nVidia 441.87 Drivers

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Gawd
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They're out. Couple of interesting new bits.....


Game Ready for Wolfenstein: Youngblood with Ray Tracing
The new Game Ready Driver provides the latest performance optimizations, profiles, and bug fixes for Wolfenstein: Youngblood including the introduction of ray tracing. In addition, this release also provides optimal support for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, Bright Memory: Infinite, and the latest version of Quake II RTX.

Maximum Framerate
In response to overwhelming demand from the community, we have introduced a new Maximum Framerate Setting into the NVIDIA Control Panel. Use the maximum frame rate setting to set the max framerate a 3D application or game can render. This feature is particularly helpful when trying to save power, reduce system latency or paired with your NVIDIA G-SYNC display to stay within variable refresh rate range.

Image Sharpening Improvements
Leveraging gamer feedback over the last few months, we have been continually improving the new image sharpening feature. With this latest version, you have the ability to toggle GPU scaling independent of whether image sharpening is enabled or disabled.

Variable Rate Super Sampling
We introduced a new VRSS feature…
Variable Rate Super Sampling (VRSS) is a new technique to improve image quality in VR games which uses NVIDIA Variable Rate Shading (VRS) to dynamically apply up to 8x super sampling to the center of the VR display when GPU headroom is available. In doing so, VRSS can improve image quality at the focal point of the eye while always maintaining the 90 FPS needed to deliver a smooth VR experience.

Share Freestyle Filters
Gamers can now import and export Freestyle/Ansel filters and take advantage of a new split screen filter to help showcase their improvements!
 

Fixall

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Having the maximum framerate baked in to the drivers definitely interests me. :D

That VRSS has me a bit curious too...
 

grambo

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Cool to see max framerate in the driver. I have a GSync monitor, so I am running 2560x1440 @ 144Hz with Driver: VSync on, Gsync on, Max frames 141 and then in-game vsync off. Seems to be working great. Not sure about the NULL (NV ultra low latency) setting though, which I believe is pre-rendered frames? How are people using that in concert with Gsync?
 

Ziran

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I ran into this issue with my new PC build and these latest drivers:

https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4733/kw/missing

"Per Microsoft requirements, the NVIDIA Control Panel is no longer included in the driver package and is instead distributed exclusively through the Microsoft Store and seamlessly installed following the completion of the NVIDIA driver installation."

The "seamless" part was anything but. You do get a nag popup but the link would not work (in Microsoft Edge). I was finally able to install it using Chrome.

This is basically a fairly underhanded attempt to get you to create Microsoft Store account and tie it to your windows installation.
 

Armenius

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I ran into this issue with my new PC build and these latest drivers:

https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4733/kw/missing

"Per Microsoft requirements, the NVIDIA Control Panel is no longer included in the driver package and is instead distributed exclusively through the Microsoft Store and seamlessly installed following the completion of the NVIDIA driver installation."

The "seamless" part was anything but. You do get a nag popup but the link would not work (in Microsoft Edge). I was finally able to install it using Chrome.

This is basically a fairly underhanded attempt to get you to create Microsoft Store account and tie it to your windows installation.
This is where Microsoft is trying to steer the driver model in Windows. You don't have to do this if you download and install the Standard package from the GeForce website. The DCH package is the one that doesn't come packaged with the control panel. It is no longer a user-selectable option, but if you copy and paste the URL just delete "-dch" from it.

https://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/441.87/441.87-desktop-win10-64bit-international-dch-whql.exe

Would become

https://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/441.87/441.87-desktop-win10-64bit-international-whql.exe

If you already installed the DCH package then you need to use DDU to uninstall that first.
 
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