The Curious Case of Nvidia’s 436.02 Display Driver

September 3, 2019

Two weeks ago Nvidia released their 436.02 Game Ready WHQL Display Driver, which provides increased performance and optimal gaming experience for numerous titles. Alongside the performance improvements, it came with brand new features: an Ultra-Low Latency mode for faster input response, a new GeForce Experience Freestyle sharpen filter, support for 3 new G-SYNC Compatible gaming monitors, and BETA support for Integer Scaling display mode for pixel art games.

But you know what they say: ‘It’s all fun and games until someone loses a frame’ (this is correct… right?). Well, the feedback for this driver is a whole experience on its own.

What is interesting to us in particular is the report by Oculus Quest redditors stating that the driver reduces latency by a third when streaming PC VR. We’ll make sure we test it on our end and share the results on this very blog.

Until then you can also have a look at the controversial feedback, do some testing on your own and share it here in the comments, or on our Facebook page.

Note the list of games the driver improves: Apex Legends, Battlefield V, Forza Horizon 4, Strange Brigade, and World War Z. Reportedly, it enhances the VR experience of No Man's Sky.

At the same time, there is already an official list of games the driver affects negatively. It includes Tom Clancy's The Division II, Forza Motorsport 7, World of Warcraft, GTA V, and several others.

This poses the question: is the new driver a good or a bad addition outside of VR?

So, in this curious case every opinion matters!

Go to your NVIDIA Control Panel. Scroll down, select Low Latency Mode, set it to Ultra, test away, and come back with results. Or share them on the official Nvidia forums where the amazing team reads every single posting and takes all feedback into account.


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