NVIDIA Vulkan developer driver 398.58

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:37:33 +0000

Windows driver version 398.58 and Linux driver version 396.24.10 provide new features for Vulkan developers to test their upcoming Vulkan applications.

Windows 398.58

Linux 396.24.10

Release Updates

July 12th, 2018 - Windows 398.58, Linux 396.24.10

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17711

Sat, 07 Jul 2018 04:27:59 +0000

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17711

More info here

NVIDIA GeForce Hotfix Driver Version 398.46

Tue, 03 Jul 2018 15:56:22 +0000

 

This is GeForce Hot Fix driver version 398.46 that addresses the following:

-     Black Textures in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.


Click the appropriate link to download.

Windows 10 x64:

Click Here

 

Please note: Effective April 2018, Game Ready Driver upgrades, including performance enhancements, new features, and bug fixes, will be available only on Kepler, Maxwell, and Pascal series GPUs. Critical security updates will be available on Fermi series GPUs through January 2019. A complete list of Fermi series GeForce GPUs can be found here.

UPDATE: Our hotfix drivers now require us to get a Microsoft signature prior to release. We are changing our hotfix driver process to do so going forward and have reposted an updated 398.46 package that now has the correct signature

WINDOWS 10 INSIDER PREVIEW BUILD 17704

Thu, 28 Jun 2018 03:12:24 +0000

Windows 10 Insider Preview build 17704 is now released to Insiders.
Microsoft blog gives details: https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/06/27/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-17704/#m8dBLHeij5k691Kx.97

Known Issues For Game Bar:

  • The framerate counter chart sometimes doesn’t show up correctly over known games.
  • The CPU chart shows an incorrect percentage of usage in the top left corner.
  • Charts in the performance panel don’t update immediately when clicking through tabs.
  • The user’s gamerpic doesn’t display correctly, even after signing in.

INF v6.110

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 19:41:24 +0000

Added support for:

NVIDIA_DEV.1DBA = "NVIDIA Quadro GV100 / TITAN V JHH Special Edition"

Should promise to be an OK entry level GPU 🙂

NVIDIA DRIVER 398.36

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 13:57:40 +0000

NVidia driver 398.36 is out at NVidia downloads.
Driver: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx?lang=en-us
Notes: http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/398.36/398.36-win10-win8-win7-desktop-release-notes.pdf
Game Ready: Provides the optimal gaming experience for The Crew 2.

Fixed Issues
 [Pascal GPUs][Gears of War 4][DirectX12]: Blue-screen crash may occur while playing
the game.
 [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.
 [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.
 [HDR]: With HDR turned on, non HDR full-screen video playback may cause
corruption/flickering in the video.
 [Notebook]: Blue-screen crash occurs with Driver_Power_State_Failure error
upon bootup.
 Black Screen appears when booting Windows after installing the 397.93 display
driver.

Windows 10 Open Issues
 [SLI][GeForce GTX 1080][G-SYNC][World of Warcraft: Legion][HDR]: Severe color
corruption appears in the game after launching with the Windows HDR setting
enabled. This issue does not occur with the Windows HDR setting disabled.
 [Surround][G-SYNC]: In Surround mode, the G-SYNC link in the NVIDIA Control
Panel is missing.
 [Surround SLI][G-SYNC][Overwatch]: There is constant flickering in the game when
played in a specific SLI Surround configuration (2 displays on master GPU and 1
display on slave GPU) with G-Sync mode enabled.
 [G-SYNC]: Windowed G-Sync mode may stutter after upgrading to Windows 10
Spring Creators Update.
 [Shadow Warrior 2][TITAN V]: After launching the game with Windows HDR setting
enabled, there is flickering corruption when hovering the mouse over the game screen. The issue does not occur with Windows HDR setting disabled.
 [GeForce TITAN (Kepler-based)]: The OS fails after installing the graphics card on a Threadripper-enabled motherboard.
 [Netflix Edge Browser]: When playing a game in full-screen mode and playing a video
from the Netflix Edge Browser, blue-screen crash occurs after multiple [Alt+Tab]
switching between the two. The issue does not occur when playing the Netflix video in a Chrome browser.
 [Firefox]: Cursor shows brief corruption when hovering on certain links in Firefox.
 [NVIDIA Control Panel][Surround]: NVIDIA Surround hot keys do not work.
 Random DPC watchdog violation errors occur when using multiple GPUs on
motherboards with PLX chips.
 Using power monitoring in GPU monitor tools causes micro stutter.

