NVIDIA has recently announced the launch of its latest WHQL driver set - 355.98. This update brings to the table the game ready drivers for Killing Floor 2, an early access sequel to the Tripwire's previous game, Killing Floor. Of particular interest here is that this gorey co-op shooter is getting an upgrade with NVIDIA's PhysX Flex - this update officially brings NVIDIA's unified particle physics solver to consumers and allows acceleration for two way soft body physics effects seldom seen in games up to this point. In the case of Killing Floor 2, this allows for interactions between fluids and bits of gore to interact with the world, setting the stage for future games that adopt this technology. Typically PhysX is focused more on secondary, non-interacting physics animations, but that should bring a greater level of impact to those effects.

From NVIDIA's Announcement: PhysX Flex Demo in Killing Floor 2

This update also provides support for NVIDIA's newest addition to the family, the Geforce GTX 980 for notebooks. As covered previously, OEMs now have the option to include a fully enabled GTX 980 in an MXM form factor that can be added into high power gaming notebooks. This GTX 980 is the full desktop card, with enabled overclocking and NVIDIA integrated fan control options. Given that Maxwell was a mobile-first type of design focusing on efficiency, this brings together an attempt to unify mobile and desktop GPU parts.

Lastly, this driver brings updates to GameWorks VR that was announced earlier this year. While the details are thin at this point, we do know that with the GameWorks VR now has notebook support due to the release of the GTX 980 for notebooks. Specific details on the changes are limited to the changelog lines of 'VR SLI enhancements and bug fixes', which means that at least SLI implementations of VR are being worked on.

For those interested the updated drivers may be downloaded over at NVIDIA's driver download page.

Source: NVIDIA (via SH SOTN)

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  • Kvaern2 - Monday, September 28, 2015 - link

    That may be so Lister but at least it hasn't crashed yet since I updated to this driver a few days ago.
  • Shadow7037932 - Monday, September 28, 2015 - link

    If you had bad experience with nVidia GPUs why the hell would you keep buying them?
  • Kvaern2 - Monday, September 28, 2015 - link

    Let's not make it worse than what it is.
    I wasn't "screwed". Just stating my observations are somewhat different than the poster I replied to.

    I live in the nation in the civilized world which has the highest power prices and I need HDMI 2.0 so maxwell was it for me this generation.
  • piiman - Saturday, September 26, 2015 - link

    "Err, because overall, in terms of driver support, feature set, and stability, it has been the case for several years now."

    Prove it. How about some examples so we know you aren't talking out your you know what.
  • Morawka - Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - link

    Nvidia drivers are available day 1 of 90% of AA and AAA titles.
    Nvidia drivers add SLI Profiles for most of these titles day 1
    Nvidia Drivers add Settings Profile on all of these titles day 1

    They are doing all of this with WHQL certification. AMD doesnt do any of that stuff. the only time they have day 1 drivers is when the game is AAA (which is like 8 games a year) and most of the time it's games they have a marketing contract with.

    AMD's crossfire profiles come much much later when everyone has already beat the game and moved onto something else.

    I will say one good thing about AMD, they beat nvidia to Asynchronous shaders and put nvidia on the defensive. But most people know nvidia has way better driver support. its a given, not a opinion.
  • SeanJ76 - Friday, September 25, 2015 - link

    /nod. Everyone knows Nvidia is 300% at drivers.....
  • Oxford Guy - Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - link

    Especially the two that bricked cards and the several I've personally had cause the temporary mouse freezing problem.
  • SeanJ76 - Friday, September 25, 2015 - link

    Nope Sli is still broken in Windows 10 with the latest driver
  • Margalus - Friday, September 25, 2015 - link

    and NVidia's drivers are working fine in Win10 also. Why is it you AMD Fanbois have to come and make up shit like this to try to bash NVidia?
  • Akrovah - Thursday, September 24, 2015 - link

    Been perfectly stable with my 970.

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