NVIDIA Releases GeForce Game Ready 442.74 Driver with Day-One Support for DOOM Eternal

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NVIDIA has released its GeForce Game Ready 442.74 driver. It includes day-one support for id Software’s DOOM Eternal, which officially launches tomorrow.

On PC, you can experience DOOM Eternal’s visceral action at higher levels of detail, higher resolutions, and higher framerates, on high refresh rate monitors, which offer clearer, smoother, more responsive gameplay. Paired with a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, you can hit a glorious 200 FPS with every single game setting maxed out, for the highest-fidelity DOOM Eternal experience money can buy, with incredible visual clarity, target tracking and acquisition, and minimal input latency.

Users who want to play at the highest visual settings (2160p / 60 FPS / Ultra-Nightmare or 1440p / 120 FPS / Ultra-Nightmare) will need an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GPU, Intel Core i9-9900K (or better) or AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (or better) CPU, and 16 GB of RAM.

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

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] Note: You may encounter issues installing the NVIDIA Control Panel from the Windows Store. See “Issues Installing the NVIDIA Control Panel from the Windows Store” on page 22 for more information.
  • [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]

The full release notes for the GeForce Game Ready 442.74 WHQL driver can be found here.

Tsing Mui
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