NVIDIA's GeForce 378.78; is this the DX12 driver you have been waiting for?

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 15, 2017 - 03:59 PM |
Tagged: nvidia, GeForce 378.78

AMD has been offering support for DX12 more effectively than NVIDIA in many titles; not enough to consistently surpass the higher end GTX cards but certainly showing improvements.  NVIDIA announce that their new driver, along with optimized support for the new Tom Clancy game will also offer performance increases in DX12 games.  [H]ard|OCP put the numbers referenced in the PR to the test in their recent review.  The news is good for the games which were mentioned but you should not expect any gains in DX11 titles with the new driver as you can see from the benchmarks results. 

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"We will take the new NVIDIA GeForce 378.78 performance driver and add it to our NVIDIA Video Card Driver Performance Review graphs to see if this driver has improved performance. NVIDIA has made some very bold claims lately, so let's see if those come through as true gaming advantages."

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March 15, 2017 | 04:48 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

The problem here is Nvidia claimed this was the DirectX 12 fix driver. Sure it looks better if you compare it to release drivers like every other video card.

This is disingenuous and should be compared with the previous driver to determine if there was any real changes in this one as suggested.

March 15, 2017 | 05:06 PM - Posted by rock1m1

There is nothing to fix if it was not broken? Why do people don't see the simple fact that AMD DX11 performance is abysmal at best, hence the gains in DX12 can be seen as a large improvement. Where reality is that for Nvidia there is not much improvement to be had in DX12 over DX11 when DX11 performance is already optimized.

March 15, 2017 | 05:25 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

An old steam engine work too. Why needed a gasoline engine or electric motor... Bla... Blaaa.. See where I'm heading???

and yes, buy whichever made you happy.

March 15, 2017 | 06:30 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

I dream of a world ... http://www.niemanlab.org/2017/03/this-site-is-taking-the-edge-off-rant-m...

RTFA before bitching that they should have done the exact thing the article shows.

March 16, 2017 | 10:51 AM - Posted by Stefem (not verified)

This is really interesting, you should implement a similar solution :D

March 15, 2017 | 09:34 PM - Posted by kronus (not verified)

I personally don't believe the claim for "the division" as currently it's dx12 version is a buggy mess on the CPU side.

Even if Nvidia pulled more performance out of the division it would still be a choppy stuttering mess.

For context

http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/1593989-1-6-PC-performance-problems-stuttering-(looks-like-load-lag)-Forums/page2

March 15, 2017 | 11:40 PM - Posted by ChangWang

Game release to now, not previous driver to now. So these improvements have been made over time and not from one release to the next. Bastages think they are slick.

March 16, 2017 | 10:57 AM - Posted by Stefem (not verified)

It's not improvement from game ralease to now, it's from the release of the GTX 1080 (May 2016) to now, with the lateasts driver version delivering most of the improvement.

March 16, 2017 | 09:27 AM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

so, game release until now, where all games displayed all released at different times, and then do an average? LMAO - this little "article" got a few chuckles out of me, BS marketing at its best!