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NVIDIA Releases VR-optimized Driver for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

Nvidia GeForce VR Optimized Driver
NVIDIA has released VR-optimized driver to support Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets. New driver will help minimize latency, improve performance and stability.

With the launch of Oculus Rift VR headset today and HTC Vive VR headset scheduled to arrive next week, NVIDIA has released VR-optimized driver to support them both. The VR-optimized driver, known as version 364.72 will support Virtual Reality games like Chronos, Elite Dangerous and EVE: Valkyrie, and other games like Dark Souls III, Killer Instinct, Paragon, and Quantum Break.

NVIDIA’s new VR-optimized driver will help minimize latency, improve performance, and add support for NVIDIA’s new VRWorks features to further enhance gaming experience.

“Since its beginnings (sic) as a Kickstarter project in 2012, NVIDIA has worked closely with Oculus and Virtual Reality game developers to optimize and improve the Virtual Reality experience,” said NVIDIA’s Andrew Burnes in a blog entry.

NVIDIA emphasizes best gaming experience in performance and stability since day-1. “Prior to a new title launching, our driver team is working up until the last minute to ensure every performance tweak and bug fix possible makes it into the Game Ready driver. As a result, you can be sure you’ll have the best day-1 gaming experience for your favorite new titles,” suggests the driver release highlights.

To download and install NVIDIA’s new VR-optimized drivers, open GeForce Experience on your device and click on the “Drivers” tab. These drivers can also be download via NVIDIA’s drivers page by selecting your hardware.

The following GeForce GPUs are supported with today’s driver update.

GeForce 900 Series
GeForce GTX TITAN X, GeForce GTX 980 Ti, GeForce GTX 980, GeForce GTX 970, GeForce GTX 960, GeForce GTX 950

GeForce 700 Series
GeForce GTX TITAN Z, GeForce GTX TITAN Black, GeForce GTX TITAN, GeForce GTX 780 Ti, GeForce GTX 780, GeForce GTX 770, GeForce GTX 760, GeForce GTX 760 Ti (OEM), GeForce GTX 750 Ti, GeForce GTX 750, GeForce GTX 745, GeForce GT 740, GeForce GT 730, GeForce GT 720, GeForce GT 710, GeForce GT 705

GeForce 600 Series
GeForce GTX 690, GeForce GTX 680, GeForce GTX 670, GeForce GTX 660 Ti, GeForce GTX 660, GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST, GeForce GTX 650 Ti, GeForce GTX 650, GeForce GTX 645, GeForce GT 645, GeForce GT 640, GeForce GT 635, GeForce GT 630, GeForce GT 620, GeForce GT 610, GeForce 605

GeForce 500 Series
GeForce GTX 590, GeForce GTX 580, GeForce GTX 570, GeForce GTX 560 Ti, GeForce GTX 560 SE, GeForce GTX 560, GeForce GTX 555, GeForce GTX 550 Ti, GeForce GT 545, GeForce GT 530, GeForce GT 520, GeForce 510

GeForce 400 Series
GeForce GTX 480, GeForce GTX 470, GeForce GTX 465, GeForce GTX 460 SE v2, GeForce GTX 460 SE, GeForce GTX 460, GeForce GTS 450, GeForce GT 440, GeForce GT 430, GeForce GT 420

Source: NVIDIA