Factory Overclocked GTX 10 Series Pascal Cards suffered low memory clocks
After series of complaints about Nvidia GeForce 375.86’s low memory clock issue with factory overclocked Pascal graphic cards, Nvidia released the 375.95 Hotfix driver. The driver does not bring any updates of the previous version. If you have a factory overclocked GTX 10 series Pascal card in your system with the .86 drivers, its best if you download these are you’re good to go.
Many people have installed the 375.86 driver, despite cleaning the older version using DDU. Unfortunately, that haven’t made any difference. Nvidia’s driver doesn’t seem to be in good reputation among its users and reverted back to 375.70 WHQL. Many reported issues such as Witcher 3 with 60 FPS Ultra setting with a 1440p display and GTX 1070, but reduced down to 15-20 FPS using the .86 drivers. Even graphic cards such as the Gigabyte GTX 1080 Gaming Waterforce 8G was churning out sub 30-FPS performance in Battlefield 1. This driver affects only the GTX 10 series cards, which includes GTX 1080, GTX 1070, GTX 1060 and the newly released GTX 1050 & its Ti version. According to users, they have observed clock speed as low as 840MHz during gaming. According to some people, the driver’s issue was fixable using MSI Aftereffects, by changing the option ‘optimal power’ to ‘adaptive’ in its control panel. It seems strange that Nvidia made an oversight, but was able narrow down the issue and released an update.
More can be followed from here. The following is the summary of the 375.86 fixes
Summary of Notable Features/Fixes/Problems
- Game Ready – Provides the optimal experience for Tom Clancy’s The Division Survival DLC, Battlefield 1, Steep: Open Beta, and Civilization VI.
- SLI Profile – Added or updated the following SLI profiles:
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – added temporal SLI profile
- Windows 10 Fixes – [375.63, GeForce GTX 980 Ti] Artifacts in GIFs after driver update. 
- Windows 10 Fixes – [G-SYNC, 372.70, GeForce GTX 1080] G-SYNC monitor flickers at 144 Hz, not reproduced with 368.81. 
- Windows 10 Fixes – [G-SYNC, GP102] Periodic flickering on desktop at 165 Hz when dragging or resizing windows with G-SYNC enabled. 
- Windows 10 Fixes – [375.70] Smearing and ghosting reported with latest NVIDIA drivers. 
- Windows 10 Fixes – [SLI, GeForce GTX 1080] Unable to enable Surround with SLI HB bridge; single ribbon SLI bridge works fine. 
- Windows 10 Fixes – [SLI, 372.54] Wrong memory usage values in games on Pascal GPUs in SLI mode 
- Known issue Windows 10:
[GM204, Tom Clancy’s The Division Survival DLC] Game crashes pointing to ntdll.dll when changed to full-screen and to windowed full-screen.  [SLI, Ansel, Dishonored 2] Severe flickering and a trailing mouse pointer seen in the game on the Ansel UI when the application is launched with SLI enabled.  [GM204, ShadowPlay] For Honor silently crashes if intro video is skipped and instant replay is on. 
- Known issue Windows 7:
[SLI] Street Fighter V performance drop (pause and play) observed when the game is played at 4K resolution with SLI enabled. 
— Hardware BBQ (@HardwareBBQ) November 18, 2016