NVIDIA GeForce 497.29 WHQL driver download & Discussion

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  1. venturi

    venturi Master Guru

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    I agree with your assessment. I did test at 2M asteroids and 4k, but for reporting I let the app use the "default' which was 2k and 200,000 asteroids. I have a whole record of the 4k and 2M benches, which shows the same trend. Its at the limit of the cards capacity that the driver variations show themselves the most.


    Results / benchmarks aside

    here are some gaming observations:

    Chernobylite - micro stutter on 496/497 on max settings and no DLSS. Micro-stutter and smooth game play even during transitions on 466.77

    Cyberpunk - micro-stutter apparent on 496/497, no dlss, ray tracing and all settings maxed, except noise vignette and dof. Interesting finding, disabling Resizable Bar resolves this issue in 496/497. Smoother game play in 466 regardless of resizable bar. To be fair, there are some "hitches" with resizable bar on even in 466, RB off gives smoothest performance.

    Necromunda - major hitching with 496/497. Interesting discovery, disabling shader cache in 496/497 removes hitching issue to some extent. The 466 and 471 series don't manifest the hitching after the first 15-20 seconds of play. Hitching did remain in 496/497

    Metro Ex Enhanced Edition - severe slowdown in 496/497 and chunky stutter, can't find any particular setting that is the smoking gun. Just something is way off with this title and 496/497. However reverting to 471 solved it


    Resident Evil Village - slightly chunky/stuttery experience in 496/497, somewhat better in 471 / 466, there are some level load issue that manifest regardless.

    Red Dead Redemption - I hesitate using this title, but, when it works (not always), the permeance in vulkan is lackluster despite vulkan multigpu. 496/497 is about the same performance, but causes several return to desktop/crashes without any specific pattern. 466 and 471 provide better stability but the experience is not great.

    SOTTR - smooth experience in both driver sets, mgpu support, 466 show an 1100 point advantage on the benchmark over 496/497

    ROTTR - smooth performance mgpu title from both drivers, benchmark show a slight advantage to 466. -regardless of driver, the soviet installation level has some level loading chunk/stutter here and there, never had that section run smoothly from day 1.

    Sniper 4 - mgpu title, better performance in 466 over 497, There is some texture corruption in 496 that seems resolved in 497.

    Zombie Army 4- multi-gpu title. 466 best pereformance over 496/497, nor real anomalies, except little texture curruption in 496 on the italian street near shadows.

    Strange brigade (no one plays strange brigade) but I use it as a mini benchmark - mgpu vulkan title, 466 gets 271 FPS at 4k max eye candy, 497 gets 237fps at same settings in the benchmark. No visual anomalies from either driver.


    observations - 466.77 is the better mgpu driver, 471.22 is the better overall driver, 496 is the overall worst driver.

    In older games, 466 seems to work best

    Hope that helps.
     
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  2. TheDigitalJedi

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    3000 series cards are catching the blues with this game.
     
  3. BuildeR2

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    Are you using DX11 or DX12? I've been playing on and off since launch, haven't seen it mentioned in any patch notes that they fixed DX12 yet.

    @venturi :( 3 friends and I had a blast with Strange Brigade! It is rare to have co-op games that look good and run so well, we savored it. On to Zombie Army 4......
     
  4. MaRiusz8009

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    Do you have integrated graphics drivers installed? I used to have the same problem. I solved it by disabling integrated graphics in the BIOS, and uninstalled the Intel integrated gfx drivers. Idle temps and wattage back to normal.
     

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    You are lucky because it drops every 15-20s for me and the driver 466.27 becomes really old...
     
  7. PurSpyk!!

    PurSpyk!! Master Guru

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    Nope no intergrated graphics
     
  8. XantaX

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    I have an 1660 Super Oc GDDR6 with a Ryzen 9 5900x nothing stutters with this or previous drivers, or does it affect only the RTX 30XX Cards or Zen 2 Cpu's? i wanna now it B4 i buy a RTX 30XX card.

    edit[coolermaster Psu 1000W since yesterday]
     
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    Is nvidia geforce experience update driver stable now?
     
  10. bishi

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    These drivers are causing crashes in BF2042 for me 3080 Ti 497.09 were fine.

    EDIT: Ignore, I think it was unstable RAM XMP
     
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  11. drewho

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    had some strange issues this morning, chrome kept going black so i looked in event view and had a few nvlddmkm crashes while using chrome.
    then i got a few blocky artifacts in windows, rebooted and everything is ok now :/
    never happened before 497.29
     
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    clear your d3d12 cache in disk cleanup, nothing has changed for bf2042 in this driver.
     
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    Good driver for BF2042 BTW :p (Ultra/High + HBAO Full & DLSS Q)
     
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    Do you get crashes under Vulkan on single GPU too?
     
  15. loracle

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    All stick with 497.09 driver, this one is crap, weird behaviour, performance down compared to previous one, thank you nvidia for this gift :confused:
     

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    This incredible disclaimer is based on what? Your fantastic observational skills?
     
  17. loracle

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    Im just advising, after doing some benches and playing heavy games, but you can test it by yourself you are a big boy now dude :D:p
     
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    We've seen your benches and you were told why you and they are irrelevant.
     
  19. loracle

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    Im not obliged to give you a proof, and it was just an advise, up to you to believe or not ;)
     
  20. venturi

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    In reference to Red Dead Redemption 2:

    Honestly, I got less crashes in single GPU but only if I lower the settings. With high settings I got crashes regardless.
    This next statement is an observation without the engineering and scholarly voice it deserves:
    --- It is as if the game engine doesn't like the high settings that it allows the user to select in the menu and then the game engine gets lost on a system with deep resources as if it doesn't understand the extended hardware. In example: If I limit the affinity for the exe to 8 cores, the are considerably less hiccups.

    RDR2 problems should not be directly correlated to 466 vs 471 vs 497 - the game seems to have its own issues. There are 'less' issues on 466 than 497, but not much less.


    Hope that helps
     
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