NVIDIA Releases GeForce 398.36 Graphics Drivers

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 26, 2018 - 10:01 PM |
Tagged: nvidia, graphics drivers, geforce

NVIDIA aligns their graphics driver releases with game launches, and today’s 398.36 is for Ubisoft’s The Crew 2. The game comes out on Friday, but the graphics vendors like to give a little room if possible (and a Friday makes that much easier than a Tuesday). NVIDIA is also running a bundle deal – you get The Crew 2 Standard Edition free when you purchase a qualifying GTX 1080, GTX 1080 Ti, GeForce gaming desktop, or GeForce gaming laptop. Personally, I would wait for new graphics cards to launch, but if you need one now then – hey – free game!

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Now onto the driver itself.

GeForce 398.36 is actually from the 396.xx branch, which means that it’s functionally similar to the previous drivers. NVIDIA seems to release big changes with the start of an even-numbered branch, such as new API support, and then spend the rest of the release, and its odd-numbered successor, fixing bugs and adding game-specific optimizations. While this means that there shouldn’t be anything surprising, it also means that it should be stable and polished.

This brings us to the bug fixes.

If you were waiting for the blue-screen issue with Gears of War 4 to be fixed on Pascal GPUs, then grab your chainsaws it should be good to go. Likewise, if you had issues with G-SYNC causing stutter outside of G-SYNC games, such as the desktop, then that has apparently been fixed, too.

When you get around to it, the new driver is available on GeForce Experience and NVIDIA’s site.

Source: NVIDIA

June 26, 2018 | 11:46 PM - Posted by lcarsos (not verified)

Anything in there about Linux performance? I'm sick of X freezing or crashing.

June 27, 2018 | 12:26 AM - Posted by tyfedexmanuhaveurselfanicedaytoo;P (not verified)

b&h has the deal. $549.83 for the Ti once u subtract the rest.

June 27, 2018 | 11:36 AM - Posted by Rocky123 (not verified)

Yea because the crew 2 would not have worked on the last set of drivers just fine. /s

June 27, 2018 | 05:23 PM - Posted by Scott Michaud

It probably would have, but these sorts of drivers give their team a date to focus on for all the optimizations they can. AMD and Intel do the same.

June 29, 2018 | 07:07 PM - Posted by Ben mickelsen (not verified)

Any fix for the asus turbo button to cycle through refresh rates?

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