Get your rig ready for ‘Overwatch’ with new drivers from Nvidia

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As of today, Blizzard has officially unleashed its new game Overwatch on a horde of fans eager to see whether it’s truly the next big thing in the online FPS genre. And to prepare for the occasion, Nvidia released new drivers intended to help players get the most out of the game.

Yesterday, the company released its newest GeForce Game Ready 368.22 WHQL drivers with special optimizations for use with the retail version of Overwatch. Players can expect better performance and specially tailored SLI profiles from the download, according to coverage from Tech Report.

Nvidia has also shared some information about the kind of performance players can expect from a few of its GPUs. These estimates are made based on the assumption that your rig uses an Intel Core i7-4790 processor, 8GB of RAM and the 64-bit version of Windows 10.

With those specs, Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card will accomplish a steady 60 FPS frame rate with graphics, when set to high, at a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160p. The GeForce GTX 970 will manage the same performance at a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440p.

Meanwhile, the more budget-friendly GeForce GTX 950 will maintain a stable 60 FPS at 1,920 x 1,080p with detail settings adjusted to medium. It seems that it won’t be too much of a hassle to get Overwatch to run well, which makes sense, given the intent behind the game.

Overwatch seems to be Blizzard’s attempt to tempt FPS fans with a perennial experience not unlike its card battler Hearthstone. While its core gameplay is an updated take on the class-based exploits of Team Fortress 2, elements like randomized loot drops are designed to snag players for the long haul.

Nvidia’s 368.22 GeForce drivers are available to download now direct from the source, or via the company’s GeForce Experience application. Overwatch is available now for PC, as well as Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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