It seems the NVIDIA driver has had a few issues lately with multiple titles played with DXVK and Steam Play, so they've put out a new Vulkan Beta driver in need of some testing.
The 435.19.03 driver was released yesterday, with these adjustments included:
- Fixed a bug which caused corruption in the following DXVK titles:
- Saints Row IV
- Saints Row: The Third
- Fall back to system memory when video memory is full for some driver-internal allocations.
- This can help fix Xid 13 and Xid 31 cases when video memory is full.
It's possible that last fix might help freezing issues with Squad, Tom Clancy's: The Division, Monster Hunter World, Overwatch and probably a number of others.
If you had games like those which randomly freeze up on NVIDIA, it may be worth re-testing with this latest driver and reporting back to NVIDIA. An NVIDIA rep did comment on the Squad DXVK bug report, to ask for testing. You can report back on the NVIDIA forum or any of the bug reports for those noted games above on the DXVK GitHub.
You can find the Vulkan Beta driver here.
Just a reminder in case there's any confusion: 435.21 is the latest stable Linux driver, which is a different series to the Vulkan and OpenGL Beta drivers which usually have the extra two version points at the end. Eventually, changes from the Vulkan/OpenGL Betas make it into the stable series.
Hat tip to Ryao.