The first competitor in the virtual reality battle has stepped into the ring and NVIDIA Corp. (NASDAQ:NVDA) has released a new driver to help smooth the experience for users. The 364.72 WHQL drivers are now available for everyone to download from the manufacturer’s official website, and brings support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.
Virtual reality is a crucial technology and serves GPU manufacturers to tout their flagship lineup, so it was a no-brainer to expect support on day-one. Aside from bringing support for the headset, the driver is adding many performance optimizations to virtual reality games as well. This list includes EVE: Valkyrie, Elite Dangerous and Chronos. The driver also adds all the latest improvements for VRWorks.
The Game-Ready driver has brought support for Quantum Break, Killer Instinct, Dark Souls III and Paragon early-access. Gamers should have no problem running Dark Souls III after the SLI profile addition.
In Windows 10, issues where the Division would freeze and experience low FPS due to low GPU usage, and where installing previous driver version 364.54 over 364.51 with HDMI connected resulted in system hang or BSOD, have been fixed.