Nvidia 457.51 WHQL driver arrives with RTX 3060 Ti support

Nvidia launched its latest graphics card the RTX 3060 Ti today, right after its announcement that arrived yesterday. Those who will be picking the card up will want to update their graphics drivers to the latest release that has just arrived, the WHQL-certified 457.51 Game Ready driver.

The new $399 graphics card comes touting performance that beats the previous generation's RTX 2080 Super - a GPU that debuted at $699 - across all workloads, from ray tracing and rendering to rasterization. When compared to the previous generation's $399 graphics card, the RTX 2080 Super, the new GPU reportedly performs 40% better on average.

The sole focus of the driver seems to be providing support for the new graphics card, and as such, no game optimizations have been detailed. Considering Cyberpunk 2077 is only a week away from launch, another driver aimed at the RPG should arrive soon as well.

Here are the four bugs that have been resolved in this release:

  • [NVIDIA Ampere architecture GPU]: Blue-screen crash may occur upon waking from sleep. [3173027]
  • [Freestyle/Ansel]: After launching and then closing Star Wars: Squadrons, Freestyle/Ansel stops working on supported games. [3154362]
  • [Chrome Browser]: Blue-screen crash may occur while playing or browsing videos from the Chrome browser. [200668076]
  • [Notebook]: The Lenovo Y740 notebook displays corruption after waking from sleep. [3178279]

Known issues are as follows:

  • [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][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]
  • When setting the refresh rate higher than 100Hz, the color format switches from RGB to ycbcr422. [3053990]
  • [Notebook]: Some Pascal-based notebooks w/ high refresh rate displays may randomly drop to 60Hz during gameplay. [3009452]

The 457.51 WHQL-certified Game Ready driver is now available for download through the GeForce Experience app and the links below. The official release notes can be found 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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