Tuesday, October 22nd 2019

NVIDIA Releases GeForce 440.97 WHQL Game Ready Drivers

NVIDIA today released the latest version of its GeForce Software suite. Version 440.97 WHQL comes game-ready for "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare," and "The Outer Worlds," including SLI support for the latter on "Turing" GPUs. SLI support is also added for "The Darwin Project." The drivers also introduce G-SYNC support for OpenGL and Vulkan games and applications.

Among the bugs fixed are crash-to-desktop (CTD) on FIFA 19 and FIFA 20; random flickering in "Apex Legends," CTD on "Star Wars: Battlefront II," an application crash with "Growtopia," missing objects in "Tradesmen," flickering in the character-selection screen in "World of Warcraft," a ghosting effect when moving the brush tool in Cinema 4D; a game crash with "Shadow of the Tomb Raider" in DirectX 12 mode, color corruption in "Forza 4," and problems with boosting GeForce GTX 970M. Grab the drivers from the link below.

DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 440.97 WHQL
The change-log follows.

Game Ready
Provides increased performance and the optimal gaming experience for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and The Outer Worlds.

Gaming Technology
Adds support for windowed G-SYNC for OpenGL and Vulkan-based applications.

Application SLI Profiles
Added or updated the following SLI profiles:
  • Darwin Project
  • The Outer Worlds (NVIDIA Turing GPUs only)
New Features and Other Changes
  • G-SYNC is now supported on windowed OpenGL and Vulkan applications.
  • Fixed flashes or frame drops in several Notebook models when running G-SYNC in the lower of the two system refresh rates.
Fixed Issues in this Release
  • [FIFA 19/FIFA 20]: The game may crash to the desktop. [2690624/2713659/200559659]
  • [Apex Legends]: Random flickering occurs on the screen. [2709770]
  • [Star Wars: Battlefront II]: Random crashes to the desktop occur. [200550245]
  • [Growtopia][GeForce RTX]: The game crashes when launched. [2709649]
  • [Tradesmen OS3DE]: Objects are missing in the game. [2691363]
  • [World of Warcraft]: Flickering occurs on the character select screen. [2684628]
  • [Cinema 4D]: Trailing ghosting effect appears when moving the brush tool. [2633267]
  • [Shadow Of The Tomb Raider][DirectX 12]: The game crashes after hitting a TDR error.[200549489]
  • [Forza Horizon 4]: Colored corruption appears in the game during gameplay. [200544234]
  • [Notebook][GeForce GTX 970M]: GPU clock cannot be boosted beyond base clock speed. [2683147]
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23 Comments on NVIDIA Releases GeForce 440.97 WHQL Game Ready Drivers

#1
P4-630
Open Issues :
  • [Battlefield V][G-SYNC][HDR]:When G-SYNC and HDR are enabled, the game cannot be maximized to full-screen after being minimized to the taskbar. [200558314]
  • [Grand Theft Auto V]: The game frequently crashes.[list]
  • NVIDIA is working with the application developer to resolve the issue.
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#2
R-T-B
The drivers also introduce G-SYNC support for OpenGL and Vulkan games and applications.
We've always had that. What's different is WINDOWED mode gsync support.

Correction please, @btarunr
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#3
jabbadap
Skimmed change log and no mention of HDMI 2.1 VRR, which seems a bit odd to me. Linux 440 -series driver added support for HDMI 2.1 VRR for Turing cards and newer.
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#5
birdie
Work just fine for me. No issues encountered for the past 12 years with any NVIDIA drivers I've had installed so far.

Spoiler: "Rant"
God, I'm so f*cking tired of seeing NVIDIA being constantly bashed in all the news pieces which are related to the company even the said news pieces have nothing bad in it.

NVIDIA solves issues in their drivers? NVIDIA is bad! They don't solve other uncommon issues which affect a couple of hundred people in the entire world!
NVIDIA solves issues in their drivers? NVIDIA is bad 'cause they have those issues in the first place!
NVIDIA solves issues in their drivers? NVIDIA is bad because AMD doesn't have them.

