If you’ve been following the performance comparisons on the PC edition of Starfield, you’ve probably noticed that the game runs much worse on Nvidia’s graphics cards compared to AMD’s. To catch up, Nvidia has just rolled out a new driver which should slightly improve your frames per second.
This new update, which has version number 537.34, is supposed to improve the performance of Nvidia graphics cards on Starfieldbut also other titles such as Mortal Kombat 1 and Lies of P. It also contains a patch for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and allows your GPUs to support six new G-SYNC compatible monitors and five new optimal GeForce Experience settings.
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Nvidia graphics cards get a power boost on Starfield
Nvidia’s new driver promises to enable Resizable BAR, which will increase performance on Starfield for its latest GPUs. “ Today, Nvidia releases a Resizable BAR profile for Starfield that increases the performance of GeForce RTX 40 Series and GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs for desktop and laptop “, explains Andrew Burnes, head of technical marketing at Nvidia, in a blog post. “ In our test scenario, GeForce RTX 40 series desktop GPUs see a 5% performance increase on average “.
For those who don’t know her, the technology promises a higher number of frames per second without compensation. Resizable BAR makes the entire graphics buffer accessible to the CPU at once. The idea is that once textures, shaders and geometry load faster, allowing games to run faster.
At AMD, the equivalent technology is Smart Access Memory (SAM), launched in 2020. Resizable BAR requires an RTX 30 series GPU, and can work with Ryzens and Intel 10th Gen or newer chips. If you have a recent Nvidia graphics card, you should therefore benefit from a performance gain by applying the new profile added by the most recent driver.