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Nvidia releases 398.36 WHQL drivers, optimizing The Crew 2

Nvidia has today released its GeForce Game Ready WHQL-certified 398.36 drivers, bringing optimizations for The Crew 2, which will be launching later this week.

There are a few bug fixes as well, some of which have been around for a long while:

  • [Pascal GPUs][Gears ofWar 4][DirectX12]: Blue-screen crash may occur while playingthe game. [2008731]
  • [Sterescopic 3D][NVIDIA Control Panel]: Switching the 3D display setting On and Off from the Windows display settings page has no effect on the NVIDIA Control Panel stereoscopic 3D settings page. [2045222]
  • [G-SYNC]: G-SYNC may still be active after closing a game, causing the desktop to stutter.
  • [Surround]: Multiple games crash when launched in Surround mode. [2181329]
  • [HDR]: With HDR turned on, non HDR full-screen video playback may cause corruption/flickering in the video. [200410646]
  • [Notebook]: Blue-screen crash occurs with Driver_Power_State_Failure error upon bootup. [2168487]
  • Black Screen appears when booting Windows after installing the 397.93 display driver. [200418217]

However, the list of known issues remains extensive. Some of these issues have workarounds, which we have emphasized:

Windows 10 Issues

  • [SLI][GeForce GTX 1080][G-SYNC][World of Warcraft: Legion][HDR]: Severe color corruption appears in the game after launching with the Windows HDR setting enabled. [200418344]
    • Workaround: This issue does not occur with the Windows HDR setting disabled.
  • [Surround][G-SYNC]: In Surround mode, the G-SYNC link in the NVIDIA Control Panel is missing. [200425004]
  • [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]
  • [G-SYNC]: Windowed G-Sync mode may stutter after upgrading to Windows 10 Spring Creators Update. [2097340]
  • [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 withWindows HDR setting disabled.
  • [GeForce TITAN (Kepler-based)]: The OS fails after installing the graphics card on a Threadripper-enabled motherboard. [1973303]
  • [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.
  • [Firefox]: Cursor shows briefcorruption when hovering oncertain links in Firefox. [2107201]
  • [NVIDIA Control Panel][Surround]: NVIDIA Surround hot keys do not work. [200394749]
  • Random DPC watchdog violation errors occur when using multiple GPUs on motherboards with PLX chips. [2079538]
  • Using power monitoring in GPU monitor tools causes micro stutter. [2110289/2049879]

Additional Issues

  • Custom color settings reset on reboot in Windows 10 FCU
  • Random DPC watchdog violation error when using multiple GPUs on motherboards with PLX chips
  • Using power monitoring in GPU monitor tools causing micro stutter
  • Windowed G-sync mode may stutter after upgrading to Windows 10 Spring Creators Update.
  • Cursor shows brief corruption when hovering on certain links in Firefox

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

  • Dark Souls Remastered
  • Hand of Fate 2
  • Need for Speed Payback
  • Super Mega Baseball 2

There’s also a new or updated 3D Vision profile for Output Zero.

The 398.36 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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