GeForce Driver 390.65 Adds Security Patch for Spectre, Optimization for Fortnite and Freestyle BETA

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Jan 8, 2018
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NVIDIA pushed out a new GeForce driver (version 390.65, WHQL) that includes a security patch for the Spectre vulnerability (specifically, the first variant).

In addition, this new GeForce driver provides optimizations for Fortnite and adds support for ShadowPlay Highlights (already available in PUBG) in its Battle Royale mode. ELEX and Crossout are also getting ShadowPlay Highlights with this driver.

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Last but not least, GeForce driver 390.65 adds support for the NVIDIA Freestyle beta. In case you missed the announcement, this allows gamers to apply post-processing filters to your games while you play. Right from the in-game overlay, you can change the look and mood of your game with tweaks to color or saturation, or apply dramatic post-process filters.

At launch there are going to be a total of 15 filters with 38 different settings (some filters have multiple settings). They include:

  • Black and White
  • Color
  • Colorblind
  • Contrast
  • Details
  • Exposure
  • Half Tone
  • Mood
  • Night Mode
  • Retro
  • Sepia
  • Vignette
  • Depth of Field
  • Special FX
  • Adjustments

Freestyle lets you be more creative with your games. For example, you can create a retro war-themed filter for your favorite FPS or enhance color and contrast to make a game look more photorealistic.

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Freestyle’s more serious uses include a colorblind mode that makes it easier for colorblind gamers to differentiate between colors. Gamers can even use night mode, which reduces blue color so users can sleep better after a night of gaming.

Freestyle has been integrated at the driver level to provide “seamless compatibility”. Here’s an official list of tested games, while below you may find a recap of everything noteworthy that’s in this driver.

Game Ready

Provides the optimal gaming experience for Fortnite, including support for ShadowPlay
Highlights in Battle Royale mode.

Gaming Technology

Adds support for NVIDIA Freestyle which lets you apply post-processing filters to your
games while you play.

Security Updates in this Release

CVE-2017-5753 – Computer systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and branch prediction may allow unauthorized disclosure of information to an attacker with
local user access via a side-channel analysis.
For more information on this issue, see the NVIDIA GPU security updates for speculative side channel Security Bulletin posted on the NVIDIA Product Security page.

Fixed Issues in this Release

[GeForce GTX 970][Batman Arkham Knight]: Surfaces are rendered incorrectly. [2016419]
[GeForce GTX 1080 Ti][TITAN X][TITAN Xp][Gamestream]: Artifacts appear when using Gamestream. [1971680]
[Notebook][Fermi GPUs][3D Vision]: Error message pointing to the Stereo driver
appears when enabling stereoscopic 3D. [200362512]

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