Nvidia GeForce 451.67 driver adds day-one support for Death Stranding and more

Nvidia has released version 451.67 of its GeForce Game Ready drivers for Windows PCs, adding support for a few major upcoming game releases. Most notably, it brings support for Death Stranding, a former PlayStation 4 exclusive game that's arriving on PC on July 14. The game will also make use of Nvidia's Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) 2.0 technology, which promises better anti-aliasing than you might expect from a given resolution.

Aside from Death Stranding, the driver also adds support for F1 2020, which is launching tomorrow, July 10. Finally, Horizon: Zero Dawn, another PlayStation 4 exclusive, is making its way to PC on August 7, and this driver is also ready for it. The driver also enables one-click optimal playable settings for a handful of games, meaning the GeForce Experience app will be able to determine the best settings for a given game on your machine. The newly-supported games are:

  • Darksburg
  • Disintegration
  • Fishing Planet
  • House Flipper
  • Justice RTX
  • Outer Wilds
  • Persona 4 Golden
  • Pistol Whip
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated
  • Trackmania

There are three new displays receiving G-Sync Compatible certification with this driver, too, enabling variable refresh rate settings on Nvidia GPUs. These are:

  • Dell S2721HGF
  • Dell S2721DGF
  • Lenovo G25-10

As you'd expect, this driver also includes the usual array of fixes and known issues. Starting with what's been fixed, there's one for an issue that prevented 144Hz HDMI displays from going higher than 120Hz, among other fixes:

  • The refresh rate of 144Hz-capable HDMI displays cannot be set above 120 Hz. [3038540]
  • [Kepler GPUs]: With SLI/multi-GPU and G-SYNC enabled, TDRs may occur soon after launching an application. [200628981]
  • [Detroit: Become Human]: The game may randomly crash. [3037846]
  • [Adobe Premiere]: Adjustments in Lumetri color panel causes video to appear noisy [3038602]
  • [Notebook][GeForce GTX 1050 Ti]: Blue-screen crash, application hang, or system hang may occur. [3038621]
  • [Notebook][The Witcher 3 WILD HUNT]: The game remains minimized when the NVIDIA Control Panel >3D Settings >Manage Display Mode is set to Automatic or Optimus, and cannot be restored to full screen. [200628973]
  • [Notebook][G-SYNC]: Graphical corruption occurs when windowed G-SYNC+V-Sync is On while running applications in Clone/Duplicate mode. [200628911]
  • [Notebook]: LVDS-display goes blank upon rebooting the system after driver installation on some systems. [200627952]

Despite carrying some fixes, there are plenty of known issues in this driver, so you may want to be especially wary of installing it. Here''s what you need to look out for:

Windows 7 issues:

  • [Notebook][H-Clone]: With the integrated graphics processor as the clone source, display settings cannot be changed from the NVIDIA Control Panel. [200594188]

Windows 10 issues

  • [Mechwarrior 5 DirectX 12]: The game crashes randomly with TDR and "Video driver crashed and was reset” error. [200634109]
  • [Shadow of the Tomb Raider][DirectX 12]: The game may crash when launched if Hardwareaccelerated GPU scheduling is enabled. [3037544]
    To workaound, disable Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling.
  • [Horizon Zero Dawn Complete][DirectX 12]: Colored corruption occurs during the game-load menu if Image Sharpening is enabled. [200633655]
  • Several games randomly freeze for a few seconds during gameplay. Affected games include Assassin's Creed Origins, Planetside 2, Assassin’s Creed III, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. [3038632]
  • [Sunset Overdrive]: The game may display random green corruption if Depth of Field is enabled from in-game settings. [2750770]
  • [VR}: HDCP errors occur with Valve Index VR. [2967616]
  • [Call of Duty: Modern Warfare]: Color banding can occur in the game after enabling Image Sharpening from the NVIDIA Control Panel. [2889337/3028436]
  • [Call of Duty - Warzone]: Freestyle does not work. (200593020)
  • [Forza Motorsport 7]: The curb may display a black strip during a race on certain tracks. [2781776]
  • [Zombie Army: Dead War 4][Ansel/Freestyle]: The Ansel & Freestyle tabs are unselectable. [2810884]
  • [Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege][Vulkan][G-SYNC]: When playing the game in Vulkan mode with G-SYNC enabled, flickering occurs after switching the game between full-screen and windowed mode.[200578641]
    To work around, either disable G-SYNC or play using an API other than Vulkan.
  • Video playback on the secondary display lags/freezes while playing a game on the primary display if Hardware-accelerated GPU Scheduling is enabled [200586262]
  • [Notebook][H-Clone]: With the integrated graphics processor as the clone source, display settings cannot be changed from the NVIDIA Control Panel. [200594188]
  • [Notebook]: Some Pascal-based notebooks w/ high refresh rate displays may randomly drop to 60Hz during gameplay. [3009452]

That's a pretty long list of issues, so you'll want to make sure they aren't a problem for you before installing the update. You can find the full changelog for this release here, and check the official forums to give feedback on any issues you may find. You can download the driver manually from the links below, or download it through the GeForce Experience app.

Desktop GPUs:
Download: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 | Windows 10

Notebook GPUs:
Download: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 | Windows 10

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