417.01 WHQL

evga_gtx_660_ti_ftw_signature_2GeForce Driver 417.01 was released November 26, 2018 for  Windows 10. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. This driver supports Kepler and above and 64-bit Windows.

Support for Video Codec SDK 4.0 and below versions have been deprecated starting with R415.

Some issues with power management are mostly due to Windows. Windows 1809 is now being released slowly and we recommend installing it to have the issues resolved.

We removed MSI Afterburner long ago as it has not been updated for a long time. Removing it resolves many microstuttering issues. SLI has become a growing problem which is why we recommend using a single extreme card.

FESTERING PROBLEMS

GAME ISSUE
DPC Watchdog seen with multiple GPU setups
Tom Clancy’s The Division DX12 problems, use DX11
DOTA 2 Vulkan may glitch, use DX11
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, DX11 works fine
Frostbite Engine issues galore with DX12, DX11 works fine
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

REVERT TO PREVIOUS DRIVERS

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

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

Contact us if your have driver issues. Fee Liable.