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New Nvidia GeForce Driver Preps You For 'Star Trek: Bridge Crew,' 'Tekken 7'

Another “Game Ready” driver for Nvidia GeForce GPU users is out today. The GeForce Game Ready 382.33 driver was created for the “optimal gaming experience” for two specific games: Star Trek: Bridge Crew and Tekken 7, which come out next week on May 30 and June 2, respectively.

In addition to optimization support for both games, the driver also adds a new 3D vision profile for Tekken 7. It also fixes a few issues that sprang from previous drivers. This includes stuttering issues in the new Prey game with the GTX 1080 Ti and a blue-screen crash that pointed to the driver as the cause when the system rebooted from sleep mode. You can check out the rest of the fixed problems below.

[TITAN X][3D Vision][Windows 10 Creator’s Update]: The Windows Store does not open when 3D Vision is enabled. [1906805] [GeForce GTX 1080Ti][Prey 2]: Stuttering occurs during gameplay. [1902201] [GeForce GTX 1070][Windows 10 Creator’s Update]: In multi-display mode, extended monitors cannot be be put into sleep mode. [1916554] [GeForce GTX 1060]: Blue-screen crash occurs pointing to driver (Nvlddmkm.sys) after the system reboots from sleep mode. [1814559] [GeForce GTX 970][SLI]: SLI cannot be enable unless Norton 360 is disabled or Windows is booted in Safe Mode. [1919094]

As usual, the new driver also has some of its own issues, as well. For example, the V-Sync option on some DirectX 11 games won’t work if you select the Fast Sync option via Nvidia’s Control Panel, which will result in tearing. SteamVR might also crash when the new driver is installed, but Nvidia said that you can uninstall its GeForce Experience software and reinstall the driver to fix the problem.

There are also some game-specific issues such as when The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and For Honor don’t recognize the custom refresh rates that you set through the Nvidia Control Panel (the issue occurs if you’re using the GTX 1070). There might also be some memory errors for GTX 1080 Ti users if you’re playing Mass Effect: Andromeda.

For the full list of issues, you can take a look at the list below, which is broken down by OS versions. You can read the full release notes on Nvidia’s website, and you can download the driver via the company’s download page.

Windows 10 Issues [DirectX 11 games]: On some titles, in-game V-Sync does not work if Fast Sync is selected from the NVIDIA Control Panel. Consequently, the game frame rate is not locked to the maximum refresh rate, resulting in possible tearing. [200304603] [SteamVR titles]: SteamVR may crash when launched. [1917936] To workaround, uninstall GeForce Experience or reinstall the NVIDIA driver. [Power DVD 17]: The display may go blank while playing HDR video in exclusive full-screen mode. [200300818] [GeForce GTX 1070]: Games (Witcher 3, For Honor) do not recognize the custom refresh rates set using the NVIDIA Control Panel. [1916598] [SLI][GeForce GTX 1080][Battlefield 1 XP1]: With SLI enabled, corruption appears in the game when switching between full-screen and windowed mode. [1889162] [GeForce GTX 1080 Ti][Mass Effect: Andromeda]: Random memory errors may occur when playing the game. [1887520] [GeForce GTX 1080 Ti][Sid Meier's Civilization VI][G-Sync/SLI/DirectX 12]: Black corruption appears while entering the in-game menu after skipping the cutscene. [200283322] [Notebook][GeForce GTX 970M][Tom Clancy's The Division Survival DLC]: Game crashes, pointing to ntdll.dll when changed to full-screen and to windowed fullscreen. [200252894] [Notebook][GeForce GTX 970M][ShadowPlay][For Honor]: The game silently may crash if the intro video is skipped while instant replay is on. [200247313] [SLI][Notebook][GeForce GTX 970M][Gears of War 4]: Level loading may hang. [1826307] NVIDIA Control Panel custom color settings are reset to the default after switching a game between windowed and full-screen mode. [1917071] NVIDIA Control Panel custom color profiles and ICC profiles are lost when using the Microsoft Game Bar. [1904238][GeForce Experience]: Driver installation may fail when attempting to perform a driver overinstall. To workaround, perform a clean installation. [Notebook][Pascal GPU]: The display remains blank while over installing the driver, requiring a reboot. [200273603] Error code 43 appears in the Device Manager after installing the driver with HDMI display connected. [200283276] Driver install/overinstall requires a reboot. [1757931] Windows 7 Issues[GeForce GTX 1080] Battlefield 1 hangs when campaign loaded with Fast Sync enabled from the NVIDIA Control Panel. [200254350]

