397.31 WHQL

GeForce Driver 397.31  was released April 25, 2018 for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. This driver supports Kepler and above and 64-bit Windows.

  • Battletech
  • FrostPunk

Lots of problems installing this driver can be fixed by removing the old driver in safe mode then installing the new one after rebooting.

NVIDIA is supporting the DX12 RTX API with the upcoming Volta GPU starting with 397.31. NVIDIA is also supporting Vulkan 1.1 with this driver. Volta is expected to be launched in Q3.

This driver adds new sample rates 32 kHz, 88.2 kHz, and 176.4 kHz to the HDMI device for all supported GPUs.

FESTERING PROBLEMS

GAME ISSUE
GTX 1060 Card may show code 43, use DDU and roll back to the previous diver
GPU Power Setting GPU to maximum power fixes many recent games
Gears of War 4 See the workarounds on the developer’s site
GTX 1070, GTX 1080 See the page on GTX 1070 & GTX 1080 VRAM
Doom game may crash with HDR enabled
Rise of the Tomb Raider game may flicker with DX12
GTX 970 4096MB See the page on the GTX 970 VRAM problem
GPU Power Setting GPU to maximum power fixes many recent games
CUDA NVCUVENC was deprecated with R337 branch in favor of the NVENC
Dark Souls 3 Fermi cards should use 314.22
Cellfactor: Revolution Game abends to desktop
Frontlines: Fuel of War PhysX Error

REVERT TO PREVIOUS DRIVERS

If you need to revert back to a previous driver release you can remove the NVIDIA driver from the control panel and you will need to reboot. The the desired driver can be installed which will require another reboot. Use the driver defaults. Use in-game settings to adjust the performance or FX.

Never force game option with the driver. Use in-game options only. We see so many try to get features of games that do not have intrinsic ability. Always use in-game options and use driver defaults from a clean install.

ISSUES

Forums galore are flooded with problems, none of which are reproducible by us. If the games are not working properly, backup and install Windows fresh. One of the best new features of Windows 8 and above is the Refresh Windows. This preserves libraries but its otherwise the same as a clean install. Drivers are hard to debug at the best of times.

With all the problems we have found; it clearly demonstrates that WHQL is rather pointless from a gaming perspective. No wonder our site is so popular.

CONTACT

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