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NVIDIA releases GeForce 436.30 WHQL, optimized for Borderlands 3 and more

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Earlier today those PC gamers belonging to the green team of GPUs got some good news, as the company just dropped a new set of Game Ready drivers for their latest SKUs.

Pretty much anyone running a relatively recent GPU will want to snag this update, as there’s some pretty good stuff in there. Supported versions go all the way back to the GeForce 600 and 700 series cards, with support for the newer 900, 10 and RTX series also sprinkled in, among a few other sets.

The biggest new change is that performance for the GPUs listed above should be improved in the newest PC titles, namely Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PC Open Beta, Gears 5, The Surge 2, FIFA 20 and Borderlands 3. And with so much of the gaming industry’s attention dominated by these titles, it’s the perfect time to make sure your system is up to snuff.

In terms of game-specific changes,  some crashes and other issues have been fixed in Fortnite, Forza Motorsport 6/7 and World of Warcraft. A couple other very specific issues with some hardware and software configurations have also been fixed in this release. A handful of games still retain various display issues though, check below under known issue for the full details. Although luckily it’s mostly older titles.

Furthermore, this driver adds support for six new G-SYNC compatible monitors. These monitors are: ACER VG252Q, ACER XV273 X, GIGABYTE AORUS FI27Q, GIGABYTE FI27Q-P, LG 27GL650, and LG 27GL63T.

You can find the full patch notes down below. You can download the NVIDIA GeForce 436.30 WHQL driver from here.

GeForce 436.30 WHQL Patch Notes

Game Ready

Provides increased performance and the optimal gaming experience for the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PC Open Beta, Gears 5, and Borderlands 3.

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Fixed Issues :

  • [Fortnite][CS:Go]: Eliminated cases of stutter when Ultra low latency mode was enabled. [2682105]
  • [Forza Motorsport 6/7]: The game may crash during gameplay. [2686338]
  • [World of Warcraft]: The game may flicker at the character-selection screen. [2684628]
  • [Notebook][GeForce GTX 970M]: The GPU clock speed on some notebooks is stuck at the base clock speed and does not boost. [2683147]
  • [GeForce RTX 20 series][Forza Horizon 4][Gears of War 4][Gears 5]: Colored corruption may appear on some surfaces throughout the game. [200544234]
  • [Firefox][G-SYNC]: When G-SYNC is enabled, flickering occurs with YouTube full-screen video playback on FireFox when hovering over the timeline. [200544130]
  • [Control][DirectX 12 ][Pascal GPUs]: Blue-screen crash occurs pointing to nvlddmkm.sys when in-game software Ray Tracing is enabled. [200543646]


Open Issues :

  • [G-SYNC]: NVIDIA G-SYNC might not be enabled automatically for monitors newly approved as G-SYNC-Compatible upon updating the driver. [200544252]
    • To work around, enable the monitor by opening the NVIDIA Control Panel->Display->Set Up G-SYNC page, then select the display and select Enable settings for the selected display.
  • [SpaceEngine]: The game crashes when launched. [2684322]
  • [UBOAT]: The game crashes due to memory allocation issues when launching Sandbox mode from the main menu. [2694301]
  • [Tom Clancy’s The Division II]: The game may crash when played in DirectX 12 mode.[200406322]
  • [FIFA 19]: The game may crash to the desktop. [2690624]
Software Module Versions
  • nView – 149.77 • HD Audio Driver – 1.3.38.21 • NVIDIA PhysX System Software – 9.19.0218 • GeForce Experience – 3.20.0.118 • CUDA – 10.1 • Standard NVIDIA Control Panel – 8.1.940.0 • DCH NVIDIA Control Panel – 8.1.955.0
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