Well - where should we sort these in - AMD graphics drivers offered by Intel:

Intel (actually AMD) graphics drivers v24.20.11020.2 (18.6.1) for 8th generation (Kaby Lake-G) from Intel's donwload center.

Driver build date: 29th May 2018 (DriverVer=05/29/2018, 24.20.11020.2)

Download links:


From the readme.txt:

  Quote

Driver Version: 18.6.1
Release Version: Production Version
Release Date: June 13, 2018

Operating System(s):
    Microsoft Windows* 10-64 - Anniversary Update
    Microsoft Windows* 10-64 - Creators Update
    Microsoft Windows* 10-64 - Fall Creators Update

Platforms:
    8th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) processor family (codename Kaby Lake G)


Supported devices:

"%AMD694C.1%" = ati2mtag_VegaM, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_694C&SUBSYS_0CF98086&REV_C0
"%AMD694C.2%" = ati2mtag_VegaM, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_694C&SUBSYS_20738086&REV_C0
"%AMD694C.3%" = ati2mtag_VegaM, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_694C&REV_C0
"%AMD694E.1%" = ati2mtag_VegaM, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_694E&SUBSYS_20738086&REV_C0
"%AMD694E.2%" = ati2mtag_VegaM, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_694E&REV_C0


AMD694C.1 = "Radeon RX Vega M GH Graphics - Unlocked"
AMD694C.2 = "Radeon RX Vega M GH Graphics"
AMD694C.3 = "Radeon RX Vega M GH Graphics"
AMD694E.1 = "Radeon RX Vega M GL Graphics"
AMD694E.2 = "Radeon RX Vega M GL Graphics"


Best regards,
Andi

WIN 10 INSIDER PREVIEW BUILD 17692

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 03:49:36 +0000

Windows 10 Insider Preview build 17692 is now released to Insiders on the Fast Ring and Skip Ahead Ring.
Microsoft blog gives details: https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/06/14/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-17692/#FJJKk6kdbvp2rdXp.97

Game bar Improvements
We’re now rolling out more functionality to the RS5 Game bar. In this flight are the following new features:

  • Audio controls. Change your default audio output device and mute or adjust the volume of games and apps running.
  • Performance visualizations. See your game’s framerate (FPS), CPU usage, GPU VRAM usage, and system RAM usage.

Game Mode Improvements
New options are now available for Game Mode that are expected to improve the gaming experience on desktop PCs.  Gamers on PCs with many background processes may also see performance improvements when they toggle “Dedicate resources” in Game bar.

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC
We fixed an issue resulting in certain games, such as Counter Strike: Global Offensive, to crash on launch in the last two builds.

Known Issue
Some Insiders may find increased reliability and performance issues when launching Start on this build. We’re investigating.

Known Issues for Game bar

  • The Game bar may crash on x86 machines.
  • The framerate counter chart sometimes doesn’t show up correctly over known games.
  • The CPU chart shows an incorrect percentage of usage in the top left corner.
  • Charts in the performance panel don’t update immediately when clicking through tabs.
  • The user’s gamerpic doesn’t display correctly, even after signing in.

NVIDIA GeForce Hotfix Driver Version 398.18

Thu, 07 Jun 2018 16:29:10 +0000

This is GeForce Hot Fix driver version 398.18 that addresses the following:

-  Black Screen when booting Windows after installing 397.93 display driver


Click the appropriate link to download.

