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Driver updates for hardware usually have their pros and cons. The pros generally mean enhanced performance tweaks and support for new games. The cons on the other hand can cause issues with existing games or in some cases, system instability and the dreaded BSoD (Blue Screen of Death).

Graphics drivers fall into both these categories. While they can improve performance in certain games, conversely, they can also handicap certain games. Nvidia’s newest driver, however, aims to increase performance in games, especially those running DirectX 12.

The company’s latest graphics driver version 451.48 now fully supports the DirectX 12 Ultimate graphics API that comes along with the Windows 10 May 2020 update. So if you have a GeForce RTX card, and you have installed Windows 10 Version 2004, then you too can take full advantage of DirectX 12 Ultimate (provided the game you play is DX12 Ultimate supported and enabled).

DirectX 12 Ultimate
The latest Nvidia driver enables full support for DirectX 12 Ultimate which was released with the Windows 10 May 2020 Update (Image Credits: Nvidia)

Just to put things into perspective, with DirectX 12 Ultimate, developers have a wider variety of hardware and platforms that can be used and optimized so that you can play a game the way it was meant to be played. It also makes game development easier and faster and enables more developers to add these innovative technologies to their games. For example, there are over 30 DirectX Raytracing games announced and available and the implementation of DirectX 12 Ultimate means that they can adopt these technologies even faster.

But that’s not all. With the launch of Windows 10 May 2020 Update Microsoft also added a feature called Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling. This has the potential to improve system performance improve performance and reduce latency by allowing the video card to directly manage its own memory.

To download the new Nvidia Driver, you can click here. You can also take a look at the for lineup of available GeForce Graphics card below.

Mahesh De Andrado

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