Nvidia’s newest driver, model 531.18, seems to have a bug that causes excessive CPU utilization after exiting video games. Nonetheless, the corporate admits (opens in new tab) that the issue exists, so anticipate Nvidia to challenge a hotfix or a brand new driver model that fixes the annoying bug.
Because it seems, Nvidia’s Show Container Service causes 10% – 15% larger CPU utilization after a sport is closed, which might be noticed in Home windows Job Supervisor. Some Reddit customers consider the bug was brought on by Nvidia’s Sport Session Telemetry Plugin model 531.18 (NvGSTPlugin.dll).
It ought to be famous that not all techniques are affected by the bug. For instance, our colleague Andreas Schilling tried to duplicate the problem however failed.
“I attempted to recreate the problem on two techniques with the newest 531.18 drivers and was not in a position to get the NVIDIA container process going loopy like this,” he wrote in a Twitter put up.
Some Reddit customers counsel blocking/eradicating NvGSTPlugin.dll to repair the issue manually, however it’s unclear what unwanted effects this treatment could trigger, so this resolution can hardly be advisable. Subsequently, the best repair is to make use of the earlier 528.49 WHQL driver that will not assist a few of the newest video games, however at the very least it really works with out vital issues.
Whereas Nvidia formally admits the issue, the corporate did not reveal when it plans to launch a hotfix or a brand new model with out this bug. In the meantime, on condition that the bug is slightly annoying, it’s possible that Nvidia is inclined to launch a hotfix sooner slightly than later, so maybe it is smart to attend somewhat bit earlier than rolling again to a earlier model of Nvidia’s driver.