nVidia have just released some new drivers which they are calling the “Creators ready drivers” aimed at improving the performance of a variety of programs including Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, DaVinci Resolve and Blender Cycles renderer.
According to nVidia the Creator Ready drivers go through “more in-depth testing to meet the stringent demands of their work.” They says users of Premiere and Photoshop should expect to see a 9% increase in performance, 8% in Cinema 4D and 13% in Blender Cycles. Resolve should be changed because nVidia list one of the bug fixes as fixing a “performance drop in Resolve”.
Visitors to my site are probably familiar with Resolve and Premiere but you may not be aware of Blender, which is a free 3D program, and has its own render engine called “cycles” which uses the graphics card to render 3D scenes. I have to admit I am particularly interested to see if the new drivers really will improve the performance of Cycles as I happen to be using it to make a few effects for my own Dr Who film.
nVidia also say they will now be running two sets of drivers – the “game ready” and the “creator ready” drivers so if these new drivers do improve performance you have to make sure you download the right ones.
You can download the new drivers here: https://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/145178/en-us