GeForce 461.72 WHQL drivers: download & discussion

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  1. Ancymon

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    Probably the latest vulkan dev beta driver 457.96 for win 7 is affected by the same problem.
     
  2. kman

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    442.59 is also one of the last drivers where the Nvidia fps limiter is working properly with some games like Apex and I don't know if there's more games that are effected by such a wierd issue. (frametime wise) Heard one of the 451.XX is also ok but I only tested up to 442.59 and jumped straight to 456+

    Here is the issue.Video starts with the game just using the nvidia fps limiter.The frametime is erratic which shouldn't be and it isn't on driver 442.59.Using the RTSS fps limiter fixes the issue as you can see.Frametime gets controlled to a 7ms and the camera ingame becomes smooth when looking around.

    This is just 1 quick example for the sake of showing the issue super fast but the issue also doesn't go away if you disable reflex ingame either.The issue it tied to the driver.
    https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforc...e-46172-game-ready-driver-feedback-thread-re/ few ppl mentioned it too.The nvidia fps limiter from what I can tell can't control the frametimes on Apex even if the fps is stuck at 140fps while RTSS can and this issue started somewhere around the 442.59 drivers.
     
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  3. LOVEandROCKETS

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    Thanks for the useful info!

    461.72 weren’t working properly with my GTX 1660 Ti.

    My system runs on Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 fully updated and set for unsigned drivers.

    Latest update was KB4601347 from February 9, 2021 (Monthly Rollup).

    It has been working as a fully stable piece of software, with ZERO Critical, Error or Warning Events.

    I’ve never, ever, run into this issue.

    Now, back to 461.40 and everything’s fine again – will wait for the next proper signed drivers for 7.

    Take care.
     
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  4. pharma

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    Same ...
     

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    ManuelG NVIDIA Rep

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    Do you share your PC with other people in your household?
     
  7. windrunnerxj

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    Yeah, I checked Apex and it's also quite erratic on my end while RTSS is stable. Tested with HAGS enabled.
    If Reflex is supposedly the cause then not surprising that 442 works fine, Reflex isn't supported on these drivers. Sharpening also had different issues in drivers past 442.
    But Nvidia's limiter is also quite scuffed in the first place; not allowing decimal values, requiring game restart for changes to apply etc.
     
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    Nope I'm the only one using it
     
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    How long do you have to play for the game to freeze?
     
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    I have been getting some crashes when running Unity games on my RTX 3080, both EFT and Valheim can lock up my PC once in a while.

    The issue started in January.
     

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    You would think the issue would be fixed by now.If the last confirmed driver to not have this issue is 442.59 (possibly 451.XX) that's like 10+ drivers so far without a fix :/
     
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    Is there anyway you could cut off windows 7/8/8.1 totally to force people to upgrade so we can have a bit more of a streamlined driver? (partially trying to provoke windows 7/8 hermits and genuinely partially wondering if this would make Nvidias life easier and our framerates higher)
     
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    Are you really that ignorant? With 100 million pc's using Windows 7, Nvidia will support Windows 7/8/8.1 until Microsoft ends extended support in 2023.
     
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    Oooh that's quite soon, excellent.
     
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    After install of a new driver I get a freeze within 10 min of playing fortnite
     

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    Of course! It is known fact that reduced support for old systems improves performance on current systems by 200%!
    Streamlined driver just helps to reduce support cost.
     
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    I'm having a lot of crashes in OUTRIDERS demo, HDR is on and Spotify is playing in the background, i get UE4-Madness error
     
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    When I install this driver using NV Slimmer (default settings), the resolution on my 2k monitor is set to 640x480 after reboot.

    Back to 461.40.
     
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    Vulkan drivers do not have WHQL certificates.

    work around, not fix.
    what its actually working around is unknown.

    I can start the game (via steam) from a cleared shader cache folder and not see any long ass load times or stutters,

    have you moved the shader cache to a slow spinner or is it in the default location?
    do you have both steam and epic versions installed and move between them?
    do you have a dramless ssd at all?

    increase the pagefile size.

    Defective hardware.

    Unstable graphics card or memory, the internet would be flooded with fortnite freeze complaints otherwise.
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2021

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