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NVIDIA today pushed out the 430.14 stable driver, it comes with a few notable improvements but it's quite a small release overall.

This time around they named two titles specifically seeing driver improvements. They noted that DiRT 4 with Vulkan, a more recent Linux port from Feral Interactive should see improvements with Vulkan. Additionally, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus when played in Steam Play should see performance improvements thanks to "support for presentation from queue families which only expose VK_QUEUE_COMPUTE_BIT" and it also adds support for the Quadro P2200.

On top of that, it pulls in all the improvements in the 430.09 beta driver, since this is the first stable release in the 430 series. So this includes support for the GeForce GTX 1650, along with the Max-Q Design and Ti model. There's various VDPAU additions and updates like HEVC YUV 4:4:4 decode support and so on.

It's not noted, but it does also include the "VK_EXT_host_query_reset" extension, which was suggested you needed for DXVK 1.1.1 to get the best performance.

It also ups the minimum X.Org xserver version you need to 1.7 (video driver ABI version 6).

Find the release notes here.

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Xpander 14 May 2019 at 6:44 pm UTC
Time to test more. So far no perf improvements, but no regressions also.

DXVK 1.1.1 quickly tested games: Subnautica, Far Cry Primal
D9VK 29ec9294 quickly tested games: Call of Juarez Gunslinger, Crisys 1.

same perf as with 418.74. well at least with non scientific testing, if there are improvements or regressions then those are not something you notice.
jens 14 May 2019 at 6:56 pm UTC
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Am I correct that this version does not yet has VK_EXT_host_query_reset on board?
scaine 14 May 2019 at 6:56 pm UTC
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jensAm I correct that this version does not yet has VK_EXT_host_query_reset on board?

That's literally addressed in the article!
jens 14 May 2019 at 7:02 pm UTC
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jensAm I correct that this version does not yet has VK_EXT_host_query_reset on board?

That's literally addressed in the article!

Ah, crap, sorry, that happens when switching too fast between sites with similar articles.
Very cool btw, looking forward to have this land in negativo17 repositories for Fedora!
Liam Dawe 14 May 2019 at 7:05 pm UTC
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scaine
jensAm I correct that this version does not yet has VK_EXT_host_query_reset on board?

That's literally addressed in the article!

Ah, crap, sorry, that happens when switching too fast between sites with similar articles.
Very cool btw, looking forward to have this land in negativo17 repositories for Fedora!
Well it should do, unless I had something left over from a previous Vulkan beta driver install but it shows as available using the Vulkan Hardware Capability Viewer.
Xpander 14 May 2019 at 7:33 pm UTC
yes it does have that.

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no VK_NV_coverage_reduction_mode though
rustybroomhandle 14 May 2019 at 7:49 pm UTC
But does it fix the No Man's Sky Vulkan experimental version? That was working great on AMD, but reeeeally bad on NV cards. Word on the street is that the issue is driver related.
jens 14 May 2019 at 8:14 pm UTC
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jensAm I correct that this version does not yet has VK_EXT_host_query_reset on board?

That's literally addressed in the article!

Ah, crap, sorry, that happens when switching too fast between sites with similar articles.
Very cool btw, looking forward to have this land in negativo17 repositories for Fedora!
Well it should do, unless I had something left over from a previous Vulkan beta driver install but it shows as available using the Vulkan Hardware Capability Viewer.

Thanks a lot for testing this and adding it to the article. It confirms that I'm supporting the correct site! ;)
Liam Dawe 14 May 2019 at 8:18 pm UTC
rustybroomhandleBut does it fix the No Man's Sky Vulkan experimental version? That was working great on AMD, but reeeeally bad on NV cards. Word on the street is that the issue is driver related.
See the latest Steam Play news.
garpu 14 May 2019 at 9:09 pm UTC
For me, at least, the 430 tree offers better improvement than the 418 drivers for No Man's Sky. (I've got a 1050ti.) Your mileage may vary. Consult dealer for valid offers. Do not taunt happy fun ball. If happy fun ball starts to smoke, seek shelter and cover head.
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