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19 Nov 2008   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7

Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Drivers



WHQL NVIDIA DRIVER
information   Information
Version: 397.31
Release Date for Desktops and Notebooks : April 25, 2018
In Device Manager: 23.21.13.9731

Game Ready Driver Release Notes (v397.31) (PDF)

Control Panel User's Guide

Note   Note
Release Highlights:

What’s New in Version 397.31 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 BattleTech and FrostPunk.

New Features
  • NVIDIA RTXTM Technology
    Developer preview for NVIDIA RTX ray tracing technology for DirectX 12. NVIDIA RTX supports the Microsoft DirectX Raytracing (DXR) API on NVIDIA Volta GPUs.

    In order to get started with developing DirectX Raytracing applications accelerated by RTX, you'll need the following:
    • NVIDIA Volta GPU
    • NVIDIA driver version 396 or higher
    • Windows 10 RS4
    • Microsoft's DXR developer package, consisting of DXR-enabled D3D runtimes, HLSL compiler, and headers
  • Vulkan 1.1
    This driver release provides full support for the new Vulkan 1.1 API and passes the Vulkan Conformance Test Suite (CTS) version 1.1.0.3.
  • HD Audio
    This driver adds new sample rates 32 kHz, 88.2 kHz, and 176.4 kHz to the HDMI device for all GPUs.
  • Display Driver Standalone Installer
    The standalone display driver installer now removes extracted files after installing the driver, leaving a smaller footprint on the hard drive.
  • Display Driver Libraries
    Added new libraries (nvdlist.dll and nvdlistx.dll) to support Optimus and MSHybrid notebooks.
  • NVDECODE API
    Added a new API that lets the client reconfigure the decoder resolution and other post processing parameters (such as the display resolution, cropping rectangle, and aspect ratio of the decoded frame) without having to destroy and recreate the decoder instance. This API is useful in scenarios where the decoder instance initialization time takes up a significant portion of the overall decode execution time; for example, in back-to-back decoding of multiple short clips of different resolutions.

    The new API will be included in Video Codec SDK 8.2, which is expected to release in late Q2 2018.
Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 397.31
The following sections list the important changes and the most common issues resolved in this version. This list is only a subset of the total number of changes made in this driver version. The NVIDIA bug number is provided for reference.

Fixed Issues in this Release
  • [GeForce GTX 1080 Ti][Doom]: The game crashes due to the driver reverting toOpenGL 1.1 when HDR is enabled. [2049623]
  • [GeForce GTX 1060][Far Cry 5]: The game crashes after a few minutes of game play.[2096077]
  • NvfbcPluginWindow temporarily prevents Windows from shutting down afterlaunching a Steam game. [2068833]
  • [Firefox]: Driver TDR error may occur when using Firefox. [2049523]
  • [GeForce GTX 1060][Rise of Tomb Raider]: Flickering/corruption occurs whenopening the in-game options UI. [200351146] [NVIDIA Control Panel][SLI][Diablo III]: With V-Sync on and SLI enabled, the gamefreezes after switching windows (ALT+TAB) a few times. [1951584]
Open Issues in Version 397.31 WHQL
As with every released driver, version 397.31 WHQL of the Release 396 driver has open issues and enhancement requests associated with it. This section includes lists of issues that are either not fixed or not implemented in this version. Some problems listed may not have been thoroughly investigated and, in fact, may not be NVIDIA issues. Others may have workaround solutions.

For notebook computers, issues can be system-specific and may not be seen on your particular notebook.


Tip   Tip
Don't forget to update your WEI Windows Experience Index - Update or Refresh Score after updating the driver.





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19 Nov 2008   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Brink.

I just tried to update to the same 178.24 driver that I'm currently running on my Vista and it seems it won't allow it.......Any ideas?

Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7-nvidia_driver.jpg


Later Ted


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19 Nov 2008   #3
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't know but maybe that particular driver was meant for windows 7 for Beta testing and that's why it came up in Windows update, just a thought.
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19 Nov 2008   #4
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Hi all......

for anyone interested in the Beta offerings, i just installed the 180.44 Nvidia driver, running smooth as silk on W7!!
Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7-gpu3.jpg

SK


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19 Nov 2008   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Mr Grim.

No I didn't get it from WU; I even had the Ethernet cable unplugged from the machine during the attempt. I tried to update to the same driver I had saved to one of my partitions. That's probably the reason it failed; how would I do it then?

Thanks for the help!

Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7-nvidia_driver2.jpg Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7-nvidia_driver3.jpg


Later Ted


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19 Nov 2008   #6
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

You might be better off trying to just click on the execute file for the driver but fist go into properties and change it compatibility mode for Vista.

That's what did the first time I installed it before I got one from the Windows Update and it seemed to install without any problems.

The driver you have now is the same one i am using at the moment and that was the one I got from the windows update and I couldn't find that particular driver on the Nvidia website.


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19 Nov 2008   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello.

@Mr Grim; I just tried that and got the same result; oh well, if it ain't broke don't fix it!
Knowing the way I fix things sometime it'll cease to work at all....

Thanks for trying to help though!












Later Ted
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19 Nov 2008   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ted,

Have you tried the 180.43 beta driver version? That's the one I am using without problems.
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19 Nov 2008   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Brink....

No sir, I haven't. I'll have to try it later.

Thanks Shawn!













Later Ted
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19 Nov 2008   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

New NVIDIA 180.48 driver version released 11-19-2008 for 8800, 9, and 200 series. See first post for details.
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