The Nvidia software team released a brand new graphics driver today that mainly focuses on bug fixes, but this new Game Ready Driver also provides support for the launch of Outriders, which features NVIDIA DLSS technology. The driver also provides optimal day-1 support for Dirt 5’s new ray tracing update, the launch of Evil Genius 2: World Domination and the launch of the KINGDOM HEARTS series on the Epic Games Store.
As for bug fixes, here is what's included:
- [Rainbow Six Siege][Vulkan]: Smoke appears pixelated. 
- [Vulkan][X4: Foundations 4.00/X4: Cradle of Humanity] The game may crash on GeForce RTX 30 Series. 
- [GeForce RTX 3090]: Blue-screen crash occurs when Samsung Odyssey G9 is paired with HDMI TV. 
- [GeForce RTX 2060]: Blue-screen crash (DPC_WATCHDOGS_VIOLATION) occurs when playing a game and watching YouTube video simultaneously. 
- [Sunset Overdrive]: The application may display random green corruption if Depth of Field is enabled from in-game settings 
- Realtek Displayport-to-HDMI 2.1 protocol converter clock limited to 600MHz pixel clock 
- [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. .
- [GFE Screenshot/HDR]: Application screenshots are washed out when HDR is enabled 
There are still quite a few open issues as well:
- [World of Warcraft: Shadowlands]: Random flicker may occur in certain locations in the game 
- [Supreme Commander/Supreme Commander 2]: The games experience low FPS. [3231218/3230880]
- [Batman Arkham Knight]: The game crashes when turbulence smoke is enabled. 
- [Adobe Camera RAW 12.x]: RAW files may show up black in Adobe Lightroom. 
- [Steam VR game]: Stuttering and lagging occur upon launching a game while any GPU hardware monitoring tool is running in the background. 
- [VR]: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 VR may stutter if Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling is disabled. 
- [YouTube]: Video playback stutters while scrolling down the YouTube page. 
- [Notebook]: Some Pascal-based notebooks w/ high refresh rate displays may randomly drop to 60Hz during gameplay. 
In addition, Nvidia also claims that by installing today’s Game Ready Driver and simply enabling NVIDIA Reflex in the Rainbow Six Siege options menu, system latency will be reduced by up to 30%, which would give you a split-second advantage in the heat of battle:
The new 465.89 WHQL Game Ready driver can now be downloaded via the links listed below or via the GeForce Experience app. The release notes are here.