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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  • WoodyPWX - Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - link

    I hope it finally doesn't crash so often in Win 10 Reply
  • sebastianer - Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - link

    My 970 is often crashing in Windows 10 (sometimes when I come back from Sleep or when it's idle at desktop). I tough it was a hardware issue. Reply
  • slayerxj - Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - link

    That's why I still stay on Win7, not a few drivers are not stable in Win10. Reply
  • damianrobertjones - Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - link

    Do it... be adventurous! Reply
  • heffeque - Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - link

    Win10 drivers are working fine in Intel and AMD...
    Wonder why people still say that nVidia's drivers are more stable than AMD's, when that hasn't been the case for several years now.
    Reply
  • dragonsqrrl - Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - link

    Err, because overall, in terms of driver support, feature set, and stability, it has been the case for several years now. Things tend to become a bit skewed when you focus on a single example, ignoring longer trends, and use it to reinforce your own personal biases. Reply
  • Marlin1975 - Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - link

    "and use it to reinforce your own personal biases" Pot this is kettle, kettle... pot. Reply
  • dragonsqrrl - Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - link

    @Marlin1975 Yes, when you take it out of context as a response to the previous comment, and leave out the rest of the response, particularly the part that says "when you focus on a single example, ignoring longer trends", that does sound sort of hypocritical doesn't it? Reply
  • Kvaern2 - Friday, September 25, 2015 - link

    My personal "anecdote" os that it's the other way around. I have been gaming since the DOS days and every single NVidia card I've owned have either had driver issues or died a premature death whereas I've had no such problems with AMD cards.

    I currently own a maxwell card which would crash and reload the GUI randomly when I first installed it on Win 8.1. At some point the problem went by itself but is now back with a vengeance in Win10...Some days it just works and other days it will crash constantly.
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  • D. Lister - Saturday, September 26, 2015 - link

    "I currently own a maxwell card which would crash and reload the GUI randomly when I first installed it on Win 8.1."

    I think you deserve all that you get, because based on your prior experience, you should have never bought a Maxwell card to begin with. You keep getting screwed over by a company, again and again and again over a period of around 20 years, and still you don't get it. Honestly, my dog is faster at learning lessons than you.
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