Nvidia today dropped the first driver update of December, bringing day-one support for the upcoming games Halo Infinite, Chorus, and ICARUS. The GeForce Game Ready 497.09 WHQL driver also has support for the new GeForce RTX 2060 12GB graphics card.
From the trio of games gaining official support, ICARUS has received the most RTX treatment before its December 7 launch. Coming from DayZ creator Dean Hall, the PVE survival title is touting the new RTX Global Illumination technology for enhanced visuals as well as DLSS for performance improvements.
Meanwhile, Fishlabs and Deep Silver’s new sci-fi action-adventure Chorus has DLSS support. The game is launching on December 3. Lastly, the Halo Infinite Campaign that launches on December 8 will not be sporting any Nvidia technologies it seems, which is to be expected considering the title's long-term partnership with AMD.
The G-SYNC compatible displays list has also been expanded by six monitors this time, with the ASUS XG27UQR, Dell G2722HS, Dell G3223D, Dell G2422HS, LG 32PG750, and the MSI G273 being validated.
Here are the fixed issues in this release:
- [Red Dead Redemption 2/Doom Eternal]: The game crashes with TDR or the system crashes while running the game. 
- [Doom 3 BFG Edition]: The games shows corruption upon launch. 
- [YouTube]: The YouTube web site randomly displays extreme contrast/gamma while idle or during video playback. 
- [NVIDIA Image Scaling]: After performing a clean install or over install over version 496.49, NVIDIA Image Scaling resolutions do not appear in the game. 
- Games do not launch correctly on GeForce GTX 750 Ti when NVIDIA Image Scaling is enabled. 
- [Notebook]: Black screen may be observed on some Optimus notebooks with 1440p/165hz panels when in discrete GPU mode. 
- [Notebook]: eDP panel cannot be lit when booting to the desktop after switching to discrete mode. 
- Using Adaptive Vertical Sync while G-SYNC is enabled may result in random black screen. 
The known issues to keep an eye out for are these:
- [Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition]: After attempting to change resolutions, the resolution does not change and the game falls out of IFlip mode.  \
- To apply the new resolution, press Alt+Tab.
- [Supreme Command:Forged Alliance/Supreme Commander 2]: Performance drop when there is mouse movement. 
- [Deathloop][HDR]: TDR/corruption occurs in the game with Windows HDR enabled.
- If this issue occurs, toggle the Windows HDR setting.
- Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed may crash on courses where players drive through water. 
- In multi-monitor configurations, the screen may display random black screen flicker. 
- [HDR][G-Sync]: Mouse pointer gets stuck after turning on HDR from the Windows Control Panel or after toggling G-Sync from the NVIDIA control panel. 
- To work around, click the mouse (right or left button). The mouse cursor will be sluggish for a few seconds before returning to normal operation.
- [NVIDIA Advanced Optimus][NVIDIA Control Panel]: After setting the display multiplexer type to “dGPU”, the setting is not preserved across a reboot or resume from S4. 
- [NVIDIA Image Scaling][Desktop]: The screen moves to the upper left corner on cold boot when Image Scaling is applied to the desktop. 
- Do not apply NVIDIA Image Scaling to the desktop. It is intended only for video upscaling or for games which do not run with a scaling resolution unless the same Image Scaling resolution is applied on the desktop.
- [NVIDIA Image Scaling][DirectX 11 video apps]: With Image Scaling enabled, video playback is corrupted or results in a system hang after performing an HDR transition. 
- If HDR is required to be toggled from the Microsoft Control Panel, be sure to switch to a different Image Scaling resolution.
The 497.09 WHQL Game Ready driver is now available for download via the GeForce Experience app. Find the Windows 10 and Windows 11 standalone installation links below. The release notes are here.
- Download: Windows 11, 10 – DCH
- Download: Windows 11, 10 – DCH