New NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) Drivers Causing Nightmare For Oculus Users

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NVDA – Oculus Rift users are dealing with black screen of death after upgrading to new drivers.


Oculus Rift users are dealing with some dreaded problems after updating to the latest GeForce drivers from NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA). The company appears to be working on fixes, but users are dealing with an unpleasant nightmare scenario in the interim.  

PCGamesN has the news on the problems users are facing with NVIDIA’s drivers.

There’s a black screen of death that’s been hanging over Oculus Rift users for the last month or so, causing the VR headset to black out after the PC wakes from sleep. Oculus have warned users against updating to the latest GeForce drivers, but the Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 seems as culpable.

The problem became so widespread that Oculus called attention to it on its Support Center page. “If you are using an Nvidia GPU and currently experiencing display or performance issues with your Oculus Rift, please make sure you’re using driver version 388.59,” the page reads. “Later versions may cause compatibility issues with Oculus software.”

NVIDIA released a hotfix that solved some issues that Titan V users have been dealing with, but it’s unclear when the problem may be solved for Rift users.

NVIDIA Corporation shares rose $1.03 (+0.43%) in premarket trading Thursday. Year-to-date, NVDA has gained 25.30%, versus a 2.36% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period.

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