As the week starts to wind down NVIDIA is back with another driver release, 335.60.

This latest release is notable for a few different reasons. Officially NVIDIA is releasing this as their preferred Game Ready driver for the Ashes of the Singularity tech demo, which is due later this month. Ashes is a large-scale RTS being developed by Oxide Games and Stardock, the former of which is likely better known for their Star Swarm tech demo. Built on the same Nitrous engine, Ashes will be the first DirectX 12 enabled consumer software to be released, though in very early form as a tech demo ahead of its 2016 launch.

Meanwhile this driver is also the first release from NVIDIA’s R355 branch. At this point we don’t know a great deal about this new driver branch – NVIDIA’s release notes are thin on both new features and bug fixes – though I suspect this is one of those cases where we’ll find out more later.

That said, the one major addition we do know about for this driver is that it enables support for NVIDIA’s GameWorks VR technology in a consumer driver. Along with this driver release GameWorks VR is being promoted from alpha to beta status, and with the release of a new beta SDK is being opened up to more developers and wider testing. NVIDIA has been heavily investing in VR, seeing it as a potential new market to not only further grow sales, but as a market that will require more powerful and expensive GPUs than standard consumer system builds.

As usual, you can grab the drivers for all current desktop and mobile NVIDIA GPUs over at NVIDIA’s driver download page.

Source: NVIDIA

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  • Oxford Guy - Saturday, August 15, 2015 - link

    Hopefully it will once again fix the periodic mouse freeze issue that has reappeared with my 460.
  • Oxford Guy - Saturday, August 15, 2015 - link

    So much praise is heaped on Nvidia's driver's but I have had plenty of trouble with them.
  • foxtrot1_1 - Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - link

    That may be because your video card is a low-end model from five years ago.
  • Hyper72 - Thursday, August 20, 2015 - link

    Is there something inherently wrong in sticking with a 5yr old card if it works for his use cases? Is the age of NVidia hardware a good justification for SW bugs if the driver explicitly supports that hardware?

    In any case I have a gtx965m and the new driver gives me black screen when I start up Guild Wars 2. Rolled back, so it's not really a big problem for the time being.
  • ketacdx - Monday, August 17, 2015 - link

    Now if only they would finally fix the menu flickering on Windows 10 4K@60hz HDMI 2.0, I'd be a happy boy! lol
  • damianrobertjones - Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - link

    Did you actually laugh out loud??
  • PrZZZ - Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - link

    these are the most broken drivers nvidia has released in a while Sli on windows 10 is impossible and sli has to be disable du to running out of memory directx problem

    i tought a site like Anandtech was aware of that
  • damianrobertjones - Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - link

    Hmmm. Is it really broke? Goes off to search...

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