New Nvidia Drivers 378.66 Released
Another big update for Nvidia drivers has been released, just a few weeks after the last one. Nvidia Drivers 378.66 will offer improvements and extended support for features across the board, from general bugs and problems to specific issues with certain games. The drivers can be downloaded directly from the Nvidia website and at time of writing the new drivers have not themselves caused any problems.
Among the many problems fixed is one where people who had both V-Sync and G-Sync enabled simultaneously would experience long load times when switching between windowed and full-screen mode; also users on a SLI GTX 1080 who had surround on HDMI 2.0 should have far fewer system crashes occur. Also expanded is Ansel support, which should make some digital photographers happy: they can now take advanced pics in games like For Honor and Paragon.
Other games that have specific issues addressed are The Division, which should no longer have flickering shadows when PCSS is enabled, and further fixes for Battlefield 1, which is still experiencing some display problems. Heroes of the Storm should no longer crash on startup.
Hardware issues that should now be solved are ones where the GTX 980 Ti had trouble identifying multiple TV models and also a problem where GeForce 860M cards made notebooks crash when they booted into DX-enabled games.
Besides the above, Nvidia has also added Video SDK 8.0: this will alloow for high-bit depth decoding for VP9 and HEVC to projects using NVIDIA’s specialized NVDEC video decoder and also allow for advanced OpenGL input. Furthermore, game support has been added for a number of games coming out now, including Sniper Elite 4, For Honor and Halo Wars 2. Nvidia recommends gamers run For Honor on either GTX 1060 at 1080p, a GTX 1070 at 1440p or 1070 SLI for 4K to get the most out of the new game.
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