AMD and Creative Assembly made a big deal of their partnership earlier this year, especially when the British studio talked about all the benefits DirectX 12 would offer. But while things are looking nice and rosy for Team Red, those with NVIDIA cards are having to play a little bit of catch-up.
Both GPU manufacturers have released new drivers very recently, in light of all the major releases coming out this week. But while things are looking good for AMD and their day-one Total War: Warhammer patch, there are a few bugs over at NVIDIA.
The game currently runs fine on NVIDIA cards — I've been playing it for around a week on a GTX 780 SLI setup without issues, even though my second GPU is functioning more like an expensive paperweight. But NVIDIA doesn't have a Game Ready driver for the latest Warhammer strategy game, according to the release notes for their latest 368.22 drivers.
"NVIDIA is working closely with Creative Assembly to resolve issues discovered in Total War: Warhammer during testing. To ensure the best possible experience, update to new drivers as they're released and download the latest game updates," the notes say.
The 368.22 drivers, which are also NVIDIA's Game Ready drivers for Overwatch, don't add any additional SLI profiles — but they supposedly do correct issues for SLI users on Windows 10 who were experiencing stuttering in The Division.
It'll be interesting to see what the issues with NVIDIA cards are, whether they're related to performance, a lack of SLI support, flickering, stuttering or other quirks. Total Warhammer will get full DirectX 12 support in the coming weeks as well, and how the GPU manufacturers stack up once that's included will be a fun battle to watch.