The season's flurry of games has brought along a blizzard of updates. Bad pun tie-ins aside, there is little that tarnishes a shiny new game like musty old drivers, and once again NVIDIA strives to keep up with the holiday rush with another new driver release.

NVIDIA's latest 359.00 WHQL drivers bring us game ready support for the newly released Assassin's Creed Syndicate, which is part of their Bullets or Blades bundle that is still running. Also receiving the game ready treatment is Blizzard's Overwatch beta that begins this Friday and will be running through this weekend. Alongside those two games the also recently released Star Wars: Battlefront is receiving some additional performance optimizations post-release.

Outside of game performance the version 359.00 WHQL driver also brings driver support for GameWorks VR 1.0 which aims to provide performance optimizations to virtual reality users. Also while there are no issue fixes for windows 10 users Windows 7 users did get an SLI profile update for Guild Wars 2.

Anyone interested can download the updated drivers through GeForce Experience or on the NVIDIA driver download page.

Source: NVIDIA

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  • Samus - Saturday, November 21, 2015 - link

    Listen, I don't think there is any debate here over who has better drivers. I currently run an AMD R9 285 and a R9 380 and the drivers are far more bloated, the interface is old fashioned/hasn't been updated in ages and getting bitstreaming to work over DisplayPort needed a reg hack and a 3rd party audio splitter.

    I didn't have any of those issues with my GTX770.
  • K_Space - Saturday, November 21, 2015 - link

    The latest Nvidia 395.0 drivers weigh in at 289mb versus AMD 15.7 245mb so the size is fairly comparable.
    AMD include their raptor application with Catlyst but its a case of a simple untick before installation. I cannot comment on whether Nvidia includes their GeForce Experience app (or even if it's a seperate app). AMD has been heavily talking about their new "Radeon Software Crimson Edition" new look though frankly I don't see what was wrong with the old one? As per the Anandtech comments under that article I'm not sure why people are so fussed about the old fashioned look; I might be missing something here but since my beta driver installation few months ago, I probably looked at the interface less than 5 minutes. In any case the taskbar icon is far quicker for my common tasks.
    Unfortunately I cannot comment on that last issue as I don't bitstream from my 295x2
  • inighthawki - Friday, November 20, 2015 - link

    Being WHQL certified simply means that the driver passes Microsoft's test suite. There are no fees required to do so. Being WHQL certified also does not mean there are no bugs in the driver (just no bugs in the tests used to certify it).

    This also has nothing to do with being digitally signed, and certainly does not pose a "security risk", lol.
  • Chaser - Friday, November 20, 2015 - link

    Couldn't agree more. Nvidia releases drivers to add new games if anything to their GeForce Experience database for one button optimization.
  • xthetenth - Friday, November 20, 2015 - link

    Hopefully this one will fix the issues I've had for three driver releases straight. I've been having way more different issues on my maxwell card than a friend with a vliw card for crying out loud. I'm quite unimpressed of late with the quality of NV drivers. I've probably spent two months of the year with this 970 dealing with severely frustrating driver issues.
  • dragonsqrrl - Friday, November 20, 2015 - link

    Intentionally vague? Care to elaborate?
  • mobutu - Friday, November 20, 2015 - link

    vidia released three drivers, from 04 nov to 19 nov.
    thats one driver per five days. too often imo.
    for now I'll keep using 358.50 from 07 oct cause I won't play any of the new shitty games for a long time anyway.
  • MrSpadge - Friday, November 20, 2015 - link

    And that's totally fine for you. On the other hand people playing the new games are probably happy about the new drivers.
  • xthetenth - Friday, November 20, 2015 - link

    I just keep hoping that the next one will fix the issue I'm having, to be honest.
  • thurston - Friday, November 20, 2015 - link

    What issue are you having, it might not be driver related? Never underestimate the importance of a high quality power supply being the foundation of a stable system.

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