With Battlefield V launching to premier subscribers today both AMD and Nvidia has released drivers to get you up to speed in this latest wartime action game from EA/DICE. For AMD users the new driver holds promise for up to nine per cent faster performance in Battlefield V. Nvidia is less specific, only saying that its new driver is optimised for Battlefield V and crowing that its latest RTX GPUs can deliver “framerates that can’t be found elsewhere”. There is no RTX version of the game to play with yet though.
AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.11.1
In its release notes AMD highlights that its latest driver adds support for three new and upcoming titles. As well as Battlefield V (Early Access) the latest driver is tuned for Hitman 2, and Fallout 76. Specifics are provided below:
Up to 3% faster performance in Hitman 2 with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.11.1 on the Radeon RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.10.2 at 1920x1080.
- Battlefield V Early Access
Up to 8% faster performance in Battlefield V with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.11.1 on the Radeon RX Vega 64 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.10.2 at 1920x1080.
Up to 9% faster performance in Battlefield V with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.11.1 on the Radeon RX 580 (8GB) graphics card than with Radeon™ Software Adrenalin Edition 18.10.2 at 1920x1080.
- Fallout 76
In addition to the above game optimisations, AMD has fixed a Radeon Overlay crash bug, and delivered game specific bug fixes for Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, and Strange Brigade. Check out the full release notes for more driver details.
Nvidia GeForce Game Ready 416.81 WHQL drivers
Nvidia has launched this new driver to provide an optimal Battlefield V experience on PCs fitted with its graphics cards. It boasts that users of its latest RTX cards will enjoy the best possible framerates. Furthermore, there will be other “jaw-dropping effects that are impossible to experience anywhere else,” if you have a GeForce card installed. However any mention of ‘RTX-On’ is conspicuous by its absence. This real-time raytracing technology will be turned on in an update at some later date.
Another game supported by 416.81 is Crytek’s PvPvE multiplayer game, Hunt: Showdown. In this case Nvidia Highlights, game capture and sharing tech, is now supported.
Nvidia’s official release notes (PDF) includes quite a big list of fixed issues and quite a lot of known issues remain.
If you are interested in Battlefield V you should look at the official launch notes blog post. After today’s Origin Access Premier release it will become available from 15th Nov via with Battlefield V Deluxe Edition early enlister access, then on 20th Nov for Battlefield V Standard Edition purchasers.