Nvidia posted a new GeForce driver release, numbered 378.49. The driver is WHQL-certified, and adds official support for the notebook versions of the GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti. Besides bringing support for the new portable Pascals, the driver 378.49 is also Game Ready for some recent games. The latest entry in Capcom's seminal horror series, Resident Evil 7, the open-world competitive survival title Conan Exiles, and Ubisoft's duelling-focused PvP wargame For Honor all get official support in this driver.
Although the driver's main purpose is supporting the new games, Nvidia tweaked a pile of SLI profiles. Big names on the SLI updates list include Battlefield 1, Civilization VI, and Watch Dogs 2, plus the long-awaited Diablo III SLI profile. Nvidia also updated Watch Dogs 2's 3D Vision compatibility level to "excellent," while marking Resident Evil 7 and Conan Exiles as "not recommended."
This driver release includes fixes for a few outstanding issues. The biggest fix concerns random black screens and driver resets while playing games in Windows 10 Anniversary Edition on GeForce GTX 1080s. Wargame: Red Dragon should no longer reboot systems, and the Alienware Graphics Amplifier should once properly detect GeForce cards. Flickering with SLI rigs should now be gone from Hitman's DirectX 12 mode, too.
Despite all those bugfixes, there are some lingering issues in this release. The Division may crash on graphics cards using GM204 GPUs when in full-screen mode, and For Honor will crash to desktop if ShadowPlay's instant replay feature is on and the user skips the intro video. Street Fighter V may run unusually poorly in 4K mode on SLI rigs. Meanwhile, Battlefield 1 can hang in campaign mode when FastSync is enabled on Windows 7 machines.
For the full list of changes, fixes, and issues, check out Nvidia's release notes. GeForce Experience users probably already have the new driver downloaded (if not installed), but the rest of us will have to trek to Nvidia's download page to grab it.
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