NVIDIA’s latest driver significantly improves performance in Forza Motorsport 7, 20fps increase on the GTX980Ti

It’s no secret that the Forza Motorsport 7 performance on NVIDIA’s graphics cards was a bit underwhelming on launch day. Since NVIDIA released a new driver that featured some performance optimizations for Turn10’s racer, we decided to re-test it. And we are happy to report that this driver indeed improves performance in Forza Motorsport 7.

For this re-test, we used the built-in benchmark of Forza Motorsport 7. At 1080p, we noticed a 20fps performance boost on Ultra settings (70fps minimum and 103fps average). At 4K, the performance boost was not that big, and was around 10fps (71fps minimum and 86fps average). For our 4K test, we used our custom Ultra settings (Ultra settings with 2XMSAA).

Still, and as a result of this brand new driver, the GTX980Ti was able reach the AMD Radeon RX580 in both tests. For comparison purposes, the AMD Radeon RX580 offered a minimum of 80fps and an average of 103fps at 1080p, and a minimum of 60fps and an average of 80fps in 4K.

For the record, this new driver does not resolve the game’s awful stuttering issues. These issues will be fixed when and if Turn10 releases a new patch for the game. And to be honest, right now Forza Motorsport 7 can become really unplayable due to its severe stuttering issues.

All in all, NVIDIA did a great work here as we’re witnessing a significant performance increase thanks to this new driver. Here is hoping that Turn10 will now resolve all the remaining Forza Motorsport 7 performance issues.

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities.Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email