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AMD has rolled out the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin. Version 18.7.1 drivers come with optimization for “Earthfall,” with up to 28 percent more performance measured on Radeon RX Vega 56 and up to 28 percent more performance to be had on the RX 580 8 GB, at 1440; and up to 27 percent higher performance measured at 1080p, on the RX 560 4 GB.

The drivers also address a number of bugs, including random crash noticed in “Fortnite Season 5,” when rendering throwing stars. Flickering noticed on “Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice” has been fixed. The drivers also fix a bug of not all compatible display modes appearing in Windows; slower than expected performance in Corel Draw, and black screen noticed during boot on displays connected via DisplayPort. A bug with memory clocks remaining high (i.e. not spooling down at lower power states), when changing resolutions or refresh-rates, has also been fixed.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.7.1 drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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NVIDIA has released the GeForce 398.11 WHQL drivers. These drivers come game-ready for “Vampyr” and “Jurassic World: Evolution.” The drivers also officially introduce G-SYNC HDR, requiring G-SYNC capable HDR displays. It also adds or improves SLI support for “Warhammer: Vermintide 2.” It fixes an issue with “Hitman” in DirectX 12 mode, where the game crashes if the in-game HDR mode is enabled and Windows HDR setting is “off.” Also fixed is an issue with “Call of Duty: WWII” in which the center display in 3D Vision Surround setups can go blank.

You can download the new GeForce 398.11 WHQL drivers from GeForce Experience and GeForce.com.

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AMD has rolled out Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.5.2 Beta drivers. This includes drivers for 32-bit Windows 10 and Windows 7. While the drivers don’t coincide with any AAA game launches; they pack a number of bug fixes. To begin with, they fix a system hang noticed on “Sea of Thieves” after the splash-screen. A “white screen” that was noticed in “The Crew” in daylight maps, is now fixed. Shader Cache failing to enable on some games, has now been fixed. Certain FreeSync displays putting out a blank screen when FreeSync is enabled in the middle of a game, is fixed. Texture issues with zombie models in “Arizona Sunshine” is fixed. “Warhammer: Vermintide 2″ experiencing an application hang upon changing resolution, has also been fixed.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.5.2 Beta drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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NVIDIA today released the GeForce 397.93 WHQL “Game Ready” drivers. The drivers come with optimization for “The Crew” closed beta and “State of Decay 2.” SLI profiles are either added or updated for “DRG Initiative,” and “Star Wars: Battlefront II.” The drivers also introduce CUDA 9.2 support. In addition, the drivers also address a number of bugs.

You now no longer need to close Steam to enable/disable SLI. A “Wolfenstein II: TNC” bug that causes the game to freeze in the Roosevelt area, is fixed. A critical issue is fixed on machines with both “Pascal” and “Kepler” GPUs installed, in which the driver fails to load. Green flickering noticed in “Far Cry 5″ when using HDR on non-native screen-resolution, is fixed.

You can download the new GeForce 397.93 WHQL drivers from GeForce Experience and GeForce.com.

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AMD has released their new Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.5.1 WHQL drivers. These are the first WHQL-certified drivers from the company for Windows 10 April 2018 Update, complying with WDDM 2.4, and support not just AMD Radeon discrete GPUs, but also Ryzen “Raven Ridge” APUs with integrated Radeon Vega graphics. The drivers support Microsoft PlayReady 3.0 DRM on “Polaris” GPUs.

Besides these features, Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.5.1 WHQL comes with optimization for “Ancestors Legacy,” with up to 6 percent higher frame-rates at 1080p, measured with an RX Vega 56, and up to 13 percent higher frame rates on an RX 580 (8 GB) at 1080p. The update fixes HBCC not resetting to default value when “Restore Factory Defaults” option is used in Radeon Settings. It also addresses ReLive streaming to Facebook intermittently failing; Netflix users experiencing display corruption on “Polaris” multi-GPU systems, abnormally high game load times in “Destiny 2,” and fixes for screen tearing observed on FreeSync displays with performance metrics enabled.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.5.1 WHQL drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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NVIDIA today released GeForce 397.64 WHQL drivers. The drivers come game-ready for recently released titles Conan Exiles, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, and Destiny 2′s new expansion, Warmind. NVIDIA also added support for Microsoft Surface Books while providing updated SLI profiles for Kingdom Come: Deliverance and GRIP. More importantly, this driver release contains specific fixes for Grand Theft Auto V, Starcraft 2, and GeForce GTX 780 Ti owners who run a SLI configuration. The rest of its fixed issues is consistent with the 397.55 hotfix driver release.

