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Nvidia releases their Geforce 397.31 WHQL driver for FrostPunk and BattleTech

Nvidia's drivers now remove extracted files after installation

Nvidia releases their Geforce 397.31 WHQL driver for FrostPunk and BattleTech

Nvidia releases their Geforce 397.31 WHQL driver for FrostPunk and BattleTech

Nvidia has officially released their Geforce 397,31 WHQL driver, bringing several new features to the company's software stack while also delivering "Game Ready" optimisations for BattleTech and FrontPunk.  

One of the biggest additions to this driver is support for Nvidia's RTX technology, which is enabled on Volta graphics cards, offering acceleration for Microsoft DirectX 12 Ray Tracing (DXR) on the company's Volta-based Titan V GPU. Geforce 397.31 is also compliant with Vulkan 1.1 and contains a new feature which will remove all extracted files from the driver after installation, leaving a smaller storage footprint on the user's system. 

In this update, Nvidia has also added or updated their SLI profiles for Descenders, Frostpunk, Warhammer: Vermintide 2 and Far Cry 5. 

 

Game Ready Drivers provide the best possible gaming experience for all major new releases, including Virtual Reality games. Prior to a new title launching, our driver team is working up until the last minute to ensure every performance tweak and bug fix is included for the best gameplay on day-one.

Game Ready

Provides the optimal gaming experience for BattleTech and FrostPunk.


New Features

- NVIDIA RTXTM Technology

Developer preview for NVIDIA RTX ray tracing technology for DirectX 12. NVIDIA RTX supports the Microsoft DirectX Raytracing (DXR) API on NVIDIA Volta GPUs.

To get started with developing DirectX Raytracing applications accelerated by RTX, you'll need the following:

• NVIDIA Volta GPU
• NVIDIA driver version 396 or higher
• Windows 10 RS4
• Microsoft's DXR developer package, consisting of DXR-enabled D3D runtimes, HLSL compiler, and headers

- Vulkan 1.1

This driver release provides full support for the new Vulkan 1.1 API and passes the Vulkan Conformance Test Suite (CTS) version 1.1.0.3.

- HD Audio

This driver adds new sample rates 32 kHz, 88.2 kHz, and 176.4 kHz to the HDMI device for all GPUs

- Display Driver Standalone Installer

The standalone display driver installer now removes extracted files after installing the driver, leaving a smaller footprint on the hard drive.

- Display Driver Libraries

Added new libraries (nvdlist.dll and nvdlistx.dll) to support Optimus and MSHybrid notebooks.

- NVDECODE API

Added a new API that lets the client reconfigure the decoder resolution and other post-processing parameters (such as the display resolution, cropping rectangle, and aspect ratio of the decoded frame) without having to destroy and recreate the decoder instance. This API is useful in scenarios where the decoder instance initialisation time takes up a significant portion of the overall decode execution time; for example, in back-to-back decoding of multiple short clips of different resolutions.

The new API will be included in Video Codec SDK 8.2, which is expected to release in late Q2 2018.

Application SLI Profiles

Added or updated the following SLI profiles:

• Descenders
• Frostpunk
• Warhammer: Vermintide 2
• Far Cry 5

Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 397.31

The following sections list the important changes and the most common issues resolved in this version. This list is only a subset of the total number of changes made in this driver version. The NVIDIA bug number is provided for reference.

Fixed Issues in this Release

? [GeForce GTX 1080 Ti][Doom]: The game crashes due to the driver reverting to OpenGL 1.1 when HDR is enabled. [2049623]
? [GeForce GTX 1060][Far Cry 5]: The game crashes after a few minutes of game play. [2096077]
? NvfbcPluginWindow temporarily prevents Windows from shutting down after launching a Steam game. [2068833]
? [Firefox]: Driver TDR error may occur when using Firefox. [2049523]
? [GeForce GTX 1060][Rise of Tomb Raider]: Flickering/corruption occurs when opening the in-game options UI. [200351146]
? [NVIDIA Control Panel][SLI][Diablo III]: With V-Sync on and SLI enabled, the game freezes after switching windows (ALT+TAB) a few times. [1951584]


Open Issues (Windows 10) 

? [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. To recover, manually turn the monitor OFF and then back ON. A future driver
? [Far Cry 5]: Green flickering occurs in the game when using HDR with non-native resolution. To work around, 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.
? [NVIDIA TITAN V][G-Sync]: G-Sync displays may go blank when switching between different overclocked memory clocks multiple times. [200361272] ? [SLI][GeForce GTX 780 Ti]: There is no display output when connecting the DisplayPort and two DVI monitors. [1835763]
? [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]. To work around, 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]

GPU Compatibility

GeForce 1000 Series:
GeForce GTX Titan V, GeForce GTX Titan Xp, GeForce GTX Titan X, Geforce GTX 1080 Ti, GeForce GTX 1080, Geforce GTX 1070 Ti, GeForce GTX 1070, GeForce GTX 1060, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, GeForce GTX 1050, GT 1030

GeForce 900 Series:
GeForce GTX Titan X, GeForce 980 Ti, GeForce GTX 980, GeForce GTX 970, GeForce GTX 960, GeForce GTX 950

