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AMD Ends Windows 8.1 32-bit Support with Latest Radeon Software Release

With its latest Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 17.2.1 drivers, AMD decided to stop releasing regular WHQL-signed drivers for the 32-bit version of the Windows 8.1 operating system. At first we thought AMD's web-admins accidentally missed publishing the driver (so we could post it on our Downloads section). When we got in touch with AMD, we were told that the company doesn't have new drivers for 32-bit Windows 8.1. We were even told that it's because nobody cares about 32-bit Windows 8.1 anymore, citing extremely low download numbers.

Apparently, AMD is cutting down costs and time for its driver development team by discarding operating systems and architectures that only a few people use. It was first to dump Windows XP support, and support for Windows 8 (in favor of Windows 8.1). While the company does provide 64-bit Windows 8.1 WHQL drivers as regularly as its popular Windows 7 and Windows 10 ones; it is skipping support for 32-bit Windows 8.1 going forward. The company will not release any new Windows 8.1 32-bit drivers anymore. One way out of this is to upgrade to Windows 10 while you still can. Updating to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 is pretty smooth, and maybe you can consider an upgrade to 64-bit, since most new AAA games are limited to 64-bit only.

AMD Releases the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 17.2.1 WHQL Drivers

AMD today released the 17.2.1 WHQL version of its Radeon Software Crimson ReLive. This release features Multi GPU profiles and support for For Honor (with an up to 4% performance improvement on Radeon RX 480) and Sniper Elite 4 (with a 5% performance improvement being registered here). Look after the break for a list of known, fixed issues. Compared to the previous 17.2.1 Beta release of the ReLive driver suite, this one is virtually the same, the only difference being the WHQL signing.

As always, you can grab the drivers right here at TPU, through our revamped downloads section. Just follow the link below.
DOWNLOAD: AMD Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.2.1 WHQL

NVIDIA Releases the 378.66 Game Ready Drivers

NVIDIA has released the latest version of its "Game Ready" drivers, providing an optimized experience for Sniper Elite 4, For Honor, and Halo Wars 2. In addition to these features, these drivers add support for NVIDIA's Video SDK 8.0, which provides support for high-bit-depth (10/12-bit) hardware accelerated video decoding of VP9 and HEVC, as well as some miscellaneous other media-related features. Grab them from the link below:

DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 378.66 WHQL

AMD Releases the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 17.1.2 WHQL Drivers

AMD today released the 17.1.2 WHQL version of its Radeon Software Crimson ReLive. The release packs the exact same game support, fixes and known bugs as the previous 17.1.2 Beta, with the only difference being that this version is now WHQL-signed.

As always, you can grab the drivers right here at TPU, through our revamped downloads section. Just follow the link below.
DOWNLOAD: AMD Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.1.2 WHQL

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 16.12.2 WHQL

AMD today released the latest version of its Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition. The reason these are not marked 17.1, after January 2017, is because they're just WHQL-signed versions of the 16.12.2 beta drivers released in December 2016, and as such feature an identical change-log. Grab them from the links below.
DOWNLOAD: AMD Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 16.12.2 WHQL for Windows 10 64-bit | Windows 10 32-bit | Windows 8.1 64-bit | Windows 8.1 32-bit | Windows 7 64-bit | Windows 7 32-bit

NVIDIA's GeForce 376.33 WHQL Drivers Fix Multiple Kernel Faults; Update ASAP

If you're one of those people who doesn't regularly update their graphics card drivers, and you're rocking an NVIDIA graphics card, you really should update your drivers to the latest WHQL version, 376.33. The release notes and a security bulletin issued by the company point towards the fixing of multiple detected kernel layer (nvlddmkm.sys) vulnerabilities in NVIDIA's previous driver releases, which could "Lead to a Denial of Service, Escalation of Privileges, or Both".

In total, there are seven reported vulnerabilities as having been fixed, with NVIDIA acknowledging contributions in the issues' detection from engineers with Google Project Zero and Cisco Talos.

