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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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AMD has released the latest Beta version of their Radeon Software Adrenalin driver package. Currently in the 18.3.4 version, these drivers from AMD add support for Ubisoft’s Far Cry 5, ensuring the best possible experience and performance on the latest open-world title. Some graphical glitches on Final Fantasy XV – Windows Edition have also been fixed. As an added bonus for cryptocurrency miners, this latest driver revision also fixes some issues with lower performance on some blockchain workloads.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.3.4 Beta drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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NVIDIA today released GeForce 391.24 WHQL software. The drivers add more optimization for “Sea of Thieves,” and two new NVIDIA Freestyle post-fx filters – “Old Film” and “Tilt-Shift.” The drivers address issues related to VR headsets from both HTC and Oculus, in which the headset would stop working after several application launches or resumption of system from hibernation. A bug that prevented Freestyle from being enabled on games that support it, is fixed. MPC-HC no longer stutters in the first couple of seconds of the video playback. A driver TDR error with Mozilla Firefox was fixed. A rare bug that caused stuttering on “Rise of Tomb Raider” when opening the in-game menu on GTX 1060, was fixed.

You can download the new GeForce 391.24 WHQL drivers from GeForce Experience and GeForce.com.

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AMD has released the latest version Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition. Version 18.3.3 Beta is the third release for this month, and features a major API update, in addition to game optimization. The drivers introduce support for the Vulkan 1.1 API. In addition, the drivers provide optimization for “Sea of Thieves,” and “A Way Out.” An intermittent stuttering issue was fixed with “Forza Motorsport 7.” A system hang seen on “Star Wars Battlefront 2,” on multi-GPU systems, was fixed. Also fixed are flickering and objects disappearing from the scene, with “Final Fantasy XV.”

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.3.3 Beta drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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AMD has released Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.3.2 Beta, its second significant driver release for this month. These drivers include heavier optimization for “Final Fantasy XV.” This includes up to 4 percent higher frame-rates at 1080p compared to the older 18.3.1 drivers, when tested with a Radeon RX Vega 64; and up to 7 percent higher frame-rates at the same resolution, when tested with the RX 580 8 GB. It also fixes a stuttering issue noticed in the game, when rendering scenes with heavy particle effects.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.3.2 Beta drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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AMD has released its first Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition drivers for this month, version 18.3.1 Beta. The drivers come with optimization for “Final Fantasy XV,” and “Warhammer: Vermintide II.” It also includes some fine-tuning for Dota 2 that delivers up to 6 percent higher frame-rates than 17.12.1 drivers, at 4K Ultra HD, when tested with an RX 580 graphics card. The drivers also fix application crashes with “Sea of Thieves,” multi-GPU flickering seen in “Middle-earth: Shadow of War,” and some color-corruption noticed with “World of Tanks” in certain multi-GPU configurations.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.3.1 Beta drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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NVIDIA today released the latest version of their driver suite, which aims to bring users’ systems up to scratch towards playing the latest games with as much performance and stability as possible. The new 391.01 version of NVIDIA’s driver suite brings GameReady improvements that pave the way towards Final Fantasy XV – Windows Edition’s release. This driver release packs a bigger punch than just Final Fantasy XV, though; it’s also a Game Ready driver release for the upcoming Warhammer: Vermintide 2, and for the upcoming World of Tanks’ graphics engine upgrade, which will bring tons of graphics features, updates and improvements to the base World of Tanks experience.

You can download the new GeForce 391.01 Game Ready Drivers from GeForce Experience and GeForce.com.

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AMD had released the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition. Version 18.2.3, the third release for this month, comes with optimization for “Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age,” “Sea of Thieves,” and “Brass Tactics.” With “Sea of Thieves,” the drivers enable up to 29% higher frame-rates at 4K UHD, when measured with Radeon RX Vega 64, and up to 39% higher frame-rates at 1080p, when measured with an RX 580. With FFXII, it enables up to 13% higher frame-rates at 1440p measured with an RX Vega 64, and up to 20% higher frame-rates at 1080p, with an RX 580.

A host of FreeSync-related bugs are addressed with this release. They correct a bug experienced with FreeSync kicking in during online video-playback in Google Chrome, causing flickering; rapid frame-rate changes between minimum and maximum FPS ranges when gaming in certain system configurations; which causes stuttering; and a flickering observed on FreeSync-capable displays when performance metrics overlay is enabled with Enhanced Sync. A Radeon Overlay flickering noticed on Vulkan API games was fixed. A display corruption issue with “Fortnite” was fixed.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.2.3 Beta drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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AMD has released the WHQL version of its Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.2.1 Beta drivers, which the company had introduced just five days ago. There’s no apparent difference between this driver version and the previously released one, other than the WHQL certification – this might mean some additional stability in the new driver release compared to its Beta version, though mileage may vary.

Just as a friendly reminder, the Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.2.1 drivers add support for Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age, while fixing a number of bugs with FreeSync and the Vulkan API, among others.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.2.1 WHQL drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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