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NVIDIA GeForce 496.49 WHQL driver is optimized for Forza Horizon 5, Call of Duty: Vanguard & Jurassic World Evolution 2

NVIDIA has released a brand new driver for its graphics cards. According to the green team, the NVIDIA GeForce 496.49 WHQL driver offers optimal performance in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

In addition, this new Game Ready Driver offers support for the latest new titles and updates, including Age of Empires IV, Battlefield 2042 Early Access, Call of Duty: Vanguard, Chivalry 2, Forza Horizon 5, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, Jurassic World Evolution 2, and Riders Republic.

This driver also fixes a couple of bugs. For instance, it resolves some visual corruption issues in Doom 3: BFG Edition. It also addresses the flickering/visual corruption issues in Tom Clancy’s The Division 2.

You can download this new driver from here. Below you can also find its complete changelog.

NVIDIA GeForce 496.49 WHQL Driver Release Notes

Game Ready Driver

This new Game Ready Driver provides support for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which utilizes NVIDIA DLSS to boost performance by up to 2x. In addition, this new Game Ready Driver offers support for the latest new titles and updates, including Age of Empires IV, Battlefield 2042 Early Access, Call of Duty: Vanguard, Chivalry 2, Forza Horizon 5, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, Jurassic World Evolution 2, and Riders Republic.

Fixed Issues
  • [Doom 3: BFG Edition]: Visual corruption occurs in the game.
  • [Tom Clancy’s The Division 2]: Flickering and visual corruption may appear after extended gameplay.
  • [LG OLED C1 series]: The display may show random black screen flicker at 1080p.

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