Source: NVIDIA Security Bulletin

NVIDIA Releases the GeForce 376.33 WHQL Drivers

NVIDIA today released the GeForce 376.33 WHQL drivers. These drivers come with a number of bug-fixes covering the previous GeForce 376.19 drivers, particularly with its Oculus Touch VR game title-specific optimizations. According to the release notes, these drivers seem to disable SLI support for "Titanfall 2," probably because it's too unstable at the moment. Grab the drivers from the links below.
DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 376.33 WHQL for Windows 10 64-bit | Windows 10 32-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 64-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 32-bit

AMD Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Drivers Information Leaked

The crew at WCCFTech have just leaked AMD's now annual major software update release (with Catalyst Omega in 2014 and Crimson Edition in 2015). The new 2016 release is apparently dubbed the "Crimson ReLive" release, and these are purported to bring a lot of features and performance improvements across the board for AMD products, as has been historically achieved by AMD with these annual driver releases. This time, there's just one other thing: game recording and streaming through a built-in app.

Since its inception, the Radeon Software division has released 29 drivers of which 8 were WHQL releases, with support and optimizations for over 28 gaming titles, having been downloaded over 85 million times. AMD seems to put newfound interest in consumer satisfaction with their driver releases, considering how a leaked slide mentions that they have achieved a 4.5/5 rating in customer satisfaction in recent times (AMD had already given us at TPU a glimpse of that at the Computex event in Macau, pre-Polaris days, and this seems to be it). AMD is putting much stock in their DX12 performance thanks to features such as asynchronous compute, and the staples of supported platforms and projects. AMD also seems to have a new-found claim towards it being one of the most important players in the graphics industry, chalking up their market dominance by including gaming consoles in their portfolio.

NVIDIA Releases GeForce 376.19 WHQL Game Ready Drivers

NVIDIA has today released their latest GeForce Game Ready drivers, in the form of the 376.19 WHQL release. The new drivers boast support for Oculus Touch launch titles, such as Crytek's "The Climb", Oculus Studios' "Oculus First Contact", Insomniac's "The Unspoken", The Stork Burnt Down's "Home Improvisation: Furniture Sandbox" for all your furbishing-related needs and IKEA doctorate, as well as Escalation Studios' "Please, Don't Touch Anything", along with an estimated 345 other Oculus Touch launch games (in reality, closer to 49 others;I admit, I picked some of the most interesting names). Also, remember that article about the VR bubble bursting?)

Lacking are any additional SLI profiles, though there are some resolved issues specifically on Windows 10: an issue where No Man's Sky with the Foundation Update (1.10) would display severe texture corruption with SLI enabled, G-SYNC flickering issues on notebooks, as well as a notebook G-SYNC pendulum demo issue. For those of you using 3D Vision, there are some updates on that field as well, with four new profiles for Dead Rising 4, Mars 2030, Serious Sam and SuperHot. You can grab the drivers from the NVIDIA page, right here on TPU. Just check the links below the images.

DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 376.19 WHQL for Windows 10 64-bit | Windows 10 32-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 64-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 32-bitSource: Thanks qubit!

NVIDIA Releases the GeForce 376.09 WHQL Drivers

NVIDIA today released its latest GeForce "Game Ready" drivers. Version 376.09 WHQL comes game-ready for "Watch_Dogs 2," the week's big AAA open-world third-person RPG by Ubisoft. This includes game-optimization, GeForce Experience optimal settings, and SLI support (if the game supports it). The company is also running a promotion, in which it's giving away UPlay keys to the game with purchases of new GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards, and notebooks with factory-fitted GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile and GTX 1070 Mobile graphics. Grab the drivers from the links below.
DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 376.09 WHQL for Windows 10 64-bit | Windows 10 32-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 64-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 32-bit

AMD Announces the Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Driver

AMD FirePro and Radeon Pro graphics empower content creators and designers at many levels, from casual makers and students all the way up to seasoned professionals and enterprise workstation users. It's not just hardware, though, that lets professionals unleash their creativity; powerful software is critical too, and today we are introducing the first of many Radeon Pro Software releases.

The Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Driver 16.Q4 is designed to address the specific needs of enterprise users and also will support the upcoming release of AMD's next-generation of professional graphics, the Radeon Pro WX series.

NVIDIA Releases GeForce 375.95 Hotfix Drivers

NVIDIA has today released the latest Hotfix GeForce drivers that address the low memory clocks on certain factory-overclocked "Pascal" cards. The driver includes all of the previous updates from the 375.86 WHQL driver with the "Pascal" memory clock fix listed as the only difference. You can Grab the drivers from the links below.
DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 375.95 Beta for Windows 10 64-bit | Windows 10 32-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 64-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 32-bit

Users report multiple issues with GeForce 375.86 WHQL Drivers

If you have installed the GeForce 375.86 WHQL drivers you may experience a variety of issues. According to users on Guru3D forums, and indeed users here on our very own forums, the drivers released just yesterday have had reports where certain games frame rates are cut in half, however more alarmingly many users also report memory clock speed drops resulting in on-screen flickering and instability.

