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You might want to avoid the Nvidia 375.20 driver, Nvidia recommend downgrading

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Just a word of warning, the Nvidia 375.20 driver seems to have quite a number of issues in certain games bringing performance down a lot.

Not everyone will have issues, as it seems only certain people are affected. Some people have reported no issues, while others are being given black screens or outright terrible performance.

Nvidia recommend downgrading to the 375.10 driver.

The next 375.xx driver should have a fix available, but Nvidia said there is no workaround for the 375.20 driver. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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prosoor 26 November 2016 at 10:09 pm UTC
I already installed it on Kubuntu. Played some games today. Didn't have issues.
QUASAR 26 November 2016 at 10:10 pm UTC
Ups thanks for the alert! I will downgrade and test DeusEx MD again (I'm having freezes during the dialogs)
freerunnerlive 26 November 2016 at 10:13 pm UTC
GRID Autosport does't Start with 375.10. h.265 and h.264 habe a Bad support with the New nvidia driver. To mich CPU usage. GTX 1070 strix OC.
4k Gaming is very unstable with nvidia driver. I hope they will fix it.


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catskinsox 26 November 2016 at 10:16 pm UTC
mdiluz said on the telegram chat (thanks search feature!) that it only affects Kepler and Maxwell based Nvidia cards. I have a Pascal based card, and have had no issues with this driver.

One interesting tidbit.. I am running Linux Mint 18. I realized very recently that I do not get tearing with Vsync turned off in games. BUt I also did not set up the ForceCompositionPipeline in xorg.conf (in fact, there is no xorg.conf or xorg.conf.d directory in /etc/X11 on Mint 18). But still no tearing. I don't know how that is working, and I don't know if it has always been this way with Mint 18, or if it's something with the newest driver. Maybe that option is somehow embedded in the newest driver, and if you have manually added it, maybe it is somehow causing a conflict and the performance issue?
pete910 26 November 2016 at 10:25 pm UTC
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QuoteYou might want to avoid Nvidia

Agreed
leillo1975 26 November 2016 at 10:32 pm UTC
QUASARUps thanks for the alert! I will downgrade and test DeusEx MD again (I'm having freezes during the dialogs)

I have the same problem and have the 375.20 Driver installed. I also downgrade to 370
Seegras 26 November 2016 at 10:43 pm UTC
370.28 is the newest here on Debian (unstable) anyway, as long as I don't decide to compile and build the packages myself. Usually I don't do that, unless there's a compelling reason to do so. Which there wasn't in that case anyway.
Duke Takeshi 26 November 2016 at 10:46 pm UTC
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No issues here as well. Bought the metro redux bundle on sale today. Totally awesome and atmospheric games that both run smoothly on my machine
Zlopez 26 November 2016 at 10:50 pm UTC
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This is sad, because on Fedora 25 repository, these all only drivers available. So I can't downgrade to previous version.
cprn 26 November 2016 at 11:15 pm UTC
ZlopezThis is sad, because on Fedora 25 repository, these all only drivers available. So I can't downgrade to previous version.

I guess you can always remove your current driver, download the binary from nvidia's website and just `chmod 755` it, then run. Never failed me in the past.
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