Tuesday, July 3rd 2018

NVIDIA Releases GeForce 398.46 Hotfix Drivers

NVIDIA today released the GeForce 398.46 Hotfix drivers. These kind of driver releases are expeditiously rolled out to address glaring bugs with drivers, usually affecting gameplay of major titles. The 398.46 Hotfix drivers primarily address the issue of random black textures in "Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus" from publisher Bethesda Softworks. This game uses the Vulkan API and takes advantage of mega-textures. As a reminder, the driver is only available for 64-bit versions of Windows 10. Grab the driver from the link below.
DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 398.46 Hotfix Driver
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9 Comments on NVIDIA Releases GeForce 398.46 Hotfix Drivers

#1
kastriot
I guess no need for me to update then..
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#2
Liviu Cojocaru
No problems for me this far...then again I don't play Wolfenstein II
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#3
DeathtoGnomes
I'm sure there were other tweaks and fixes done, but nvidia wont tell you what.
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#4
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
DeathtoGnomes
I'm sure there were other tweaks and fixes done, but nvidia wont tell you what.
Generally not in a hotfix driver that was only released for a single platform.
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#5
GRaFkiyv
MSi GeForce 970 Gaming 4G / i5-2500K@4,5GHz / 16GB DDR-III 1866MHz / Windows 10

Sky Diver
FW365.10 Win10ProTH2/3DMark1.5.915/:22995
FW365.10 Win10ProTH2/3DMark2.0.2067:23267
FW365.19 Win10ProTH2/3DMark2.0.2067:23309***
FW368.22 Win10ProTH2/3DMark2.0.2067:22494
FW368.39 Win10ProTH2/3DMark2.0.2067:23183
FW368.81 Win10ProTH2/3DMark2.1.2852:22238
FW372.70 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.1.2852:22178
FW372.90 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.1.2852:22186
FW375.57 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.1.2852:22597
FW375.63 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.1.2852:22170
FW376.09 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.1.2852:22750
FW378.66 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.2.3509:22986
FW378.78 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.2.3509:22881
FW381.65 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.3.3682:23046
FW384.80 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.3.3682:22776
FW385.28 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.3.3682:22905
FW397.23 Win10ProFCU /3DMark2.4.4264:18954
FW398.46 Win10ProFCU /3DMark2.4.4264:18583

Fire Strike

FW365.10 Win10ProTH2/3DMark1.5.915/:9674 ***
FW365.10 Win10ProTH2/3DMark2.0.2067:9663
FW365.19 Win10ProTH2/3DMark2.0.2067:9641
FW368.22 Win10ProTH2/3DMark2.0.2067:9211
FW368.39 Win10ProTH2/3DMark2.0.2067:9644
FW368.81 Win10ProTH2/3DMark2.1.2852:9155
FW372.70 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.1.2852:9222
FW372.90 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.1.2852:9196
FW375.57 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.1.2852:9463
FW375.63 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.1.2852:9212
FW376.09 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.1.2852:9477
FW378.66 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.2.3509:9487
FW378.78 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.2.3509:9540
FW381.65 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.3.3682:9534
FW384.80 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.3.3682:9450
FW385.28 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.3.3682:9451
FW397.23 Win10ProFCU /3DMark2.4.4264:9522
FW398.46 Win10ProFCU /3DMark2.4.4264:9362

Time Spy DX12

FW368.81 Win10ProTH2/3DMark2.1.2852:3355
FW372.70 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.1.2852:-
FW372.70 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.1.2973:3372
FW372.90 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.1.2852:3398
FW375.57 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.1.2852:3504
FW375.63 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.1.2852:3413
FW376.09 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.1.2852:3500
FW378.66 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.2.3509:3526
FW378.78 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.2.3509:3543
FW381.65 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.3.3682:3521
FW384.80 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.3.3682:3519
FW385.28 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.3.3682:3521
FW397.23 Win10ProFCU/3DMark2.4.4264:3566***
FW398.46 Win10ProFCU /3DMark2.4.4264:3460
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#6
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
:confused: Could you tell my dumb self what I am looking at?
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#7
CrAsHnBuRnXp
GRaFkiyv
MSi GeForce 970 Gaming 4G / i5-2500K@4,5GHz / 16GB DDR-III 1866MHz / Windows 10

