The new Nvidia driver for Battlefield 2042 is now available and doesn’t seem to be doing much

“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.