As AMD's market share continues to grow inside of PCs and consoles like the PlayStation 4, NVidia is hoping to take some back with the release of "Watch Dogs." By working closely with the Ubisoft team during the development of the title, NVidia was able to bring improved performance for GeForce GTX users while running "Watch Dogs" on a PC.
The new GeForce 337.88 WHQL driver update was released this morning. It brings "Watch Dogs Game Ready" performance to your GeForce GTX-powered PC before the game releases at midnight tonight. The update brings many enhancements such as NVIDIA HBAO+ Ambient Occlusion for more realistic shadow effects, NVIDIA TXAA Anti-Aliasing for a smoother image as well as a number of DirectX 11 and SLI changes that bring "performance optimizations of up to 75 percent." This could sway users away from consoles or from their AMD-based gaming PCs.
In the meantime you can watch the improvements of this update in action below as Paul Vlasie, the Lead PC Engineer, speaks about the new features like HBAO+ and TXAA.
Source: NVidia | Image via Ubisoft