NVIDIA Release GeForce 353.38 Hotfix Patch

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅29.06.2015 16:02:33

Not a week has passed since NVIDIA released their GeForce 353.30 WHQL drivers, designed and timed primarily for the launch of Rocksteady's Arkham Knight. However it appears that NVIDIA's driver team aren't done with June, and have just issued a Hotfix driver (GeForce 353.38) to alleviate pressing Chrome and G-SYNC-related issues.

Earlier this month it became clear that certain systems configurations with an NVIDIA GPU were experiencing system instability in the form of crashes/freezes/Timeout Detection Recovery (TDR) when using Chrome. It turns out that this issue was particularly difficult to pin down - NVIDIA themselves solicited help from users local to Santa Clara who were experiencing the bug - and the fix comes none too soon given how important a web browser is in work and leisure.

The driver update is also intended to reduce or eliminate delays in application startup and switching when utilising G-SYNC. Once again, it's difficult not to be impressed with the pace at which NVIDIA update their drivers, be it bug-fixing or in advance of the latest game releases.

NVIDIA's GeForce 353.38 driver update isn't WHQL-certified and so is only targeted at those with the above concerns. The updates are likely to be rolled into the next WHQL release.

You can download the driver update here; versions are available for a full range of OS's including Windows 10. WHQL drivers can as usual be found at http://www.geforce.com/drivers.

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