The first Shadow of the Tomb Raider reviews are out in the wild. It’s a bit of a mixed bag, to be honest, ranging from a lowly 40% up to a massive 95%, averaging out at 77/100 on Metacritic. If you’re planning on picking up Lara’s latest this week though, then Nvidia’s got you covered with a brand-spanking new GeForce 399.24 WHQL driver release.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the chief beneficiary with this 399.24 GeForce driver, but there’s also Game Ready support for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout open beta and Assetto Corsa Competizione early access release. Nvidia reckons these drivers will provide the ‘optimal gaming experience’. Every frame could count with these three games, so if you want the best PC performance in Shadow of the Tomb Raider then you may want to consider installing this driver.
If you’re heinously wealthy and own a 32-core CPU though, you’re also in luck. This driver release fixes an issue that was causing game performance to drop in half on 32 Core / 64 Thread processors when moving from 16 Core / 32 Thread. There’s also a fix for the previous Nvidia GPU driver failing to install on some Intel Core 2 Duo/Quad systems.
Fixed Issues in this Release
- [3D games]: Game performance drops in half when moving from 16 core/32 thread CPU to 32 core/64 thread CPU.
- NVIDIA graphics driver may not install correctly on certain Core 2 Duo/Quad systems.
As ever though, there are one or two issues to keep an eye on. In particular, using power monitoring tools can cause games to stutter.
Open Issues in Version 399.24 WHQL
- [GeForce GTX 1060]AV receiver switches to 2-channel stereo mode after 5 seconds of audio idle.
- [Firefox]: Cursor shows brief corruption when hovering on certain links in Firefox.
- Random DPC watchdog violation errors occur when using multiple GPUs on motherboards with PLX chips.
- Using power monitoring in GPU monitor tools causes micro stutter.
The GeForce 399.24 WHQL can be download from here or auto-updated through your current GeForce Experience installation.