You won’t get very far in Project Cars 2 or Forza 7 without a driver, so it’s fortunate that Nvidia’s latest GeForce release (385.69) covers those titles. It’ll also support Total War: Warhammer 2 (the Skaven doomwheels need a driver too), and several other major upcoming betas and games.

    These include the Call of Duty WW2 open beta, coming to Steam on 29 September. And the Star Wars Battlefront 2 open beta (that one runs 6 October to 9 October). Football is also in the mix, with 385.69 offering support for FIFA 18 as well. Not that you exactly need driver tweaks to get high frame-rates out of that game.

    Here’s a run-down of other features and fixes in 385.69.

    Game Ready – Provides the optimal gaming experience for:

    Project Cars 2
    Call of Duty: WWII open beta
    Total War: WARHAMMER II
    Forza Motorsport 7
    EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone
    FIFA 18
    Raiders of the Broken Planet
    Star Wars Battlefront 2 open beta.

    Game Ready VR – Provides the optimal gaming experience for EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone and From Other Suns open beta.
    Security Updates – This driver adds security updates for driver components

    SLI Profile – Added or updated the following SLI profiles:

    Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
    JX3 Online
    Project CARS 2
    Raiders of the broken planet
    Total War: WARHAMMER II

    Driver Fixes

    [SLI][ShadowPlay][Doom (4)]: Severe flickering occurs in the game after pressing Alt + Tab with SLI enabled and either instant replay is ON or manual capture is in progress. [200339933]
    [GeForce GTX 1070][Surround]: The [Ctrl+Alt+S] keyboard shortcut does not enable or disable Surround. [1932397]
    [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti][The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth]: Low frame rate and lagging occurs when playing the game in full-screen mode. [200332803]
    [Notebook][GeForce GTX 1080][G-Sync]: With G-Sync enabled, stuttering occurs when playing games on the external display. [1931970]
    [GeForce GTX 970M][Notebook][HitFilm Express]: The application UI does not respond properly. [1960402]
    [Notebook][Minecraft]: Low frame rates when playing the game in full-screen mode on Optimus notebooks. [1976442]
    [Optimus notebook][Minecraft]: r] 385.28: Low FPS in Minecraft full screen mode on Optimus laptops after driver update [1976442]
    [Optimus notebook][OpenGL]: Heavy flickering occurs while playing any OpenGL application such as HeavenBenchmark or OglBalls. [200342028]
    [Discord]: FPS overlay erroneously appears in the application if enabled in GeForce Experience. [1965135]
    [Runescape]: Lower frame rate occurs. [1971953]
    [Windows Store apps][G-Sync]: ]: Video playback from Windows store apps stutter and eventually freeze with G-sync enabled in full screen mode. [1941728]
    [WindowedG-Sync][Universal Windows Platform apps]: The Start menu loads sluggishly when switching the focus between a UWP game and the Start menu. [200335442]
    HDR TV/displays have distorted colors after changing the resolution from the Windows control panel [200335229]
    [NVENC]: Bitrate overshoot occurs if the frame rate is over 240 fps. [1977965]
    [ANSEL][Aven Colony]: Enable updated .exe for Aven Colony. [1935398]

    Important Open Issues (For full list of open issues please check out release notes)

    [SLI][GeForce GTX 780 Ti]: There is no display output when connecting the DisplayPort and two DVI monitors. [1835763]
    [GeForce GTX 1070][Adobe Reader 3D]: There is corruption in the PDF. [1992456]
    [GeForce TITAN]: The OS fails after installing the graphics card on a Threadripperenabled motherboard. [1973303]

    Peter Parrish

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