Nvidia releases GeForce Hotfix driver 37872

first_imgNvidia releases GeForce Hotfix driver 378.72 by Martin Brinkmann on February 18, 2017 in Windows – 7 commentsNvidia released a Geforce Hotfix driver recently that addresses two issues in the GeForce Game Reader 378.66 WHQL drivers released on February 14, 2017.The GeForce Game Reader 378.66 WHQL drivers for Nvidia video cards was released on February 14th, 2017. It added optimizations for the games For Honor, Halo Wars 2, Sniper Elite 4, and Nvidia Ansel for Paragon, new features, and a number of fixes.Game Ready drivers are designed to improve the experience of players, usually through optimizations for the supported games.Among the new features are support for high-bit depth decoding (VP9/HEVC), H.264 ME-only mode enhancements, and several fixes for games (Battlefield, Heroes of the Storm), and general video card issues.Reports about issues with the new GeForce 378.66 driver began to appear shortly after release. One reason why reports started to appear this fast is Nvidia’s focus on pushing out drivers via the company’s own GeForce Experience software.GeForce Experience gets installed by default alongside other Nvidia drivers and software when a GeForce display driver is installed. The latest versions of GeForce Experience work only if you register an account.We suggest you select custom installation, to install only the Nvidia drivers you require, as it keeps the system lean.GeForce Hotfix driver 378.72Nvidia released the GeForce Hotfix driver 378.72 on February 16th, 2017. It fixes two issues in the WHQL driver the company released two days earlier:Fixed hardware encoding in Steam (In-Home Streaming).Resolved PhysX being forced to CPU when “Optimize for Compute Performance” setting is OFF.If you have installed the Nvidia WHQL 378.66 driver already, you may want to download and install the hotfix on PCs to fix these issues. It is not necessary to download the hotfix if you don’t use the video card for gaming however.The hotfix is offered for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.Note that you may want to uninstall the old Nvidia driver completely before you install the hotfix.A thread on Reddit suggests that the two issues are not the only Nvidia GeForce 378.66 issues the driver causes. Several users mention issues in Google’s Chrome web browser, among them a crash issue when skipping videos on YouTube. Text may also be bold on Google sites such as YouTube or Google Search after the update.Not all Google Chrome users appear to run into the crash issue. Those who do may want to try and disable hardware acceleration in the web browser for the time being as it is said to resolve the issue.You do this by loading chrome://settings/ in the Google Chrome address bar, clicking on “show advanced settings” on the page, and removing the checkmark from “use hardware acceleration when available”.Nvidia GeForce driver 378.66 is not the first driver that caused a series of issues in recent time. Both Nvidia GeForce driver 375.57 and driver 375.86 were causing issues as well.Now Read: Disable Nvidia Telemetry on Windows PCsSummaryArticle NameNvidia releases GeForce Hotfix driver 378.72DescriptionNvidia released a Geforce Hotfix driver recently that addresses two issues in the GeForce Game Reader 378.66 WHQL drivers released on February 14, 2017.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

The Pullman brand has announced plans to transform

first_imgThe Pullman brand has announced plans to transform the ground floor of one of Melbourne’s hotels, Pullman Melbourne On The Park, with a $6million investment.The 419-room hotel’s ground floor interior spaces – reception, arrival area, bar and restaurant – will be completely transformed, whilst respecting the hotel’s heritage, under the direction of national design practice, Rothelowman, who have been appointed to manage the project.The redevelopment will connect the external streetscape with the internal lobby, restaurant and bar with a radically-redesigned series of interconnected spaces, positioning the hotel design in line with the Pullman Hotels & Resorts global cosmopolitan brand.Set to undergo the greatest transformation is the restaurant and bar which is soon to become a playground of culinary delight, focused around local produce and the visual theatre of food preparation. Large open-plan spaces and semi-private dining room areas will be incorporated into the new restaurant concept, all designed around creating an interactive environment, featuring a large pizza oven, raw bar section for fresh seafood and cured items, a churned ice-creamery and dessert bar.Featured quite prominently in the design is an oversized new bar with a central position, designed for bar staff and mixologists to create and animate cocktail making. The bar will also serve craft beers and a selection of wines, as well as all-day dining options focused around shared dishes. Set to be an entity in its own right, the bar will feature a large double sided fireplace near the entrance to welcome hotel guests and external patrons alike, acting as a conduit, linking to the restaurant, lobby and hotel.Inspired by the hotel’s outlook over Fitzroy Gardens, the colours and textures will be reflected in treatments throughout the new ground floor design, with patterns set against a backdrop of chevron timber wall panelling, retaining the formality of an upscale executive hotel with a relaxed, sophisticated ambience. Erkin Aytekin, general manager at Pullman Melbourne On The Park said, “This iconic hotel has long held a special place in the hearts of Melbournians, and our new welcoming sophisticated ground floor spaces are set to impress our loyal returning guests and attract even greater volumes of global nomads, captivated by Pullman hotels.”“Key to Rothelowman’s innovative design is the ability for the ground floor to flex from cosy intimate spaces to larger open plan spaces to accommodate high demand periods associated with the hotel’s proximity to Melbourne’s main sports and entertainment precinct – just a stone’s throw from the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena, Olympic Park and AAMI Park.“Once completed, the hotel will be brought into line with the international direction of the Pullman brand with its state-of-the-art design and finishes, whilst respecting the hotel’s rich heritage,” concluded Erkin.last_img read more