This week in a relatively brief driver update, NVIDIA has released their Game Ready driver for the newly released Mass Effect: Andromeda.

Following with the 378 branch, 378.92 adds official Game Ready support for the game. This includes the usual driver optimizations as well as an SLI profile for EA's soon-to-be blockbuster game. Alongside Mass Effect, we are also getting game ready support for Rock Band VR, and updated SLI profiles for Dead Rising 4 and Deus Ex: Breach.

However buried in this driver release is a second noteworthy and interesting feature addition: NVIDIA is also enabling Dolby Vision support for games. Dolby's competing HDR transport standard is arguably a higher fidelity standard than HDR10 thanks to aspects such as its 12bpc color modes, however its proprietary nature has limited its adoption versus HDR10. And while we're still early in the days of HDR PC monitors – the first HDR10 monitors don't even ship until later this month – Dolby Vision hasn't been on the PC monitor roadmap at all.

In any case, the addition of Dolby Vision appears to be aimed at use with TVs, where high-end models do offer Dolby Vision support. So for those users out there who own the necessary TV, an NVIDIA card, and Mass Effect: Andromeda (the sole Dolby Vision-enabled PC game), they should be in for a treat.

Anyone interested can download the updated drivers through GeForce Experience or on the NVIDIA driver download page. More information on this update and further issues can be found in the 378.92 release notes.

Source: NVIDIA

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  • Chaser - Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - link

    Because Nvidia rocks!
  • Krysto - Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - link

    Kind of annoying how the graphics providers have to update their own drivers for all new games. I guess it's because their drivers are broken beyond belief, that they need to do these changes every time. At least this seems to be happening with Nvidia's drivers, I don't know if it happens with AMD, too.
  • MrSpadge - Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - link

    Or because they do some fierce optimizations, which are never universally useful.
  • darkfalz - Thursday, March 23, 2017 - link

    Especially when they try to make you install what used to be Geforce Update and became the bloated, evil mess GFE on the premise that you can download profile updates only, then go and release a new 300 MB driver for each and every game, including those using 2+ year old engines.
  • kn00tcn - Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - link

    sure, keep pretending all new games require a new driver... very few are actually broken, almost all simply run a few fps slower
  • nathanddrews - Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - link

    No mention in the release notes if DV is limited to Pascal or Pascal and Maxwell or also available to other lines. Dolby Vision metadata can be streamed using HDMI 1.4 as well as 2.0. Either way you need a DV compatible display to get the benefits so the distinction is likely moot.
  • prime2515103 - Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - link

    Will it do anything for the animation is Mass Effect? lol

    Sorry... Somebody had to say it...
  • prime2515103 - Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - link

    oops ...animations in...

    Where's the dagnab edit button?
  • HomeworldFound - Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - link

    I'm sure they'll fix it, it seems pretty embarrassing not to.
  • rocky12345 - Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - link

    LOL I had to laugh at Dolby Vision where do these idiots come up with these dumb a** names these days you see kinder garden mind set thinking all over the place now days...Just saying.

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