New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Finally Unleash DirectX 12 Ultimate

DirectX 12 Ultimate

The future is now? NVIDIA has laid the groundwork for the future of gaming with its newest driver release that brings in full support for DirectX 12 Ultimate.

This being the latest version of the graphics API from Microsoft, of course.

Typically, when NVIDIA launches a new GPU driver, it brings optimizations for specific games, often for new titles. But this time around, the company has unleashed the latest from Microsoft in graphics technology.

As explained:

“DirectX 12 Ultimate gives developers a large, multi-platform install base of hardware to target, and ready-made tools and examples to work from—all backed by time-saving middleware. This makes game development faster and easier, and enables more developers to add these innovative technologies to their games.”

Redmond announced DirectX 12 Ultimate earlier this year.

Among other things, this version bakes in support for DirectX Raytracing, Variable Rate Shading and other such advanced features. The company DirectX 12 Ultimate as a collection of technologies designed to deliver an unprecedented alignment between PC and Xbox Series X.

NVIDIA GeForce 451.48 WHQL driver also supports hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling when used with the newly released Windows 10 May 2020 Update. This allows the graphics processing unit to manage its own memory, when enabled.

Windows 10 GPU Schedling

Additionally, this is the first driver from the graphics giant to support Vulkan 1.2.

The release also adds in support for a handful of new G-Sync Compatible displays, including the new Samsung Odyssey monitors.

And it also brings support for NVIDIA Optimal Playable Settings in 12 games, so that the graphics settings will automatically adjust to deliver the best experience for your hardware. Only a handful of games support this feature, though, but there are several new titles in the list.

You can download these latest drivers via the link above.

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