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Nvidia – GeForce ForceWare 337.88 WHQL Released, Game Ready Driver For Watch_Dogs

Well that was fast. A couple of hours ago, we informed you about a new driver for Nvidia that would improve performance in Watch_Dogs. Well, this driver has just been released and you can find the download links below.

According to its changelog, this new WHQL driver comes with an updated profile for Watch_Dogs and packs various optimization improvements. To be honest, though, this driver seems to be an ‘enhanced’ version of the previously released beta drivers. In short, you won’t be noticing major differences between these new WHQL drivers and the 337.81 Betas.

Those interested can download these new WHQL drivers from here.

Kudos to our reader [Chaotic] for informing us.

Here is also the complete changelog:

Introduces key DirectX optimizations which result in reduced game-loading times and significant performance increases across a wide variety of games. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration. Here are some examples of measured gains versus the previous 335.23 WHQL driver:

GeForce GTX 700 Series (Single GPU):

  • Up to 64% in Total War: Rome II
  • Up to 25% in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Up to 23% in Sleeping Dogs
  • Up to 21% in Star Swarm
  • Up to 15% in Batman: Arkham Origins
  • Up to 10% in Metro: Last Light
  • Up to 8% in Hitman Absolution
  • Up to 7% in Sniper Elite V2
  • Up to 6% in Tomb Raider
  • Up to 6% in F1 2013
  • GeForce GTX 700 Series (SLI):
  • Up to 71% in Total War: Rome II
  • Up to 53% in Sniper Elite V2
  • Up to 45% in Aliens vs. Predator
  • Up to 31% in Sleeping Dogs
  • Up to 20% in CoD: Black Ops 2
  • Up to 10% in Hitman Absolution
  • Up to 9% in F1 2013
  • Up to 7% in Far Cry 3
  • Up to 6% in Metro: Last Light
  • Up to 6% in Batman: Arkham Origins
  • SLI Technology
  • Total War: Rome II – added profile
  • War Thunder – added profile
  • Watch Dogs – updated profile
  • Diablo III – updated profile

New in GeForce 337.88 Game Ready WHQL drivers

  • Game Ready – This 337.88 Game Ready WHQL driver ensures you’ll have the best possible gaming experience for Watch Dogs.
  • Performance – Introduces key DirectX optimizations which result in reduced game-loading times and significant performance increases across a wide variety of games compared with the previous 335.23 WHQL. Significant CPU overhead reductions in the driver result in performance gains that will often favor CPU-bottlenecked situations. Per usual, results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and game settings.
    • Sample titles with performance gains of 10% or more since 335.23 WHQL*

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    • Call of Duty: Ghosts
    • F1 2013
    • Hitman Absolution
    • Sniper v2
    • DiRT 3
    • Just Cause 2
    • Team Fortress 2


    • Call of Duty: Ghosts
    • Sleeping Dogs
    • Hitman Absolution
    • Thief
    • World of Tanks
    • Just Cause 2
    • Team Fortress 2
    • StarSwarm

System Configuration Used:
GeForce GTX 780Ti SLI, 335.23 WHQL, 337.88 WHQL, Intel Core i7 4770K, 16GB, Win8.1 x64

  • 4K Displays – 337.88 WHQL offers full support for both MST and SST 4K displays
  • SLI Technology
    • Watch Dogs – updated profile
    • Wildstar – added profile
    • Windborne – added profile
    • Sniper Elite 3 – added profile
    • Smite – added profile
    • Icarus – added profile
    • Daylight – added profile
    • Dark Souls II – added profile
    • Call of Duty: Online – added profile
    • Bound by Flame – updated profile
    • World of Tanks – updated profile
    • Everquest: Landmark – updated profile
    • Planetside 2 – updated profile
  • Gaming Technology
    • Supports GeForce ShadowPlay™ technology
    • Supports GeForce ShadowPlay™ Twitch Streaming
    • Supports NVIDIA GameStream™ technology
  • 3D Vision
    • Supports new “3D Compatibility Mode” for 3D Vision that enables us to improve the 3D experience for many key DirectX 10 and 11 games.
  • 3D Vision Profiles
  • Goat Simulator – rated “Excellent”
  • MXGP – rated “Good”
  • Call of Duty:Online – rated “Good”
  • Dark Souls II – rated “Good”
  • DayZ – rated “Good”
  • Halo: Spartan Assault – rated “Good”
  • Loadout – rated “Fair”


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