FrameView Benchmarking App Released by NVIDIA; New GeForce Driver Improves DX12 Performance in Metro Exodus and Other Games
NVIDIA has a bunch of news for those who own GeForce graphics cards today. First of all, they've released the FrameView benchmarking app for free.
FrameView can capture data from all major APIs and virtually all games thanks to support for DirectX 9, 10, 11 and 12, OpenGL, Vulkan, and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications.
It has a minimal, lightweight impact on performance while benchmarking, its integrated overlay enables you to view performance and stats during gameplay, and it’s vendor agnostic, too, enabling the collection of detailed, comparative data. One exception: AMD’s GPU power consumption API reports a value in-between chip power and board power, rather than the true values.
FrameView Performance and Power Benchmarking App Free Download Available Now
In short, if you want to view or collect real-time GPU performance and power data in games, FrameView delivers more of it with a higher degree of accuracy than many other tools and methods, making it the go-to app for benchmarking.
A new GeForce driver, version 431.36, is also available for download today. It adds support for the new GeForce RTX SUPER graphics cards, of course, but NVIDIA also surprisingly provided a bunch of performance enhancements for a few select DirectX 12 games in this driver.
For our newest driver, NVIDIA’s expert engineers have cooked-up some particularly noteworthy optimizations that increase performance in Metro Exodus, Strange Brigade and The Division 2 by up to 12% on average compared to our previous driver, and by up to 16% on average compared to the GeForce RTX 20-Series launch driver released in August 2018:
- In Metro Exodus, performance increases by up to 31% compared to our launch driver, with overall average improvements across all tested resolutions and GPUs of 14.6% compared to the launch driver, and 10.5% compared to our previous Game Ready Driver.
- In Strange Brigade, performance increases by up to 13.7% compared to our launch driver, with overall average improvements of 9.2% compared to the launch driver and 7.7% compared to our previous Game Ready Driver.
- In Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, performance increases by up to 11.3% compared to our launch driver, with overall average improvements of 6.7% compared to the launch driver and 3.6% compared to our previous Game Ready Driver.
There are, of course, a bunch of fixed issues in this driver too.
- [GeForce Experience]: FPS Counters appear in the Windows Start Menu for certain
applications after upgrading to Windows 10 May 2019 Update. 
- [Notebook]: Fixed BSOD that occurred after waking ASUS GL703GS/ASUS
GL502VML notebook from hibernation. [2612106/2540582]
- Code 43 error occurs when installing driver 430.64 on Windows 10 May 2019 Update
system with Intel Sandy Bridge CPU. 
- [Grand Theft Auto V]: The game may experience flickering when MSAA is used 
- [Forza Horizon 4]: The game may crash when driving through tunnels. [200515120/
- [Shadow of the Tomb Raider][Pascal GPU]: The game may crash or experience a TDR
when launched on Pascal GPU. 
- [Shadow of the Tomb Raider]: Benchmark quits when running with ray tracing is
- [Windows 10 version 1903]: The system does not write a dmp file after a blue-screen
crash event. 
Lastly, three new displays were certified as G-SYNC Compatible. These are the LG 34GL750, HP 25mx, and HP Omen X 25f.