When do the next generation GPUs drop?


#3026

New Nvidia drivers available yesterday fix a host of problems with the 2080ti, including broken HEVC video playback and crashes with multimonitor. If you spent $1200 on a videocard you’re probably rabidly watching all the relevant sites and know that already, but I’m just sayin’.


#3027

Forced? Like it wouldn’t launch without it or you got some sort of pop up window. I have’t heard of that before. Usually when I get a new game and it just doesn’t work right, I try to update my stuff before I take to the boards and go through piles of other people having problems.


#3028

EA does this a lot. The game will not run until you install the driver it wants. Rather dictatorial, but there you have it.


#3029

Yay! No wonder it took so long and a reboot to finish.


#3030

It also sounds like something that might have be worked around in the future when trying to play those games as very old legacy type games.


#3031

Quite possibly. Though I’m pretty sure EA gives not one damn about what might happen to our games down the road. Actually, I just play via their Origin Access thing, so technically I don’t actually own the game anyway…


#3032

Yeah they push the Origins thing pretty hard these days, but so do a lot of other publishers. The driver thing… except for annoyances with some customers and maybe a few videos complaining about performance on an drivers that are not optimized, this just doesn’t make sense, still doesn’t sense even with those instances.


#3033

Dunno; maybe they have a deal with NVIDIA or something? I guess that maybe they are trying to minimize one source of support complaints by forcing everyone on to the same driver version.


#3034

Betcha dollars to donuts it’s to minimize support costs and maximize user reviews. All these frostbite games are heavily optimized for by Nvidia.


#3035

If I were shipping a AAA game, I’d force a baseline driver as well. I’d do it to avoid a bunch of streamers and early players having performance problems, graphical glitches, or even crashes because they didn’t bother to update the driver as recommended. I’d want word of mouth to be as positive as possible right at launch (because lord knows there’s going to be other problems I didn’t anticipate).

Updating a driver is pretty easy these days. If you’re totally non-technical, then you have GeForce Experience installed and just do it as prompted anyway.


#3036

I did have a problem with a WHQL driver back when I was still on Windows XP, IIRC. As a matter of course I’m usually one or two versions behind, just to be safe (it helps that I’m almost never a Day One buyer).


#3037

Well AMD still exist, and their application won’t actually… work in that regard.

Those streamers like to brag about their rigs, last i checked, unless they have a beef, and some of them do, they like their performances clean and fast so they’ll update it without needing the push.


#3038

FWIW I run Radeon and the Adrenaline software has an auto-update function that works easy enough.


#3039

The Geforce Experience requires you to login to an Nvidia account to auto update I think? That irritated me enough I stopped doing regular updates.


#3040

Think you can just use Facebook or Google now as a login. Still annoying though.


#3041

So i guess Battlefield 5 doesn’t have RTX support yet, so still nothing playable?


#3042

Nope and no ETA for BF5.

https://www.dsogaming.com/news/battlefield-5-does-not-support-ray-tracing-rtx-effects-at-launch/

Patch 5 came out for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, also no RTX.


#3043

The RTX support for FFXV has been canceled. Ironically, as the FFXV benchmark program is the closest thing hardware sites have to a game to use for DLSS testing right now.


#3044

Is it true MS are struggling to get the Windows update out that would enable RTX support? I read that somewhere.


#3045

Yes, you need the increasingly poorly named 1809 update to get ray-tracing support in DirectX, but it was so buggy they pulled it when it released a month late in October and haven’t rereleased it since.