There's been plenty of buzz around NVIDIA of late, and with good reason: the GTX 1080 and 1070 are damn fine cards if you don't mind paying the price. But all that buzz has helped paper over a small issue with their drivers, which haven't been as rock solid as usual.
It's resulted in some frustrating stuttering in The Division, issues with Total War: Warhammer, and most recently thermal throttling with reference versions of the GTX 1080. But according to the latest patch notes, all of those problems have finally been corrected.
The latest drivers, numbered 368.39, are available now through GeForce Experience or NVIDIA's website. Perhaps the biggest fix is for the quirk that resulted in fans on the GTX 1080 Founders Edition cards spinning up and down rapidly regardless of temperature or power usage.
Total War: Warhammer fans will also be pleased with the latest drivers, as NVIDIA says they've finally been able to remove stuttering issues with the game. They haven't gotten around to implementing SLI support mind you, which is a bit of a bugger for people like yours truly trying to stave off a GPU upgrade for another month or so.
Windows 10 Fixed Issues [368.25] GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition cards spin fan up and down rapidly. Eliminate stuttering in Total War: WARHAMMER. [368.22] X-Legend Entertainment reports that Laplace fails to launch. [368.22] Stutter occurs during full-screen playback of YouTube videos in Edge browser. [365.10] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain launches to a white screen. System hangs during transition from monitor sleep to system sleep. [SLI, 364.72] Tom Clancy's The Division stutters after 20–30 minutes.
Windows 8.1/Windows 8/Windows 7 Fixed Issues Eliminate stuttering in Total War: WARHAMMER. WarThunder 3D Vision rating lowered.
Funnily enough, it's still recommended that you don't enable V-Sync in Total Warhammer -- because according to NVIDIA, you're likely to see corrupted visuals if you do. Street Fighter 5 still has a weird performance hit playing at 4K if you've got SLI enabled as well, something that seems like it's never going to be fixed at this point.
I've also lost count of the amount of times that stuttering in The Division has supposedly been fixed, so hopefully this is the last time Tom Clancy appears in NVIDIA patch notes for a while.
For those who took the plunge on a Founders Edition card and were lucky enough to receive ones, how are you finding it so far?