Windows 10 x64:

Click Here

 

Please note: Effective April 2018, Game Ready Driver upgrades, including performance enhancements, new features, and bug fixes, will be available only on Kepler, Maxwell, and Pascal series GPUs. Critical security updates will be available on Fermi series GPUs through January 2019. A complete list of Fermi series GeForce GPUs can be found here.

 

WIN 10 INSIDER PREVIEW BUILD 17686

Thu, 07 Jun 2018 03:01:03 +0000

Windows 10 Insider Preview build 17686 is released to Insiders. Microsoft blog gives details: https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/06/06/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-17686/#JiLDqYUrlFKpSzDp.97

 

Answer ID 4674

Graphics Firmware Update for DisplayPort 1.3 and 1.4 Displays.


To enable the latest DisplayPort 1.3 / 1.4 features, Maxwell and desktop Pascal graphics cards may require a firmware update.

Applicable Graphics Cards
NVIDIA TITAN Series:
TITAN X (Maxwell), TITAN X (Pascal), TITAN XP

GeForce 10 Series:
GeForce GT 1030, GeForce GTX 1050, GTX 1050Ti, GTX 1060, GTX 1070, GTX 1070Ti, GTX 1080, GTX 1080Ti

GeForce 900 Series:
GeForce GTX 950, GTX 950Ti, GTX 960, GTX 970, GTX 980, GTX 980Ti

GeForce 700 Series:
GeForce GTX 745, GTX 750, GTX 750Ti

Quadro Series:
Quadro GP100, Quadro P6000, Quadro P5000, Quadro P4000, Quadro P2000, Quadro P1000, Quadro P620, Quadro P600, Quadro P400, Quadro M6000 24GB, Quadro M6000, Quadro M5000, Quadro M4000, Quadro M2000, Quadro K2200, Quadro K1200, Quadro K620, NVS 810

The DisplayPort 1.3 and 1.4 specifications provide enhanced display capabilities.  To ensure compatibility with these specifications, an update to the NVIDIA graphics firmware may be required.

Without the update, systems that are connected to a DisplayPort 1.3 / 1.4 monitor could experience blank screens on boot until the operating system loads, or could experience a hang on boot.  

NVIDIA has created a downloadable tool which will detect whether the firmware update is needed, and if needed, give the user the option to update it.

This update only applies to the graphics cards listed above. For desktop systems, please follow the link below to download the NVIDIA Graphics Firmware Update Tool.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/nv-uefi-update.html

NVIDIA DRIVER 398.11

Tue, 05 Jun 2018 13:36:56 +0000

NVidia driver 398.11 is out at NVidia downloads.
Drivers: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx?lang=en-us
Release Notes: http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/398.11/398.11-win10-win8-win7-desktop-release-notes.pdf

Game Ready: Provides the optimal gaming experience for Vampyr and Jurassic World Evolution.
New Features: Ensures the best possible gaming experience on HDR-capable G-SYNC displays.

Fixed Issues in this Release
 [SLI][Hitman Pro: DirectX 12]: With SLI mode enabled, the game crashes if in-game
HDR is ON and Windows HDR setting is OFF at lower resolutions.
 [Call of Duty: WWII][Surround]: With Surround enabled, the center Surround display
is blank during gameplay.

