NVIDIA GeForce 384 Series Driver Allows For 4K Netflix Streaming

NVIDIA’s 384 series drivers for their GeForce graphics cards have a few new features many people might be interested in. First they allow support for DirectX 12 API support on 5-plus year old GeForce “Fermi” GPUs. Secondly, 4K Ultra HD support for Netflix UWP app without needed a new-generation GPU (Kaby Lake, Ryzen, etc). These new CPUs have hardware-level DRM features which the Netflix app needs to playback 4K Ultra HD content. The new drivers from NVIDIA allow you to circumvent that requirement.

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Aethervisor on Reddit discovered that he was able to play back content at 4K Ultra HD resolution on his machine with an older CPU and a GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card. Previously new-generation CPUs were required for this type of playback, but now that is not the case and NVIDIA has opened up 4K Ultra HD streaming on Netfilx to a wider audience.

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