Today is Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4090 release day, and it comes with the latest drivers — Version 522.25 (opens in new tab), feature-packed. Along with RTX 4090 and game-ready driver support, Nvidia has added a number of his DX12 optimization updates. This applies to 14 titles and boosts the performance of all his RTX GPUs (depending on title and resolution).
This is one of the most feature-rich updates we’ve seen from Nvidia in recent times. If you don’t update your graphics driver often, it might be worth installing. His DX12 optimizations for Nvidia have caught the eye, delivering up to a 25% performance boost on titles like: assassin’s creed valhalla.
Optimization includes the following 14 titles:
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Up to 25% (1080p)
Battlefield 2042: Up to 7% (1080p)
Borderlands 3: Up to 8% (1080p)
Call of Duty: Vanguard: Up to 12% (4K)
Control: Up to 6% (4K)
Cyberpunk 2077: Up to 20% (1080p)
F1(R)22: Up to 17% (4K)
Far Cry 6: Up to 5% (1440p)
Forza Horizon 5: Up to 8% (1080P)
Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition: Up to 8% (4k)
Red Dead Redemption 2: Up to 7% (1080p)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Up to 5% (1080p)
Tom Clancy’s Division 2: Up to 5% (1080p)
Watch Dogs: Legion: Up to 9% (1440p)
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Most of Nvidia’s DX12 optimizations don’t improve performance significantly, but they’re better than nothing. On the low end, with Nvidia optimizations, Shadow of the Tomb Raider When Tom Clancy’s Division 2The best performance results are F1 22 17% performance boost at 4k resolution, and assassin’s creed valhallawe saw a 25% increase at 1080p resolution.
According to Nvidia, these DX12 optimizations include shader compilation optimizations, reduced CPU overhead, and resizable bar profiles. Forza Horizon 5 When F1 22 (Lastly, only applies to GPUs with resizable bar support — RTX 30 series and newer).
The rest of these optimizations work with any RTX graphics card, so anyone with an RTX GPU can upgrade for free, but mileage will vary depending on system configuration. , RTX 3090 Ti, RTX 3080 Ti, RTX 3070 Ti, and RTX 3060 Ti paired to a Core i9-12900K processor with 32 GB of RAM.
RTX 4090 support
This driver update is also the first update to support Nvidia’s all-new GeForce RTX 4090 GPU, and is required to run the new flagship card (if you’re planning to buy one today).
The RTX 4090 is Nvidia’s first RTX 40 series GPU running on the Ada Lovelace GPU architecture. Our review of the Founders Edition variant showed a 50-70% performance improvement over the RTX 3090 Ti.
Support for DLSS 3, DLSS 2 and Game Ready
Nvidia also announced several new DLSS 3 and DLSS 2 support titles, as well as game-ready support. A Plague Tale: Requiem, Gotham Knights, Scone, When Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection.
The newly supported DLSS 3 titles are:
Plague Story: Requiem (Available October 18th)
Bright Memory: Infinite (Available October 12th)
F1 22 (Update coming soon)
justice fuyun court‘New Graphic Showcase (Available October 12th)
Loopmancer (Available October 12th)
Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered (Available October 12th)
r (Available in beta on October 17th for Xbox Insider Program members)
super people (now available in early access)
Newly supported DLSS 2-only titles include:
Blind Fate: Darkness of Edo
Dakar Desert Rally
Destroy all humans! 2 – retested
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection
Note that all games that support DLSS 3 also support DLSS 2 at the same time. Appears under the name “DLSS Super Resolution” in the game menu options. DLSS 3 is a frame amplification/generation version of his DLSS 2 that can be turned on and off in game settings.