You can download the new GeForce 397.64 WHQL drivers from GeForce Experience and GeForce.com.

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NVIDIA today released the GeForce 397.55 Hotfix drivers to address various issues that many users have been experiencing. Primarily, the drivers fix the pesky problem where a few GTX 1060 models would throw up a Code 43 error in Device Manager after driver installation putting users’ systems into an endless restart loop. The new drivers also contain fixes for occasional Netflix playback stuttering and the display driver being removed when a system has been idling during an extended period of time. Lastly, NVIDIA added support for Microsoft Surface Book notebooks.

You can download the new GeForce 397.55 Hotfix drivers from GeForce Experience and GeForce.com.

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AMD has released the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition. Version 18.4.1 Beta adds initial support for the April 2018 update of Windows 10 (build 1803), (formerly referred to as “Spring Creators Update”). The drivers also fix issues with a number of games, such as water textures not appearing correctly in “World of Final Fantasy;” an application hang noticed on game loading screens of “Stellaris,” display corruption noticed on “Call of Duty: WWII” on some Radeon RX 400 series graphics cards, and flickering noticed in “Sea of Thieves.”

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.4.1 Beta drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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NVIDIA has releases GeForce 397.31 WHQL drivers. The drivers see NVIDIA discontinue regular support for 32-bit versions of Windows. It also sheds support for GPUs based on NVIDIA “Fermi” GPU architecture (GeForce 400 series and 500 series). The drivers also add first official support for NVIDIA RTX real-time ray-tracing technology. To use it, you’ll need a GPU based on NVIDIA’s next-generation “Volta” architecture (such as the $3,000 TITAN V), the latest major version of Windows 10, and Microsoft DXR developer package. The drivers also add support for Vulkan 1.1 API. Besides the above three, GeForce 397.31 WHQL is game-ready for “BattleTech” and “FrostPunk.”

You can download the new GeForce 397.31 WHQL drivers from GeForce Experience and GeForce.com.

ALERT!

NVIDIA GeForce 397.31 WHQL Drivers Put GTX 1060-Powered Systems Into Endless Restart Loop

TechPowerUp! is reporting that numerous GTX 1060 owners have reported on the official NVIDIA forums that they were unable to complete the installation of the 397.31 drivers. Users were prompted to restart their systems to complete the installation process, but once they have done so, they were presented with the exact screen over and over again putting their systems into an endless restart loop. While NVIDIA is investigating the bug, GTX 1060 owners are encouraged to roll back to a previous version of the drivers as a stop-gap solution. The workaround consists of rebooting the affected system in safe mode and running Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) to completely remove the 397.31 drivers. Users can then proceed to install the previous 391.35 drivers normally.

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NVIDIA today released the latest version of its GeForce software suite. Version 391.35 WHQL drivers are game-ready for “Far Cry 5,” the week’s biggest AAA game release. This includes game optimization, an SLI profile, and GeForce Experience optimal settings. The drivers also add SLI profiles for “WRC 7″ and GRIP.

The drivers also introduce security updates for a staggering seven CVEs, mostly relating vulnerabilities discovered in the kernel-mode layers of the driver, and user-mode drivers for DirectX and OpenGL. NVIDIA discovered that certain specially crafted pixel shaders can cause infinite loops and denial of service (system hang), or escalation of privileges. Besides these, the drivers patch a memory leak found in NVIDIA Freestyle (custom shader tool), bugs with 3D Profile Manager, and a game freeze noticed on “Diablo III” when rapidly switching tasks on SLI machines.

You can download the new GeForce 391.35 WHQL drivers from GeForce Experience and GeForce.com.

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