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Nvidia has launched new drivers for its graphics cards today in preparation for the debut of Star Wars: Battlefront II, but the company has also continued to squeeze better performance out of the PC release of Bungie’s Destiny 2. That online sci-fi shooter is seeing double-digit jumps in framerates on high settings at the 1440p and 2160p resolutions on Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1000-series chips.

At 1440p, the GTX 1080 Ti sees a 45 percent performance boost. At 2160p, however, it leaps ahead with 53 percent more frames per second. That’s the most drastic improvement, but even the lower-end GTX 1060 sees a leap of 39 percent in 1440p mode. Here’s the breakdown from Nvidia:

Above: The improvements to Destiny 2 performance across Nvidia’s 1000-series GeForce GTX cards.

Image Credit: Nvidia

Destiny 2 already ran well on PC. It debuted October 24 on Windows after hitting consoles September 6, and that extra time gave Bungie and the port team at Vicarious Visions a chance to launch a highly optimized version. But those studios also worked closely with Nvidia, and that is still paying off.

“Our driver team spends a considerable amount of time developing optimizations and improvements for the latest games before they’re launched, ensuring you have a great experience the second they’re available,” editor-in-chief Andrew Burnes wrote in a blog post. “The work doesn’t end at launch, however, as our team continually searches for further improvements in game code and our drivers, collaborating with developers whenever possible.”


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The drivers are available now, and they should also lead to optimal results Injustice 2, which hits PC for the first time this week.


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