NVIDIA GeForce 516.59 WHQL driver download & Discussion

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by valorex, Jun 28, 2022.

  1. BuildeR2

    BuildeR2 Ancient Guru

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    @Astyanax Background recording has always been off. I remember installing Windows 10 and found that like ~5 years ago and thought "that sounds like a great way to ruin frametime consistency!" so switched it off. That is part of what makes this experience so odd.
    I am the type of person (a Guru, obviously!) that religiously checks MSI AB and HWiNFO64 before, during and after any and every activity. Never ever have I seen the encoding engine have activity since buying this 2080 Ti, until either the Game Bar update or Outriders update created a nasty interaction between them.

    @Party Poison Indeed, I should have mentioned that I use Quality DLSS and the 1440p/120 mode of my 2160p TV to play action games. In the case of Outriders I use some custom UE4 Engine.ini tweaks to disable junk like Chromatic Aberration, any and all blurs, AA and something else I forgot.
    Yeah, the very idea of DLSS from 1440p on a 2160p screen makes me cringe, but I have been amazed at how good it looks versus native in this game. Not sure if that speaks more to the awful UE4 TAA or DLSS just being particularly good in Outriders.
    I'd be super curious to know what your performance is like with the new game version! Also if you see any encoder activity reported in HWiNFO64 or even Task Manager. I'm just glad after many hours of troubleshooting I've gotten very close to how it used to perform.....my buddy was getting tired of waiting to do the new stuff!
     
  2. hemla

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    I remember that there were some issues with NVCPL sharpening in some previous drivers. There was also some registry "fix" for that(to bring back sharpening from older drivers). Are these drivers still affected by it, if no - when was it fixed(which driver) and finally, what was the actual fix, as I can't find it...
     
  3. cucaulay malkin

    cucaulay malkin Ancient Guru

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    rdr2 flicker fixed you say ? will give them a go then.
     
  4. Mapson

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    Pascal and Maxwell still have the performance loss in 516.59 with the new scaling and sharpening . The registry workaround ( EnableGR535=dword:00000000 ) mitigates that issue by enabling the old scaling and sharpening options - https://forums.guru3d.com/threads/n...wnload-discussion.441442/page-14#post-5983437
     
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  5. cucaulay malkin

    cucaulay malkin Ancient Guru

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    4K dlssq looks incredible in generally everything
    go see it in wolfenstein,metro,control and rdr2 w. the sharpening fix (!) you'll be more amazed
     
  6. hemla

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    Thanks, I wonder if they going to add fix in newer driver or are Maxwell/Pascal just too dated to care about.
     
  7. Angantyr

    Angantyr Master Guru

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    Installed this driver ( Slimmed down version, just the core driver + Physx ) and upon boot up. NGX Updater was downloading something in the background. I've never seen that before now, googling it took me to

    https://developer.nvidia.com/rtx/ngx

    Did previous drivers have this thing included or is this new?
     
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  8. Mapson

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    The new NIS introduced in 496.76 is performed on shaders for Pascal and Maxwell resulting in a performance hit, this isn't an issue for GPUs with dedicated hardware such as Ampere and Turing based cards.
    Having said that, using NIS in a thirdparty application such as Lossless Scaling which uses the official NVIDIA Image Scaling platform-agnostic open source SDK outperforms the built-in driver Nvidia NIS for Pascal and Maxwell cards.
     
  9. Algis

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    Not tested with 512.xx drivers now, but this problem persist from beginning of the year.
     
  10. garyb

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    What !!! why would Nvidia release drivers with a issue like this :eek:
     

  11. Algis

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    Thank you for reply.

    Disabling MPO not solves problem. Interesting that lag is in both situations when Hardware acceleration is disabled or enabled and some Youtube videos lag more and some not so.
     
  12. Supertribble

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    Graphical corruption in Watch Dogs Legion with these (garbled textures looks like a shader problem), like the previous driver. It very much looks like a memory problem on the card, however, after testing the game on a 2060, 2070 Super, 3070 AND 3080 the problem persists. No problems on 512.77

    Unless there is a weakness elsewhere in the system that the newer drivers are exposing I'm left confused as I've never seen a driver cause artifacting like this.

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    All cards were tested at stock, the RAM isn't overclocked nor is the CPU.
     
  13. dr_rus

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    NGX API has been a part of the driver since the release of Turing.
     
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    Are these 'keepers', or are we rolling back?, like normal lol
     
  15. Dan Longman

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    Driver working perfect - I honestly can't remember the last time I rolled back a driver. other than issues with specific games due to bugs, the performance of drivers varies within acceptable standard deviations.
     
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    You can try the 512.xx these drivers didn't have that issue if I remember well :)
     
  17. XantaX

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    Yes id's odd, better to go back to 516.40 imo.and hope F1 22 is running well
     
  18. Rogerbee

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    To me anyway, this whole 'no image sharpening' in NVCPL thing is a nonsense. It all comes down to what you have set in adjust desktop size and position. If you set scaling to 'aspect ratio' or 'no scaling' then NIS will appear in the 3D settings. I game at 1080p so NIS was of no real use, I set scaling to integer and the old image sharpening control shows in NVCPL. No registry workaround needed.
     
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    Pascal and Maxwell cards do not support Integer Scaling. The registry workaround is needed for those architectures.
     
  20. Mapson

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    Additional issue opened by Nvidia since 516.59 driver release.

    [F1 22] Game may randomly crash while playing in VR mode [3689733]

    Unconfirmed by Nvidia but is reported across multiple forums, report submitted to Nvidia via official form with reproduction steps. Issue with MSI GS66 10SFS (RTX2070SMQ). Windows brightness setting does not work when notebook is in dedicated GPU mode (same as MSI GE66 Raider issue [3693207] [3693211])

    Tagging @valorex just in case you want to add the issue to main post.
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2022

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