NVIDIA Release GeForce 398.36 WHQL Drivers

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅26.06.2018 21:42:35

NVIDIA are back with their second major driver release of June 2016 in the form of the GeForce 398.36 WHQL Drivers. Part of their on-going Game Ready program of day-0 updates for major game launches, this particular iteration offers optimum support for Ubisoft's The Crew 2 which opened up early access on PC today.

In common with prior driver updates, the GeForce 398.36 WHQL Drivers also bring new SLI profiles - this time most notably for Dark Souls Remastered - and a set of bug fixes. In particular Gears of War 4's DirectX 12 implementation has a blue screen error fixed, plus G-SYNC and HDR modes have been issued with improvements.

The release notes for these drivers also introduce a new list of identified issues in need of attention, and likely to get it next time around. HDR and G-SYNC are common culprits, likely only recently identified due to more wide-spread availability of HDR and/or G-SYNC monitors.

As always, this driver package can be downloaded from GeForce.com/drivers or through the GeForce Experience App. Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 (32 & 64-bit versions) operating systems are supported, as are cards with Kepler, Maxwell, Pascal and Volta architectures (typically 600-series and on). Since April 2018 Fermi and older GPUs are no longer compatible with the regular driver packages.

Release Notes:

What’s New in Version 398.36 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 The Crew 2.

Application SLI Profiles

Added or updated the following SLI profiles:

• Dark Souls Remastered
• Hand of Fate 2
• Need for Speed Payback
• Super Mega Baseball 2

3D Vision Profiles

Added or updated the following 3D Vision profiles:

• Output Zero - Good

Software Module Versions

• nView - 149.21
• HD Audio Driver -
• NVIDIA PhysX System Software - 9.17.0524
• GeForce Experience -
• CUDA - 9.2

Fixed Issues

[Pascal GPUs][Gears of War 4][DirectX12]: Blue-screen crash may occur while playing the game. [2008731]

[Sterescopic 3D][NVIDIA Control Panel]: Switching the 3D display setting On and Off from the Windows display settings page has no effect on the NVIDIA Control Panel stereoscopic 3D settings page. [2045222]

[G-SYNC]: G-SYNC may still be active after closing a game, causing the desktop to stutter. []

[Surround]: Multiple games crash when launched in Surround mode. [2181329]

[HDR]: With HDR turned on, non HDR full-screen video playback may cause corruption/flickering in the video. [200410646]

[Notebook]: Blue-screen crash occurs with Driver_Power_State_Failure error upon bootup. [2168487]

Black Screen appears when booting Windows after installing the 397.93 display driver. [200418217]

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