The memory speed and flickering issues appear to be limited to cards using the "Pascal" architecture, NVIDIA have acknowledged that the issues are widespread and work is already underway to remedy them. We expect either that a hotfix or new WHQL driver set will follow shortly, depending on their release cycle.

NVIDIA Releases the GeForce 375.86 WHQL Game Ready Driver

NVIDIA has just released the latest version of their GeForce drivers. The 375.86 WHQL Game Ready Driver features Game Ready profiles for Tom Clancy's The Division Survival DLC, Battlefield 1, Steep: Open Beta, and Civilization VI; and updates the SLI profiles by adding a temporal SLI profile for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. The drivers also fix some know issues and leave some to fix at a later date - details which you can read right after the break.

As always, you can grab the drivers right here at TechPowerUp. Just follow the below links for your particular operating system.
DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 375.86 WHQL for Windows 10 64-bit | Windows 10 32-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 64-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 32-bit

NVIDIA Releases the GeForce 375.70 WHQL Game Ready Drivers

NVIDIA today released its latest GeForce Drivers. Version 375.70 WHQL Game Ready drivers come just in time for the week's big AAA game releases, "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare," the hotly anticipated "Dishonored 2," and "Titanfall 2." These include driver optimization, SLI support (provided the game engine supports multi-GPU), and GeForce Experience optimal settings. The drivers also include optimization for "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition" and "Obduction VR." Grab the drivers from the links below.
DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 375.70 WHQL for Windows 10 64-bit | Windows 10 32-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 64-bit |

NVIDIA Releases the GeForce 375.57 WHQL Game Ready Drivers

NVIDIA today released its latest GeForce Game Ready drivers. The new GeForce 375.57 WHQL drivers come game-ready for "Battlefield 1," "Civilization VI," and "Titanfall 2." The drivers are also recommended for the best VR experience with "Eagle Flight" and "Serious Sam VR." The drivers also fix flickering noticed with "Mirror's Edge Catalyst" on GeForce GTX 980M, decal corruption on "Overwatch," and display signal loss when switching between 144 Hz to 240 Hz refresh-rate, on BenQ Zowie monitors. Grab the drivers from the links below.
DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 375.57 WHQL for Windows 10 64-bit | Windows 10 32-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 64-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 32-bit

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.10.1 WHQL

AMD today released the WHQL-signed variants of the Radeon Software Crimson Edition version 16.10.1 drivers, which it released earlier this month. Besides optimization for "Gears of War 4" and "Mafia III," and CrossFire profiles for "Shadow Warrior 2," these drivers come with support for the Oculus Asynchronous Spacewarp feature on graphics cards based on the "Polaris 10" silicon (Radeon RX 480, RX 470). Grab the drivers from the links below.

AMD defines Asynchronous Spacewarp as the following.
ASW compares previously rendered frames, detects the motion between them, and extrapolates the position of scene components to create a new synthetic frame. Using this technology, synthetic frames will accurately approximate the fully-rendered frames they're designed to replace.
DOWNLOAD: AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.10.1 WHQL for Windows 10 64-bit | Windows 10 32-bit | Windows 8.1 64-bit | Windows 8.1 32-bit | Windows 7 64-bit | Windows 7 32-bit

NVIDIA Releases the GeForce 372.70 Game Ready Drivers

NVIDIA today released the GeForce 372.70 WHQL "Game Ready" drivers. These drivers feature day-one optimization for "Battlefield 1" Open Beta, "World of Warcraft: Legion," and "Quantum Break" Steam release (Win32 variant, supports multi-GPU). The drivers also include a DPC fix for multi-GPU machines, building on the fix NVIDIA released for single-GPU machines in the previous release. The drivers also enable NVIDIA Fast Sync for GeForce 900 series "Maxwell" GPUs. Grab the drivers from the links below.
DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 372.70 WHQL for Windows 10 64-bit | Windows 10 32-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 64-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 32-bit

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.2 WHQL

AMD on 19th July, released a WHQL-signed version of Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.2 drivers. The company first released the RSCE 16.7.2 as a Beta on the 12th of July. The change-log of the new 16.7.2 WHQL drivers don't say exactly what is different between the 16.7.2 Beta and the 16.7.2 WHQL; so we guess it's just 16.7.2 with WHQL certification. Grab the drivers from the links below.

