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Nvidia 397.40 Vulkan (beta) driver

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by -Tj-, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. -Tj-

    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    April 25th, 2018 - Windows 397.40

    Driver branch: VK396_42-32, also WDDM 2.4

    • Windows driver feature parity with Linux 396.18.02
    • Bug fixes
    April 17th, 2018 - Linux 396.18.02
    • New Extensions
    • Increased several resource limits, notably:
      • maxPerStageDescriptorUniformBuffers: 12 -> 15
      • maxPerStageDescriptorSamplers: 4,000 -> 1,048,576
      • maxPerStageDescriptorSampledImages: 16,384 -> 1,048,576
      • maxPerStageDescriptorStorageBuffers: 4,096 -> 1,048,576
      • And many others
    • Shader performance improvements
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    Download Link
    : https://developer.nvidia.com/vulkan-driver
     
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  2. -Tj-

    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    Without all that copy/paste pic details, this driver is better then official 397.31, faster in all benchmarks, games tested.

    Biggest min fps was by Batman AK, from usual 45 to 56fps, I use to get that by OC'ed gpu, now when I OC'ed it stayed the same 55fps.
    cpu api bound Hitman Absolution got a 1-2 fps boost.. Avg 113, before 111fps.
    RoTR now 126.5fps, before 125 and worse min fps.
    RE6 benchmark, from ~25000 to 25420..


    3dmark api is ok, 3dmark firestrike got a fps drop. I saw one mentioning this with 397.31, while I got a extra 100-200points boost, with those.. now 19800, 397.31 had 20200. Its 1st benchmark 2-3fps difference, so no big deal.
     
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  3. gabsvm

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    Just tested 397.31, got a lot of TDR's opening games and even dxdiag, gonna try this ASAP xD
     
  4. khanmein

    khanmein Ancient Guru

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    @-Tj- Can you test Dota 2 vulkan mode? Any glitches & shuttering? Thanks.
     

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    Just finished installing got TDR's, im back to 390.67 icafe and all good again xD
     
  6. -Tj-

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    I don't play it or have it installed, sorry..

    I have Doom though, can try MP later.
     
  7. YetYhunter

    YetYhunter Maha Guru

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    Totally unrelated, does DOOM still have a enjoyable multiplayer experience with active servers ? I'm thinking of buying the game .

    I just installed the official WHQL driver, guess i'll install these now.
     
  8. -Tj-

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    Kind of, although I usually play it more at night and its not so populated. There is always a TDM, also now you get all extra dlc for free, lol I bought season pass back then for nothing ;d
     
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    khanmein Ancient Guru

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    Try DOOM & let me know. Thanks.
     
  10. Xul Aethyr

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    about 6fps higher in ffxv than with 389.10, but like every driver after 390.65 windowed/borderless gsync tears/stutters
     
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  11. lukas_1987_dion

    lukas_1987_dion Master Guru

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    So those drivers are older than 397.31 (branch 397_05-13) vs 397.40 (branch 396_42-32).
    But I will try them too ;)
     
  12. -Tj-

    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    True and not at the same time, this is vulkan specific branch, all the new stuff not present in regular 397 branch. Guess they wanted to keep it separate.


    Try them, I found them snappier compared to official geforce, also whole desktop feels more responsive as well.. someone said 397.31 felt more responsive, but I noticed this one is even more.
     
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  13. Astyanax

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    well it means that fixes that made it into the geforce release didn't get into this one.
     
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    Any face to face comparison between these and latest WHQL?
     
  15. -Tj-

    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    ROTR DX12, V.high 1080p
    397.31
    [​IMG]

    397.40V
    [​IMG]

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    hitman Absolution, Ultra, 1080p
    397.31
    [​IMG]

    397.40
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    3dmark firestrike, - I mentioned this in 2nd post
    https://www.3dmark.com/compare/fs/15401614/fs/15400124/fs/15400092/fs/15372563#

    3dmark api
    https://www.3dmark.com/compare/aot/255994/aot/255956/aot/255953#

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    RE6, max, 1080p
    397.31: 25420
    397.40: 25174, 389.20V wasn't so good at this bench either, but its minimal difference.

    EDIT: re-ran fresh boot: 397.40: 25374.
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    Batman AK, maxed, incl all gameworks 1080p
    391.37
    [​IMG]

    397.31
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    397.40
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    older driver had higher vram OC 3580 and 3610, while its 3550MHz by these newer 397..
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    Batman AO, but here its only vs older 391.. Its slightly inconsistent, I already had such min fps some time ago 381 and earlier drivers.. then it got lower until now.
    391.xx
    [​IMG]

    397.40
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    FFXV; High, 1080p.
    391.37 RS3: 7070
    389.90: 7010
    391.37: 6980
    397.31: 6940
    397.40: 6922 (fresh reboot 6940)
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    Superposition, 4K optimized
    388.xx and older RS3: 6020-6040 (3610MHz)
    391.xx: 5960-5980 (this with extra vram OC, 3610MHz vs now 3550)
    397.31: 6060

    397.40: back to default ~5990.. I see its minimal 1fps difference..
    [​IMG]

    397.31
    [​IMG]

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    #TheEnd.

    :)
     
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  16. insp1re2600

    insp1re2600 Master Guru

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    smoothest drivers iv used with far cry yet.. most solid consistent 60ps vsync
     
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    Is it possible to install these drivers without using Windows 10 "test mode"? Do I need to force driver signature off?
     
  18. Xul Aethyr

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    No these drivers are signed
     
  19. HeavyHemi

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    Yeeesh...TDR bug is still there with these... Also, if you cancel the install it deletes the install files. This is newer behavior. Before you could start the install, abort it and clean out whatever Nvidia bits you didn't want then click on setup. Now you have to unzip it manually.
     
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    in what? where?
     

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