New drivers have dropped from both Nvidia and AMD for Rockstar Games' recent release of GTA V on PC. The reason this is news is because the drivers have been updated to support SLI and Crossfire modes in both Nvidia and AMD cards. This means that gamers who are planning on playing GTA V in 4K mode at 60 buttery-smooth frames per second, can do so.
Over on the Nvidia website they announced that WHQL driver version 350.12 has launched for the highly anticipated GTA V. Whether or not these drivers are actually stable for Grand Theft Auto V or not remains to be seen and we'll likely hear about it hours after people update and get in some play time with the new update. If they're good to go then there will be silence... since most people will be enjoying the game and having fun. They will proceed to ramp up their gaming experience by switching to 4K surround resolution and play GTA V at 60fps while vomiting rainbows of joy all over their keyboards. However, if the drivers are faulty in any way, the comment section on the article linked above will be riddled with complaints from Nvidia GPU owners about the drivers causing major issues (even though that's already sort of happened, but for unrelated games to this news piece).
You can download the new SLI profiles for GTA V, which also comes with new profiles for Assassin's Creed Rogue, Olddworld, Project CARS and Victor Vran, from the Nvidia drivers page. The updated driver also includes new and updated support for 3D Vision, G-Sync, MFAA, PCSS and TXAA. In other words, if your computer can handle it, the Nvidia drivers can get your games (especially modded ones) running darn near close to the Uncanny Valley.
AMD gamers won't be traveling too far behind. Over on the official AMD website the new Catalyst 15.4 has dropped. The beta drivers are designed for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7, both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms. If you're really trying to game hard and heavy with a 32-bit OS you may really want to consider upgrading, though. Gaining access to more than 4GB of RAM helps out a ton.
The big new additions to version 15.4 are the new Crossfire profiles. Unsurprisingly, GTA V leads the pack of games now with support for two or more AMD cards running simultaneously. As suggested by Rockstar, the best way to get the most performance out of the 4K resolution for GTA V is running high-end cards in SLI or Crossfire mode. Of course, if you already have a Titan X or an R290X you should be good to go.
GTA V wasn't the only game that got the Crossfire treatment in the latest update. While I know it's a pretty big deal, it isn't the only huge AAA game releasing this week. Mortal Kombat X was also recently added to the Crossfire profile compatibility list, along with new profiles for Dying Light, Galactic Civilizations III, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition.
AMD does note that there are some flickering issues in Mortal Kombat X in Crossfire mode that they're already working with NetherRealm Studios on to fix up and patch in the next viable update.
You can grab the latest update for the 15.4 Catalyst drivers from over on the AMD drivers page. GTA V is available right now on PC through participating retailers and digital distributors.
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