Gamescom 2019 is taking place this week, and unsurprisingly, NVIDIA has had a fair bit to show off at the event. From Minecraft and Dying Light 2 with ray-tracing support to new trailers for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Watchdogs: Legion and now, NVIDIA has rolled out a new update which what NVIDIA calls “Gamescom Game Ready Driver” just to kick things up a notch.
The 436.02 driver update provides optimization for popular games by up to 23% over the previous driver, NVIDIA said. Titles that will benefit from the new drivers include Apex Legends, Battlefield V, Forza Horizon 4, Strange Brigade and World War Z, to name a few.
NVIDIA also introduces a new feature where competitive players can benefit from, where they added ultra-low latency options into the driver. It is said that gamers would able to get low latency of high framerates where frames are scheduled to be rendered by the GPU before sending into output.
Currently, the low latency mode is being released into beta with support for GPUs running on DX9 and DX11. For Vulkan and DX12 supported games, it will be the game itself that decides when to queue the frames that need to be rendered.
Don’t think that NVIDIA has forgotten retro and pixel art gamers either. The driver update now pushes GPU Integer Scaling, with games like Terraria and Hotline Miami benefitting from the feature. With visual details remaining sharp, even when the display resolution increases. However, the feature update will only be available for Turing-based GPUs.
Additionally, the update also includes Sharpen Freestyle filter, where NVIDIA says it will improve the image quality of the previous filter. Moreover, the filter will be supported by more than 600 games that use the DirectX 9, DirectX 11, DirectX 12, and Vulkan APIs.
Aside from performance tweaking and new features, the GeForce driver 436.02 also adds support to more G-Sync monitors, including the ASUS VG27A, Acer CP3271, and Acer XB273K GP. At the time of writing, the GeForce 436.02 driver is already available for download, and can be obtained either from NVIDIA’s official GeForce page or its GeForce Experience desktop program.