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NVIDIA GeForce 416.81 WHQL is available for download, optimized for Battlefield 5

NVIDIA has released a brand new driver for its graphics cards. According to the release notes, theĀ NVIDIA GeForce 416.81 WHQL driver is optimized and provides the optimal gaming experience for Battlefield 5.

Furthermore, this driver addresses some major issues related to the Turing graphics cards. More specifically, it fixes the multi-monitor idle power draw being very high, some stuttering issues with HEVC video playback and the blue-screen crashes when exiting games when using a G-Sync monitor with a non-G-Sync monitor.

This latest driver also packs the fixes and improvements that were featured in the previous hotfix. It also improves overall stability in ARK: Survival and addresses some mouse cursor issues that were causing FPS to go out of sync with windowed GSync.

Those interested can download this new driver from here, and below you can find its complete changelog.

NVIDIA GeForce 416.81 WHQL Release Notes

Game Ready
Provides the optimal gaming experience for Battlefield V.

Software Module Versions

  • nView – 149.34
  • HD Audio Driver – 1.3.38.4
  • NVIDIA PhysX System Software – 9.18.0907
  • GeForce Experience – 3.15.0.186
  • CUDA – 10.0

Existing Support
This release supports the following APIs:

  • Open Computing Language (OpenCLTM software) 1.2 for NVIDIA KeplerTM and later GPUs
  • OpenGL 4.6
  • Vulkan 1.1
  • DirectX 11
  • DirectX 12 (Windows 10)

Fixed Issues

  • [Windows Defender Application Guard][vGPU][Surround]: Edge Browser with Application Guard cannot be opened when Surround is enabled. [200443580]
  • [Turing GPU]: Multi-monitor idle power draw is very high. [2400161]
  • [GeForce RTX 2080 Ti][G-Sync]: Blue-screen crash may occur when exiting games when using a G-Sync monitor with a non-G-Sync monitor. [2431628]
  • [GeForce RTX 2080 Ti]: Stuttering occurs with HEVC video playback. [2414594]
  • [GeForce GTX 970]: When audio playback is paused, audio receiver switches from multi-channel to stereo. Increased period from 5 seconds to 10 seconds. [2327715]
  • [GeForce GTX 1060]AV receiver switches to 2-channel stereo mode after 5 seconds of audio idle. [2204857]
  • [SLI][NVIDIA TITAN X][NVENC]: Recording and streaming of NVENC applications do not work. [2421622]
  • [DirectX 11 games]: Mouse cursor causes FPS to go out of sync with windowed GSync.[2411009]
  • [ARK Survival]: Improved game stability. [2420789]
  • [Shadow of the Tomb Raider]: Improved game stability. [2416743]
  • [Witcher 3 Wild Hunt]: Flickering occurs during gameplay. [200455193]
  • [Monster Hunter World]: Corruption is seen when Volume Rendering is off. [2400914]
  • [Far Cry 5]: Flickering occurs during gameplay. [2400207]

Open Issues
Windows 10 Issues

  • [SLI[[GeForce RTX 2080/2080Ti]: Single GPU response slows down after enabling/ disabling SLI, requiring system reboot. [2384948]
  • [GeForce GTX 1080Ti]: Random DPC watchdog violation error when using multiple GPUs on motherboards with PLX chips. [2079538]
  • [GeForce GTX 780]: Activity on the desktop lags. [2423588]
  • [SLI][HDR][Battlefield 1]: With HDR enabled, the display turns pink after changing the refresh rate from 144 Hz to 120 Hz using in-game settings. [200457196]
  • [Firefox]: Cursor shows brief corruption when hovering on certain links in Firefox.[2107201]
  • [G-Sync]: G-sync may not disengage after exiting games. [2418574]

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John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities.Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email