  • Comparing Windows 7 and Windows 10 issues...only one issue with Windows 7...no wonder why i use Win7 for gaming.
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  • blppt
    I had exactly zero issues to complain about until I (stupidly) installed the Creators Update. Now, occasionally GW2 will crash during the zone loading screen, and refuse to let me kill the gw2-64.exe process no matter what I do. Process Hacker shows that it is directly linked to a nvidia kernel driver, so it requires a hard reboot.
    On a lesser annoying note, the gamma settings reset after exiting any game.

    Nice work, Nvidia and MS--my system was rock solid before. Guess its my own dumb fault for wiping the restore files, cuz now I'm stuck with CE version until they fix the bugs.
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  • Teddy Vetter
    get used to it, windows 10 is going to be a "new" version of windows every 6 months..... along with an endless line of bugs that will never get fixed....

    personally, this is the last nail being hammered in the coffin of computer gaming(whats left of it) in microsoft's push to get people over to the xbox.

    I loved computer gaming, but in the last 10 years microsoft has done the exact opposite of what they claimed they would do when they released the xbox.... they have killed pc gaming. And yes i know the "creators update" has some abomination called "gaming mode" but im willing to bet that disabling it will make the pc run smoother.... just like killing superfetch and services of the like...
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  • blppt
    Yeah, gaming mode definitely caused a performance hit in some benchmarks i ran (even with the overlay/recording disabled), so i just leave it off.
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  • ledhead11
    Yeah I started a thread right after CU because of all the problems I encountered with the NV driver that accompanied it. Several drivers later NV still hasn't fixed those issues and consequently I'm still running 379.92. Their driver support is beyond flushed down the drain at this point. I mean, how bad is it when you make a game ready driver for 2 games and meanwhile cause issues for like a dozen.

    I'm mad at MS too. This 6 month thing is ridiculous. They just need to fix what they have rather than trying cram more crap features they'll probably have to patch in another 6-12 months due to security exploits.
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  • blppt
    So far I havent had any crashes with this latest driver (382.33)---maybe they fixed the issue I was having. GW2 was patched (again) today, could have been them too. Gamma bug still exists though.
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  • Martell1977
    nVidia still hasn't fixed their updating issue. I haven't bothered with the last 3 updates because it's ridiculous that I have to uninstall, run DDU, then install the latest every time they make a new driver. So much for AMD being the ones with poor driver support.

    Sucks that AMD didn't make a viable mobile GPU when I was in the market for my laptop...feeling like I got stuck with this 1060 3gb.
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  • sn8ke_iis
    test
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  • sn8ke_iis
    For you guys having so many problems with Win 10 and new Nvidia drivers just install Win 7. I couldn't be happier. Updating to the first Creators Update a few months back turned into a huge fiasco, so I bought a copy of Win 7. I've had 0 issues since I switched back and I have a Titan Xp. I always apply security patches and have firewalls so I didn't get hit with that ransomware attack. Seriously, the burden shouldn't be on Nvidia or game developers to fix their software every time Microsoft breaks it with an update for unnecessary features I don't use. Win 7 is stable, doesn't change, everything is right where I left it. Win 10 is mostly spyware and pathetic attempts by Microsoft to monetize an OS they already sold us. Vote with your dollar and reject all this nonsense. As an older guy who first started using MSDOS and the first versions of Windows I can't believe consumers are actually putting up with this. Generally speaking, government and enterprise haven't switched over. If consumers follow suit. Microsoft will have to respond.
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  • ralphfaith
    These graphics will nail everything. Damn, cannot wait for this!
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