NVIDIA Goes On A Triple-A Binge In GeForce 436.30 Game Ready Drivers

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅11.09.2019 00:05:39

NVIDIA's first Game Ready GeForce driver for September 2019 is now available, and with it comes optimisations for three major titles sure to make a splash this month. The GeForce 436.30 Game Ready Driver offers advanced support for Borderlands and the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer PC Open Beta ahead of their general availability, and improved compatibility with Gears 5 that was released for advanced previews on September 6th and today more widely.

Borderlands 3 doesn't have any specific GeForce RTX features in the launch release but reviews based on the pre-release version have indicated that performance quality is somewhat spotty on both NVIDIA- and AMD-powered systems. As a result any optimisations NVIDIA can now offer to GeForce owners will be very much appreciated by those jumping back into Pandora this week.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's PC Multiplayer Open Beta is set to go live on September 19th, and so this driver comes well in advance of necessity. The full game will include premium GeForce RTX features such as ray tracing, and NVIDIA Adaptive Shading; however the phrasing of the primer article indicates that they will not be present for the Beta. Optimisations are great nonetheless, and a solid stable driver will be a great help to Activision's testing process for their franchise installment.

Finally, Gears 5 like Borderlands 3 does not incorporate RTX features into its launch. However it has received strong reviews that have bolstered its appeal ahead of a general release, plus taxing graphical requirements make performance-oriented optimisations all the more critical.

In addition to the above these drivers also add native support for the following NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible monitors:

LG 27GL650,
LG 27GL63T

The full list of monitors that support G-SYNC in some fashion - either through the G-SYNC hardware module or via NVIDIA's implementation of VESA Adaptive-Sync support - is available here. Note however that the often confusing and self-contradictory model naming scheme of monitors means that some sub-variants may or may not be supported fully. Additionally, monitors which incorporate Adaptive Sync but haven't passed NVIDIA's certification process are supported in Adaptive Sync mode, but the experience quality is not guaranteed.

Newly identified and fixed issues are highlighted in the release notes, including the 'blue-screen' crash occurring in Control with RTX ray-tracing enabled. Check the summary for a full list.

The GeForce 436.30 Game Ready Drivers can be downloaded through the GeForce Experience desktop app, or directly via geforce.com/drivers and selecting the driver appropriate for your system. GeForce drivers are compatible with 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and 10 and support GeForce GPUs going as far back as the Kepler (GTX 600-series) architecture.

Release Summary

What’s New in Version 436.30 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-1.

Game Ready

Provides increased performance and the optimal gaming experience for the Call of Duty:

- Modern Warfare PC Open Beta, Gears 5, and Borderlands 3.

Gaming Technology

Adds support for six new G-SYNC compatible monitors.

Application SLI Profiles

Added or updated the following SLI profiles:
• Close to the Sun

Software Module Versions
• nView - 149.77
• HD Audio Driver -
• NVIDIA PhysX System Software - 9.19.0218
• GeForce Experience -
• CUDA - 10.1
• Standard NVIDIA Control Panel - 8.1.940.0
• DCH NVIDIA Control Panel - 8.1.955.0

New Features and Other Changes

Added support for new G-SYNC compatible monitors.

Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 436.30

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

[Fortnite][CS:Go]: Eliminated cases of stutter when Ultra low latency mode was enabled. [2682105]
[Forza Motorsport 6/7]: The game may crash during gameplay. [2686338]
[World of Warcraft]: The game may flicker at the character-selection screen. [2684628]
[Notebook][GeForce GTX 970M]: The GPU clock speed on some notebooks is stuck at the base clock speed and does not boost. [2683147]
[GeForce RTX 20 series][Forza Horizon 4][Gears of War 4][Gears 5]: Colored corruption may appear on some surfaces throughout the game. [200544234]
[Firefox][G-SYNC]: When G-SYNC is enabled, flickering occurs with YouTube fullscreen video playback on FireFox when hovering over the timeline. [200544130]
[Control][DirectX 12][Pascal GPUs]: Blue-screen crash occurs pointing to nvlddmkm.sys when in-game software Ray Tracing is enabled. [200543646]

Open Issues in Version 436.30 WHQL

As with every released driver, version 436.30 WHQL of the Release 435 driver has open issues and enhancement requests associated with it. This section includes lists of issues that are either not fixed or not implemented in this version. Some problems listed may not have been thoroughly investigated and, in fact, may not be NVIDIA issues. Others may have workaround solutions.
For notebook computers, issues can be system-specific and may not be seen on your particular notebook.

Windows 10 Issues

[G-SYNC]: NVIDIA G-SYNC might not be enabled automatically for monitors newly approved as G-SYNC-Compatible upon updating the driver. [200544252]
- To work around, enable the monitor by opening the NVIDIA Control Panel->Display->Set Up
- G-SYNC page, then select the display and select Enable settings for the selected display.

[SpaceEngine]: The game crashes when launched. [2684322]
[UBOAT]: The game crashes due to memory allocation issues when launching Sandbox mode from the main menu. [2694301]
[Tom Clancy's The Division II]: The game may crash when played in DirectX 12 mode. [200406322]
[FIFA 19]: The game may crash to the desktop. [2690624]

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