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Nvidia 436.30 Game Ready driver optimizes Gears 5, Borderlands 3, and more

Nvidia today released its WHQL-certified 436.30 Game Ready driver, bringing in optimizations for a host of new releases, mainly bringing them to Gears 5, Borderlands 3, and the PC beta of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

The company didn’t go into detail on how much of a performance increase the trio will see with the new driver, but Nvidia recommends users to download the release for an optimal gaming experience in them. Gears 5 released for Standard Edition owners today, while Borderlands 3 is landing on September 13. Those looking forward to the Modern Warfare open beta will have to wait until September 21.

Meanwhile, Nvidia has also added support for The Surge 2 (September 24), FIFA 20 (September 24), and Code Vein (September 27) with this release.

Here are the fixed issues of the 436.30 Game Ready Driver:

  • [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 fullscreen 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]

And here are the known issues that are still being worked on by Nvidia:

Windows 10 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]

Windows 7 Issue

  • [Vulkan-based games]: Error message appears in the game when invoking GeForce Experience Freestyle or Ansel using the hot keys. [200549987]

The G-Sync Compatible Displays list expands by six more monitors with this driver, see the list below:

  • ACER VG252Q
  • ACER XV273 X
  • GIGABYTE AORUS FI27Q
  • GIGABYTE FI27Q-P
  • LG 27GL650
  • LG 27GL63T

Lastly, the company has added or updated the SLI profile for Close to the Sun.

The Game Ready 436.30 WHQL driver is now available to download and upgrade through the GeForce Experience app on Windows. Separate download links are also available down below. The driver’s release notes page can be found here.

Desktop GPUs:
Download: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 | Windows 10 – Standard / DCH

Notebook GPUs:
Download: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 | Windows 10 – Standard / DCH

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