Nvidia Releases Hotfix For 860M/960M Laptop Users
Nvidia has released a new hotfix for notebook users that had issues playing games on GTX 860M and 960M after a recent driver update. The update, 359.12 should no longer cause issues for most users but since it is a beta driver and lacks WHQL certification, some issues are to be expected.
While Nvidia’s drivers had issues in the past too, this new problem took the company right up there with AMD whose latest Crimson edition drivers are pretty much killing GPUs by locking down fan speed (which has also been fixed by a hotfix from AMD).
According to reports by some users, some of Nvidia’s latest drivers from November, were making almost all recent games unplayable. After upgrading to these recent drivers, games like Fallout 4 and Black Ops 3 were facing constant frame drops, crashes and visual artifacts.
While these are some situations that a person can live with, in some severe cases, after installing latest drivers the OS completely stopped recognizing the dedicated GPU and instead switched to on-board Intel one thus making gaming completely impossible.
While some users managed to fix the issue on their own by reverting to old, stable drivers but that is something that couldn’t be done in every game as some recent titles such as Star Wars Battlefront force users to upgrade their drivers before they can play.
Were you one of these people being unable to play latest games on Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 properly? Have you tried the hotfix? Share your thoughts below.