Street Fighter V arrives on PC tomorrow (along with PlayStation 4), and if you want to be prepared for the brawls that await, Nvidia has a new Game Ready driver available to download, version 361.91.
This is not an unexpected driver release—Nvidia and its driver team works feverishly “up until the last minute” before every new major title arrives on PC to make sure its graphics cards will deliver the best possible gaming experience, both in terms of performance and bug fixes.
In this instance, version 361.91 is optimized for a handful of titles, not just Street Fighter V. Nvidia says it’s also the best driver for ARMA 3, Monster Hunter Online, and the episodic Hitman reboot (beta).
Nvidia also added and updated some SLI profiles. They include:
- Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – SLI profile changed (with driver code as well) to make the application scale better
- Bless – SLI set to SLI-Single
- Need for Speed – profile EXEs updated to support trial version of the game
- Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 – SLI profile added
- XCOM 2 – SLI profile added (including necessary code change)
Getting back to Street Fighter V, for those of you planning to play the game on PC, Capcom’s minimum and recommended specs call for the following:
- OS: Windows 7 64-bit
- CPU: Intel Core i3-4160 (Core i5-4690K recommended)
- Memory: 6GB DDR3 (8GB DDR3 recommended)
- Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 480/570/670 (GTX 960 recommended)
- DirectX: 11
Street Fighter V is powered by Unreal Engine 4. It will feature 16 characters at launch, with more being added in future updates. The game will also feature cross-platform gameplay between PC and PS4. A version for Linux will be released at a later date.
You can still pre-order Street Fighter V from Steam for $60, or $90 for the Deluxe Edition (includes all future DLC via Season Pass).
If applicable, you can download Nvidia’s new driver package here.