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Old 02-06-2019, 04:58 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Nvidia driver 418.81 Seems really good with FreeSync!

Greetings!

For those of you using Freesync monitors, I'm having much better luck now with 418.81. The old version (417.71) was buggy and G-Sync would disable when the monitor went to sleep; this one seems good

It doesn't seem to disable G-Sync by itself anymore, and has kept working overnight. Still testing but so far so good. Woohoo!

Couple things in mind, I disabled all the goofy Nvidia trash in Task Scheduler, such as the 5 or so Nvidia Telemetry tasks. I'm also using the default Windows 10 monitor driver, not the HP one that's for my monitor (HP Omen 32") so it just shows up in Device Manager as "Generic PnP Monitor".

All's good so far--give 418.81 a try! DCS World is delightful just to fly around with adaptive refresh--no little stutters, just nice fluid movement.

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Old 02-07-2019, 05:46 AM   #2
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Posted the link for the drivers and other info in the 418.81 thread

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=231605
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Posted the link for the drivers and other info in the 418.81 thread

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=231605

Definitely working great with my FreeSync monitor! I can now let my PC sleep, and when I wake it up, G-Sync/FreeSync is still working! Woohoo!

It's so nice in flight simming, I wish they had done this years ago. I'm keeping a copy of this driver for old times' sake just in case they break it with a new one

Anyway, if anyone is having problems, I'm running my monitor with the default Windows 10 monitor driver (says "Generic PnP Monitor" in Device Manager) if that helps any. I suppose I could try the HP Omen driver, but why bother? Everything's working great now, Imma leave it alone for now I'm not even sure why monitors have drivers...

So it's confirmed, 418.81 is killa

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418.81 is a superb performer. Gave the Hornet a spin last night and imho, I gained some performance ( was not locking at 60Hz for that test ).
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Win10 is required to get that g-sync/freesync to work? Or should that work with win7, too?


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looks like it is not working unless you have win10...

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Perhaps for the time being... now the function is only for W10.
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These drivers are a no-go for me. Couldn't select my monitors native refresh rate and text looked funny. Rolled back and everything came to normal again.
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These drivers are a no-go for me. Couldn't select my monitors native refresh rate and text looked funny. Rolled back and everything came to normal again.

That's not right. 418.81 should work perfectly with your GTX 1080 Ti. It's an excellent driver and does a mighty fine job supporting FreeSync.

Did you uninstall the old driver with DDU and do a complete, fresh install of the new driver?

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These drivers are a no-go for me. Couldn't select my monitors native refresh rate and text looked funny. Rolled back and everything came to normal again.
hmm.give that a 2nd clean & fresh try, many report only the best from 418.81 + 1080ti combo.

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hmm.give that a 2nd clean & fresh try, many report only the best from 418.81 + 1080ti combo.


It'll run like a whole new sim man, if you use G-Sync/FreeSync with it it'll even be really nice and fluid right down to the lower framerates at all max settings. I'm not kidding, you really should give it a solid try and get it working.


418.81 + 1080Ti + G-Sync/FreeSync =kickass


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