Nvidia releases 397.93 WHQL drivers, optimizing State of Decay 2 and The Crew 2 Beta

Nvidia today released its GeForce Game Ready WHQL-certified 397.93 drivers, packing optimizations for the just-released State of Decay 2, as well as Ubisoft’s upcoming closed beta for The Crew 2.

The new drivers also add support for CUDA 9.2 and remove the Experience Improvement Program – the service that collected telemetry data – from the Nvidia Control Panel.

There are also a number of bug fixes included:

  • [Notebook][GeForce GTX 870M]: GPU acceleration is being used for Windows Explorer. [2003577]
  • [SLI][Steam]: Steam must be closed to enable or disable SLI mode. [2091966]
  • [Surround][Digital Vibrance]: Digital Vibrance setting is not persistent, and reverts to the default setting when rebooting with Surround mode enabled. [2097240]
  • [Wolfenstein II]: The game may freeze in the Roosevelt area. [2114563]
  • [NVIDIA Control Panel]: When Windows HDR is enabled, some color formats are missing from the NVIDIA Control Panel->Display->Change Resolution page.[2117226]
  • [Pascal GPU + Kepler GPU]: After installing the driver and rebooting the system, the drive may fail to load. [200394820]
  • [Far Cry 5]: Green flickering occurs in the game when using HDR with non-native resolution. [200399992]

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

Windows 10 Issues

  • [SLI][Hitman Pro: DirectX 12]: With SLI mode enabled, the game crashes if in-game HDR is ON and Windows HDR setting is OFF at lower resolutions. [200415553]
  • [Surround SLI][G-Sync][Overwatch]: There is constant flickering in the game when played in a specific SLI Surround configuration (2 displays on master GPU and 1 display on slave GPU) with G-Sync mode enabled. [2130430]
  • [Shadow Warrior 2][TITAN V]: After launching the game with Windows HDR setting enabled, there is flickering corruption when hovering the mouse over the game screen. [200408410]
    • Workaround: The issue does not occur with Windows HDR setting disabled.
  • [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.
  • [Notebook][GeForce GTX 1060]: The external HDMI display blinks when playing a video from the Netflix Edge Browser or Blu-ray video in full-screen mode with Windows HDR enabled. [200410646]
    • Workaround: The issue does not occur when playing the Netflix video in a Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer 11 browser.
  • [Netflix Edge Browser]: When playing a game in full-screen mode and playing a video from the Netflix Edge Browser, blue-screen crash occurs after multiple [Alt+Tab] switching between the two. [200415750]
    • Workaround: The issue does not occur when playing the Netflix video in a Chrome browser.
  • [DOTA 2][Vulkan API]: With Vulkan mode enabled, the game item slot glitches. [1877720]
  • [Dead by Daylight]: NVIDIA Freestyle does not work with the game. [2116198]
  • [Call of Duty: WWII][Surround]: With Surround enabled, the center Surround display is blank during gameplay. [200370257]
  • [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.
  • Random DPC watchdog violation errors occur when using multiple GPUs on motherboards with PLX chips. [2079538]
  • With HDR turned on, non HDR full-screen video playback may cause corruption/flicker in the video. [200410646]
    • Workaround: To avoid this scenario, disable Windows HDR setting before launching the video.

Windows 7 Issues

  • [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
  • In Surround, center display renders videos black
  • DOTA 2 item slot glitches when run with Vulkan API
  • Random DPC watchdog violation error when using multiple GPUs on motherboards with PLX chips
  • Deus Ex Mankind Divided may crash shortly after loading saved story in DX12 mode
  • With HDR turned on, non HDR full-screen video playback may cause corruption/flicker in the video.
  • To avoid this scenario, disable HDR from MS panel before launching video.
  • NVIDIA Freestyle does not work with Dead by Daylight

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

  • DRG Initiative
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II

There's also the addition of a new 3D Vision profile for The Crew 2.

The 397.93 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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