Doubts about nvidia's new driver.

  1. Posts : 127
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2 (COMP. 19044.1620) x 64

    Doubts about nvidia's new driver.

    The new Nvidia driver is here, but I have some doubts that I would like to be clarified:1. Is it valid for Windows 10 1909 version or is it only for 2004?2. Why doesn't Windows Update offer it?3. Would it be valid for my card, a Gigabyte GeForce GT 1030 graphics card?4. Is it worth installing from the Nvidia website or, since I'm not a "gamer", isn't it so necessary to install it?Thank you all for your support.

    Windows version: 10, 1909 (comp. ...900) x64.
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  2. Posts : 2,319
    Windows 10

    1. Read the notes provided by Nvidia. You input that info when searching for a driver.

    2. "Why doesn't Windows Update offer it?"
    It is not necessary to keep updating Graphics Card drivers, about once per year is enough for someone who plays old games, or a non gamer.

    3. Read the notes provided by Nvidia. You input the Graphics Card details when searching/downloading an Nvidia driver so you get relevent results.

    4. Windows updates takes care of it in your scenario.

    Nvidia do issue drivers maybe 12 times per year but this is basically for the latest expensive Graphics Cards and latest Games, again read the Nvidia notes which detail such things.
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  3. Posts : 1,561
    Windows 10 Home 20H2 64-bit

    Heya Enrique.

    1) It's valid for Windows 10 64-bit - both 1909 and 2004 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7. But in order to fully utilize the new features - like GPU scheduling - with a GTX 10, 16 or RTX 20 series Nvidia graphics card you'll need both Windows 10 May 2020 Update and the new driver.

    2) Nvidia drivers can be automatically downloaded through Geforce Experience or manually downloaded on their website. Windows Update is not up-to-date and will not be on the latest drivers most of the time, although they may be offered sometime in the future to provide proper support on compatible systems. I'm not sure how Windows Update seeks new drivers exactly.

    3) The 1030 seems to be a Pascal card, and will support some features on this driver, but not DX12 Ultimate which is mostly for RTX-capable cards.

    4) While this driver is Game-centric, you can update when you feel like the driver is beneficial for you, e.g the release notes on both open and fixed issues: But don't update just to update. If it's not broken don't fix it.

    Open Issues
    • [Notebook][H-Clone]: With the integrated graphics processor as the clone source, display settings cannot be changed from the NVIDIA Control Panel. [200594188]
    • [Sunset Overdrive]: The game may display random green corruption if Depth of Field is enabled from in-game settings. [2750770]
    • [VR]: HDCP errors occur with Valve Index VR. [2967616]
    • [Call of Duty: Modern Warfare]: Color banding can occur in the game after enabling Image Sharpening from the NVIDIA Control Panel. [2889337/3028436]
    • [Call of Duty - Warzone]: Freestyle does not work. [200593020]
    • [Forza Motorsport 7]: The curb may display a black strip during a race on certain tracks. [2781776]
    • [Zombie Army: Dead War 4][Ansel/Freestyle]: The Ansel & Freestyle tabs are unselectable. [2810884]
    • [Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege][Vulkan][G-SYNC]: When playing the game in Vulkan mode with G-SYNC enabled, flickering occurs after switching the game between full-screen and windowed mode.[200578641] To work around, either disable G-SYNC or play using an API other than Vulkan.
    • [Kepler]: With SLI/multi-GPU and G-SYNC enabled, TDRs may occur after launching an app [200628981]
    • [Advanced Optimus][The Witcher 3 WILD HUNT]: The game launches minimized when NVIDIA Control Panel Manage Display mode is set to Automatic or Optimus and cannot be restored to full screen. [200628973]
    • [Notebook]: Some Pascal-based notebooks w/ high refresh rate displays may randomly drop to 60Hz during gameplay. [3009452]
    • [Notebook][G-SYNC]: Graphical corruption occurs when windowed G-SYNC+V-Sync is On while running applications in Clone/Duplicate mode. [200628911]
    • [Notebook]: LVDS-display goes blank upon rebooting the system after driver installation on some systems. [200627952]

    Fixed Issues
    • [Just Cause 2]: The game does not detect CUDA files which results in missing "GPU Water Simulation" and "Bokeh Filter" settings. [2994570]
    • [Sea of Thieves]: Issues with game rendering occur. [200614095]
    • [Resident Evil 2 Remake]: The game may display random object and menu flickering.[2997880]
    • [Devil May Cry 5]: The game may display random object flickering. [2997814]
    • [Divinity Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition]: The game experiences low performance when hardware accelerated GPU scheduling is enabled. [3009631]
    • [Notebook]: Windows Mixed Reality headsets may display jitter when connected to the HDMI port linked to the NVIDIA Optimus notebook integrated graphics. [2971312]
    • [G-SYNC]: G-SYNC does not work with DirectX 9 games if "Disable full screen optimizations" is selected. [2969897]
    • Display brightness increases while enabling GPU scaling. [200612966]
    • NVIDIA HD Audio may disappear after display goes to sleep. [2807732]
    • The cursor turns into a grey rectangle when playing YouTube 4K HDR videos. [3009602]
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  4. Posts : 127
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2 (COMP. 19044.1620) x 64
    Thread Starter

    @both Helmut & Faith:
    All is crystal clear. I've no doubts.
    Thanks for your explanations.
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