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Nvidia's 466.79 Hotfix driver adds RTX 3070 Ti support, fixes a BSOD error, and more

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Nvidia's newest graphics card, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, launches today and alongside it team green has released the Game Ready WHQL driver version 466.77 which adds support for the new card. The driver carries over most of the same game optimizations that were added with the previous version 466.63. But it does carry support for The Persistence, which recently gained Nvidia's DLSS upgrade.

The driver claims to fix a blue screen of death (BSOD) related to error causeds by DPC Watchdog violation in older Kepler and last-gen Turing GPUs. There are also a few more fixes and all of them have been listed below:

  • [Crossfire HD]: Freestyle is not supported for the game. [200734448]
  • [Kepler/Turing GPUs]: Blue-screen crash with DPC Watchdog Violation error may occur. [3321668/3321735]
  • [VR]: If the GPU is connected to a 4K UHD TV, the system may freeze when launching a VR game. [3313315]
  • [RTX 20 series][GTX 16/10 series][HDMI]: 4K @ 120Hz display mode is not available from display settings. [3312401]

The known issues related to Windows 10 are the same as the earlier version. They are:

  • [NVIDIA Ampere GPU]: Colors may appear incorrect in games if sharpen Freestyle filter is used with HDR enabled. [200658208]
    • This issue will be resolved in the next NVIDIA driver release.
  • [HDR]: Some specific HDMI displays might show some flickering in HDR mode. [200729987]
    • If you experiencing flickering issues, reboot the system.
  • [World of Warcraft: Shadowlands]: Random flicker may occur in certain locations in the game [3206341]
  • [Batman Arkham Knight]: The game crashes when turbulence smoke is enabled. [3202250]
  • [Steam VR game]: Stuttering and lagging occur upon launching a game while any GPU hardware monitoring tool is running in the background. [3152190]
  • [YouTube]: Video playback stutters while scrolling down the YouTube page. [3129705]
  • Display may flicker or lose signal when launching a game on an adaptive-sync VRR monitor in multi-monitor configuration when sharing the same display mode [3314055]

The new 466.77 Game Ready driver is now available for download via the GeForce Experience app, but those wanting a standalone installation can use the links below. For those interested, you can view the release notes here.

Desktop GPUs:

Notebook GPUs:

Update: A previous version of this article reported on the 466.77 driver, but soon after releasing the 466.77 driver today, Nvidia hurriedly launched a hotfix driver version 466.79. The new hotfix is completely based on the previous driver which means it contains those earlier optimizations and also adds a fix to resolve the display flickering issue. The problem is noted in the list of known bugs section highlighted by code number 3314055.

Users, on desktops and notebooks, who are experiencing this flickering problem can download the 466.79 hotfix driver from the following links:

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