If you wanted to stream Netflix in 4K then you needed to upgrade your CPU to the latest Kaby lake architecture, but that is no more valid. If you have a GTX 10 series GPU then you can watch Netflix in UHD with the new Nvidia 384.76 drivers. The Nvidia 384.76 drivers have much to offer than what meets the eyes.
These drivers provide support for Lawbreakers as well as Spider-Man Homecoming VR. Not only that, Nvidia 384.76 drivers also bring DX12 support to older Fermi graphics cards. Now Reddit users are reporting that with this new driver update you can also stream Netflix in UHD without having a Kaby Lake CPU.
This is not the first time that we are hearing this news. Previously we talked about this feature being available for Windows Insiders. All you needed was a Pascal GPU with at least 3 GB of VRAM. This means that any GTX 10 series GPU except the entry level GTX 1050 that comes in 2 GB models.
There has been no information released from Nvidia regarding this feature but if I was to venture a guess I think that this requirement will still be applicable. One thing to note here is that this is only possible with the Netflix UWP app and the Edge browser. Chrome will not support this feature.
More browsers might support this feature later on but as of right now if you want to stream Netflix in 4K using Nvidia 384.76 drivers you will have to get used to Microsoft’s browser and Netflix app. It is great to know that upgrading to Kaby Lake is not a requirement anymore. This will save people with Pascal GPUs some money.
Let us know what you think about Nvidia 384.76 drivers and these features that have been hidden and are just coming to light. Have your tried running Netflix yet?