Nvidia's 416.16 WHQL drivers bring DirectX Ray Tracing to Windows 10 October 2018 Update

As Intel drivers cause woes for users trying to install the October 2018 Update for Windows 10, Nvidia is bringing its A-game when it comes to supporting the latest feature update from Microsoft. After 411.63 WHQL drivers added RTX support to Windows 10, today's 416.16 WHQL drivers further extend compatibility between Windows 10 and Nvidia's latest technology.

The October 2018 Update brings with it a bevvy of new features and refinements, but it also marks the public release of DirextX Ray Tracing (DXR), the newest augmentation for Microsoft's graphics APIs. The drivers from Nvidia adds further support for DXR to Windows 10.

The drivers contain the following fixes compared to previous versions:

  • [Pascal GPUs][Quake HD Remix]: Black square glitches appear when using the Quake HD Remix mod with soft shadows enabled. [2277990]
  • [GeForce GTX 1060][Regime][Rainbow 6: Siege]: Temporal antialiasing causes a drop in performance. [2139724]
  • [Titan Xp]: Driver error (nvlddmkm ) occurs on resume from S4. [200435536]
  • [Turing GPU][[Netflix]: Playback resolution doesn't show 4K bit rates when using a USB-C-HDMI connection. [200449656]

As Nvidia points out, every new driver will include some problem or the other, and for this latest driver they are:

Windows 10 Issues

  • [Windows Defender Application Guard][vGPU][Surround]: Surround cannot be enabled from the NVIDIA Control Panel when running Edge Browser with Application Guard over vGPU. [200444614]
  • [Windows Defender Application Guard][vGPU][Surround]: Edge Browser with Application Guard cannot be opened when Surround is enabled. [200443580]
  • [GeForce GTX 1060]AV receiver switches to 2-channel stereo mode after 5 seconds of audio idle. [2204857]
  • [GeForce GTX 1080Ti]: Random DPC watchdog violation error when using multiple GPUs on motherboards with PLX chips. [2079538]
  • [Firefox]: Cursor shows brief corruption when hovering on certain links in Firefox. [2107201]
  • [Windows Media Player][Notebook][MSHybrid]: The application crashes when run on the integrated graphics after setting the NVIDIA GPU Graphics settings to High Performance. [200450782]

You can download the latest GeForce 416.16 WHQL drivers from Nvidia by either using the GeForce Experience application on your PC or via the links shown below. A list of the complete release notes for the driver may be found here. The drivers are Windows 10-exclusive.

Desktop GPUs: Windows 10 – 64 bit

Notebook GPUs: Windows 10 – 64 bit

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