Windows 10 Open Issues
 [SLI][GeForce GTX 1080][G-SYNC][World of Warcraft: Legion][HDR]: Severe color
corruption appears in the game after launching with the Windows HDR setting
enabled.
 [Notebook][GeForce GTX 1060]: The external HDMI display blinks when playing a
video from the Netflix Edge Browser or Blu-ray video in full-screen mode with
Windows HDR enabled.
 [Surround SLI][G-Sync][Overwatch]: There is constant flickering in the game when
played in a specific SLI Surround configuration (2 displays on master GPU and 1
display on slave GPU) with G-Sync mode enabled.
 [Shadow Warrior 2][TITAN V]: After launching the game with Windows HDR setting
enabled, there is flickering corruption when hovering the mouse over the game screen.
The issue does not occur with Windows HDR setting disabled.
 [GeForce TITAN (Kepler-based)]: The OS fails after installing the graphics card on a
Threadripper-enabled motherboard.
 [Pascal GPUs][Gears of War 4]: Blue-screen crash may occur while playing the game.
 [Netflix Edge Browser]: When playing a game in full-screen mode and playing a video
from the Netflix Edge Browser, blue-screen crash occurs after multiple [Alt+Tab]
switching between the two.
The issue does not occur when playing the Netflix video in a Chrome browser.
 [Dead by Daylight]: NVIDIA Freestyle does not work with the game.
 [NVIDIA Control Panel][Surround]: NVIDIA Surround hot keys do not work.
 Random DPC watchdog violation errors occur when using multiple GPUs on
motherboards with PLX chips.
 With HDR turned on, non HDR full-screen video playback may cause corruption/
flicker in the video.
To avoid this scenario, disable Windows HDR setting before launching the video. 

Driver 398.11 is r397_91-9, dated 06/01/2018

NVIDIA DRIVER 397.97

Sat, 02 Jun 2018 03:04:22 +0000

NVidia driver 397.97 is available on the Microsoft Update Catalog site:
http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=nvidia+2018

WIN 10 INSIDER PREVIEW BUILD 17682

Fri, 01 Jun 2018 03:02:45 +0000

Win 10 Insider Preview build 17682 is now released to Insiders. Microsoft blog gives details: https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/05/31/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-17682/#WDlmPOKgjz1VJp5v.97

  • Some Insiders may find increased reliability and performance issues when launching Start on this build. It's being investigated.
  • Some Insiders may experience some bugchecks (GSOD) on this build with “Critical Process Died” error. 
  • Wirelessly projecting sessions: In this build, just like remote desktop you’ll see a control banner at the top of your screen when you’re in a session. The banner keeps you informed of the state of your connection, allows you to quick disconnect or reconnect to the same sink and allows you to tune the connection based on what you are doing. This tuning is done via the settings gear, which optimizes the screen to screen latency based on one of the three scenarios:

1) Game mode minimizes the screen to screen latency to make gaming over a wireless connection possible.
2) Video mode increases the screen to screen latency to ensure the video on the big screen plays back smoothly and without glitching.
3) Productivity modes strikes a good balance between game mode and video mode where the screen to screen latency is responsive enough that typing feels natural, while ensuring videos don’t glitch too often.
By default, all connections start off in productivity mode.

WIN 10 INSIDER PREVIEW BUILD 17677

Fri, 25 May 2018 04:44:19 +0000

Windows 10 Insider Preview build 17677 is released to Insiders. Microsoft blog gives details: https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/05/24/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-17677/#P5Di8fjRx0qoccAp.97

Known Issue: Insiders who use Remote Desktop, project their screen, or have multiple monitors may experience explorer.exe hangs on this build. This issue can also lead to Microsoft Edge hangs.

Newest NVidia Vulkan beta drivers for Windows and Linux are out at https://developer.nvidia.com/vulkan-driver

Release Notes:

NVIDIA GeForce Game ready driver 397.93

Thu, 24 May 2018 16:55:10 +0000

As part of the NVIDIA Notebook Driver Program, this is a reference driver that can be installed on supported NVIDIA notebook GPUs. However, please note that your notebook original equipment manufacturer (OEM) provides certified drivers for your specific notebook on their website. NVIDIA recommends that you check with your notebook OEM about recommended software updates for your notebook. OEMs may not provide technical support for issues that arise from the use of this driver.

Before downloading this driver:
 

  1. It is recommended that you backup your current system configuration. Click here for instructions.



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-1.