GeForce 700 Series:
GeForce GTX TITAN Z, GeForce GTX TITAN Black, GeForce GTX TITAN, GeForce GTX 780 Ti, GeForce GTX 780, GeForce GTX 770, GeForce GTX 760, GeForce GTX 760 Ti (OEM), GeForce GTX 750 Ti, GeForce GTX 750, GeForce GTX 745, GeForce GT 740, GeForce GT 730, GeForce GT 720

GeForce 600 Series:
GeForce GTX 690, GeForce GTX 680, GeForce GTX 670, GeForce GTX 660 Ti, GeForce GTX 660, GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST, GeForce GTX 650 Ti, GeForce GTX 650, GeForce GTX 645, GeForce GT 645, GeForce GT 640, GeForce GT 630, GeForce GT 620, GeForce GT 610, GeForce 605

 

397.31 WHQL Download Links

Windows 7/8 - 64 Bit

Windows 10 - 64 Bit


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25-04-2018, 17:30:06

FTLN
What’s New in Version 397.31 WHQL

Game Ready Drivers provide the best possible gaming experience for all major new
releases, including Virtual Reality games. Prior to a new title launching, our driver team
is working up until the last minute to ensure every performance tweak and bug fix is
included for the best gameplay on day-one.
Game Ready
Provides the optimal gaming experience for BattleTech and FrostPunk.
New Features
 NVIDIA RTXTM Technology
Developer preview for NVIDIA RTX ray tracing technology for DirectX 12. NVIDIA
RTX supports the Microsoft DirectX Raytracing (DXR) API on NVIDIA Volta GPUs.
In order to get started with developing DirectX Raytracing applications accelerated by
RTX, you'll need the following:
• NVIDIA Volta GPU
• NVIDIA driver version 396 or higher
• Windows 10 RS4
• Microsoft's DXR developer package, consisting of DXR-enabled D3D runtimes,
HLSL compiler, and headers
 Vulkan 1.1
This driver release provides full support for the new Vulkan 1.1 API and passes the
Vulkan Conformance Test Suite (CTS) version 1.1.0.3.
 HD Audio
This driver adds new sample rates 32 kHz, 88.2 kHz, and 176.4 kHz to the HDMI
device for all GPUs.
Release 396 Graphics Drivers for Windows, Version 397.31 RN-08399-397.31_v01 | 8
Chapter 2 : RELEASE 396 DRIVER CHANGES
 Display Driver Standalone Installer
The standalone display driver installer now removes extracted files after installing the
driver, leaving a smaller footprint on the hard drive.
 Display Driver Libraries
Added new libraries (nvdlist.dll and nvdlistx.dll) to support Optimus and MSHybrid
notebooks.
 NVDECODE API
Added a new API that lets the client reconfigure the decoder resolution and other post
processing parameters (such as the display resolution, cropping rectangle, and aspect
ratio of the decoded frame) without having to destroy and recreate the decoder
instance. This API is useful in scenarios where the decoder instance initialization time
takes up a significant portion of the overall decode execution time; for example, in
back-to-back decoding of multiple short clips of different resolutions.
The new API will be included in Video Codec SDK 8.2, which is expected to release in
late Q2 2018.
Application SLI Profiles
Added or updated the following SLI profiles:
• Descenders
• Frostpunk
• Warhammer: Vermintide 2
• Far Cry 5
3D Vision Profiles
Added or updated the following 3D Vision profiles:
• Descenders - Good
• EVE Valkyrie - Warzone - Good
Software Module Versions
• nView - 148.92
• HD Audio Driver - 1.3.37.1
• NVIDIA PhysX System Software - 9.17.0524
• GeForce Experience - 3.13.1.30
• CUDA - 9.2

And here are the known issues :

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.
To recover, manually turn the monitor OFF and then back ON. A future driver
 [Far Cry 5]: Green flickering occurs in the game when using HDR with non-native
resolution.
To work around, 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.
 [NVIDIA TITAN V][G-Sync]: G-Sync displays may go blank when switching between
different overclocked memory clocks multiple times. [200361272]
 [SLI][GeForce GTX 780 Ti]: There is no display output when connecting the
DisplayPort and two DVI monitors. [1835763]
 [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].
To work around, 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]
The Microsoft Media Foundation library must be installed in order to use these features. Be
sure to first install the Media Foundation package.Quote

25-04-2018, 18:16:43

NeverBackDown
Why did you just copy and paste the driver info when it was in the article?Quote

26-04-2018, 08:50:41

Ady6UK
Apparently there are some issues with the driver according to Hexus.net, link below:
http://hexus.net/tech/news/graphics/...pc-reset-loop/Quote

26-04-2018, 09:19:30

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ady6UK View Post
Apparently there are some issues with the driver according to Hexus.net, link below:
http://hexus.net/tech/news/graphics/...pc-reset-loop/
I'll have a look into this. Thanks.Quote

26-04-2018, 09:21:08

Ady6UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by WYP View Post
I'll have a look into this. Thanks.
Glad to be of service, sir Quote
Reply
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