Nvidia aren’t sitting on their hands when it comes to performance and security issues. With the major freakouts over the Spectre class of exploits affecting many modern CPUs, a lot of manufacturers and developers are working hard to correct potential issues in their products.
Nvidia have released a new version of their GameReady line of drivers that address Specter and other issues. This driver has been released to improve performance in Fortnite it also adds ShadowPlay highlights functionality for the title. Crossout and Elex have also been given ShadowPlay Highlights support.
This new driver also adds a new feature which is in beta, Nivdia’s Freestyle post-processing filters. These filters allow you to change the visual look of the game. There are fifteen filters currently available including:
- Black and White
- Half Tone
- Night Mode
- Depth of Field
- Special FX
The main reason to update these drivers is to address the recent Spectre processor vulnerabilities. The notes include:
This driver add security updates to driver components (CVE-2017-5753)
Computer systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and branch prediction may allow unauthorized disclosure of information to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. For more information on this issue, see the NVIDIA GPU security updates for speculative side channel Security Bulletin posted on the Nivdia Product Security page
Batman Arkham Knight also gets a fix to resolve a problem with rendering of surface textures and shaders.
This update also brings three new SLI profiles:
- DIRT 4
- Total War: WARHAMMER II
- X-Morph: Defense
The new drivers can be picked up via the GeForce experience or from the downloads page. You can also check out a cool trailer from this years CES that talks about Nvidia’s plan for the future.