NVIDIA Releases 375.86 WHQL Driver Updateby Daniel Williams on November 18, 2016 10:00 PM EST
Two more weeks after NVIDIA’s last hotfix we have another WHQL update to cement those fixes, optimize more games, and prepare for more releases. Releases and updates have been coming swiftly, so let’s see what release 375.89 brings us.
Most of the fixes this week are moving from the 375.76 Hot Fix to this 375.86 WHQL release. Included in the hotfix were fixes for high refresh rate monitors experiencing flickering issues. Specifically, with G-Sync enabled while either running at 144Hz on GTX 1080 or while dragging or resizing windows at 165Hz. There was also an issue with artifacts in GIFs found from the 375.63 update that had been removed as well. Moving on to new fixes, the 375.70 driver caused smearing and ghosting, and the GTX 1080 was unable to enable surround with a SLI HB bridge and the wrong memory usage was being reported while gaming in SLI on Pascal GPUs. Lastly is a smaller fix with the game Battle Carnival being falsely detected as Bionic Commando.
We are receiving some extra optimizations for Tom Clancy’s The Division, Battlefield 1, and Civilization VI. Alongside these updates NVIDIA users are now ready for the Steep open beta which starts this Friday.
One more note before closing is that some issues are being investigated by NVIDIA. NVIDIA reports multi-GPU display issues in Battlefield one with this 375.86 update and GTX 1080/1070/1060 video memory getting stuck at 810MHz. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare SLI will flicker with render resolution above 100 and there is a problem with incorrect Folding@Home work units after update to release 375. Though we’ve been seeing rather rapid fire releases for drivers from both camps lately, so fixes shouldn’t be far off.
(UPDATE: NVIDIA has a hotfix for the memory clock issue here)
Anyone interested can download the updated drivers through GeForce Experience or on the NVIDIA driver download page. More information on this update and further issues can be found in the 375.86 release notes.
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Piotrek4321 - Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - link"Lastly is a smaller fix with the game Battle Carnival being falsely detected as Bionic Commando."
Haha, bet both of the executables were named 'bc.exe'
wolrah - Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - linkThis also seems to have added support for SLI in Dishonored 2. My second GPU wasn't doing anything when I first got the game, but last night after updating to this driver it clocked up like normal and I ended up CPU limited where previously I was GPU limited.
Michael Bay - Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - linkIt doesn`t seem to be especially GPU taxing in the first place, at least on 980. You don`t play Harvey Smith games for graphics anyway.
Morawka - Sunday, November 20, 2016 - linki'm getting horrible performance on that game on a gtx 1080 and a 4790k at 4.4ghz.. it regularly drops to 20 FPS during assassinations and power moves..
The AA options in that game are atrocious. TXAA blurs all the LOD's no matter the distance, and FXAA looks like crap.
BobSwi - Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - linkSo, do you need to re-disable telemetry after each driver install?
BobSwi - Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - linkWelp, guess i'll pass on this one also: https://www.techpowerup.com/227881/users-report-mu...
jsntech - Friday, November 18, 2016 - linkWow. Sad that this seems to be the 'new normal' for their driver releases.
Samus - Sunday, November 20, 2016 - linkThey are releasing too many drivers too fast. AMD is just as, if not more reckless. We don't need driver updates every two weeks, we need them a few times a year. They know way in advance the compatibility issues with future titles and have ample time to address them. Make no mistake that NVidia and AMD have more insider information than anybody about game engines and upcoming title development.
D. Lister - Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - linkThis is a buggy version (again). The Nvidia driver team really needs to start focusing more on quality, over quantity. There is really no point in releasing a game-ready driver before the competition, if it ends up handicapping half the freakin' user base until the next hot fix.
elevations - Thursday, November 17, 2016 - linkDO NOT INSTALL THESE DRIVERS, MY SKYRIM SE LOST 30 FRAMES AND I THOUGHT IT WAS MY COMPUTER MY DARK SOULS 3 LOST 30 FRAMES AND I THOUGHT IT WAS MY GPU ITS THE DRIVER!! DO NOT INSTALL REVERT BACK TO OLD DRIVER IT FIXED MY PROBLEMS FIX YOUR SHIT NIVDIA