Nvidia 399.24 driver stands in the Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider arrives this week, and Nvidia is ready with version 399.24 of its Game Ready drivers. The final entry in the rebooted Tomb Raider trilogy features a great deal of Nvidia-powered eye candy, and the title will eventually serve as a showcase for real-time ray-traced shadows, courtesy of GeForce RTX cards, with a post-launch patch. For now, though, gamers who have pre-ordered the Digital Deluxe Edition or Croft Edition of the game can get their systems ready to roll for their 48 hours of early access to Lara Croft's trek into Mayan legend.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider isn't the only title Nvidia is getting ready for with version 399.24, of course. Folks looking to join the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 open beta or hit the race track with Assetto Corsa Competizione's early-access period will also want to update their PCs with this software.

 Any graphics driver comes with its own list of fixes and open issues. Most prominent in column A of version 399.24 is a change that fixes an issue that Nvidia describes as "game performance drops in half when moving from 16 core/32 thread CPU to 32 core/64 thread CPU." That fix apparently is for performance issues with the Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX, even if it's not called out by name.

PC Perspective has already tested the patch with that chip and found that it indeed improves performance in games with all 32 of its cores enabled. Some titles like Far Cry 5 apparently require further attention, however. If you're still on a Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Quad system and have had trouble installing Nvidia's latest drivers, the company says you should now be able to do so with this release.

Among the open issues for this release, Nvidia says GeForce GTX 1060 cards could cause AV receivers to switch to stereo output after five seconds of audio idle. Users might observe graphical corruption of cursors in Firefox after hovering on some links. Gamers with exotic motherboards that multiply PCIe lanes using PLX switches might observe DPC watchdog violations at random with this release, and monitoring power usage through some hardware-monitoring tools might cause stutter and hitches.

If you haven't already downloaded Nvidia's latest driver through GeForce Experience, the latest and greatest Game Ready software is available direct from Nvidia's website.

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    • JustAnEngineer
    • 1 year ago

    Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.9.1 is available from AMD:

    • GTVic
    • 1 year ago

    Too bad for people stuck with the old driver. Apparently it can play every game in the world except Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

    • DPete27
    • 1 year ago

    I really enjoyed the last 2 games. If there’s anyone who hasn’t tried these Tomb Raider games, I DEFINITELY recommend it.

      • thedosbox
      • 1 year ago

      FWIW, the RPS review suggests the PC version is a bit buggy.


        • DPete27
        • 1 year ago

        Most games these days aren’t actually ready at launch, so that’s no surprise. I’d bet that with launch-day drivers from AMD/Nvidia, most of the hiccups will be taken care of. Then, as always, we’ll see a game patch sometime after launch to take care of bugs.

      • Bomber
      • 1 year ago

      I completely agree here. Especially sine the 2013 version looks amazing, and on sale is generally way under $10

      • Pickle Nose
      • 1 year ago

      Those games were way too easy, mickey mouse type. Hope this one gives us some challenge.

        • DPete27
        • 1 year ago

        I liked them, but I can see where you’re coming from. The challenging parts were challenging enough for me, but there were certainly long periods of time spent walking about doing nothing important. Are there any similar games you’d recommend that are more challenging.

        I like the stuff like Tomb Raider, Portal, Dishonored, etc

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