Game Ready
Provides the optimal gaming experience for The Crew 2 Closed Beta and State of Decay 2

 

http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/397.93/397.93-notebook-win10-64bit-international-whql.exe

http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/397.93/397.93-win10-win8-win7-notebook-release-notes.pdf

HWiNFO32 and HWiNFO64 v5.84 released

Wed, 23 May 2018 15:47:28 +0000

Changes in HWiNFO32 & HWiNFO64 v5.84 - Released on: May-23-2018:

  • Enhanced sensor monitoring on ASRock Z270M-ITX.
  • Fixed a possible crash on some systems with larger VBIOSes.
  • Fixed enumeration of multiple VBIOSes in VFCT.
  • Enhanced sensor monitoring on MSI X470 series mainboards.
  • Enhanced sensor monitoring on ASUS X470 series mainboards.
  • Updated monitoring of stopped fan on Sapphire Radeon RX Vega GPUs.
  • Enhanced sensor monitoring on GIGABYTE X470 series mainboards.
  • Enhanced sensor monitoring on ASRock Z370M Pro4.
  • Fixed monitoring of Extension/Assistant fans on some ASUS 100-300 Intel series boards.
  • Added reporting of Core Performance Order for AMD Pinnacle Ridge.
  • Added a workaround for problems installing driver on some systems.
  • Added reporting of Secure Boot state.
  • Fixed monitoring of EC temperatures on some ASUS Z170 series mainboards.
  • Fixed a possible crash on some systems using Microsoft East Asian/IME keyboards.
  • Added reporting of FPGA information via SMBIOS.
  • Enabled DELL EC sensor on Alienware Aurora systems.

Intel graphics drivers v24.20.100.6094

Wed, 23 May 2018 09:13:42 +0000

Intel graphics drivers v24.20.100.6094 for 8th, 7th and 6th generation (Coffee Lake, Kaby Lake, Skylake, Gemini Lake and Broxton (Apollo Lake)) from Intel's download center.

Driver build date: 16th May 2018 (DriverVer=05/16/2018, 24.20.100.6094)

Grab them here

NVIDIA FCAT VR 3.26

Fri, 18 May 2018 16:24:53 +0000

Download FCAT VR software to analyze GPU performance and quantify smoothness by identifying issues that simple frame-counters can miss.
https://international.download.nvidia.com/geforce-com/international/downloads/FCAT-VR_v3.26.0.zip

Had already been released in March, but NVIDIA never announces FCAT updates...

WINDOWS 10 INSIDER PREVIEW BUILD 17672

Thu, 17 May 2018 03:11:14 +0000

Win 10 Insider Preview build 17672 is now released to Insiders. Microsoft blog gives details: https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/05/16/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-17672/#q4DrEgLW5I59DJH0.97

One of the changes, improvements, and fixes for PC:
Fixed the issue causing PCs to appear stuck at “Preparing to install…” somewhere between the 80%-100% in Windows Update when attempting to install a new build. 

GPU Caps Viewer 1.39.0 released

Tue, 15 May 2018 18:21:54 +0000

GPU Caps Viewer 1.39.0 is a maintenance release and comes with the support of new NVIDIA GPUs (NVIDIA TITAN V and Quadro GV100, AMD Radeon RX Vega 11 and Vega 8). This new version adds a mininal high-DPI support that prevents GPU Caps Viewer to be resized by Windows when user sets a scale > 100% (no longer blurry effect). The report export has been improved and a new command line allows to append or not the current timestamp to the report file. The OpenGL panel has been slightly updated.

 

New Vulkan beta drivers for Windows and Linux are out.
https://developer.nvidia.com/vulkan-driver
Release Update Notes:
May 11th, 2018 - Windows 397.76, Linux 396.18.11 - Pick up the latest fixes from general release driver 397.64

Driver 397.76 is VK396_42-37, dated 05/11/2018
Driver 397.64 is r397_05-25, dated 05/07/2018
Driver 397.55 is r397_05-20, dated 05/03/2018
Driver 397.31 is r397_05-13, dated 04/22/2018

WIN 10 INSIDER PREVIEW BUILD 17666

Thu, 10 May 2018 05:59:59 +0000

Windows 10 Insider Preview build 17666 is released to Insiders on the Fast Ring and Skip Ahead. Microsoft blog gives details: https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/05/09/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-17666/#WSoItBXHG3M5KRVz.97