Nvidia 417.71 drivers up.

Discussion in 'nVidia Flavor' started by RogueTrip, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. RogueTrip

    RogueTrip 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    2,787
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2003
    New 417.71 drivers up

    https://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/141906

    Get to testing those freesync panels!
     
    FrgMstr, cageymaru and Verado like this.
  2. Verado

    Verado Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    152
    Joined:
    May 16, 2017
    Lets all post model numbers and results. Will post mine later today.
     
    RogueTrip and Armenius like this.
  3. tangoseal

    tangoseal [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    6,906
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2010
    OK I can absolutely confirm that my Asus MG248Q 144hz Freesync is absolutely working gorgeously with the new drivers on my 1070ti.

    The MG248Q is NOT gysnc compatible per the list but it works perfectly without a problem so far.

    I downloaded the Asus Pendelum Gsync test and set the range of frames from a low of 28 to a high of 144hz and was watching the OSD of the monitor as the refresh rate adapted on the fly.

    Also all screen tearing was absent.

    Very smooth.

    My other 2 monitors are real Gsync monitors on my 1080ti so no comment on the 1080ti and these drivers. But I assume if the 1070ti is working with them just fine so will your 1080tis.

    Note* dont forget to enable adaptive sync in your freesync monitors firmware menu. A lot of you may have disabled it or it comes disabled already.

    Edit* just loaded Titanfall 2 and it was so much smoother now than just a raw 144 refresh. It feels exactly like my actual Gsync monitors do. Im happy so far.
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2019
    kirbyrj, Maddness, horrorshow and 5 others like this.
  4. DooLocsta

    DooLocsta [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,474
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2005
    Someone needs to figure out a work around to make this work with Maxwell :)
     
    Brian_B and RogueTrip like this.
  5. NoxTek

    NoxTek The Geek Redneck

    Messages:
    9,315
    Joined:
    May 27, 2002
    1. I'm able to enable G-Sync on my LG 34UC80-B ultrawide curved monitor. It appears to be working, but never having seen G-sync or Freesync work in person I can't be sure. If anyone knows a sure fire test I'd be happy to try it out.

    Running the pendulum demo, ticking G-sync, and setting min 60 and max 75 looks amazing with no visible tearing.

    2. 75hz on this monitor finally appears to be working right with Nvidia cards. Previously you would get dropped frames on Nvidia GPUs (a known issue with these displays). This is worth it alone as it annoyed the shit out of my that my display supported 75hz and I couldn't use it.
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2019
  6. Wag

    Wag Gawd

    Messages:
    849
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2006
    Looks like I'll be buying a freesync display soon.:D
     
    kirbyrj, Armenius and Maddness like this.
  7. Verado

    Verado Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    152
    Joined:
    May 16, 2017
    AOC C24G1 144hz on RTX 2070
    Cheap monitor, about $200.
    Flickering, stuttering, mouse pointer comes and goes ingame. Not a good experience.
    I am disappoint.
     
    Armenius likes this.
  8. gerardfraser

    gerardfraser Gawd

    Messages:
    708
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2009
    G Sync On Your Freesync Awesome
    LG 27" 4K UHD 5ms GTG IPS LED FreeSync Gaming Monitor (27UD59P-B.AUS) - Black
     
    Armenius likes this.
  9. XoR_

    XoR_ Gawd

    Messages:
    654
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2016
    And resell value of my G-Sync monitor just plummeted
    Good I do not feel the need to change it. Maybe for 5K Adaptive Sync monitor some day...
     
  10. Evil Scooter

    Evil Scooter [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,870
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2000
    I have 3x 32" HP's with freesync... hope this works!
     
  11. RangerXML

    RangerXML [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    6,370
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2006
    Massdrop Vast 35 working without any issues with GSync on, w00t! Tested it on Destiny 2.

    EDIT: Works great on games with a steady frame rate, but if you play something like StarCitizen where you can go from high 80s/90s to sub 40s with the turn of a corner or engaging the QT then there is a split second black screen/flicker.
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2019
  12. Island

    Island Gawd

    Messages:
    781
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2005
    This driver is fubar on my Samsung JS9000. Setting output color/dynamic range to RGB/Full, colors are washed out and textures blurry. Thought rebooting would fix it but still looks like crap


    EDIT-Figured it out-For some reason HDR gets enabled in Windows 10 when I installed this driver and everything on desktop looks blown out and text looks blurry. Disabling HDR in Windows fixed the issue. I thought HDR is supposed to make colors more vibrant and add to the overall effect? Looks like crap to me. I even turn it off in games...
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2019
  13. polonyc2

    polonyc2 [H]ardForum Junkie

    Messages:
    16,103
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2004
    so besides the FreeSync support, how is performance etc compared to 417.35 which was one of Nvidia's best driver releases...worth it to upgrade (I already have a G-Sync monitor so the FreeSync support means nothing for me)
     
  14. {NG}Fidel

    {NG}Fidel [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    5,909
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2005
    Ugh didn't see this thread. Loving free sync btw. I'm getting no issues at all with my free sync display and it is working. I'm also using cru to tighten my free sync range
     
  15. Mylex

    Mylex [H]Lite

    Messages:
    113
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2018
    I have an HP Omen 32 and its working fine with my 2080 even though it says its not verified.
     
