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AMD and Nvidia release Prey game optimised drivers

by Mark Tyson on 5 May 2017, 10:01

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD), NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), Bethesda Softworks

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Both AMD and Nvidia have released new driver sets, tuned to help you get the most out of today's release of Prey, with their respective hardware. AMD claims a nigh-on 5 per cent performance uplift in Prey with its new driver, plus multi-GPU support in the game. Meanwhile, Nvidia doesn't provide any performance uplift stats but its latest graphics card driver doesn't just deliver a boost in Prey, but also in Battlezone, and in the Gears of War 4 Multi-GPU Update.

Prey on PC unlocked at 5am this morning in the UK. We previously reported on minimum and recommended PC specs.

AMD Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.5.1

AMD's latest graphics driver focuses upon adding support for Prey. According to the release notes it does a pretty good job, boosting Prey performance by 4.7 per cent, compared to the previous driver version, using a Radeon RX 580. Additionally those with multiple GPUs can enjoy support for their setup in Bethesda's new sci-fi horror adventure title.

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.5.1 provides a few fixed issues. A couple of driver install and update bugs were quashed. WattMan launch problems on Radeon R9 390 series graphics products were fixed. Switchabl.e graphics support was added for Unigine Superposition. And some issues in Forza Horizon 3 and Sid Meier's Civilization VI were fixed up. You can read the full release notes and download the drivers directly from AMD.

Nvidia GeForce Game Ready 382.05 WHQL drivers

Alongside the game ready driver release Nvidia provides some gamplay 'feel' performance stats, playing Prey on its own brand graphics cards old and new. It said that the recommended GTX 970 and newer GTX 1060 handled 1080p Prey gaming with ease, "giving gamers a good experience".

If you have a 1440p monitor it recommends a GeForce GTX 1070 or GeForce GTX 1080 for smooth enjoyable gameplay. Moving up to 4K would require a GTX 1080 Ti or a couple of GTX 1070s in SLI. If you are an SLI user you might be happy to hear Nvidia's new multi-GPU profile will boost your Prey performance by up to 93 per cent.

Two more new and incoming games get the Nvidia 'game ready' treatment in 382.05 WHQL. Arcade classic Battlezone is rehashed again, this time due to the growing popularity of VR HMDs. The Gears of War 4 Multi-GPU Update makes the most of your installed GPU hardware - multiple GPU setups can gain performance boosts of up to "80 per cent in Microsoft's testing, and up to 88 per cent in our testing," trumpets Nvidia.

For further info about 382.05 WHQL check out the release notes (PDF). You can download this new driver set via the GeForce Experience or going online and searching here.



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