381.89 WHQL

GeForce Driver 381.89 was released April 25, 2017 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience.

  •  Some issues with C++ run-time errors on the insider builds

Avoid DX12 and use DX11, ongoing problems with the API and Windows 10 is not yet feature complete.

FESTERING PROBLEMS

GAME ISSUE
Hard Reset Game runs very slowly at times
Brink Game runs very slowly < 20fps
GeForce Experience GeForce account is rejected and crashes
GTX 1070, GTX 1080 See the page on GTX 1070 & GTX 1080 VRAM
GTX 1060, 1070, GTX 1080 GPUs video memory stuck at 810Mhz
Halo 5 Forge Water Effect is not working properly
GTX 970 4096MB See the page on the GTX 970 VRAM problem
CUDA NVCUVENC was deprecated with R337 branch in favor of the NVENC
Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies general rendering problems
Dark Souls 3 Fermi cards should use 314.22
Cellfactor: Revolution Game abends to desktop
Frontlines: Fuel of War PhysX Error

 

REVERT TO PREVIOUS DRIVERS

If you need to revert back to a previous driver release you can remove the NVIDIA driver from the control panel and you will need to reboot. The the desired driver can be installed which will require another reboot. Use the driver defaults. Use in-game settings to adjust the performance or FX.

Never force game option with the driver. Use in-game options only. We see so many try to get features of games that do not have intrinsic ability. Always use in-game options and use driver defaults from a clean install.

ISSUES

Forums galore are flooded with problems, none of which are reproducible by us. If the games are not working properly, backup and install Windows fresh. One of the best new features of Windows 8 and above is the Refresh Windows. This preserves libraries but its otherwise the same as a clean install. Drivers are hard to debug at the best of times.

With all the problems we have found; it clearly demonstrates that WHQL is rather pointless from a gaming perspective. No wonder our site is so popular.

CONTACT

Contact us if your have driver issues. Fee Liable.