Nvidia’s GeForce 376.48 hotfix drivers improve stability in Battlefield 1 and Just Cause 3

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Nvidia released this week a new hotfix driver to improve stability in Battlefield 1 and Just Cause 3. GeForce hotfix driver version 376.48 swats away a few bugs, including two that pertain to Battlefield 1.

For more details about the hotfix and a download link check the Nvidia page here.

The 376.48 hotfix addresses the following issues:

  • Workaround to fix incorrect Folding@Home work units
  • Random flashes in Just Cause 3
  • Some issues that could lead to Battlefield 1 crashing
  • SLI texture flickering in Battlefield 1
  • Corruption in Wargame: Red Dragon game

A GeForce driver is an incredibly complex piece of software, We have an army of software engineers constantly adding features and fixing bugs. These changes are checked into the main driver branches, which are eventually run through a massive QA process and released.

Since we have so many changes being checked in, we usually try to align driver releases with significant game or product releases. This process has served us pretty well over the years but it has one significant weakness. Sometimes a change that is important to many users might end up sitting and waiting until we are able to release the driver.

The GeForce Hotfix driver is our way to trying to get some of these fixes out to you more quickly. These drivers are basically the same as the previous released version, with a small number of additional targeted fixes. The fixes that make it in are based in part on your feedback in the Driver Feedback threads and partly on how realistic it is for us to quickly address them. These fixes (and many more) will be incorporated into the next official driver release, at which time the Hotfix driver will be taken down.

To be sure, these Hotfix drivers are beta, optional and provided as-is. They are run through a much abbreviated QA process. The sole reason they exist is to get fixes out to you more quickly. The safest option is to wait for the next WHQL certified driver. But we know that many of you are willing to try these out.

These HotFix drivers represent a lot of additional work by our engineering teams, I hope they provide value for you. We’ll try it out and see if people like the idea and want us to continue.

The new hotfix driver is supported by the following GPU cards:

GeForce 10 Series: NVIDIA TITAN X (Pascal), GTX 1080, GTX 1070, GTX 1060, GTX 1050 Ti, GTX 1050

GeForce 900 Series: GTX TITAN X, GTX 980 Ti, GTX 980, GTX 970, GTX 960, GTX 950

GeForce 700 Series: GTX TITAN Z, GTX TITAN Black, GTX TITAN, GTX 780 Ti, GTX 780, GTX 770, GTX 760, GTX 760 Ti (OEM), GTX 750 Ti, GTX 750, GTX 745, GT 740, GT 730, GT 720, GT 710, GT 705
GeForce 600 Series: GTX 690, GTX 680, GTX 670, GTX 660 Ti, GTX 660, GTX 650 Ti BOOST, GTX 650 Ti, GTX 650, GTX 645, GT 645, GT 640, GT 635, GT 630, GT 620, GT 610, 605

GeForce 500 Series: GTX 590, GTX 580, GTX 570, GTX 560 Ti, GTX 560 SE, GTX 560, GTX 555, GTX 550 Ti, GT 545, GT 530, GT 520, 510

GeForce 400 Series: GTX 480, GTX 470, GTX 465, GTX 460 SE v2, GTX 460 SE, GTX 460, GTS 450, GT 440, GT 430, GT 420

Source GeForce Forums PC Gamer

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