No it didn't, you're just reading into things more than you should. Ask the developers of Valheim Post a media resource that is actually trustworthy. There are no performance changes for this driver regarding Destiny 2, runs the same as always once shaders are cached Remove third party utilities, clean install the driver - run disk cleanup in admin elevation and clean the directx shaders. Use nsight to analyze your system for causes of hitching and stutters https://developer.nvidia.com/blog/using-nsight-systems-for-fixing-stutters-in-games/ Then follow on with these if it doesn't display a trigger or theres evidence the issue is in the nvidia driver. How to generating an event trace log for GPUView to troubleshoot performance issues/low FPS/game stutter https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/ans...e-log-for-gpuview-to-troubleshoot-performance Collecting GPU logs using GPU-Z https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4749/ At least one of the logs from the last 2 links is required for nvidia to take action against reported performance changes.