No one f*cking blinks an eye about AMD having major issues with their drivers and products as if everything produced by AMD is just f*cking perfect. As if AMD's GPUs have suddenly won in every metric. Oh, wait, their 7nm GPUs are still inferior to 12nm NVIDIA's GPUs in terms of performance per watt.

And it's almost the same in each discussion about NVIDIA sans reddit/nvidia or geforce forums.

You don't like NVIDIA's pricing model or/and products? Don't f*cking buy anything which has NVIDIA painted on it. Stop with your f*cking uncalled for, unwarranted insults, you little pieces of shat who don't have any kind of successful international business and hide behind nicknames just to feel cozy and warm in your AMD tribe. It's totally retarded to take sides or to be a blind rabid fanboy.

What the f*ck is wrong with you people?

Sometimes I so f*cking hate people.
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#6
goodeedidid
On Steam The Outer Worlds is coming out in 2020, what's up??
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#7
Mescalamba
birdie
Work just fine for me. No issues encountered for the past 12 years with any NVIDIA drivers I've had installed so far.

Spoiler: "Rant"
God, I'm so f*cking tired of seeing NVIDIA being constantly bashed in all the news pieces which are related to the company even the said news pieces have nothing bad in it.

NVIDIA solves issues in their drivers? NVIDIA is bad! They don't solve other uncommon issues which affect a couple of hundred people in the entire world!
NVIDIA solves issues in their drivers? NVIDIA is bad 'cause they have those issues in the first place!
NVIDIA solves issues in their drivers? NVIDIA is bad because AMD doesn't have them.

No one f*cking blinks an eye about AMD having major issues with their drivers and products as if everything produced by AMD is just f*cking perfect. As if AMD's GPUs have suddenly won in every metric. Oh, wait, their 7nm GPUs are still inferior to 12nm NVIDIA's GPUs in terms of performance per watt.

And it's almost the same in each discussion about NVIDIA sans reddit/nvidia or geforce forums.

You don't like NVIDIA's pricing model or/and products? Don't f*cking buy anything which has NVIDIA painted on it. Stop with your f*cking uncalled for, unwarranted insults, you little pieces of shat who don't have any kind of successful international business and hide behind nicknames just to feel cozy and warm in your AMD tribe. It's totally retarded to take sides or to be a blind rabid fanboy.

What the f*ck is wrong with you people?

Sometimes I so f*cking hate people.

Me on other hand, I hate humanity 101% of the time.

Agreed that nVidia hate is pretty stupid.. I had driver issues with both manufacturers and couple more with manufacturers that either dont exist anymore or are bit too fringe. :D Making perfect drivers is near impossible today.
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#8
GoldenX
birdie
Work just fine for me. No issues encountered for the past 12 years with any NVIDIA drivers I've had installed so far.

Spoiler: "Rant"
God, I'm so f*cking tired of seeing NVIDIA being constantly bashed in all the news pieces which are related to the company even the said news pieces have nothing bad in it.

NVIDIA solves issues in their drivers? NVIDIA is bad! They don't solve other uncommon issues which affect a couple of hundred people in the entire world!
NVIDIA solves issues in their drivers? NVIDIA is bad 'cause they have those issues in the first place!
NVIDIA solves issues in their drivers? NVIDIA is bad because AMD doesn't have them.

No one f*cking blinks an eye about AMD having major issues with their drivers and products as if everything produced by AMD is just f*cking perfect. As if AMD's GPUs have suddenly won in every metric. Oh, wait, their 7nm GPUs are still inferior to 12nm NVIDIA's GPUs in terms of performance per watt.

And it's almost the same in each discussion about NVIDIA sans reddit/nvidia or geforce forums.

