The latest Nvidia GeForce 416.81 graphics card driver fixes one of the high-profile BSOD issues affecting some GeForce RTX 2080 Ti users. This is a software-level fix only though, so it doesn’t tackle any of the hardware-based issues which appear to be causing a fair number of RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards to die.
This particular fix concerns GeForce RTX 2080 Ti’s having a blue-screen crash when exiting games while using a G-Sync monitor paired with a non-G-Sync monitor.
Elsewhere, the big draw for those of us who haven’t got $1200 graphics cards is day one Game Ready performance optimisation for Battlefield V. This should provide the optimal gaming experience for DICE’s multiplayer shooter, which is available to play from today for those of you with an Origin Access Premium subscription. From our time with the Battlefield 5 beta, it looked as if it was already running decently in our benchmarks, although DirectX 12 support was terrible at the time. Hopefully, this has all been ironed out in the intervening months though.
And that’s basically it for major changes, although there are the usual swathes of known issues and fixes that are worth keeping an eye out for. If you’re suffering from any of the issues fixed in the GeForce 416.81 GPU driver then be sure to give it a download, but otherwise, keep a wary eye on the known issues which may cause problems when you updated.
GeForce 416.81 WHQL GPU Driver Fixed Issues
- [Windows Defender Application Guard][vGPU][Surround]: Edge Browser with Application Guard cannot be opened when Surround is enabled.
- [Turing GPU]: Multi-monitor idle power draw is very high.
- [GeForce RTX 2080 Ti][G-Sync]: Blue-screen crash may occur when exiting games when using a G-Sync monitor with a non-G-Sync monitor.
- [GeForce RTX 2080 Ti]: Stuttering occurs with HEVC video playback.
- [GeForce GTX 970]: When audio playback is paused, audio receiver switches from multi-channel to stereo. Increased period from 5 seconds to 10 seconds.
- [GeForce GTX 1060]AV receiver switches to 2-channel stereo mode after 5 seconds of audio idle.
- [SLI][NVIDIA TITAN X][NVENC]: Recording and streaming of NVENC applications do not work.
- [DirectX 11 games]: Mouse cursor causes FPS to go out of sync with windowed GSync.
- [ARK Survival]: Improved game stability.
- [Shadow of the Tomb Raider]: Improved game stability.
- [Witcher 3 Wild Hunt]: Flickering occurs during gameplay.
- [Monster Hunter World]: Corruption is seen when Volume Rendering is off.
- [Far Cry 5]: Flickering occurs during gameplay.
GeForce 416.81 WHQL GPU Driver Known Issues
- [SLI][GeForce RTX 2080/2080Ti]: Single GPU response slows down after enabling/ disabling SLI, requiring system reboot.
- [GeForce GTX 1080Ti]: Random DPC watchdog violation error when using multiple GPUs on motherboards with PLX chips.
- [GeForce GTX 780]: Activity on the desktop lags.
- [SLI][HDR][Battlefield 1]: With HDR enabled, the display turns pink after changing the refresh rate from 144 Hz to 120 Hz using in-game settings.
- [Firefox]: Cursor shows brief corruption when hovering on certain links in Firefox.
- [G-Sync]: G-sync may not disengage after exiting games.
The latest GeForce driver can be downloaded from here, or you can just do an auto-update through your current GeForce Experience installation.