“Battlefield 2042” was launched on Friday for special edition pre-orders. Today, Nvidia released a new GeForce Game Ready driver designed to make its GPU better meet the needs of DICE 128 FPS. However, we did not notice the difference in BF2042 frame rate after installing the driver, and Nvidia’s performance enhancement DLSS option continues to have a mild impact. It certainly does not provide “2 times faster” rendering, which is the maximum efficiency that Nvidia advertises.
Before and after the driver update, I have been using Intel Core i5-9600K and GeForce RTX 2070 Super to achieve the average frame rate in the 80s and 90s. This is 1440p and some other adjustments on the “medium” graphics preset (for example, all post-processing is off), and Nvidia’s performance boost DLSS option is set to “balanced”. After turning off DLSS, my average fps hovered in the 70s and 80s. For example, this feature is definitely helpful, but it is not the significant frame rate improvement I got in Control. From time to time, I also fell into my 50s, or stuttered more severely.
Even with the top RTX 3090, one possible reason why players may encounter an fps wall is that Battlefield 2042 requires a lot of CPU: the minimum specifications on Steam require AMD Ryzen 5 3600 or Core i5-6600K. My slightly better Core i5-9600K is at 100% utilization most of the time. The full-time writer Morgan Park’s Ryzen 5 2600 is below the recommended level and did not get much help from DLSS.
My 80ish fps on RTX 2070 Super is good, but number of Dissatisfied Reddit Thread The news released in the past few days indicated that the performance of Battlefield 2042 did not meet the expectations of many players. Each game has different standards. “Battlefield 2042” looks good even at medium settings, but the mood is clear: people with a beautiful GPU want to take advantage of their 144Hz+ display in new games and turn on the settings . BF2042 absolutely did not do this.
As always, if you have a GeForce card, whether you are playing Battlefield 2042 or not, it is worth spending some time to get the new driver from Nvidia.This update also includes a new upgrade feature, you can Read here.