NVIDIA GeForce Now Game Ready For Final Fantasy XV

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅28.02.2018 00:05:24



Driver updates are coming thick and fast this month, despite February having something of a reputation for being a dead period for PC gaming. The latest and possibly final update is NVIDIA's latest Game Ready drivers, released alongside Final Fantasy XV's playable demo and ahead of the full game's March debut.

The GeForce Game Ready Driver 391.01 WHQL driver is clearly intended to accompany the newly released Final Fantasy XV playable demo, itself intended to give prospective players of the full game a taste of expected in-game features and performance. As a WHQL release the driver has also undergone Microsoft's validation process, which NVIDIA applies to their Game Ready drivers as a matter of course.

These drivers are also advertised as providing the optimal experience for three additional games: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, and World of Tanks 1.0. The first of these has something of a reputation for being a little unstable despite its popularity, so every improvement will be more than welcome.

In addition to the above optimisations the driver addresses issues specific to BeamNG and Call Of Duty WWII, a Cold Boot multi-monitor bug, and isolated OpenGL crashes with 900-series GPUs.

As always you can download the latest drivers at Geforce.com/drivers or via the GeForce Experience app. The drivers are compatible with NVIDIA's GPU catalogue going back to at least the 600-series (AKA Kepler), and are compatible with 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows 10 and 7.

Release Notes

What’s New in Version 391.01 WHQL

Game Ready Drivers provide the best possible gaming experience for all major new releases, including Virtual Reality games. 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 one.

Game Ready

Provides the optimal gaming experience for Final Fantasy XV, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, and World of Tanks 1.0

Application SLI Profiles

Added or updated the following SLI profiles:
• Agents of Mayhem
• PixArk

3D Vision Profiles

Added or updated the following 3D Vision profiles:

• Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition - Not recommended
• Surviving Mars - Good
• Switchblade - Not recommended
• Warhammer: Vermintide 2 - Fair

3D Compatibility Mode Profiles 2DD

No compatibility mode profiles were added with this version.

Software Module Versions

• nView - 148.92
• HD Audio Driver - 1.3.36.6
• NVIDIA PhysX System Software - 9.17.0524
• GeForce Experience - 3.13.0.85
• CUDA - 9.1

Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 391.01

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

- [BeamNG]: Dynamic reflections flicker in the game. [2057342]
- [Call of Duty WWII]: Flickering shadows occur in the game. [2053929]
- NvfbcPluginWindow prevents Windows from shutting down. [2053927]
- Booting from a cold boot results in black screen on a multi-monitor system. [2052447]
- [3DVision]: System shutdown time increases when Stereoscopic 3D is enabled. [2048107]
- [NVIDIA Control Panel]: The Display->Adjust desktop color settings->Content type setting is reset to “Auto-selected” after rebooting the system. [2047088]
- [GeForce GTX 980/1080 Ti]: OpenGL program may crash when trying to map a buffer object. [2044697]
- [Notebook][GeForce GTX 965M]: Drop in GPU performance occurs. [200379911]



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