GeForce 442.59 WHQL driver download

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Download GeForce 442.590 WHQL drivers, the latest driver delivers day-one support for optimal support for Call of Duty: Warzone....

    GeForce 442.59 WHQL driver download
     
  2. Moto_Life

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    I tend to get new drivers when released but i dont play CoD and Doom is out in ten days so i might as well wait for that driver as i will be buying that game.
     
  3. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    I change driver when reports of stability and performance are good enough.
    So many problem drivers are coming out but doing this keeps me sane.
     
  4. Khronikos

    Khronikos Master Guru

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    So I linked my accounts to play Warzone. I was on PS4 Pro, and it was fine. Apparently, this COD engine is messed up for anybody on Win 7. There is literally no fullscreen exclusive mode. It BOGGLES my mind. How can a developer this big not have a fullscreen exclusive mode for Win 7 users.

    I have tried everything. The game runs at like 20-30FPS and reports 60. I have no other options but to choose a windowed mode. How the hell do they do it lol? Out of 1000 games I have never seen this issue in my life. Of course it's one of the biggest devs in the industry that can't get this right.

    Does anybody have any solutions for this? My install is clean, and every single other game works fine.
     

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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    I tried to play it last night but couldn't get past the login screen. Then I just uninstalled all that crap and went back to play what is the cess pool of the internet GTA online.

    Edit: No issue with the drivers though
     
  6. Khronikos

    Khronikos Master Guru

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    It would be great if someone from Nvidia could help me understand how a game this big does not have a Fullscreen exclusive mode for Win 7 users. There has to be some kind of major issues going on or people are incompetent.
     
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    alanm Ancient Guru

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    I think Nvidia works according to priorities. MS ended support for 7 and pretty sure Nvidia doesnt want to spend much if any time on it. W10 will always come first. W7 maybe if they have a slow day.
     
  8. Astyanax

    Astyanax Ancient Guru

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    DirectX 12 uses flip style sync, windows 7 doesn't have directflip period and only supports independent flip for 9ex.

    Legacy swap chain models are just deterministically slower for DX12.

    Priorities yes, but don't assume anything about their 7 support, 1/4 of users is still a big enough group of people that driver fixes should be qualified based on the amount of users reporting an issue.
     
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  9. Khronikos

    Khronikos Master Guru

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    Well that is procreating insane lol. I guess I will only play on PS4 until I eventually upgrade some day. Not any time soon though, and certainly not for COD. COD being DX12 only is ridiculous is that is the problem.
     
  10. Martin2603PL

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    Your winning is ridiculous.
    With DX11 they were limited on all areas, Win7 old crap.
    You can grab W10 for FREE and you still complain.
    Take this kid out of here!
     

  11. Khronikos

    Khronikos Master Guru

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    If only you could spell whining correctly, I might trust your opinion. Oh wait this guy has been here since for ages, and somehow has made a whole 15 posts, probably all with broken English. Funny how these devs are limited with DX11 but no one else is, and we have Vulkan and other renderers putting in tons of work flawlessly. Please shut up. Hardly anybody uses DX12 only in their renderer options.

    It's always hilarious to see broken English like this. Win 7 old crap? Nah, it's actually a great OS that has better privacy and controls than Win 10. As the other actually helpful poster said, the only difference here is that they have no workarounds for fullscreen exclusive mode. That's the only issue.
     
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    Compared to 441.20 I observed severe fps drop in 3DMark with these drivers. More specifically, in any 3DM benchmark, every 15-20 seconds the fps dropped materially for a few seconds and then came back to normal. The end score was about 30% lower than the one I usually got for years... It did not happen once; I installed, re-installed 3DM and/or the drivers using DDU etc. to repeat the issue.

    I am not sure if this relates to a specific incompatibility between 3DM and these 442.59 drivers or to a general issue with these drivers (or the 442 branch). What I personally know, is that I cannot trust these drivers even if they only (?) affect 3DMark. This is not a good sign to the end-user anyway, unless something is close to perfection so that one can rely on. I reverted back to 441.20 and everything looks smooth again.
     
  13. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Test with games you will be playing otherwise you have no idea how they really perform.
     
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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    Yeah 3d mark has never been a reliable way of seeing real performance, heck Nvidia was even caught cheating on 3d mark 03 I believe it was. Using the built in benchmarks that so many great games have now days is way better imo.
     
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    HeavyHemi Ancient Guru

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    "No one else is limited with DX11". Your post is ridiculous from the start. The end.
     

  16. Khronikos

    Khronikos Master Guru

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    No, it really isn't. Most devs that are not on an OpenGL or DX11 platform are using Vulkan. DX12 is rarely if ever used as the sole renderer.
     
  17. HeavyHemi

    HeavyHemi Ancient Guru

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    Your reply does not address your claim "No one else is limited with DX11". Apparently you can spell, but you're a very illiterate thinker. Defending Windows 7 is dumb. Windows 10 issues are not an excuse for defending the outdated and inferior OS Windows 7.
    And there you are.
     
  18. Khronikos

    Khronikos Master Guru

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    I have not seen one other dev limited by DX11+, nor are there hardly any DX12 only games on the market. Nothing in COD is breaking much new ground. I just addressed my claim right there to my knowledge, and did so in the last post. Out of all the games I own, COD is the only one with issues. I have around 1000 Steam games.

    An illiterate thinker? Not only is your ad hominem a fallacy, it makes zero sense in the context of this argument.

    Win 7 is a fantastic OS that 1/4 of Steam or more still uses. It does very few things inferior to Win 10, which is constantly besieged with security issues, bugs, and all kinds of unpolished BS. Funny I have no issues with my OS, and yet Win 10 needs major security patches literally every other week.

    Nobody said Win 7 was perfect. For my needs it is perfect outside of OH NOES not being able to play COD Warzone on PC because it is one of the handful of games that are DX12.

    So it's incredibly clear that not only are your two posts pointless, your ad hom in the last one isn't even justified in the slightest bit.

    My claim stands: I see no other dev limited with DX11, OpenGL, Vulkan, et cetera, in my entire library. My claim is sound.

    You might be an idiot. Win 7 does not need a defense. There is nothing wrong with it, especially for gaming needs outside of DX12 only games.
     
  19. Astyanax

    Astyanax Ancient Guru

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    Windows 8 would have been a nice go-between for many of windows 10's flip techniques and improvements,

    then they went and made 12on7 a thing.
     
  20. fry178

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    @Khronikos
    stating that 10 need patches/updates every week, has tons of issues/bugs, is the same ignorant stuff you say others are doing.
    and no, its not just dx12 thats missing.

    how about setting up 7 for me with a ryzen 3xxx cpu, a m2 nvme as os drive, and using a stock 7 iso/installer.
    without modding/adding files (as in doing anything to the installer iso) you cant even install 7/get it to run properly.
    not even talking about most of the needed drivers not available below 10.

    i hated 10 first (looks like a 30y old GUI), but after switching to a 3600 i was basically "forced" to switch to 10
    (so i wont suffer perf loss/stability issues because of using 7), and once i tweaked it to look/feel like 7, im happy with it.
    just the fact that i can install from usb3 in less than 5 min (given, only need to do it once) is a nice improvement over 7,
    but i also have zero issues like bsods or (noticeable) bugs, everything performs as expected (hw/sw),
    so why would i want to stay on 7?
     

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