Nvidia 457.30 WHQL driver brings AC Valhalla and Black Ops Cold War support

As more high-profile games near their release dates, Nvidia has put forth a new graphics driver aimed at providing support for them. The WHQL-certified 457.30 Game Ready driver has support for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (November 13), Assassin's Creed Valhalla (November 10), and Godfall (November 12).

In addition to those, Nvidia has also implemented Reflex support for Destiny 2, promising lower input latency by up to 49% in the Bungie title. The SLI profile for Black Desert has been also updated, while four monitors have received G-Sync compatibility validation, them being Acer CP3271U V, ASUS XG27AQ, MSI MAG274QRF, and Xiaomi Mi 245 HF.

Several issues have been fixed in this release also:

  • [Warzone][RTX 30 series]: Users may see a drop in performance during gameplay.[3132127]
  • [Notebook]: The internal panel flashes upon resume from sleep mode or from display off. [3150038]
  • [NVIDIA Ampere architecture][G-SYNC][HDR][Dual-head 8k display]: Display screen goes black.[200667525]

Here are the known issues:

  • [Steam VR game]: Stuttering and lagging occur upon launching a game. [3152190]
  • [G-SYNC][NVIDIA Ampere GPU architecture]: GPU power consumption may increase in idle mode on systems using certain higher refresh-rate G-SYNC monitors. [200667566]
  • [Freestyle/Ansel]: After launching and then closing Star Wars: Squadrons, Freestyle/Ansel stops working on supported games. [3154362]
  • To work around, reset the NVIDIA Control Panel global 3D settings. Open the NVIDIA Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings page, then select the Global Settings tab, click Restore and then click Yes at the confirmation dialog.
  • [Freestyle][Vulkan apps]: With the freestyle filters applied, a blue-screen crash occurs when pressing [Alt+Tab] while running Vulkan applications. [200667477]
  • [Sunset Overdrive]: The game may display random green corruption if Depth of Field is enabled from in-game settings. [2750770]
  • [Forza Motorsport 7]: The curb may display a black strip during a race on certain tracks. [2781776]
  • [YouTube]: Video playback stutters while scrolling down the YouTube page. [3129705]
  • [Notebook][RTX 2060]: Notebook display may flicker or turn black when Microsoft Hybrid Graphics is disabled. [3147602]
  • [Notebook]: Some Pascal-based notebooks w/ high refresh rate displays may randomly drop to 60Hz during gameplay. [3009452]
  • Some users may experience random TDR while playing back a video in a web browser [3171517]

The 457.30 WHQL Game Ready driver is available for download through the GeForce Experience app or the links listed below. The release notes for the driver can be seen here.

Desktop GPUs:
Download: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 | Windows 10 – Standard / DCH

Notebook GPUs:
Download: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 | Windows 10 - Standard / DCH

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