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AMD late Wednesday released the latest version of Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition. Version 17.6.2 beta is the second release for this month, and comes with a quick-fix for the performance loss noticed in DiRT 4 after its latest game-patch, when the MSAA is cranked up to 8x. The rest of its feature-set appears unchanged from the previous 17.6.1 drivers.

You can download the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.6.2 beta drivers here.

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NVIDIA today released the latest version of their GeForce graphics drivers. Version 382.53 of their drivers is a special, Game Ready release that provides the optimal gaming experience for DiRT 4 and Nex Machina. In addition, NVIDIA has added/updated SLI profiles for Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition, Little Nightmares, the phenomenon PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and Transformers Online.

This release also features updated 3D Vision profiles for Tekken 7 (Fair); DiRT 4 (Not Recommended); Nex Machina (Not Recommended) and Quake Champions (Good).

You can download the new GeForce 382.53 WHQL drivers from GeForce Experience and GeForce.com.

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AMD released the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.6.1 drivers. The drivers come with optimization for “DiRT 4,” including an AMD CrossFire profile, and up to 30 percent improvement in frame-rates with 8x MSAA cranked up. The drivers also improve performance of “Prey” (2017) by up to 4 percent, as tested on a machine with a Radeon RX 580 8 GB graphics card.

The drivers also fixed a number of issues, including virtual super-resolution (VSR) not correctly enabling on certain Radeon RX 400 and RX 500-series GPUs; HDR not correctly enabling on certain WQHD or higher-resolution displays; flickering noticed on some WQHD or higher-resolution displays connected via HDMI; fast mouse movements causing a frame-rate drop in “Prey” (2017); “Mass Effect: Andromeda” noticing a stutter with multi-GPU systems; and a system hang noticed on Radeon R9 390 series GPUs with the memory overclocked using a third-party application.

You can download the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.6.1 drivers here.

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NVIDIA today released its latest GeForce “Game Ready” drivers. The new GeForce 382.33 WHQL drivers come game-ready for the week’s big game releases – “Tekken 7,” and “Star Trek Bridge Crew.” It also addresses bugs such as Windows Store not opening on Windows 10 Creators Update with 3D Vision enabled on TITAN X; stuttering noticed in “Prey” with GTX 1080 Ti, extended monitors not drifting into Sleep in Windows 10 Creators Update with GTX 1070, and GTX 970 SLI machines not being able to toggle SLI unless Norton 360 is disabled or Windows is booted into “Safe Mode.”

You can download the new GeForce 382.33 WHQL drivers from GeForce Experience and GeForce.com.

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AMD released the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.5.2 drivers. These drivers improve performance of “Prey” a further 4.5 percent, compared to 17.5.1 drivers, as tested on a Radeon RX 580 8 GB graphics card. The drivers also address some critical bugs, beginning with random hangs or application crash noticed on “NieR: Automata,” excessive level load times noticed on “Forza Horizon 3,” a bug related to multi-GPU setups where displays plugged into the second graphics cards where the first (primary) graphics card disappears from the device list; and a bug with Radeon RX 550 which causes the system to hang when entering sleep or hibernate states.

You can download the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.5.2 drivers here.

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NVIDIA has released an update to its GeForce Experience application that is sure to be loved by streamers and gamers alike who previously found ShadowPlay support on Vulkan and OpenGL games to be lacking. Version 3.6 of the program adds official support to games that make use of these renderers. Screenshot, video, and broadcast functions that Shadowplay enables are enhanced by the addition of support for these APIs, which means you can now use ShadowPlay with a press of a hotkey to record and stream your Doom and Minecraft gameplay at 4K 60fps.

Other improvements include a unified Broadcast screen and a newly revamped Video and Screenshot upload interface: YouTube and Twitch streamers can now control broadcast options from a unified screen, and log in to all services from there as well. NVIDIA has also worked some improvements to its GeForce Experience Gallery, by adding an upload history screen that displays all prior uploads and locations. You now also have the option of instantly jumping to the file location of a screenshot or video in Windows Explorer through a new button.

You can download the new GeForce Experience Version 3.6 from the official GeForce Experience webpage.

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Not to let itself be outshined by arch-rival NVIDIA, AMD has released a new driver suite that introduces support for the impending release of Arkane Studios’ Prey. A totally new IP in an era of sequels and re-releases, which has been paired – even if only so slightly – with AMD’s own Vega teaser campaign, Prey promises to offer a mix of Bioshock and System Shock, with Arkane’s own peculiar blend of game mechanics and art direction. Go on ahead fighting the invasion – I’ll be joining you shortly.

These drivers promise an up to 4.7% performance improvement measured on Radeon RX 580 8GB graphics when compared to Radeon Software Crimson ReLive edition 17.4.4, as well as multi GPU profile support. As always, you can grab these right here on your favorite hardware site on the universe.

You can download the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 17.5.1 Beta drivers here.

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NVIDIA today released the GeForce 382.05 WHQL drivers. These drivers come “Game Ready” for the week’s hottest game launches, beginning with “Prey” (2017). “Prey” is the season’s most anticipated first-person survival horror, and releases this Friday (5th May). In addition, the drivers also come with optimization for the indie tank shooter “Battlezone,” and the latest “Gears of War 4″ multi-GPU update, by including an NVIDIA SLI profile for the game.

You can download the new GeForce 382.05 WHQL drivers from GeForce Experience and GeForce.com.

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AMD has released its latest platform core-logic (chipset) drivers for Windows 10, 8.1, and 7. The new version 17.10 WHQL chipset drivers are particularly important for AMD Ryzen platform users, as it installs a new Windows power-management plan called “Ryzen Balanced Power.” This plan is better than the “Balanced” power plan Windows ships with, in that it hands over more power-management from the OS over to the silicon-level SenseMI power-management logic of Ryzen processors, which has more fine-grained voltage and clock-gating over cores, and which would otherwise cause latency issues with OS-level power-management using P-state triggers. The power plan is detailed at length in our older article. The power-plan is installed on machines with AMD A320, B350, and X370 chipsets.

You can download the AMD 17.10 WHQL Chipset drivers here.

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NVIDIA released the new NVIDIA 381.89 WHQL Game Ready driver for Heroes of the Storm 2.0 and Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3. If you own an NVIDIA GPU and plan to play Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III, Heroes of the Storm 2.0, Batman: Arkham VR, Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, and Wilson’s Heart, you might want to update to the GeForce Game Ready 381.89 WHQL driver. In addition to providing the “optimal gaming experience” for the aforementioned games, this driver also ads support for the recently launched Titan Xp, Windows 10 Creators Update, and an updated SLI profile for Descent: Underground.

Those of you running GPUs from different manufacturers in SLI should note that the company has discovered an issue where non-identical GPUs may run at different voltages in SLI. According to the release notes, this occurs because the GPU clocks are kept as close as possible, and the clock of the higher performance GPU is limited by that of the other. The bright side is that the higher- performance GPU saves power by running at slightly reduced voltages.

You can download the new GeForce 381.89 WHQL drivers from GeForce Experience and GeForce.com.

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