New Nvidia Geforce Drivers Deliver huge RTX Series Optimisations

Expect big performance gains in DirectX 12 games

New Nvidia Geforce Drivers Deliver huge GeForce RTX Series Optimisations

Nvidia's promising up to 24% performance gains with their latest GPU drivers

Nvidia has just released their new Geforce 522.25 WHQL drivers for Windows 10 and Windows 11, promising gamers up to 24% performance gains in DirectX 12 gamers thanks to new driver-level performance optimisations.

With their Geforce 522.25 drivers, Nvidia has delivered new shader compilation optimisations, worked to reduce CPU overhead, and have added new Resizable BAR profiles to games like Forza Horizon 5 and F1 22. 

New Nvidia Geforce Drivers Deliver huge RTX Series Optimisations

These new performance optimisations deliver different performance gains on a game-by-game basis, with some games seeing single-digit performance increases while others see gains of up to 24%.  

    These improvements include shader compilation optimization, reduced CPU overhead, and Resizable BAR profiles for Forza Horizon 5 and F1? 22. Many of these optimizations are most beneficial in CPU-bound scenarios, enabling your graphics card to be utilized to a greater degree. In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Cyberpunk 2077, and Forza Horizon 5, performance improved by up to 24%:

Our DirectX 12 optimizations apply to GeForce RTX graphics cards and laptops, though improvements will vary based on your specific system setup, and the game settings used. In our testing, performance increases were found in a wide variety of DirectX 12 games, across all resolutions:

Geforce 522:25 WHQL Performance Gains

- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: up to 24% (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 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 The Division 2: up to 5% (1080p)
- Watch Dogs: Legion: up to 9% (1440p)

New Nvidia Geforce Drivers Deliver huge RTX Series Optimisations

PC gamers can download Nvidia's Geforce 522.25 driver here.

You can join the discussion on Nvidia's Geforce RTX series optimisations with their new Geforce 522.25 drivers on the OC3D Forums.

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12-10-2022, 19:25:01

Dicehunter
Nearly 17% for the 3090Ti at 4K max settings in AC:Valhalla is very impressive for a driver update.Quote

13-10-2022, 20:20:41

SuB
It's almost like they have an abundance of old stock cards to sell... a 5-20% performance increase for no extra money out of nowhere... imagine that!Quote

13-10-2022, 21:40:00

Warchild
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Originally Posted by SuB View Post
It's almost like they have an abundance of old stock cards to sell... a 5-20% performance increase for no extra money out of nowhere... imagine that!
Nah, no way. Everyone is buying up their cheap 4090 cards instead. Quote

13-10-2022, 22:56:19

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by SuB View Post
It's almost like they have an abundance of old stock cards to sell... a 5-20% performance increase for no extra money out of nowhere... imagine that!
According to a post from early this year Turing and Ampere silicon have a little bit of dedicated on-die hardware called the GSP or GPU System Processor, That can mitigate a lot of CPU overhead.

Originally Nvidia was only enabling this for their Turing and Ampere enterprise level cards but a few people are theorising that this driver finally enables it on non enterprise hardware hence the 5-25% perf uplift.

My guess is, Tin foil hat on, That Nvidia didn't want to enable it earlier just incase they needed it for a certain situation, Whether that was for shifting excess stock or to 1 up AMD in the driver department.

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/nv...r-introductionQuote

14-10-2022, 08:40:58

Warchild
My guess is that they could release a new SKU with that unlocked, tweak the bios a little to draw more power, or less power and call it a new Model e.g. "Super", then provide us with charts of proven FPS increases.Quote
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