Nvidia believes it has found out why Doom Eternal crashes into some computers running GeForce hardware and has released a fix driver that is supposed to fix the problem. It also destroys some other bugs, just for a good measure.
The problem that arises is the most important in the group. Earlier this week, Nvidia released a regular update to the GPU & # 39; Game Ready & # 39; (version 471.11 WHQL) which added support for Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) technology and real-time ray tracing, which id Software has recently added to the game.
"More than 70 RTX games have been released or updated with support for these and other Nvidia technologies, and today Doom Eternal gets its own RTX enhancements," Nvidia said when it dropped the 471.11 controller.
According to Nvidia, enabling DLSS in Doom Eternal can improve performance by up to 60% in 4K and similarly causes most compatible GPUs to exceed the 60 fps threshold. We haven’t tried the claim, but we have satisfied with DLSS in general.
It’s all for nothing, though, if the game just falls on your desktop. This is where the 471.22 revision driver comes into play. Its goal is to solve a total of five problems that users might experience even with the latest Game Ready driver installed. They include:
- Doom Eternal may crash on your desktop during the game
- League of Legends (Tencent) may not start
- The color of the mouse cursor may change when connected to certain DSC monitors in HDR mode
- (HDMI 2.1) (8K) HDMI audio playback may be distorted after changing display modes
- Some show a screen resolution limited to 640×480 after the driver update
The 640×480 problem can also be especially irritating. It’s not something we’ve come across ourselves with, but apparently it’s a strange mistake that pops up from time to time, based on some very old support threads that is out there.
If you do not experience any of these specific bugs, there is no reason to apply the hotfix: it does not introduce any performance benefits or feature upgrades, so you won't miss a thing. All fixes will also be released in the next regular version of the driver.
Revisions are not distributed through Nvidia's GeForce Experience utility and do not appear when a normal driver search is performed. If you need it, visit the Revision Page 417.22 to download and install the update.
However, what if Eternal Doom continues to fail or stutter unexpectedly on capable hardware? Bethesda has one few other recommendations, such as disabling Steam Overlay and / or disconnecting any connected drivers before launching the game, to name just a couple of possible remedies.