NVIDIA today surprised us with the curiously named GeForce 419.67 Creator Ready drivers. These are client-segment graphics drivers, and only support GeForce and TITAN graphics cards, and not a single Quadro product is supported. Their version numbering also aligns with the GeForce trunk. The way we read this, “Creator Ready” is a new moniker like the existing “Game Ready,” and while the latter is timed to release with major AAA game launches, the former aligns with major productivity apps relevant to the client-segment that doesn’t need too many professional features or certifications exclusive to the Quadro series. These drivers support GeForce GTX 10-series “Pascal,” GeForce GTX 16-series “Turing,” GeForce RTX 20-series “Turing,” and TITAN products based on the “Pascal,” “Volta” and “Turing” architectures. 900-series “Maxwell” support is removed.
These drivers introduce performance optimization for recently launched productivity applications Autodesk Arnold, Unreal Engine 4.22, REDCINE-X PRO, Adobe Lightroom, and Substance Designer by Adobe. The drivers also improve performance of existing applications. You can expect a 13 percent performance improvement with Blender Cycles, up to 9 percent with Photoshop CC and Premier Pro CC, and up to 8 percent with Maxon Cinema 4D. NVIDIA also added G-Sync certifications to ASUS VG278Q and VG258 monitors, which are adaptive-sync capable. Installing these drivers won’t change the gaming feature-set of your existing drivers. These very much still are GeForce drivers, and your settings can carry forward.
You can download the new GeForce 419.67 Creator Ready drivers at GeForce.com.