New GeForce driver adds support for the new RTX 3060/3070 series

Nvidia has just released the GeForce Game Ready 522.25 WHQL driver, which supports the first DLSS 3 games, supports the latest GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards, and is optimized for DirectX 12 performance, effectively improving the performance of GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards.

In this version of the driver, three new GeForce RTX 3060/3070 series GPUs are supported. The three new IDs displayed in the “nv_dispig.inf” file are GeForce RTX 3070 Ti with GA102, GeForce RTX 3060 Ti (GA104) with upgraded GDDR6X memory, and GeForce RTX 3060 (GA106) with 8GB of memory.

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A few days ago, it was reported that the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti with upgraded GDDR6X memory began to appear on the market, and this time it was confirmed that it was equipped with GA104 instead of GA103. The news that the GeForce RTX 3060 will launch an 8GB version has also been circulating for a while, and its memory bit width has been reduced from 192 bits to 128 bits. If the rate of GDDR6 memory remains unchanged, the memory bandwidth will decrease by 120GB/s to 240GB/s to fill the market gap between the original RTX 3060 12GB and RTX 3050, and supplement the product line in the low-end market.

Nvidia has made many improvements in this new version of the driver, including new shader compilation optimizations, lower CPU usage, and additions to games such as “F1 22” and “Forza Horizon 5”, added support for Resizable BAR, which helps to reduce the dependence on the CPU and releases more performance for the discrete graphics card.Nvidia said that the performance optimization of DirectX 12 is applicable to GeForce RTX graphics cards, whether it is a desktop or mobile version, different system configurations, and specific game settings get different improvements. Tests have shown that various DirectX 12 games perform better at different resolutions.

Nvidia also provided some test data, including:

  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – up to 24% (1080p)
  • Battlefield 2042 – up to 7% (1080p)
  • Borderlands 3 – Up to 8% (1080p)
  • Call of Duty: Vanguard – up to 12% (4K)
  • Control – up to 6% (4K)
  • Cyberpunk 2077 – up to 20% (1080p)
  • F1 22 – up to 17% (4K)
  • Far Cry 6 – up to 5% (1440p)
  • Forza Horizon 5 – up to 8% (1080P)
  • Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition – up to 8% (4k)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 – up to 7% (1080p)
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider – up to 5% (1080p)
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 – up to 5% (1080p)