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Nvidia 442.19 WHQL driver adds support for new games and G-Sync monitors

Nvidia has released a new version of its Game Ready graphics drivers for supported GPUs, and as usual, the focus is on day-one support for new releases. Today's driver, version 442.19, adds support for Zombie Army: Dead War 4, Apex Legends season 4 update, and Metro Exodus: Sam's Story expansion.

Another notable addition in this release is that more G-Sync Compatible monitors are now supported, which means you should be able to use variable refresh rates. Joining the list of certified G-Sync monitors are the following three models:

  • ASUS VG259QM
  • Dell AW2521HF
  • LG 34GN850

Nvidia has also included some improvements to the new features that were added in January's driver update, Max Frame Rate and Variable Rate Supersampling. The former, which lets players cap the maximum frame rate of a game, now lets players choose anywhere between 20 and 1000 frames per second, and the latter can now be enabled in the Global tab, so it automatically applies to every supported virtual reality game.

There's more than new features in this release, as you'd expect, and Nvidia has also fixed some issues with its drivers. Here's what's been fixed:

  • [The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine]: The game may crash when a user reaches a specific cut scene. [2726931]
  • [Maxwell GPUs][OpenCL]: SETI@Home shows driver TDR occuring on Maxwell GPUs using OpenCL. [2739609]
  • [Call of Duty Modern Warfare]: Streaming of gameplay using OBS will randomly stop. [2743477]
  • [Battleye][Low-Latency Mode]: Launching Battleye with NVIDIA Low Latency Mode set to Ultra may cause DWM to reset. [2775906]
  • [SLI+G-SYNC Stutter]: User may experience minor stuttering when using NVIDIA SLI in combination with G-SYNC. [2778783]
  • [Doom (2016)]: The game crashes when launched on GeForce 600/700 series (Kepler) GPUs [2791124]
  • [NVENC]: Memory leak occurs. [2805384]
  • [Multiple Apps][SLI][G-SYNC]: Stuttering and drop in frame rate occurs during gameplay with SLI and G-SYNC enabled [200566678]

However, as tends to be the case, some issues still slipped by in this release. Here's what you'll need too be aware of:

Windows 10 Issues:

  • -Mortal Kombat]: The game may randomly crash to the desktop without error [2813996]
  • [Zombie Army: Dead War 4][Ansel/Freestyle]: The Ansel & Freestyle tabs are unselectable [2810884]
  • [Zombie Army: Dead War 4][Vulkan][HDR]:Corrupted flickering occurs when in-game HDR is enabled. [200585136] To work around, either disable HDR or use DirectX 12 mode.
  • [Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege][Vulkan][G-SYNC]: When playing the game in Vulkan mode with G-SYNC enabled, flickering occurs after switching the game between full-screen and windowed mode.[200578641] To work around, either disable G-SYNC or play using an API other than Vulkan.

Windows 7 issues

  • [World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth][DirectX 12]: The game crashes when switched from DirectX 11 to DirectX 12 mode. [200574934]

The full release notes for this driver can be found here, and should you encounter any issues, Nvidia encourages users to file feedback in this forum thread. The driver can be downloaded from the links below.

Desktop GPUs:
Download: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 | Windows 10

Notebook GPUs:
Download: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 | Windows 10

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