NVidia 388.31 Battlefront Drivers Find Similar Gains for Destiny 2 as Vega Prior

By Published November 17, 2017 at 4:45 pm
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NVIDIA’s Battlefront II Game Ready driver version 388.31 shipped this week in preparation for the game’s worldwide launch. In possibly more positive news for the vast number of redditors enraged by EA’s defense of grinding, the driver is also updated for Injustice 2 compatibility and boasts double-digit % performance increases in Destiny 2 at higher resolutions.

Battlefront 2 is the headliner for this driver release, but this chart is about all NVIDIA has to say on the subject for now:

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We do plan to benchmark Battlefront II upon release.

Destiny’s performance difference on NVIDIA cards mirrors the impressive uplift we saw for AMD Vega 56/64 in the beta versus at launch. We narrowed down AMD’s early issues to Destiny’s depth-of-field settings, and we suspect that NVIDIA has now found and solved the same problem--but we’ll put this to the test later.

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Here are the numbers supplied by NVIDIA:

Destiny 2 GeForce Game Ready 388.31 WHQL Performance Improvement Summary

Graphics Card

2560x1440 Improvement

3840x2160 Improvement

GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB)

39%

 

GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB)

37%

 

GeForce GTX 1070 Ti

30%

46%

GeForce GTX 1080

40%

47%

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

45%

53%

GeForce GTX 1080 2-Way SLI

28%

41%

Obviously, manufacturer-supplied data should be taken with a grain of salt, but the reported performance improvements usually stick close to our results for what AMD saw. Again, we’ll be doing additional Destiny testing with this driver at some point.

As for Injustice 2, NVIDIA notes that fighting games are best experienced locked at 60FPS--we at GamersNexus don’t really play fighting games, so if you disagree with that, please send your angry messages to NVIDIA. For solid 60FPS performance using an NVIDIA card, system specs are as follows:

Injustice 2 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or later
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-750, 2.66 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 GHz or AMD Ryzen™ 3 1200, 3.1 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • HDD: 52 GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 or GTX 1050, or equivalent
  • DirectX: 11 Compatible video card or equivalent

Injustice 2 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or later
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-2100, 3.10 GHz / AMD FX-6300, 3.5 GHz or AMD Ryzen™ 5 1400, 3.2 GHz Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • RAM: 8GB
  • HDD: 30GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 [modern equivalent, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060]
  • DirectX: 11 Compatible video card or equivalent

For additional information and links to individual graphics guides, check NVIDIA’s article.

- Patrick Lathan

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