Η NVIDIA λάνσαρε τον NVIDIA GeForce 397.31 WHQL οδηγό για τις κάρτες γραφικών της που ετοιμάζει τα συστήματά μας για τα FrostPunk και Battletech, ενώ παράλληλα προσθέτει υποστήριξη για το NVIDIA RTX RayTracing για το DirectX12. 

Ο νέος οδηγός, πέρα από τις ενημερώσεις ασφαλείας και τα GameReady προφίλ, φέρνει και μερικές επιδιορθώσεις για τα παρακάτω:

  • [GeForce GTX 1080 Ti][Doom]: The game crashes due to the driver reverting to OpenGL 1.1 when HDR is enabled.
  • [GeForce GTX 1060][Far Cry 5]: The game crashes after a few minutes of game play.
  • NvfbcPluginWindow temporarily prevents Windows from shutting down after launching a Steam game.
  • [Firefox]: Driver TDR error may occur when using Firefox.
  • [GeForce GTX 1060][Rise of Tomb Raider]: Flickering/corruption occurs when opening the in-game options UI.
  • [NVIDIA Control Panel][SLI][Diablo III]: With V-Sync on and SLI enabled, the game freezes after switching windows (ALT+TAB) a few times.

Ο NVIDIA GeForce 397.31 WHQL είναι διαθέσιμος στην επίσημη ιστοσελίδα της εταιρείας.

Τα release notes γράφουν:

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

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.

Application SLI Profiles

Added or updated the following SLI profiles:

  • Descenders
  • Frostpunk
  • Warhammer: Vermintide 2
  • Far Cry 5

3D Vision Profiles

Added or updated the following 3D Vision profiles:

  • Descenders – Good
  • EVE Valkyrie – Warzone – Good

Software Module Versions

  • nView – 148.92
  • Audio Driver – 1.3.37.1
  • A PhysX System Software – 9.17.0524
  • GeForce Experience – 3.13.1.30
  • CUDA – 9.2