With both the new release of Rise of the Tomb Raider and the upcoming Tom Clancy’s The Division beta, NVIDIA has diligently prepared a new game ready driver to bring their optimizations for Geforce card owners. Alongside that we have the usual bug fixes and even the long awaited beta feature of Thunderbolt graphics.

This driver update brings us to version 361.75, and also brings a small list of fixes. Along with stability changes such as fixing notebooks crashing in Photoshop CC 2015 and the NVIDIA control panel failing to launch, NVIDIA has brought their fix for GPU clock speeds remaining above idle on 144Hz monitors to SLI configurations on all versions of windows since Vista.

In my opinion the bigger news this time around is report of beta support for running GeForce GTX GPUs externally over Thunderbolt 3 has been included in this release. Supported cards include the Geforce GTX 750 and 750Ti, the GTX 900 series, and the Titan X. If all goes well this feature will open up some new and possibly exciting use cases for many consumers that need an ultraportable machine and want a good gaming setup, but either don’t have the space for a gaming tower or can’t get a secondary machine for gaming.

Lastly we have the reason for today’s release. This driver update also brings game ready optimizations for both Rise of the Tomb Raider and the upcoming Tom Clancy’s The Division beta. So GeForce owners who are interested in either of these titles will want to take note.

Anyone interested can download the updated drivers through GeForce Experience or on the NVIDIA driver download page.

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  • naturbo2000 - Thursday, January 28, 2016 - link

    Interesting what supporting graphics over Thunderbolt might actually mean. People have been using graphics over expresscard and Thunderbolt for years including Nvidia Optimus to get the image back to a laptop display. Just Google "egpu" to see.
    If they're:
    a) officially supporting it
    b) relaxing Optimus requirements
    c) enabling SLI
    then that's particularly noteworthy
  • hyno111 - Thursday, January 28, 2016 - link

    Means many ppl are getting a "safely remove internal gpu" bug.
  • just2btecky - Thursday, January 28, 2016 - link

    I'm getting a "Eject NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti" bug in my taskbar hidden icons. How can I Eject my GPU from my desktop gaming rig? This is irritating, and I can't get rid of it without uninstalling this driver version 361.75.
  • HollyDOL - Friday, January 29, 2016 - link

    Well, actually you CAN eject it... I wouldn't consider it safe or reasonable though when the machine is powered up :-)
  • tzhu07 - Thursday, January 28, 2016 - link

    Nvidia is apparently aware of the issue and will fix it in the next update.
  • Harry Lloyd - Thursday, January 28, 2016 - link

    So that stupid forcing-driver-updates-via-GFE-only thing never happened? Thank heavens.
  • DanNeely - Thursday, January 28, 2016 - link

    Dunno if it did or didn't; but it was only ever going to be beta drivers. WHQL drivers are always available via Windows Update because they have to go through testing at MS to get WHQL certified.
  • 529th - Thursday, January 28, 2016 - link

    My GTX 670 still remains above idle on my 144Hz monitor when I am not gaming and nothing is going on.
  • jasonelmore - Thursday, January 28, 2016 - link

    your desktop is still being rendered at 144 FPS, it' takes a bit more gpu power.
  • blppt - Thursday, January 28, 2016 - link

    Make sure you have power mode set to "adaptive" and not "prefer maximum performance".

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