    Armenius, Maddness and Delicieuxz like this.
  16. JosiahBradley

    JosiahBradley [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,721
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2006
    Asus MG279Q not working. Locked at 29/30Hz in full screen.
     
  17. Nauseous

    Nauseous Gawd

    Messages:
    871
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2004
  18. Delicieuxz

    Delicieuxz Gawd

    Messages:
    899
    Joined:
    May 11, 2016
    Is it working at 75 hz without frame-skipping?
     
  19. pippenainteasy

    pippenainteasy Gawd

    Messages:
    538
    Joined:
    May 20, 2016
    Have an old korean crossover 43" tv. Freesync/gsync works, but looks choppy below 54hz.

    With vsync on and gsync off it's choppy below 58hz, so I guess I get a little more free wiggle room under 60hz.

    I can't get the AMD windmill demo working. However It's adaptive sync is definitely working because I can see the telltale flickering during some static loading screens which I also get on my gsync display.

    It's definitely not as good as gsync, which is smooth even to the mid 40s on my dell s2716dgr.
     
  20. Mylex

    Mylex [H]Lite

    Messages:
    113
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2018
    I would say no, I notice all tearing is gone but doesn't feel as smooth as with it set to off. If I set it to adaptive in the control panel it locks it at 75 but is buttery smooth.
     
  21. Wag

    Wag Gawd

    Messages:
    849
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2006
    Only on HDR content.
     
    Armenius likes this.
  22. Delicieuxz

    Delicieuxz Gawd

    Messages:
    899
    Joined:
    May 11, 2016
    I'm not entirely following what you're saying. Before these latest Nvidia drivers, the HP Omen 32 couldn't do more than 60 hz with an Nvidia GPU or else there would be severe frame-skipping. With these new Nvidia drivers, can the Omen 32 be run at 75 hz without frame-skipping, either with FreeSync enabled or disabled? Because, if the Omen 32 can now to 75 hz without frame-skipping, then that's a big bonus for Omen 32 + Nvidia GPU owners, even without FreeSync turned on.

    You say you're getting buttery smooth display at 75 hz with sync set to adaptive. Is that with with FreeSync turned off, or on?
     
  23. Mylex

    Mylex [H]Lite

    Messages:
    113
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2018
    Not my experience, before this I had mine set to 75hz with the enhanced contrast turned off and only minor tearing. With FreeSynce turned on but the refresh rate in the control panel set to adaptive its smooth. With FreeSync turned on and it set to let the 3d program decide it feels not as smooth as any other method I have been using but there is no tearing at all. If I had freeSync as an option without trying it off first I would probably stick with it but I'm going to be leaving it off for games that are above 75hz.
     
  24. Derangel

    Derangel [H]ard as it Gets

    Messages:
    17,014
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2008
    Maxwell lacks the required DisplayPort standard so it is likely not possible to make it work.
     
    GoldenTiger and Armenius like this.
  25. DooLocsta

    DooLocsta [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,474
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2005
    980Ti has display port 1.2a minimum which supports VRR so it should work they just didn't enable it in the driver's that far back.
     
  26. reaper12

    reaper12 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    2,206
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2006
    Use CRU to modify the Freesync range. Change it to 57-144 and then Gsync should work.
     
    GoldenTiger likes this.
  27. tangoseal

    tangoseal [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    6,906
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2010
    Anyone out there with an Alienware 240hz or Acer 240hz freesync panel confirm it's working on those?

    I have a Acer 240hz gsync panel but want to save money and get a second that uses freesync for my other machine.

    So I can give my son my 144hz panel.
     
  28. Dodge245

    Dodge245 Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    170
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2018
    follow instructions here:


    Tip: To ensure GSYNC is enabled follow https://www.blurbusters.com/gsync/gsync101-input-lag-tests-and-settings/14/

    Tip 2: To see an indicator, goto Nvidia Control Panel > Set Up GSYNC > Display (top menu) > G-Sync Compatible indicator

    Also i opened a thread the other day for logging results for different monitors: https://hardforum.com/threads/vrr-nvidia-display-test-thread.1975513/
     
  29. Armenius

    Armenius I Drive Myself to the [H]ospital

    Messages:
    16,543
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2014
    You should only enable HDR in the Windows settings when viewing or playing HDR content because it's not going to make SDR content look better. Color settings in the NVCP also need to be set to Use default if you changed it.
     
