Nvidia Releases New Drivers for Watch Dogs, Can Boost FPS Up to 75%

By   /   May 26, 2014

Nvidia has released new GeForce drivers for Watch Dogs. The company claims that the new drivers will increase the game’s frame-rate ‘upto 75%’.

A detailed guide has also been posted exploring the graphics options with screenshot comparisons, benchmarks and explanation of each option.

The guide also covered manual modification of the graphics via the game’s XML file which allows players to modify options that are compounded in the option menu in-game, each option’s function is explained alongwith the ‘how’ and ‘why’ to modify it.

Regarding the new drivers, nVidia claims the new GeForce 337.88 WHQL Watch Dogs ready graphics drivers include several upgrades and optimizations that not only boost system’s performance but also improve the existing features.

The new drivers will improve the DirectX 11 and introduce SLI performance optimizations that will increase the overall performance by 75% alongwith new features that reduce game’s load-times. The new drivers will include an SLI Profile and a 3D Vision Profile specifically for Watch Dogs.

The guide concludes with stating that even with the drivers, the game requires a GTX 770 to run at max settings, that too with Anti-Aliasing turned off. Lower GPUs like the GTX 760,680,670 and 660 Ti will require lowering the visual details a bit but there won’t be much difference between running the game on Ultra settings.

GPUs lower than the aforementioned ones will require significantly lowered visuals starting with the Depth of Field and Shader Quality, but by reducing the Reflections, Shadow and Water Detail, one can keep the Shader Quality setting at max.

Watch Dogs releases tomorrow on the PC, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One with the Wii U version releasing in Autumn.

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