Those Forza Motorsport 7 benchmarks that saw AMD Radeon RX Vega stomping all over GeForce GTX graphics cards evidently got Nvidia spooked. Team Green has just released its latest GeForce 387.92 WHQL driver, improve Forza 7 frame rates on GeForce graphics cards by as much as 25%.
Nvidia claims its team been working tireless to continue improving performance in Forza Motorsport 7, resulting in an across-the-board performance improvement of 15-25%. Your results are going to vary depending on which GeForce graphics card you’re using, as well as your supporting hardware and the resolution you’re running. Not a bad turnaround in a week though.
The other big news is that this driver brings GeForce Game Ready performance enhancements for Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, which is due out tomorrow, October 10th, for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. There’s all sorts of Nvidia-exclusive jiggery-pokery going on, including its Ansel game photography tool for ultra-high resolution screenshots.
Nvidia recommends a GeForce GTX 1070 to playing Shadow of War on Ultra / 1080p or a GeForce GTX 1060 for High. 1440p players will need a GeForce GTX 1070 for High and a GeForce GTX 1080 for Ultra. Lastly, you lucky 4K gamers - a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti for High and a GeForce GTX 1080 SLI for Ultra. Gulp. It’s almost like Nvidia wants to sell more GPUs.
Rounding out this GeForce 387.92 driver release are performance optimisations for The Evil Within 2, as well as SLI profiles for, deep breath, Earthfall, Lawbreakers, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, Nex Machina, ReCore, RiME, Snake Pass, Tekken 7, The Evil Within 2 and We Happy Few.
You can grab the driver for yourself now from here or you can just auto-update through your current GeForce Experience installation.