Nvidia Game Ready 471.96 driver adds support for six new G-SYNC Compatible displays

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Nvidia today has launched its latest GeForce Game Ready 471.96 WHQL driver. Interestingly, however, the new driver - unlike most launches - isn't optimized specifically for any new game. Of course, the 471.96 driver carries all game-related optimizations that Nvidia has added in its recent updates, plus it also includes Windows 11 support.

And there is new stuff with the latest driver too. For example, it adds support for six new G-SYNC Compatible displays. They are:

  • EVE Spectrum ES07D03

  • Lenovo G27Q-20

  • MSI MAG321QR

  • Philips OLED806

  • ViewSonic XG250

  • Xiaomi O77M8-MAS

In relation to G-SYNC, Nvidia has noted that the feature is disabled for those games and other applications that are meant to run at a fixed framerate.

Also, 24 new games have been added to the list of titles for GeForce Experience’s one-click optimal settings. These are:

  • Aliens: Fireteam Elite
  • Bless Unleashed

  • Blood of Heroes

  • Car Mechanic Simulator 2021

  • Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!

  • Draw & Guess

  • Faraday Protocol

  • Final Fantasy

  • Final Fantasy III

  • Ghost Hunters Corp

  • Golf With Your Friends

  • GrandChase

  • Humankind

  • King's Bounty II

  • Madden NFL 22

  • Mini Motorways

  • Psychonauts 2

  • Quake Remastered

  • SAMURAI WARRIORS 5

  • Supraland

  • The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles

  • The Walking Dead: Onslaught

  • Yakuza 4 Remastered

  • Yakuza 5 Remastered

As usual, the new 471.96 driver also fixes some bugs:

  • DPC latency is higher when color mode is set to 8-bit color compared to 10-bit color. [3316424]
  • Unable to detect supported display modes for the Samsung Odyssey G9 display [3332327]
  • Blue-screen crash/reboot loop occurs when two Samsung Odyssey G9 displays @ 240Hz are connected. [3256732]
  • NVDisplay.Container.exe constantly writes data to C:\ProgramData\NVIDIA Corporation\nvtopps\nvtopps.db3. [3350171]
  • [Windows 11][Notebook]: With the graphics mode set to Hybrid, the GPU frequently wakes up while idle. [3345922]
  • [CUDA][Turing/Volta GPUs]: Stability issues with Topaz Denoise AI. [200755368]

There are also some unresolved issues that remain:

  • [Deathloop][HDR]:TDR/corruption occurs in the game with Windows HDR enabled. If this issue occurs, toggle the Windows HDR setting.
  • [NVIDIA Control Panel]: After overinstalling the driver using express install when GPU scaling is enabled, the 0.59x upscaling factor is missing from the NVIDIA Control Panel scaling resolution list (Display > Change Resolution page).
    • To work around, disable and then re-enable GPU scaling. Alternatively, perform a clean driver installation.
  • [Battlefield V][DirectX 12]: The game may crash with HDR enabled. [3353767]
    • To work around, enable HDR from the Windows display settings before launching the game.
  • [YouTube]: Video playback stutters while scrolling down the YouTube page. [3129705]
  • Tom Clancy's The Division 2 may display graphical artifacts. [200754013]
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed may crash on courses where players drive through water. [3338967]

The 471.96 Game Ready driver is now available for download on the GeForce Experience app. Those looking for the official standalone installation links can find them below:

Desktop GPUs:

Download: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 | Windows 11, 10 – Standard / DCH

Notebook GPUs:

Download: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 | Windows 11, 10 - Standard / DCH

You may find more details on the official blog post here.

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