GeForce 417.71 Driver Performance Analysis featuring the RTX 2070 FE and the EVGA GTX 1060/6 SC using 39 Games

As a returning feature for BabelTechReviews, this driver performance analysis will showcase the performance of 39 PC games including Battlefield V and Just Cause 4 using the latest GeForce Game Ready 417.71 Driver which released three days ago. We will compare these drivers versus the 417.54 (RTX 2060 launch) drivers from two weeks ago and with 417.01 from last month using the Turing RTX 2070 Founders Edition and also the Pascal EVGA GTX 1060 SC.

We will document the performance changes of the current GeForce 417.71 driver versus the older drivers on Windows 10 at 1920×1080 and at 2560×1440 resolutions.  Our testing platform is a recent install of Windows 10 64-bit Home Edition, and we are using a Core i7-8700K which turbos all 6 cores to 4.7 GHz, an EVGA Z370 FTW motherboard, and 16GB of HyperX DDR4 3333MHz. The games tested, settings, and hardware are identical except for the drivers being compared.

Let’s get to the test configuration, to the driver release notes, and then to our results.