Nvidia's 446.14 WHQL driver is Game Ready for Valorant but no WDDM 2.7 support yet

Nvidia has today released its WHQL-certified 446.14 Game Ready drivers, bringing Game Ready status for Valorant, as well as optimizations for Minecraft Dungeons, Disintegration, and Crucible.

Valorant is set to shed its beta tag that brought it record-breaking numbers for Twitch, with a release in just about a week on June 2. Disintegration, on the other hand, is scheduled for a release in about three weeks on June 16. Crucible and Minecraft Dungeons, meanwhile, were released on May 20 and May 26, respectively.

Aside from these optimizations, this release also adds variable rate supersampling (VRSS) support for Onward. Unfortunately, it does not appear to include support for WDDM 2.7, which means this version isn’t the one ready for the upcoming Windows 10 May 2020 Update.

As is the case with most releases, there are a number of fixes included:

  • [Notebook]: Notebooks with Maxwell generation GPUs may experience higher GPU utilization during game play leading to reduced battery life and higher temperatures. [2929921/ 200608270]
  • [SLI]: Major frame time spikes occur in multiple games.[2903264]
  • [HDR]: Some games may appear very bright when HDR is enabled. [2909218]
  • [Monster Hunter World Iceborne]: Artifacts appear in the game. [2903858]
  • [Resident Evil 3 Remake][DirectX 12]: Some objects in the game may flicker. [2938095]
  • [F1 2019]: The game may randomly crash to the desktop. [200608572]
  • Fixed an issue where the shader cache was sometimes incorrectly purged upon launching an application. [2937218]
  • Fixed driver installation issue on Colorful GeForce GTX 1650. [2919568]
  • Corsair iCUE program triggers Geforce Overlay. [200614189]

There is, however, a list of known issues as well:

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

  • [VR}: HDCP errors occur with Valve Index VR. [2967616]
  • [Call of Duty: Modern Warfare]: Color banding occurs in the game after enabling image sharpening from the NVIDIA Control Panel. [2889337]
  • [Notebook][H-Clone]: With the integrated graphics processor as the clone source, display settings cannot be changed from the NVIDIA Control Panel. [200594188]
  • [SLI][Doom Eternal]: Corruption occurs in the game upon opening the Steam overlay. [200593967]
  • [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]
    • Workaround: Either disable G-SYNC or play using an API other than Vulkan.

The 446.14 WHQL-certified Game Ready drivers can be downloaded via the GeForce Experience app on Windows or via the links down below. The complete release notes are available here.

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

Notebook GPUs:
Download: Windows 10 - Standard / DCH

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