PC gamers have got two big releases this week. Yesterday we had Vampyr, while next Tuesday sees the arrival of Frontier’s Jurassic World Evolution, AKA the nailed-on Game of the Year. Maybe. Nvidia has marked their launches with the new GeForce 398.11 WHQL graphics card driver, providing day one Game Ready driver support for optimal performance.
Jurassic World Evolution, in particular, is expected to be fairly demanding, so anything that can be done to squeeze out a few more frames is going to be a must. Nvidia has properly cosied up to Frontier for Jurassic World Evolution, so we’re also expecting performance to lean in favour of Team Green.
Other changes for the GeForce 398.11 graphics card driver includes improved support for HDR-capable G-Sync displays and an updated SLI profile for Warhammer: Vermintide 2. Somehow, 3D Vision is still being supported, so fair play to Nvidia on that front. There are new 3D Vision profiles for Jurassic World Evolution, Railway Empire, Sea of Thieves, and Vampyr. Of those four, only JW: Evolution is ‘Good’, while the other three are “Not Recommended” by Nvidia itself.
GeForce 398.11 WHQL GPU Driver Fixed Issues
- [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.
GeForce 398.11 WHQL GPU Driver 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.
The latest GeForce driver can be downloaded from here, or you can just do an auto-update through your current GeForce Experience installation.