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Nvidia releases 397.64 WHQL drivers, optimizing Pillars of Eternity II and more

It’s been less than a week since Nvidia released its 397.55 hotfix drivers to sort the mess that its WHQL-certified 397.31 drivers created for GTX 1060 owners; today, the company released its GeForce Game Ready 397.64 drivers, packing those same fixes – and a bit more – but with a WHQL certification.

The new drivers introduce optimizations for the just-released Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire; Conan Exiles, which came out of early access yesterday; and the Destiny 2: Warmind DLC.

There are also a number of bug fixes included, most of which overlap with the hotfix release:

[Grand Theft Auto V][NVIDIA Control Panel]: God rays become less intense after forcing MSAA using the NVIDIA Control Panel. [2098709]

[Starcraft 2][Kepler GPUs]: Black screen appears when exiting the game. [2070566]

[SLI][GeForce GTX 780 Ti]: There is no display output when connecting the DisplayPort and two DVI monitors. [1835763]

[Netflix]: Netflix playback may stutter intermittently. [2094867]

[GeForce GTX 1060]: Windows Device Manager may report Code 43 error. [2109135]

Event Error 14 appears in the Windows Event Viewer when booting into Windows.[2109510]

GDI objects increase every time an application queries NVAPI. [2109232]

[Windows 10]: Driver may get removed after the PC has been left idle for an extended period of time. [2110591]

There’s a list of known issues as well, but a few have workarounds, which we have emphasized:

Windows 10 Issues

  • [Microsoft Edge][HDR] With HDR turned ON, video playback in full-screen mode on an HDR display may cause corruption of the video and desktop.
    • Workaround: Manually turn the monitor OFF and then back ON. This will be resolved in a future driver version.
  • [Far Cry 5]: Green flickering occurs in the game when using HDR with non-native resolution.
    • Workaround: Either quit and then restart the game while in the desired resolution, or press [Alt+tab] away from and then back to the game, or press [Alt+Enter] to switch to windowed mode and then back to full-screen mode.
  • [Wolfenstein II]: The crashes during gameplay. [2114563]
  • [Call of Duty: WWII][Surround]: With Surround enabled, the center Surround display is blank during gameplay. [200370257]
  • [GeForce TITAN (Kepler-based)]: The OS fails after installing the graphics card on a Threadripper-enabled motherboard. [1973303]
  • [Pascal GPUs][Gears of War 4]: Blue-screen crash may occur while playing the game. [2008731]
  • [GeForce GTX 1080 Ti]{Warhammer Vermintide 2][DirectX 12]: TDR errors may occur when changing resolutions in game. [200395335].
    • Workaround: Use the DirectX 11 game option.
  • [NVIDIA Control Panel][Surround]: NVIDIA Surround hot keys do not work. [200394749]
  • [GeForce Experience][ShadowPlay]: The “In-Game Overlay” option cannot be enabled, nor does Shadowplay recording work. [200390642]
    • Workaround: The Microsoft Media Foundation library must be installed in order to use these features. Be sure to first install the Media Foundation package.

Windows 7 Issues

  • [Wolfenstein II]: The crashes during gameplay. [2114563]
  • [Call of Duty: WWII][Surround]: With Surround enabled, the center Surround display is blank during gameplay. [200370257]

Additional Issues

  • Gears of War 4 may randomly crash
  • Custom color settings reset on reboot in Windows 10 FCU -> Working with Microsoft on issue
  • In Surround, center display renders videos black
  • Wolfenstein II may freeze in Rosevelt area
  • DOTA 2 item slot glitches when run with Vulkan API

Additionally, these drivers add or update the SLI profiles for these titles:

  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • GRIP

It’s worth noting that this release does include support for Microsoft’s Surface Book devices.

The 397.64 WHQL-certified drivers can be downloaded via the GeForce Experience app on Windows, or via the links down below. The complete release notes are available here.

Desktop GPUs:
Download: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 – 64 bit | Windows 10 – 64 bit

Notebook GPUs:
Download: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 – 64 bit | Windows 10 – 64 bit

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