Thursday, May 24th 2018

NVIDIA Releases GeForce 397.93 WHQL Drivers

NVIDIA today released GeForce 397.93 WHQL "Game Ready" drivers. The drivers come with optimization for "The Crew" closed beta and "State of Decay 2." SLI profiles are either added or updated for "DRG Initiative," and "Star Wars: Battlefront II." The drivers also introduce CUDA 9.2 support. In addition, the drivers also address a number of bugs.

You now no longer need to close Steam to enable/disable SLI. A "Wolfenstein II: TNC" bug that causes the game to freeze in the Roosevelt area, is fixed. A critical issue is fixed on machines with both "Pascal" and "Kepler" GPUs installed, in which the driver fails to load. Green flickering noticed in "Far Cry 5" when using HDR on non-native screen-resolution, is fixed. Grab the drivers from the link below.
DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 397.93 WHQL

The change-log follows.

Game Ready
  • Provides the optimal gaming experience for The Crew Closed Beta and State of Decay 2.
New Features
  • Added support for CUDA 9.2
Application SLI Profiles
Added or updated the following SLI profiles:
  • DRG Initiative
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II
3D Vision Profiles
Added or updated the following 3D Vision profiles:
  • The Crew 2 - Good
Fixed Issues in this Release
  • [Notebook][GeForce GTX 870M]: GPU acceleration is being used for Windows Explorer. [2003577]
  • [SLI][Steam]: Steam must be closed to enable or disable SLI mode. [2091966]
  • [Surround][Digital Vibrance]: Digital Vibrance setting is not persistent, and reverts to the default setting when rebooting with Surround mode enabled. [2097240]
  • [Wolfenstein II]: The game may freeze in the Roosevelt area. [2114563]
  • [NVIDIA Control Panel]: When Windows HDR is enabled, some color formats are missing from the NVIDIA Control Panel->Display->Change Resolution page. [2117226]
  • [Pascal GPU + Kepler GPU]: After installing the driver and rebooting the system, the drive may fail to load. [200394820]
  • [Far Cry 5]: Green flickering occurs in the game when using HDR with non-native resolution. [200399992]
Changes in this Release
  • Removed Experience Improvement Program from the NVIDIA Control Panel.
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11 Comments on NVIDIA Releases GeForce 397.93 WHQL Drivers

#1
DeathtoGnomes
Changes in this Release
  • Removed Experience Improvement Program from the NVIDIA Control Panel.
yay!
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bug
Funny how today we get drivers from both AMD and Nvidia, but they don't include optimizations for the same titles.
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lynx29
DeathtoGnomes, post: 3846010, member: 151150"
yay!
I just go through every Nvidia folder, with my OneClick Firewall installed, and right click black access every thing I can in all nvidia folder in both x86 and regular program files folder. lol They never needed my data before, they don't now either.
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bug
lynx29, post: 3846263, member: 153071"
I just go through every Nvidia folder, with my OneClick Firewall installed, and right click black access every thing I can in all nvidia folder in both x86 and regular program files folder. lol They never needed my data before, they don't now either.
You know, you can simply choose custom install and uncheck the whole GFE thing. Problem solved. (I also uncheck the 3D crap I don't need)
And if you want the absolute minimum installed, do not install anything and let Windows install just the graphics driver.

Both of the above are more sensible than installing unwanted programs and then trying to prevent them from working.
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DeathtoGnomes
bug, post: 3846267, member: 157434"
You know, you can simply choose custom install and uncheck the whole GFE thing. Problem solved. (I also uncheck the 3D crap I don't need)
And if you want the absolute minimum installed, do not install anything and let Windows install just the graphics driver.