Sky Diver
FW365.10 Win10ProTH2/3DMark1.5.915/:22995
FW365.10 Win10ProTH2/3DMark2.0.2067:23267
FW365.19 Win10ProTH2/3DMark2.0.2067:23309***
FW368.22 Win10ProTH2/3DMark2.0.2067:22494
FW368.39 Win10ProTH2/3DMark2.0.2067:23183
FW368.81 Win10ProTH2/3DMark2.1.2852:22238
FW372.70 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.1.2852:22178
FW372.90 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.1.2852:22186
FW375.57 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.1.2852:22597
FW375.63 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.1.2852:22170
FW376.09 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.1.2852:22750
FW378.66 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.2.3509:22986
FW378.78 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.2.3509:22881
FW381.65 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.3.3682:23046
FW384.80 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.3.3682:22776
FW385.28 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.3.3682:22905
FW397.23 Win10ProFCU /3DMark2.4.4264:18954
FW398.46 Win10ProFCU /3DMark2.4.4264:18583

Fire Strike

FW365.10 Win10ProTH2/3DMark1.5.915/:9674 ***
FW365.10 Win10ProTH2/3DMark2.0.2067:9663
FW365.19 Win10ProTH2/3DMark2.0.2067:9641
FW368.22 Win10ProTH2/3DMark2.0.2067:9211
FW368.39 Win10ProTH2/3DMark2.0.2067:9644
FW368.81 Win10ProTH2/3DMark2.1.2852:9155
FW372.70 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.1.2852:9222
FW372.90 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.1.2852:9196
FW375.57 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.1.2852:9463
FW375.63 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.1.2852:9212
FW376.09 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.1.2852:9477
FW378.66 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.2.3509:9487
FW378.78 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.2.3509:9540
FW381.65 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.3.3682:9534
FW384.80 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.3.3682:9450
FW385.28 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.3.3682:9451
FW397.23 Win10ProFCU /3DMark2.4.4264:9522
FW398.46 Win10ProFCU /3DMark2.4.4264:9362

Time Spy DX12

FW368.81 Win10ProTH2/3DMark2.1.2852:3355
FW372.70 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.1.2852:-
FW372.70 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.1.2973:3372
FW372.90 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.1.2852:3398
FW375.57 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.1.2852:3504
FW375.63 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.1.2852:3413
FW376.09 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.1.2852:3500
FW378.66 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.2.3509:3526
FW378.78 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.2.3509:3543
FW381.65 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.3.3682:3521
FW384.80 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.3.3682:3519
FW385.28 Win10ProAU /3DMark2.3.3682:3521
FW397.23 Win10ProFCU/3DMark2.4.4264:3566***
FW398.46 Win10ProFCU /3DMark2.4.4264:3460
Why should I care about this? What is the context of this info?
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#8
xorbe
That post up there is a whole lot of benchmarking over time. Wondering if "Sky Diver" is a victim of driver spectre patches.

Looks like Win 7/8 is on the chopping block for nVidia. They don't address the TDRs that recent drivers have introduced, and stopped providing hotfixes. It's almost intentional ...
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#9
ZeDestructor
xorbe
That post up there is a whole lot of benchmarking over time. Wondering if "Sky Diver" is a victim of driver spectre patches.

Looks like Win 7/8 is on the chopping block for nVidia. They don't address the TDRs that recent drivers have introduced, and stopped providing hotfixes. It's almost intentional ...
I'm gonna go with a change in 3DMark's code, given the jump from 2.3 to 2.4.
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