NVIDIA will soon release a new driver designed specifically with DirectX12 optimizations in mind.
NVIDIA GameReady Driver for DirectX12 games
The new driver will increase performance by up to 16% on average. The games that were optimized with the new driver are as follows: Ashes of the Singularity, Gears of War 4, Hitman, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Tom Clancy’s The Division.
NVIDIA has not confirmed when this new DX12 driver will be available, but a good guess would be close to 1080 Ti launch.
NVIDIA’s Press Release:
Game Ready Driver Optimized for DX12
NVIDIA also revealed an upcoming Game Ready Driver optimized for DirectX 12 games. The company refined code in the driver and worked side by side with game developers to deliver performance increases of up to 16 percent on average across a variety of DirectX 12 games, such as Ashes of the Singularity, Gears of War 4, Hitman, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Tom Clancy’s The Division.(1)
Since the first launch of its Pascal™ architecture — the world’s most advanced DX12 GPU family, including the performance-leading GeForce GTX 1080 Ti® and GTX 1080 GPUs — NVIDIA has continuously improved DX12 game performance through releases of Game Ready drivers. The drivers are timed with the release of the latest games by leading partners.
|Game Ready DirectX12 Performance|
|Game||GeForce 368.61||GeForce 378.74||Performance Gain|
|Ashes of the Singularity, Crazy Preset||46.5||50.9||9%|
|The Division 1.6, Max Settings + 1x SMAA Ultra||31.5||32.7||4%|
|Hitman, High Settings + High SSAO||50.6||62.1||23%|
|Rise of the Tomb Raider, Very High + 2x SSAA||20.5||27.2||33%|
|Gears of War 4, Ultra Preset||41.2||45.2||10%|
|Test platform: Intel Core i7 5930K, 16GB DDR4 using Win10 x64|