  30. andrewaggb

    andrewaggb Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    412
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    It's not a gaming monitor, but I have an Acer ET322QU (Inexpensive 31.5" 2560x1440, 75Hz, freesync range 48-75Hz) and a 1070 ti. The new driver allows me to enable G-Sync noting that my display isn't validated. I tried out the pendulum demo. I'm running 3 monitors and only the 1 has freesync so I'm not sure if that affects anything. I also had my G-Sync enabled for windowed and full screen mode initially but changed it to full-screen only before running the demo in case that makes a difference.

    Results. V-Sync on gives stuttering, V-Sync off gives tearing, G-Sync is fairly smooth without tearing. When I lock 60 fps it's far superior to the other options. With variable fps options it still lurches a bit sometimes but I'm not sure if that's a freesync/gsync issue or simply due to the framerate changing. I tried using the fps sliders to keep it over 48 fps to stay in the freesync range and that didn't seem to matter much.
     
  31. Delicieuxz

    Delicieuxz Gawd

    Messages:
    899
    Joined:
    May 11, 2016
    I've installed the new driver and done some testing. What I found is that games generally seem pretty smooth at 75 hz, smoother than I remembered them being, there is still frame-skipping.

    You can check for yourself using this test: https://www.testufo.com/frameskipping


    Here's what a photo taken of the screen should look like if there's no frame-skipping: https://www.testufo.com/images/screenshots/frameskipping-good.jpg

    Here's what a photo taken of the screen should look similar to if there is frame-skipping: https://www.testufo.com/images/screenshots/frameskipping-ugly.jpg


    The latter picture is what taking a photo of my Omen 32 with that test running on it looks like. In my photos, there are only 2 - 3 coloured boxes visible, and they often have an empty black between them.
     
  32. andrewaggb

    andrewaggb Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    412
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Curious if this test has anything to do with g-sync? Or is it testing if your monitor can be overclocked successfully to a higher refresh rate?
     
  33. Mylex

    Mylex [H]Lite

    Messages:
    113
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2018
    Thanks, just tested mine and no skipped blocks @75hz with FreeSync/Gsync on.
     

    Attached Files:

    Armenius and {NG}Fidel like this.
  34. Delicieuxz

    Delicieuxz Gawd

    Messages:
    899
    Joined:
    May 11, 2016
    I tests whether there is any frame-skipping at your current refresh-rate. It's probably typically useful for testing overclocked settings because the higher you overclock a monitor the more chance there is of it starting to frame-skip. With monitors like the HP Omen 32, and some other 75 hz FreeSync monitors that have a reputation for frame-skipping above 60 hz, the test is useful for verifying if that's happening on them even at their advertised refresh-rate.


    So, why would your monitor be performing like that when mine tests like the photos below show?


    If there's a particular setting in your monitor or Nvidia control panel or something else, I'd love to know what it is, and so would many other people. If you look up the Omen 32 and frame-skipping in Google, you'll see that lots of people report that it frame-skips above 60 hz with an Nvidia GPU:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=hp+...i60l2j69i59.1523j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    Are you sure that your desktop resolution is set to 75 hz and not 60 hz?

    When did you purchase your Omen 32? I bought mine December 2016.
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jan 16, 2019
  35. Derangel

    Derangel [H]ard as it Gets

    Messages:
    17,014
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2008
    I'm not seeing 1.2a listed anywhere on the specs for any of the 900 series cards. Nvidia's official specs only list 1.2.
     
    {NG}Fidel likes this.
  36. Mylex

    Mylex [H]Lite

    Messages:
    113
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2018
    Its set to 75hz, Ive always had it there and it shows that when the screen is minimized and syncing the test for 75hz. I can only say that this maybe the first time it looks like I won the panel lottery. My settings are really just Contrast Enhancements off, 75hz and Freesync set to on. I bought min in a ridiculously cheap brickseek deal August of 2017.
     
    Delicieuxz and {NG}Fidel like this.
  37. gerardfraser

    gerardfraser Gawd

    Messages:
    708
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2009
    Added Adaptive/G-sync/Freesync Demo windmill/pendulum with these drivers awesome


     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2019
  38. andrewaggb

    andrewaggb Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    412
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Ok thanks for the explanation. I tested it on my Acer ET322QU (Inexpensive 31.5" 2560x1440, 75Hz, freesync range 48-75Hz) and a 1070 ti and didn't see any frame skipping at 75hz. Similar spec's but there's no guarantee the internals or firmware settings are the same. I'm sure that's very frustrating.
     
    Delicieuxz likes this.
  39. Evil Scooter

    Evil Scooter [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,870
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2000
    IIRC The HP Omens native hz is 75 correct? I had previously been running mine at 60hz... but the default would always come up as 75hz when updating drivers. I've got all 3 of mine set to 75hz now and have Freesync and adaptive active on all of them.. seems to be working. More testing tonight.
     
  40. Mylex

    Mylex [H]Lite

    Messages:
    113
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2018
    I don't remember what its default is but Im happy with the monitor and this maybe used in the future with RTX games since there's a good chance it'll struggle to maintain 60fps @ 2k.