Update: NVIDIA Releases 375.63 WHQL Driver updateby Daniel Williams on October 22, 2016 4:30 AM EST
Update 10/23: NVIDIA has yanked the 375.57 drivers this weekend and replaced them with a new build, 375.63. The updated driver set fixes an especially annoying bug with tiles on Windows 10 that the previous driver introduced. They can be downloaded here.
Following suit as this fall's major games hit the (virtual) store shelves, NVIDIA has packaged another bundle of Game Ready updates for the latest releases. In the 375.57 WHQL update we get a few fixes, new game support, and some VR as well.
This time we have the first version out for driver release 375. In the list of fixes we start with Mirrors Edge Catalyst, which is no longer flicking in the Ansel UI when the image is moved with the mouse pointer on systems running a SLI GTX 980M setup. There is no longer get corruption from decals in Overwatch and there are also no longer issues changing the refresh rate on BenQ ZOWIE monitors, were before we saw cases of system crashes and signal loss to the monitor when changing the refresh rate. Lastly there is a fix for an issue with the GeForce GTX 650 causing dots on all the characters in GTA V.
As a new feature in this release NVIDIA improved the performance and quality of the "motion vectors provided by the Motion-Estimation-Only mode of the video encoder, specifically in stereo VR use cases". Though a bit of a mouthful for a description, this enhancement seems to apply to improving NVIDIA's recording quality with stereo VR games.
Moving on to the most interesting reason for updating our drivers, the Game Ready updates start with Battlefield 1, which came out this week. We can also find support for Sid Meier’s Civilization VI which was released in lockstep next to Battlefield 1. Titanfall 2 made the roster for this update though we won’t be seeing that game's release until next Friday on the 28th. We also have a new section in the release notes labeled Game Ready VR, which means that VR experiences join in on the party starting with the classic series Serious Sam in Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope and the incoming Eagle Flight VR From Ubisoft. We have also been given a new SLI profile for the MMORPG Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance.
Anyone interested can download the updated drivers through GeForce Experience or on the NVIDIA driver download page. More information on this update and further issues can be found in the 375.57 release notes.
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edzieba - Saturday, October 22, 2016 - link"As a new feature in this release NVIDIA improved the performance and quality of the "motion vectors provided by the Motion-Estimation-Only mode of the video encoder, specifically in stereo VR use cases".
I guess this is as close as we'll get to confirmation that ASW uses the MVEC block to extrapolate the new frames. That would also explain why currently there is a limited selection of GPUs that support it: those GPUs would need to be able to dip framebuffer data in and out of the video encoding pipeline, rather than just sticking it in at the start and spitting out a complete frame (as is all you would need for actual video encoding).
bigbleucee - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - linkThis driver breaks Windows 10 Start Menu. Icons are grayed out and when you try to move them, the icon will disappear. Also, Windows 10 Mail App will crash once you check an email message. So, it's unusable. Many people in the Geforce Forums are having the same issue. As well as game-related issues.
It's safe to say that Nvidia delivered another turd here!
HollyDOL - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - linkGuess I am lucky one then. Had no issue so far, been playing Civ 6 with this driver whole day long.
Michael Bay - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - linkNothing like that here. What`s your resolution and GPU?
bigbleucee - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - linkNvidia just sneakily released 357.63.
Should I try it? My trust on this company is low.
bigbleucee - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - linkI mean 375.63....
DonMiguel85 - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - linkYeah just saw it released today. I can't seem to locate release notes though.
nevcairiel - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - link375.63 does indeed fix the start menu issue for me.
silverblue - Monday, October 24, 2016 - linkIf this is the same issue that shows blank context menus and tooltips, I'll be very grateful for a fix.
Flunk - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - linkI too was having the issue with the mail client closing but it now works after a restart.