NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready 398.36 Drivers Download & Discussion

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  1. xankazo

    xankazo Ancient Guru

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    Drivers working good. Probably unrelated but I had to adjust ClearType on Windows 10 since I also got a new monitor (Asus VG245H) just in time with this new drivers. The fonts weren't looking so good.
     
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    Which the latest driver without spectre patch ?
     
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    latest driver gave me higher temps, i felt excess heat from my case, so i rolled back, now im on 397.93
     

  5. khanmein

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    User issue. No proof & your graphic card brand is summertime madness.

     
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    Anyone is having major problems with Far Cry 5 crashing at random points? Notebly at end of loading screens? not just this driver, even hotfix following this one and last 2 to 3 drivers.
     
  7. nevcairiel

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    The graphics card also informs the TV what format its sending, so a good TV would not care and just adapt and show the proper image regardless. My Sony is that way, at least.
     
  8. mojoba

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    Sorry couldn't see where Nvidia promise performance isn't effected in anyway. Although I'm sure that's the case if you are running a fairly new system with lots of performance to spare. But with my i7 4790k and 980ti I've seen stuttering on numerous games with all the 39* series drivers I've tried. I appreciate this is a meaningless argument unless I spend hours installing and reinstalling drivers and taking screen shots of benchmarks. And it may have nothing to do with the security fix and more to do with Nvidia doing an Apple and creating updates that are detrimental to the performance of older hardware in the hope that they can shift those hundreds of thousands of overpriced 10 series cards that are unsold.
     
  9. Agent-A01

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    What you are saying is a conspiracy theory.

    NV or AMD etc do not deliberately modify code path to purposely cause a detrimental effect in performance on older generation cards to force you to buy new.

    I observed no difference on my 1080Ti/ 980Ti or a 780Ti system(setup for a friend recently) as I did a few benchmarks in testing that driver patch.
    Literally no difference; I can safely tell you that it's all in your head.

    You can put the blame on windows 10 and/or game issues.
    You may try disabling spectre patch in windows 10 if you'd like
     
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  10. mojoba

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    How can you have a 1080ti/980ti set up unless your using a power hungry 980ti as a dedicated physx card for not being released anymore physx games? Or did you take out your 1080ti and put back in your 980ti just to see how well it would have run, if you were still using your 980ti!

    I tried hiding the Spectre update from Windows but it breaks Windows 10 and led to a boot loop. So not recommended if you want to keep Windows up to date. I always try each new driver, benchmark and test, find out the results are not as good as 388.59 then DDU back to my golden driver. As it's so smooth for me. So I don't think it's purely Windows update related but as you can see in my earlier posts the Spectre Windows fix doesn't to say the least help with 4th Gen Intel. I shouldn't bother updating drivers given that it's a waste of time but curiosity gets to me.

    I'm not talking about maximum fps but dropped frames. I'll prove this when I get a chance with screen shots of the benchmark results page for Assassin's Creed Origins which not only shows the minimum fps but also has a graph showing how frequently frames are dropped. I get 60fps at 1440p on High settings so I'm generally happy with performance.

    They probably don't do it deliberately but by releasing new code that is not optimized for what was the flagship card a few years ago, amounts to the same thing. Commentators on here are often saying the latest driver is always the best driver, but in my opinion that's all in their heads to (unless you are running current gen).

    And it's not like conspiracies never happen.
     
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  11. EdKiefer

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    You can easily disable meltdown and Spectre with InSpectre utility, I have all patched up OS but all disabled.

    PS: I haven't noticed it affect games, only I/O performance.
     
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    OK well I can always do an Acronis full back up of drive C then give InSpectre a try and if it goes tits up, it will be easy to restore.
    Asus has released a beta bios now with the Spectre fix on my z97 board which I think helps. Thanks :)
     
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    You have to be blind to not realize that every driver that Nvidia throws the performance degrades a bit in the games, I have a very good eye for that kind of thing.
     
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    I'm sure you this didn't cross your mind but some people have multiple computers.

    I have a separate system with a 980Ti.

    Maxwell is very closely related to pascal so optimizations affect both.

    As for spectre, there is a utility that disables it via registry.

    Lastly, not optimizing for old cards is not the same as purposely nerfing performance.

    That's all in your head.

    You'll have to plot some graphs of various games if you want anyone to believe that.
     
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    You have to be blind to claim something like this after years of actual data showing the opposite. So you should probably check that good eye of yours.
     
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    Myth Busted
     
  18. Dj_ALeX

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    This video is "outdated" but it tells the truth until today based on my benchmarks and solid resources from other legit users i know.
     
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    What does this sentence even mean?
     
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    it means that the video is "outdated" but tells the truth
     

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