Nvidia's latest driver packs major performance boosts to recent titles

See 10+% boosts in Metro Exodus, Strange Brigade and The Division 2.

Nvidia's latest driver packs major performance boosts to recent titles

Nvidia's latest driver packs major performance boosts to recent titles

Nvidia's GPU drivers are now ready for the RTX Super series of graphics cards, and with this release, Nvidia plans to deliver their users a large number of performance optimisations, each of which delivers Geforce users boosted performance in some of today's latest releases. 

In Metro Exodus, Nvidia's latest driver is said to pack up to 31% more performance than their previous release, promising an average improvement of 14.6% over their launch driver and 10.5% more performance than their previous driver. Strange Brigade players will also see boosted performance, with Nvidia promising a 7.7% performance boost over their last Game Ready driver while The Division 2 players will see a 3.6% performance boost.  

Alongside these performance optimisations, Nvidia will also see three new monitors receive official G-Sync Compatible accreditation. These newly-validated models include the LG's 34GL750HP's 25mx, and HP's Omen X 25f.

Nvidia's latest driver packs major performance boosts to recent titles  

Game Ready

Provides the optimal gaming experience for Tom Clancy's The Division 2, StrangeBrigade, and Metro Exodus.

Gaming Technology

- Adds support for three new G-SYNC compatible monitors.
- Adds support for GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER and RTX 2070 SUPER GPUs.

Application SLI Profiles

Added or updated the following SLI profiles:
• F1 2019

Metro Exodus and The Division 2 Performance Optimizations

In each driver release we introduce performance improvements for the games you’re still playing, and those that are about to be released.

For our newest driver, NVIDIA’s expert engineers have cooked-up some particularly noteworthy optimizations that increase performance in Metro Exodus, Strange Brigade and The Division 2 by up to 12% on average compared to our previous driver, and by up to 16% on average compared to the GeForce RTX 20-Series launch driver released in August 2018:

- In Metro Exodus, performance increases by up to 31% compared to our launch driver, with overall average improvements across all tested resolutions and GPUs of 14.6% compared to the launch driver, and 10.5% compared to our previous Game Ready Driver.
- In Strange Brigade, performance increases by up to 13.7% compared to our launch driver, with overall average improvements of 9.2% compared to the launch driver and 7.7% compared to our previous Game Ready Driver.
- In Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, performance increases by up to 11.3% compared to our launch driver, with overall average improvements of 6.7% compared to the launch driver and 3.6% compared to our previous Game Ready Driver.

For future performance improvements watch for GeForce Experience’s notifications about new Game Ready Drivers, and effortlessly install each with just a few clicks.

Support For New G-SYNC Compatible Displays

Our newest Game Ready Driver driver is adding support for an additional three G-SYNC Compatible displays - gaming monitors that deliver a baseline Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) experience that makes your gaming smoother, clearer, and more enjoyable. Learn more here.

Today’s newly-validated models are the LG 34GL750, HP 25mx, and HP Omen X 25f, giving gamers even more choices when searching for a great gaming monitor.

For a complete list of all G-SYNC, G-SYNC ULTIMATE, and G-SYNC Compatible gaming monitors, check out our handy and frequently updated G-SYNC page.

Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 431.36

The following sections list the important changes and the most common issues resolved in this version. This list is only a subset of the total number of changes made in this driver version. The NVIDIA bug number is provided for reference.

Fixed Issues in this Release

- [GeForce Experience]: FPS Counters appear in the Windows Start Menu for certain applications after upgrading to Windows 10 May 2019 Update. [2617230]
- [Notebook]: Fixed BSOD that occurred after waking ASUS GL703GS/ASUS GL502VML notebook from hibernation. [2612106/2540582]
- Code 43 error occurs when installing driver 430.64 on Windows 10 May 2019 Update system with Intel Sandy Bridge CPU. [2606672]
- [Grand Theft Auto V]: The game may experience flickering when MSAA is used. [2583604]
- [Forza Horizon 4]: The game may crash when driving through tunnels. [200515120/ 200523430]
- [Shadow of the Tomb Raider][Pascal GPU]: The game may crash or experience a TDR when launched on Pascal GPU. [200519081]
- [Shadow of the Tomb Raider]: Benchmark quits when running with ray tracing is enabled. [2599507]
- [Windows 10 version 1903]: The system does not write a dmp file after a blue-screen crash event. [2636104]

Open Issues in Version 431.36 WHQL

As with every released driver, version 431.36 WHQL of the Release 430 driver has open issues and enhancement requests associated with it. This section includes lists of issues that are either not fixed or not implemented in this version. Some problems listed may not have been thoroughly investigated and, in fact, may not be NVIDIA issues. Others may have workaround solutions.

For notebook computers, issues can be system-specific and may not be seen on your particular notebook.

Windows 10 Issues

- [NVIDIA Control Panel]: When the 3D Settings page->Vertical Sync setting is set to Adaptive Sync (half refresh rate), V-Sync works only at the native refresh rate after rebooting the system. [2543187]
- [Tom Clancy's The Division II]: The game may crash when played in DirectX 12 mode. [2587043/200406322]
- [World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth]: Terrain and icons flicker randomly in the game. [2633205]
- [Mortal Kombat 11]: Random white and green flickering occurs in the game.[2599980]


Nvidia's latest driver packs major performance boosts to recent titles  

Product Compatibility

Nvidia RTX 20 series

Geforce RTX 2080 Ti, Geforce RTX 2080, Geforce RTX 2070 Super, Geforce RTX 2070, Geforce RTX 2060 Super, Geforce RTX 2060



GeForce 10 Series

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, GeForce GTX 1080, GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, GeForce GTX 1070, GeForce GTX 1060, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, GeForce GTX 1050, GeForce GT 1030

GeForce 900 Series

GeForce GTX 980 Ti, GeForce GTX 980, GeForce GTX 970, GeForce GTX 960, GeForce GTX 950

GeForce 700 Series

GeForce GTX 780 Ti, GeForce GTX 780, GeForce GTX 770, GeForce GTX 760, GeForce GTX 760 Ti (OEM), GeForce GTX 750 Ti, GeForce GTX 750, GeForce GTX 745, GeForce GT 740, GeForce GT 730, GeForce GT 720, GeForce GT 710

GeForce 600 Series

GeForce GTX 690, GeForce GTX 680, GeForce GTX 670, GeForce GTX 660 Ti, GeForce GTX 660, GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST, GeForce GTX 650 Ti, GeForce GTX 650, GeForce GTX 645, GeForce GT 640, GeForce GT 635, GeForce GT 630

431.36 WHQL Download Links

Windows 10 - 64 Bit
Windows 7 - 64-Bit

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