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NVIDIA Drivers 381.89 – Community Agrees it Appears to Fix VAS Leak

We’ve kept a close eye on recent NVIDIA drivers lately, especially after some fixes and posts from Lockheed Martin regarding leaks from some more recent drivers. Thankfully, the community are reporting that the latest drivers 381.89 are working extremely well for most users after testing.

Mike Moskovich on Facebook also described it as a “376.33 driver replacement”.  Another user of the social media site, Leon van Dijk, posted a screenshot of VAS usage whilst flying from FlyTampa’s AMS to FSDT’s JFK with the PMDG 747 and ASN and it shows that there was no leakage of VAS using the new drivers.

 

Afonso Vale has also posted his feedback regarding the new drivers, again showing no VAS leak.

I’ve personally just downloaded the new drivers and will spend the weekend testing. Fingers crossed this is a good fix for users using new drivers in the future. We’ll be sure to keep an eye on the situation and report back.

You can download the latest drivers from NVIDIA’s website.

P3D Nvidia VAS Leak Fixed?

Nvidia released a driver update for their GeForce graphics cards, version 378.49 which was reported to leak VAS. They later released another update, version 378.66 which fixed the leak but still had P3D running high VAS usage. The only solution was to roll back to version 376.33 and hope Nvidia fixed the issue.

After being a little annoyed, I actually took it upon myself to simply report this issue to Nvidia using their forums. Prepar3d doesn’t get much, if any, attention in the GeForce forums so it isn’t any surprise the problem existed in two driver builds. After posting the issue with links to the Prepar3d forums I was asked to try the hotfix 378.72 driver to see if the problem was fixed.

I’m happy to say the hotfix driver solved everything and appears to be stable with P3D! In addition, I am actually seeing better VAS results than I was on the 378.66 build. So, if you’d like to update your drivers, go ahead and grab the 378.72 build and see how it goes for you.