DOWNLOAD: AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.2 WHQL for Windows 10 64-bit | Windows 10 32-bit | Windows 8.1 64-bit | Windows 8.1 32-bit | Windows 7 64-bit | Windows 7 32-bit

NVIDIA Releases GeForce 368.81 WHQL Virtual Reality Game Ready Drivers

NVIDIA today shipped out the GeForce 368.81 WHQL drivers, which are optimized for a suite of VR-Ready games. To begin with, the drivers come with optimization for NVIDIA's VR Funhouse (a tech demonstrator that takes advantage of Simultaneous Multi-Projection); "Everest VR," "Raw Data," a hotly anticipated AAA VR title that made waves at E3, "Obduction," and "The Assembly."
DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 368.81 WHQL for Windows 10 64-bit | Windows 10 32-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 64-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 32-bit

NVIDIA Releases the GeForce 368.69 WHQL Drivers

NVIDIA released its latest version of GeForce drivers. Version 368.69 WHQL comes game-ready for "DiRT Rally VR," one of the first AAA titles to make VR a key gameplay and experience component. The drivers also add SLI profiles for "Armored Warfare," "iRacing Motorsport Simulator," "Lost Ark," and "Tiger Knight." Interestingly, it does not include GeForce Experience 3.0 (new UI, mandatory login); and instead bundles version 2.11 of the app. Grab the drivers from the links below.
DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 368.69 WHQL for Windows 10 64-bit | Windows 10 32-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 64-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 32-bit

NVIDIA Releases the GeForce 368.39 WHQL Drivers

NVIDIA released the GeForce 368.39 WHQL drivers. These are the launch drivers for the GeForce GTX 1070, and see the merger of GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 support with the rest of the GeForce GTX 900 and older GPUs. The drivers also come Game-Ready for "Mirror's Edge Catalyst," including support for the game's "hyper details" settings that enable the highest eye-candy; and "Edge of Nowhere." The drivers also address the fan speed-spike issue affecting GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition. Grab the drivers from the links below.
DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 368.39 WHQL for Windows 10 64-bit | Windows 10 32-bit | Windows 8.1/7/Vista 64-bit | Windows 8.1/7/Vista 32-bit

NVIDIA Releases First WHQL-signed GTX 1080 Driver

NVIDIA posted its first official driver for the GeForce GTX 1080, ahead of its retail availability from tomorrow (27/05). The new GeForce 368.25 WHQL appears to have the same feature-set and change-log as the GeForce 368.22 WHQL posted earlier this week, with the notable exception of supporting just the GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card. It should come handy for some of the earliest adopters of the retail GTX 1080 cards. Download the driver from the link below.
DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 368.25 WHQL for GeForce GTX 1080

NVIDIA Releases GeForce 368.22 Game Ready Drivers

NVIDIA released its GeForce 368.22 WHQL drivers. These drivers are Game Ready for "Overwatch," "World of Tanks," and "War Thunder." This includes performance optimization, SLI support (for games that support multi-GPU), and GeForce Experience optimal settings. These drivers also address a stuttering issue noticed with "Tom Clancy's The Division," after 20-30 minutes of gameplay, on SLI machines. Grab the drivers from the links below.
DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 368.22 WHQL for Windows 10 64-bit | Windows 10 32-bit | Windows 8.1/7/Vista 64-bit | Windows 8.1/7/Vista 32-bit

NVIDIA Releases the GeForce 365.19 Game Ready Drivers

NVIDIA released its latest GeForce "Game Ready" drivers. Version 365.19 WHQL comes with optimization for "Doom" (2016), "Homefront: The Revolution," and "Master of Orion." This includes optimization, SLI profiles (if the game engine supports it), and GeForce Experience optimal settings. This is perhaps the last driver release before NVIDIA GeForce 10 Series. Grab them from the link below.

DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 365.19 WHQL for Windows 10 64-bit | Windows 10 32-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 64-bit | Windows 8/7/Vista 32-bit
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