Time to pull over and switch drivers, NVIDIA drops 418.81 WHQL

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 4, 2019 - 02:14 PM |
Tagged: 418.81 WHQL, geforce, nvidia, driver

NVIDIA's newest WHQL driver has been updated to better support 3DMark Port Royal as well as getting ready for the release of the RTX laptops from a wide variety of manufacturers for those who love to game on the go.

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In addition to improved benchmark runs you will also get the following.

Added or updated the following SLI profiles: 

  • Anthem
  • Assetto Corsa Competizione - AFR enabled for Turing GPUs
  • Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 - AFR enabled for Turing GPUs
  • Life is strange Season 2 - AFR enabled for Turing GPUs
  • NBA 2K19 - AFR enabled for Turing GPUs
  • Space Hulk Tactics - AFR enabled for Turing GPU Software Module Versions
  • nView - 149.34
  • HD Audio Driver -
  • NVIDIA PhysX System Software - 9.18.0907
  • GeForce Experience -
  • CUDA - 10.0

New Features:

  • Implemented performance improvements on multiple titles, such as Witcher 3. when using G-SYNC and SLI on Pascal and Maxwell GPU

Fixed Issues in this Release:

  • [Gamestream][OS HDR]: Stream is not set to launch in HDR despite having HDR display attached to the PC and client.
  • [GeForce Experience]: Share FPS overlay appears in the Twitter UWP app from the Microsoft Store.
  • [G-SYNC]: Flickering may occurs in games if G-SYNC is enabled.
  • [G-SYNC]: With G-SYNC enabled, after ho t-pugging a G-SYNC display and then a G- SYNC Compatible display, the right half of the G-SYNC Compatible display may go blank.


Source: NVIDIA

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February 4, 2019 | 02:43 PM - Posted by Jgr9 (not verified)

Oh no, a flickering may makes me nervous.

February 4, 2019 | 03:43 PM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

ah, so that is why some pugs get all hot and bothered, turns out someone was running gsync nearby and this happened:


February 4, 2019 | 03:46 PM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

or, did you mean a ho was t-pugging a gsync display?

hahahahaha, i got some evil eyes at my direction when lol'ing at work picturing that

February 4, 2019 | 04:04 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

sometimes I think about putting in (sic) ... but then I realize a lot of people won't know what that means.  :)

February 4, 2019 | 05:52 PM - Posted by othertomperson (not verified)

Huh. An SLI profile for Anthem is interesting, given Bioware's complete lack of support so far (apart from advertising it at E3). Given the relative success hacking SLI support using the Battlefield 1 profile, though, I guess it didn't take much work on Nvidia's part. The Frostbite Engine itself has extremely good SLI support.

The Life Is Strange 2 profile is intriguing though. Doesn't that game run at like 4K on a potato? I used SLI in the first game, but only because it enabled the fans of each card to be essentially off, compared to using one card at high enough utilisation in order to be audible. BtS didn't support SLI, but I can't say it was especially noticed even at 4K.

February 5, 2019 | 03:13 PM - Posted by Remy (not verified)

Did they fix when you enable gsync and PC goes to sleep it locked at 60hz

February 5, 2019 | 09:52 PM - Posted by Corniel (not verified)

I'm one of the few who encountered the half blank screen when turning on Gsync on my freesync display,
Glad to know they resolved the issue

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