Both of the above are more sensible than installing unwanted programs and then trying to prevent them from working.
Its sooo much work to do that one time during install, so much better it will be removed. Wont break a finger nail now.

lynx29, post: 3846263, member: 153071"
I just go through every Nvidia folder, with my OneClick Firewall installed, and right click black access every thing I can in all nvidia folder in both x86 and regular program files folder. lol They never needed my data before, they don't now either.
TinyFirewall, everything is blocked by default.
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lynx29
bug, post: 3846267, member: 157434"
You know, you can simply choose custom install and uncheck the whole GFE thing. Problem solved. (I also uncheck the 3D crap I don't need)
And if you want the absolute minimum installed, do not install anything and let Windows install just the graphics driver.

Both of the above are more sensible than installing unwanted programs and then trying to prevent them from working.
nope you are wrong. nvidia has telemetry baked into to the main drivers, not just GFE, look in your nvidia folders. also right click your desktop, go into nvidia control panel, and at the top cick in help within nvidia control panel, uncheck the button that says "allow us to collect information" also if you run this, you will find even more telemetry thats baked into nvidia drivers
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/disable_nvidia_telemetry.html
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bug
lynx29, post: 3846303, member: 153071"
nope you are wrong. nvidia has telemetry baked into to the main drivers, not just GFE, look in your nvidia folders. also right click your desktop, go into nvidia control panel, and at the top cick in help within nvidia control panel, uncheck the button that says "allow us to collect information" also if you run this, you will find even more telemetry thats baked into nvidia drivers
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/disable_nvidia_telemetry.html
Meh, I'd have to boot into Windows to check all that :P
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lynx29
bug, post: 3846428, member: 157434"
Meh, I'd have to boot into Windows to check all that :p
I have an Ubtuntu 18.04 dual boot thing going on now myself and I love it. but im a big gamer, so i cant quit windows yet sadly. i have done some linux games though like stardew valley is great on linux.
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bug
lynx29, post: 3846451, member: 153071"
I have an Ubtuntu 18.04 dual boot thing going on now myself and I love it. but im a big gamer, so i cant quit windows yet sadly. i have done some linux games though like stardew valley is great on linux.
Yeah, the moment I realized I simply don't have time for games anymore is the moment I no longer needed to boot into Windows. This was followed by the moment I realized my printer is just an expensive paperweight for Arch Linux :D
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lynx29
bug, post: 3846473, member: 157434"
Yeah, the moment I realized I simply don't have time for games anymore is the moment I no longer needed to boot into Windows. This was followed by the moment I realized my printer is just an expensive paperweight for Arch Linux :D
Funny you say that, I just bought a Chromebook recently. 2018 model IPS 1080p for $260, so basically my windows PC never gets turned on anymore unless its time to game. Forums, banking, etc, all on my chromebook now. its just so portable, battery life is a legit 11-13 hours, 14" size is perfect for my lap. its been heaven. i know chromebook isn't for everyone, but it just has solid security I trust for my banking, and its own ecosystem which is nice.
and i can still play my card games... Hearthstone, Elder Scrolls Legends, lol.

my PC is not going to need to be dusted nearly as often anymore, cause I used to just let my PC idle when not using it, because I needed quick access to forums, etc. heh.
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bug
Ne
lynx29, post: 3846475, member: 153071"
Funny you say that, I just bought a Chromebook recently. 2018 model IPS 1080p for $260, so basically my windows PC never gets turned on anymore unless its time to game. Forums, banking, etc, all on my chromebook now. its just so portable, battery life is a legit 11-13 hours, 14" size is perfect for my lap. its been heaven. i know chromebook isn't for everyone, but it just has solid security I trust for my banking, and its own ecosystem which is nice.
and i can still play my card games... Hearthstone, Elder Scrolls Legends, lol.

my PC is not going to need to be dusted nearly as often anymore, cause I used to just let my PC idle when not using it, because I needed quick access to forums, etc. heh.
Neah, my PC is not collecting dust. I have a tablet for a quick browse, but I will not trade my 24" 16:10 monitor for anything. I'll trade it for a 32" at some point, but they need to come down in price quite a bit before that happens.
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