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Nvidia's latest driver is ready for Valorant, DirectX 12 Ultimate and more

This is Nvidia's first Windows 10 May 2020 Ready Driver

Nvidia's latest Geforce Driver is ready for Minecraft RTX

Nvidia's latest driver is ready for Valorant, DirectX 12 Ultimate and more

Nvidia has just released its Geforce 446.14 WHQL driver, and it is a big deal. Geforce version 446.14 is Nvidia's first consumer-facing driver to support both Windows 10's May 2020 update and DirectX 12 Ultimate, the API that will act as the baseline for next-generation gaming experiences. 

This new driver release also ships with "Game Ready" support for Valorant, which releases on June 2nd, Minecraft Dungeons, Disintegration and Crucible, which is great news for those who wish to play any of these new games. 

Nvidia has also worked to address stability issues and crashes within games such as Overwatch, Resident Evil 3 (remake) and Monster Hunter World Iceborne, all of which experienced issues with Nvidia's last graphics driver. 
 

Nvidia's latest driver is ready for Valorant, DirectX 12 Ultimate and more  

Game Ready for the Valorant

The new Game Ready Driver provides the latest performance optimizations, profiles, and bug fixes for Valorant. In addition, this release also provides optimal support for Minecraft Dungeons, Disintegration, and Crucible.

New Features and Other Changes

- Added Variable Rate Supersampling (VRSS) support for Onward.


Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 446.14


The following sections list the important changes and the most common issues resolved in this version. This list is only a subset of the total number of changes made in this driver version. The NVIDIA bug number is provided for reference.

Fixed Issues in this Release

- [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]
- [Overwatch]: Improved game stability. [2938981] ? [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]


Open Issues in Version 446.14 WHQL

As with every released driver, version 446.14 WHQL of the Release 445 driver has open issues and enhancement requests associated with it. This section includes lists of issues that are either not fixed or not implemented in this version. Some problems listed may not have been thoroughly investigated and, in fact, may not be NVIDIA issues. Others may have workaround solutions.

For notebook computers, issues can be system-specific and may not be seen on your particular notebook.

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]
To work around, either disable G-SYNC or play using an API other than Vulkan.

Nvidia's latest driver is ready for Valorant, DirectX 12 Ultimate and more  

Product Compatibility

Nvidia RTX 20 series

Geforce RTX 2080 Ti, Geforce RTX 2080 Super, Geforce RTX 2080, Geforce RTX 2070 Super, Geforce RTX 2070, Geforce RTX 2060 Super, Geforce RTX 2060

NVIDIA TITAN Series

NVIDIA TITAN V, NVIDIA TITAN Xp, NVIDIA TITAN X (Pascal), GeForce GTX TITAN, GeForce GTX TITAN X, GeForce GTX TITAN Black, GeForce GTX TITAN Z, Geforce Titan RTX

GeForce 16 Series

GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER, GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, GeForce GTX 1660, GeForce GTX 1650

GeForce 10 Series

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, GeForce GTX 1080, GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, GeForce GTX 1070, GeForce GTX 1060, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, GeForce GTX 1050, GeForce GT 1030

GeForce 900 Series

GeForce GTX 980 Ti, GeForce GTX 980, GeForce GTX 970, GeForce GTX 960, GeForce GTX 950

GeForce 700 Series

GeForce GTX 780 Ti, GeForce GTX 780, GeForce GTX 770, GeForce GTX 760, GeForce GTX 760 Ti (OEM), GeForce GTX 750 Ti, GeForce GTX 750, GeForce GTX 745, GeForce GT 740, GeForce GT 730, GeForce GT 720, GeForce GT 710

GeForce 600 Series

GeForce GTX 690, GeForce GTX 680, GeForce GTX 670, GeForce GTX 660 Ti, GeForce GTX 660, GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST, GeForce GTX 650 Ti, GeForce GTX 650, GeForce GTX 645, GeForce GT 640, GeForce GT 635, GeForce GT 630


446.14 WHQL Download Links

Windows 10 - 64 Bit


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27-05-2020, 13:26:57

looz
DirectX 12 Ultimate is such a silly name. What's coming next, surely not DirectX 13?Quote

27-05-2020, 13:33:04

WYP
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Originally Posted by looz View Post
DirectX 12 Ultimate is such a silly name. What's coming next, surely not DirectX 13?
It's basically DX12 with all of the optional features enabled. It's basically DirectX 12 with all of the features on the Xbox Series X enabled.Quote

27-05-2020, 13:43:14

looz
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
It's basically DX12 with all of the optional features enabled. It's basically DirectX 12 with all of the features on the Xbox Series X enabled.
Sure, but it's a graphics library. Why is it something to even bother making a marketing campaign of? And more so, it's at odds with their plan to have Dx12 as a long term API. This isn't the Ultimate Dx12 for long.

But I suppose it ties in with Microsoft's other Ultimate products like good ole Windows 7 Ultimate which everyone got totally legitimately and also Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.Quote

27-05-2020, 13:58:00

AlienALX
I would imagine they are doing everything to avoid direct x 13 lolQuote

27-05-2020, 14:27:54

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by looz View Post
Sure, but it's a graphics library. Why is it something to even bother making a marketing campaign of? And more so, it's at odds with their plan to have Dx12 as a long term API. This isn't the Ultimate Dx12 for long.

But I suppose it ties in with Microsoft's other Ultimate products like good ole Windows 7 Ultimate which everyone got totally legitimately and also Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
It allows new GPU purchasers to know that GPUs are raytracing etc ready without relying on 3rd party Nvidia/AMD branding.Quote
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