Yuzu crashing on most recent nVidia drivers with Vulkan

Crashing on almost all games with Vulkan. I’m using a GTX 970. Same games on Ryujinx do not crash. This started happening when I updated the GPU drivers, already tried building new graphics cache without success.
yuzu_log.txt (41.2 KB)

System Information for Support

Client Version                               yuzu 1068
Operating System                             Windows 10 Version 21H2 (Build 19044.1766)
CPU                                          Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4460  CPU @ 3.20GHz | AVX2 | FMA
Graphics API                                 Vulkan 1.3.205
Graphics Renderer                            NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
GPU Driver Version                           NVIDIA 516.59.0.0
CPU Accuracy                                 Auto
GPU Accuracy                                 Normal
Docked Mode                                  [x]
CPU Multicore                                [x]
Async GPU                                    [x]
Async Shaders                                [x]

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I would try uninstall driver with ddu and clean re install.
last driver works fine most users. i suspect broken driver installation.
yuzu is pretty sensitive to drivers.

Didn’t solve the problem + I lost all custom configs I had for other emulators and games at the nvidia control panel =/ Thanks for trying to help anyway!

Can you try disabling all mods and clearing your shader cache? Perhaps also see how ogl treats you

It’s the 516 series of drivers on Maxwell GPUs, stick to 512/511 ones for now.

What did Nvidia break now…

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Yes, 512.95 is normal


Yeah, seems like the 516 drivers are exactly the issue. 512.95 is indeed normal. Thanks a lot guys! :blush:

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Since I am 960GTX graphics card 512.95 is normal so I can be sure that it is a driver issue


It is now 10/28/2022. The Current Nvidia drivers (522.25) are no longer working with Vulkan (again) I had to revert back to driver 512.95 & all is well. Anyone else experiencing the same thing? Are all of us Maxwell GPU owners going to have to upgrade our Graphics cards? (GTX 970)

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I recommend either 512 or 472 for Maxwell and Pascal cards.

Unable to launch Vulkan apps/game on notebooks with AMD Radeon iGPUs | NVIDIA this worked for me

Looks like Nvidia does not concider something broken with newer drivers as they did not fix the issue, what can be done then? update the GPU is the only way?, cause, i cant play spiderman or newer games with 512 drivers, so, downgrading drives is a no for me!

Or should open gl will have more work to mitigate this issue!

Danis_Tiago, that does not work, games keep crashing with vulkan!

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If you have to use a newer driver, stick to OpenGL.

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