“We don’t crowd-source QA testing of drivers using public betas, we do it ourselves”

NVIDIA’s Game Ready Driver initiative was launched in 2014 and the company has managed to be at the forefront of game readiness for every AAA title ever since. Recently, the GPU manufacturer shared its own stats that show it leads during 2021 and 2022 with the most game-ready driver releases.

NVIDIA is game-ready with their own driver releases, and takes shots at AMD and Intel to conduct QA testing for gamers through public BETAs

NVIDIA Game Ready Driver testing has been done to ensure that every newly released AAA title gets the best 0-day support. These drivers have introduced performance improvements, bug fixes, and various QOL improvements over the years.

We’ve also seen brand new features introduced in both our gaming and creator apps. While other companies work hard to match the level of features NVIDIA offers in its Game-Ready Driver & Experience suite, gamers are still using NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX & GTX hardware only because of Green Team’s GPU driver support.

In a chart shared by NVIDIA, the company shows it has 20 Game Ready Driver releases in 2021 alone (all WHQL-certified), adding support for 75 games. AMD had 29 versions, 24 of which were BETA drivers and only supported 37 games while Intel had 14 driver versions which included 5 BETA versions and only supported 5 games.

In 2022, NVIDIA has a total of 18 drivers, of which they are WHQL-certified (non-beta) and feature 69-address support. AMD has 25 drivers, 19 of which are experimental and support 29 games while Intel had 19 drivers, 13 of which are experimental and add support for 28 titles.

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2021 drivers

nvidia

AMD

Intel

WHQL certified drivers

20

5

9

BETA drivers

24

5

Supported games

75

37

5

2022 drivers* as of 8/12

nvidia

AMD

Intel

WHQL certified drivers

18

6

6

BETA drivers

19

13

Supported games

69

29

28

Drivers: Unparalleled GeForce Game Ready drivers

NVIDIA created the Game Ready Driver in 2014 to help deliver the best possible gaming experience and has been the industry standard for game support and reliability. We don’t do driver QA testing with public betas, we do it ourselves. This is why every GeForce Game Ready Driver is WHQL certified by Microsoft.

via NVIDIA

NVIDIA has gotten into its arms at AMD and Intel by showing just how much readiness they give gamers with their suite of drivers. The company has also released several firmware fixes for its latest GeForce RTX graphics cards over the past few months since its launch.

To be “future-proof”, the GPU must support existing next-generation features in a useful way

Gamers next GPU should be ready for today’s best games and be “future-ready” with:

  • Custom RT cores powerful enough to handle ray tracing effects
  • An AI-powered performance multiplier, such as NVIDIA DLSS 3
  • Tons of drip horsepower
  • All great extras that add value to consumers

Technologies like RTX, AI-assisted downsampling (DLSS), RTX Voice, Broadcast, Reflex, and many more features were first introduced by NVIDIA to gamers. AMD also announced its FSR 3 technology which will use AI assistance while Intel’s XeSS also makes use of AI hardware. NVIDIA is already 3 generations into DLSS with DLSS 3 and the best is yet to come!

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