NVIDIA Game Ready Driver 398.82 Out Now, Optimized for WoW: Battle for Azeroth and Monster Hunter World
NVIDIA's latest Game Ready driver release, version 398.82, is out now. This Game Ready driver is optimized for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, the expansion due to launch on August 14th, and Monster Hunter World which is releasing on August 9th for PC.
With regards to Battle for Azeroth, NVIDIA also posted the recommended GPUs for 60FPS gameplay at 1080p, 1440 and 2160p resolutions.
They also shared the following comment on their benchmarks with the game:
If you like World of Warcraft, you like stats, so here’s some: at 1920x1080, our benchmarking concluded with an average framerate of 65.4 on the GeForce GTX 1060, when paired with an i5-6600K. A minimum framerate of 53 was the lowest we saw, and the frametime plot was near-perfect, indicating performance was smooth and stable.
At 2560x1440, the GeForce GTX 1070 gave us a 65.6 FPS average, with a minimum of 52, and equally-smooth frametimes And at 4K, it’s recommended that players step up to an i7 for a perfect 60 frames per second on a GeForce GTX 1080, with the occasional dip to 51 FPS.
As with each and every new NVIDIA driver, there are several minor changes and fixes as well. You can read them all in the official release notes document, though we've highlighted the most relevant ones below.
Application SLI Profiles
Added or updated the following SLI profiles:
• Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
• World of Warcraft
3D Vision Profiles
Added or updated the following 3D Vision profiles:
• Monster Hunter World - Not recommended
Fixed Issues in this Release
[Surround][G-SYNC]: In Surround mode, the G-SYNC link in the NVIDIA Control Panel is missing. 
[Surround]: 1x3 Surround configuration cannot be set from the NVIDIA Control Panel. 
[SLI][GeForce GTX 1080][G-SYNC][World of Warcraft: Legion][HDR]: Severe color corruption appears in the game after launching with the Windows HDR setting enabled. 
[SLI][Dark Souls Remastered]: Ghosting occurs in the game when using in-game temporal anti-aliasing. 
[NVIDIA Control Panel][Surround]: NVIDIA Surround hotkeys do not work. 
[Dead by Daylight][GeForce Experience]: NVIDIA Freestyle does not work with the game. 
[GeForce GTX 1080 Ti][GameStream]: White dots may appear while Gamestreaming on overclocked GPU. 
[Unreal Engine 4]: Resource creation leak occurs in the driver when running Unreal Engine 4 games. 
[Wolfenstein II]: Graphical effects are missing in the game. 
[G-Sync][Multiple Apps]: Applications don’t run in IFlip when using the native resolution, preventing G-Sync from triggering. 
[Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus]: Black textures appear in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. 
[GeForce GTX 1080]: Dolby Vision no longer works after updating LG TV firmware to 4.70.x. 
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