Nvidia is back with another driver update for graphics card owners on the green team. This latest WHQL-certified 466.11 Game Ready release comes with support for Mortal Shell’s RTX update, Valorant's Nvidia Reflex Boost improvements, Nvidia Noise Removal for OBS, and more.
Mortal Shell, last year's indie Souls-like developed by Cold Symmetry, is finally receiving its long-promised RTX update, featuring both ray-traced shadows and DLSS capabilities. According to Nvidia, the DLSS implementation can improve framerates by up to 130% at 4K resolution.
Meanwhile, Valorant players who are CPU-bound can now enable Boost Mode in the latency-reducing Nvidia Reflex technology. According to Nvidia, enabling Boost Mode while in a CPU-bound scenario can further reduce latency by up to 16% in the competitive title.
Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) also received additional support in this driver. The popular software's new OBS Studio 27 beta version now touts Nvidia Noise Removal as a native feature, allowing creators to automatically remove any unwanted background sounds. Previously, this was only available via the company's Nvidia Broadcast companion app.
Nvidia also validated six more monitors and televisions as G-Sync Compatible Displays with the release of this driver. The updated list now includes the LG displays 27GP950, 2021 B1 4K Series, 2021 C1 4K Series, 2021 G1 4K Series, 2021 Z1 8K Series, and MSI's MAG301RF.
The handful of bug fixes included in this driver are as follows:
- [Supreme Commander/Supreme Commander 2]: The games experience low FPS. [3231218/ 3230880]
- [Adobe Camera RAW 12.x]: RAW files may show up black in Adobe Lightroom. [3266883/ 200717265]
- [VR]: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 VR may stutter if Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling is disabled. 
- Some displays may show incorrect color levels after booting into Windows. [3285148/3287063]
Here are the currently known issues to keep an eye out for:
- [World of Warcraft: Shadowlands]: Random flicker may occur in certain locations in the game 
- [Batman Arkham Knight]: The game crashes when turbulence smoke is enabled. 
- [Steam VR game]: Stuttering and lagging occur upon launching a game while any GPUhardware monitoring tool is running in the background. 
- [Prepar3D]: The application crashes to desktop after launched. 
- [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. 
The 466.11 WHQL-certified Game Ready driver can now be downloaded through the links below or via the GeForce Experience app. The release notes are here.