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    Windows 10: the first drivers for WHQL for Nvidia GeForce cards

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    This should allow gamer developers to create graphically better titles capable of running with good performance on hardware now considered not too powerful. The advent of DirectX 12, "the fastest adoption of a new API in over a decade," according to Microsoft's Max McMulle, necessitates an important job by video card manufacturers as well.


    AMD and Nvidia have long been working on drivers with full support for the WDDM 2.0 specification, and these days Nvidia reached an important milestone with the first WHQL release, that is certified by Microsoft after a series of compatibility tests carried out by its own Compatibility Labs.


    The drivers are called GeForce 352.84 (you can download them from here) and they have a completely symbolic value: there are no DirectX 12 games to test them with, but if you really want, you can do some tests with the 3DMark API Overhead feature test.

    However, Nvidia reports that there have already been several public demonstrations of its drivers in operation with DirectX 12 technical demos, from GDC 2014 with Forza Motorsport to the most recent test with the Unreal Engine, used to highlight the advantages of Multiadapter technology. The company points out that the drivers they are compatible with Maxwell and Kepler GPUs, while support for older Fermi chips will come later.



    A few hours after this release, Nvidia also released 352.86 WHQL drivers for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt game complete with an updated DX11 SLI profile. You can download them at this address. 


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