

You can download the new GeForce Game Ready drivers through GeForce Experience, our free, essential, game and system-enhancing application, which also records and streams gameplay, and grants you access to giveaways.

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. A list of fixes in this driver for previously-reported issues can be found here.

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