You don't like NVIDIA's pricing model or/and products? Don't f*cking buy anything which has NVIDIA painted on it. Stop with your f*cking uncalled for, unwarranted insults, you little pieces of shat who don't have any kind of successful international business and hide behind nicknames just to feel cozy and warm in your AMD tribe. It's totally retarded to take sides or to be a blind rabid fanboy.

What the f*ck is wrong with you people?

Sometimes I so f*cking hate people.

I was called an Nvidia shill for saying that AMD drivers are also shit. Fanboys here are something else.
I'll go back to the awesome and perfect land of VIA.
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#9
R-T-B
GoldenX
I was called an Nvidia shill for saying that AMD drivers are also shit. Fanboys here are something else.
I'll go back to the awesome and perfect land of VIA.
I love you VESA Video driver. You have no bugs, because you do almost nothing!
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#10
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
goodeedidid
On Steam The Outer Worlds is coming out in 2020, what's up??
It’s not releasing next week...on Steam. That doesn’t mean it isn’t releasing or that it doesn’t need a driver.
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#11
DuxCro
goodeedidid
On Steam The Outer Worlds is coming out in 2020, what's up??
Epic store exclusive till 2020. Or get it for dirt cheap with XBOX gamepass for PC right now.
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#12
TheOne
Already have The Outer Worlds flagged with Game Pass, I just have to wait until Friday to download and play.
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#13
DuxCro
TheOne
Already have The Outer Worlds flagged with Game Pass, I just have to wait until Friday to download and play.
You can download it right now. I already downloaded it. You just have to wait until Friday for it to unlock.
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#14
Slizzo
DuxCro
You can download it right now. I already downloaded it. You just have to wait until Friday for it to unlock.
Check again, unlocks for me at 6PM Tomorrow.
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#15
DuxCro
Slizzo
Check again, unlocks for me at 6PM Tomorrow.
I checked. Says "Available on October 25,2019, 1:00 AM"
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#16
TheOne
Clicking download has just been downloading a small file, so unless it downloaded in the background, I'm going to need to download at some point, unlocks for me tomorrow at 7p.m..
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#17
goodeedidid
rtwjunkie
It’s not releasing next week...on Steam. That doesn’t mean it isn’t releasing or that it doesn’t need a driver.
It's releasing somewhere, otherwise no pint releasing drivers for a game that releases 2020...
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#18
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
goodeedidid
It's releasing somewhere, otherwise no pint releasing drivers for a game that releases 2020...
That was my point: That Steam is not the only place games release.
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#19
Vycyous
jabbadap
Skimmed change log and no mention of HDMI 2.1 VRR, which seems a bit odd to me. Linux 440 -series driver added support for HDMI 2.1 VRR for Turing cards and newer.
Is that possibly because there isn't a single GPU on the market that uses the HDMI 2.1 standard? HDMI 2.0b, yes, but not HDMI 2.1.

I wish there was (and with full support for VRR via HDMI), because I might theoretically have a 4K/2160p, 120 Hz, 55 in (140 cm) monitor (TV), but I have no way to test that theory. As it is, since there are no GPUs with HDMI 2.1, the best I can do with VRR is 1440p @ 120 Hz or 4K/2160p @ 60 Hz and only with AMD since Nvidia doesn't support VRR via HDMI (there are no DisplayPorts on the TV, obviously, or I'd use that).
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#20
Slizzo
DuxCro
I checked. Says "Available on October 25,2019, 1:00 AM"
Ah, you're not in the US, huh?
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#21
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
DuxCro
I checked. Says "Available on October 25,2019, 1:00 AM"
Time zone differences are awesome! Let us know how it is if you get it right away, please.
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#22
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Slizzo
Check again, unlocks for me at 6PM Tomorrow.
Ill be playing tonight at 8pm CST.
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#23
SlyDive700
Rolling back to the old driver. Just installed the latest 440.97 and Apex legends Crashed for the first time ever. Apparently it says it's removed my GPU from the device. WTF! Can anybody help me with this.
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