NVIDIA’s latest GeForce driver version 436.02 was released during Gamescom 2019 week, and like all graphics drivers, it’s supposed to provide framerate improvements across the board for the brand’s GPUs. Alas, that doesn’t seem to be the case, and some gamers are reporting framerate drops with some games.
Issues with GeForce driver 436.02 was first posted on Reddit. Gamers who installed the drivers noted the performance decrease in the game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO); prior to the update, he averaged 320 fps. Upon installing the new driver, the framerate count hovered between 200 and 209 fps, more than 100 fps less than the previous driver.
The framerate throttling isn’t isolated to just CS:GO either. Another GeForce user reported on NVIDIA’s official forums that the new driver cut the framerates in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, while another says that he experienced stuttering in the same game. In addition to the framerate issue.
Another gamer on the NVIDIA forums also said that driver 436.02 was seriously affecting his card’s performance in Fortnite. It was apparently so bad that he ultimately decided to just uninstall the driver and roll back to the previous one.
At the time of writing, NVIDIA has already released a new update, driver 436.15, although we’re still not sure if the new driver directly addresses the framerate issue. Of course, it goes without saying that the only way to find out is to install the driver yourself.