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Nvidia's prepared for Hell on Earth with its DOOM Eternal Ready Drivers

Nvidia's ready to rip and tear, are you?

Nvidia's prepared for Hell on Earth with its DOOM Eternal Ready Drivers

Nvidia's prepared for Hell on Earth with its DOOM Eternal Ready Drivers

Nvidia's ready for Hell on Earth with their latest Geforce Game Ready driver (442.74 WHQL), which has launched today with optimisations, profiles and bug fixes for id Software's DOOM Eternal. 

Users of Geforce graphics cards should install this driver to ensure the best day-1 gaming experience within DOOM Eternal, though players of Red Dead Redemption 2 should also be glad to know that this driver also addresses potential black screen issues when alt-tabbing in and out of the game. 

Nvidia recommends that players of DOOM Eternal on Steam refrain from playing the game with Steam's FPS counter enabled, as this has been found to cause framerate drops. This issue should be addressed with future driver releases. 

Nvidia's full release notes for their Geforce 442.74 driver are available below. 

Nvidia's prepared for Hell on Earth with its DOOM Eternal Ready Drivers  
What’s New in Version 442.74 WHQL

Game Ready Driver Updates

Game Ready Drivers provide the best possible gaming experience for all major new releases. Prior to a new title launching, our driver team is working up until the last minute to ensure every performance tweak and bug fix is included for the best gameplay on day-1.

Game Ready for DOOM Eternal

The new Game Ready Driver provides the latest performance optimizations, profiles, and bug fixes for DOOM Eternal.

Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 442.74

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

- [Red Dead Redemption 2]: The game shows a black screen after switching windows with [Alt+tab]. [200597531]


Open Issues in Version 442.74 WHQL

As with every released driver, version 442.74 WHQL of the Release 440 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 7 Issues

- [Doom Eternal]: Flickering occurs in the ShadowPlay on-screen settings when in-game VSync is OFF. [200593899]
- [Call of Duty - Warzone]: ShadowPlay and Screenshot capture does not work with Windows 7 (200593494)
- [World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth][DirectX 12]: The game crashes when switched from DirectX 11 to DirectX 12 mode. [200574934]

Windows 10 Issues

- [SLI][Doom Eternal]: Corruption occurs in the game upon opening the Steam overlay. [200593967]
- [DOOM Eternal]: Error occurs in the game while capturing Super Resolution (AI Upres) Image with Ansel.[200597765]
- [Doom Eternal]: The game frame rate drops when using the Steam in-game FPS counter. [200593988] This issue also occurs with non-NVIDIA graphics hardware.
- [DOOM Eternal][HDR]: The game flickers when OS HDR is set to OFF and in-game HDR is set to ON.[2874172] To work around, enable “Play HDR games and apps” from the Windows HD Color Settings menu. ? [Call of Duty: Modern Warfare]: Game may display white flashes when player approaches a wall. [2887940]
- [Call of Duty - Warzone]: Freestyle does not work. (200593020)
- [Forza Motorsport 7]: The curb may display a black strip during a race on certain tracks. [2781776] 
- [Zombie Army: Dead War 4][Ansel/Freestyle]: The Ansel & Freestyle tabs are unselectable. [2810884]
- [Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege][Vulkan][G-SYNC]: When playing the game in Vulkan mode with G-SYNC enabled, flickering occurs after switching the game between full-screen and windowed mode.[200578641] To work around, either disable G-SYNC or play using an API other than Vulkan.


Nvidia's prepared for Hell on Earth with its DOOM Eternal Ready Drivers  

Product Compatibility

Nvidia RTX 20 series

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

NVIDIA TITAN Series

NVIDIA TITAN V, NVIDIA TITAN Xp, NVIDIA TITAN X (Pascal), GeForce GTX TITAN, GeForce GTX TITAN X, GeForce GTX TITAN Black, GeForce GTX TITAN Z, Geforce Titan RTX

GeForce 16 Series

GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER, GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, GeForce GTX 1660, GeForce GTX 1650

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


442.74 WHQL Download Links

Windows 10 - 64 Bit
Windows 7 - 64-Bit


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19-03-2020, 10:01:26

Dicehunter
I'll wait for a sale, I can't justify spending £50 on a game that I'll complete in 2 x sittings and never touch the multiplayer.Quote

20-03-2020, 03:42:33

Warchild
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
I'll wait for a sale, I can't justify spending £50 on a game that I'll complete in 2 x sittings and never touch the multiplayer.
Mindless gore has never interested me anyway. I liked the first Doom because it had that dark Alan Wake feel about it, with things hiding in every dark crevice, but this is just some basic fps in hyper mode. Overdone in literally every aspect.Quote

20-03-2020, 04:47:53

Avet
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Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
Mindless gore has never interested me anyway. I liked the first Doom because it had that dark Alan Wake feel about it, with things hiding in every dark crevice, but this is just some basic fps in hyper mode. Overdone in literally every aspect.
I think that was the point. The story is just barely enough to give you a reason for the onslaught. The previous one had some Alan Wake and Dead Space elements. More gore and more carnage is the way it should be. Overdo it and then add some on top of it. It may not be for everyone, but that is how Doom games were and should be since the original one.Quote

20-03-2020, 07:54:44

Warchild
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Originally Posted by Avet View Post
I think that was the point. The story is just barely enough to give you a reason for the onslaught. The previous one had some Alan Wake and Dead Space elements. More gore and more carnage is the way it should be. Overdo it and then add some on top of it. It may not be for everyone, but that is how Doom games were and should be since the original one.
I think Doom 3 is how it should have been done if at all.Quote

20-03-2020, 11:53:55

ImprovizoR
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Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
I think Doom 3 is how it should have been done if at all.
Boy, am I glad that you're not in charge of id Software.Quote
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