GeForce 397.64 WHQL Game Ready Download & Discussion

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by zandathrax, May 9, 2018.

  1. beezee

    beezee Active Member

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    Okay guys, I can't tell if it's Windows updates ( 1803 ) or Nvidia drivers ( all after 388.xx ) that are causing minor hicups for me. Firefox
    LiveKernelEvent 141 errors, uxdservice close issues, stutter and color fade in and out issues with some games.
    So far these seem to be all right but idk. Hope to get get answers soon.
     
  2. hemla

    hemla Member Guru

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    Vulkan driver faster in everything except Vulkan? Anyway which NVidia driver would be best just for DX11?
     
  3. dr_rus

    dr_rus Ancient Guru

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    The latest one.
     
  4. tensai28

    tensai28 Maha Guru

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    Would seem that way...at least based off of my results. But let's be honest, there's not much really using vulkan anyways and anything that does, isn't really demanding. API overhead test aside, these drivers are much better than the vulkan betas on far cry 5. Finally got rid of the hitching and odd frame drops that I was experiencing on that game using any driver past 391.35. Liking them so far. I ran the far cry 5 benchmark with vsync enabled (obviously not to find max fps but to test smoothness) and I had a minimum of 59fps, avg 60 (60hz 4k screen). Much better than the drops to 54 that I was getting on other drivers. I'll test other games later.
     

  5. dr_rus

    dr_rus Ancient Guru

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    3DMark API overhead test is pure synthetics, there are no games which push the APIs to this extreme at the moment and it's unlikely that there will be in the next several years.
     
  6. CaptaPraelium

    CaptaPraelium Master Guru

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    388.84. It's a vulkan beta that was posted here and everyone was ranting about how good it was so I tried it and I concur. It was the last pre-390 driver AFAIK
     
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    Dragondale13 Maha Guru

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    https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/26549969

    Very similar performance to the Vulkan Betas and that Quadro 391.58 here too.
    Glad to see it also doesn't mind the few extra mhz.
    Will test some games tomorrow.
     
  8. Irenicus

    Irenicus Master Guru

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    What games? I haven't experienced any kind of stuttering whatsoever. Every game runs smooth AF
     
  9. tensai28

    tensai28 Maha Guru

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    All those people have already moved on. There have been several better driver releases since then. Not sure what the problem is.
    On another note; every game I've tried with these drivers are playing excellent. I just finished a round of battlefront 2. Couldn't be any smoother at 4k maxed 60fps with vsync. No stutters, drops or hitches. These are definitely keepers for me. I'll test more games after I finish work.
     
  10. Astyanax

    Astyanax Ancient Guru

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    You're probably looking at a hardware issue, not necessarily the gpu but a possibility.
     

  11. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    Well, that's the thing, I can't remember which version of the graphics driver I was using last time I played the game but I know it was on Windows 10 and it did run fine last time I played it. I suspect the issue is caused by Windows 10 v1803 rather than the driver though but the only way to be sure is to try different drivers and see if the crashing issue persists across all of them (which I'm guessing it will). I only see the Steam window that says preparing to launch the app following by a spinning mouse pointer for a few second and then it returns to a normal pointer suggesting the game has crashed. I see no splash screen or loading screen or anything like that; the only indication that the game *has* crashed in the entry in the Event log.

    It's a 0xc0000005 error and those in my experience can be hard to isolate the cause of. Sometimes, a simple revalidation of the files, which forces Steam to redownload the game executable and any corrupted files, can fix those but sometimes they can be caused by incompatible settings in the NVIDIA game profile (in my case this is set to the default) or forcing MFAA / AF in the Global profile. They can even be caused by using the RTSS overlay (again, I have disabled this for HMA.exe so it doesn't seem to be that). I'm not using any injectors either and the game is a refresh install (from a backup I saved to an external drive) as well. Running out of things to try now except for different drivers.

    Ironically, Windows 10 installed graphics driver v390.77 the other day even though I had the 397.55 hotfix installed at the time (yeah, the driver that was supposed to fix that very issue!) and I never thought to test Hitman Absolution to see if it worked with that driver (which dates back to January if I remember correctly).
     
  12. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    I am talking about Hitman Absolution not Hitman (2016). I was not aware that Absolution supported DX12 so I assume you are referring to the latest game here rather the previous one which is the one I am currently unable to play.
     
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    tensai28 Maha Guru

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    I'm not having any problems with hitman absolution on my end using 17134.48 and these drivers. Like TJ suggested, maybe verify the game files?
     
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    FARCRY 5 freezes the whole system with this driver somehow !!!
     

  16. tensai28

    tensai28 Maha Guru

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    Unstable OC? Windows version? I played it for about an hour and had no such issue.
     
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    maikai Maha Guru

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    No such issues here, win 10 x64 1803. Just played for about 3 hours straight, not one issue
     
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    Crazy! I just played for 8 hrs straight and not one single issue.
     
  19. CaptaPraelium

    CaptaPraelium Master Guru

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    What's better than 388.84? None of the 390 drivers have been any good. I'm pretty sure you've been in the threads where I posted the frametime graphs, so you know what I mean.
    I can hold 60FPS all day. Try pushing 200, gsync, no vsync.
     
  20. CaptaPraelium

    CaptaPraelium Master Guru

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    It doesn't effect everyone, and many people simply aren't pushing their systems this hard anyway (see above for example)
     

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