Nvidia 461.92 WHQL driver enhances Reflex support for Overwatch and fixes bugs

Nvidia Game Ready Driver

The Nvidia software team released a brand new graphics driver today that mainly focuses on bug fixes, but Overwatch players with Geforce graphics cards may also want to upgrade to this WHQL-certified 461.92 Game Ready release if they want the best Reflex experience.

The company announced Nvidia Reflex support for Overwatch a few days ago, letting players of the Blizzard hero shooter cut down their system latency by up to 50%. The technology is only available via the Overwatch test server for now, with a full implementation coming later. Nvidia recommends installing this newest driver to gain the best benefits of Reflex.

Nvidia Reflex Overwatch results

As for bug fixes, here is what's included:

  • Some desktop applications may flicker or stutter when resizing the window on some PC configurations [3252200].
  • [GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER]: Random flickering may appear across the top of the monitor on some PC configurations. [3184254]
  • [Vulkan][Red Dead Redemption 2]: The game may display pixelated black dots or artifacts on characters’ skin. [3257041/3266614]
  • [Rocket League]: Matches may take longer to load. [3244324]
  • [Fortnite]: Shader cache optimizations have been made to reduce intermittent stutter on some PC configurations. [3244272]
  • [Detroit: Become Human]: Game may crash when launched with Image Sharpening enabled. [3242624/200667092]
  • [Dungeon & Fighter]: The game may blink when choosing characters. [200574764]
  • [Zoom]: GeForce Experience In-game Overlay launches when a Zoom meeting starts. [3269577]
  • Enabling NVIDIA Surround with 4K HDMI 2.1 TVs may fail. [3184849]
  • Blue-screen crash may occur when connecting/disconnecting to/from the Samsung 8k TV. [3188971]

There are still quite a few open issues as well:

  • [Rainbow Six Siege][Vulkan]: Smoke appears pixelated. [3266916]
  • [World of Warcraft: Shadowlands]: Random flicker may occur in certain locations in the game [3206341]
  • [Supreme Commander/Supreme Commander 2]: The games experience low FPS. [3231218]
  • [Batman Arkham Knight]: The game crashes when turbulence smoke is enabled. [3202250]
  • [Steam VR game]: Stuttering and lagging occur upon launching a game while any GPU hardware monitoring tool is running in the background. [3152190]
  • [G-SYNC][NVIDIA Ampere/Turing GPU architecture]: GPU power consumption may increase in idle mode on systems using certain higher refresh-rate G-SYNC monitors. [200667566]
  • [YouTube]: Video playback stutters while scrolling down the YouTube page. [3129705]
  • [Notebook]: Some Pascal-based notebooks w/ high refresh rate displays may randomly drop to 60Hz during gameplay. [3009452]

In other recent Nvidia driver news, a developer driver with internal tools was accidentally pushed out by the company before being pulled. This specific beta driver had shipped without the mining hash rate limitations for the RTX 3060.

Coming back to today's release, the new 461.92 WHQL Game Ready driver can now be downloaded via the links listed below or via the GeForce Experience app. The release notes are 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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