Nvidia Launches their 417.71 WHQL Driver to Enable G-Sync on Adaptive Sync Monitors

Nvidia Launches their 417.71 WHQL Driver to Enable G-Sync Support on Adaptive Sync Monitors

Nvidia Launches their 417.71 WHQL Driver to Enable G-Sync on Adaptive Sync Monitors

It has finally happened, Nvidia has added support for VESA Adaptive-Sync to their Geforce series graphics hardware, effectively bringing AMD’s FreeSync into Nvidia’s ecosystem. 

Yes, Nvidia’s support is officially limited to selected “G-Sync Compatible” displays, but owners of other adaptive sync compliant displays will be able to enable the feature manually within Nvidia’s new driver. The only problem with this is that Nvidia doesn’t promise a great experience.  

Nvidia’s 417.71 driver also offers support for Nvidia’s new RTX 2060 graphics card, which is officially available starting today. You can read our review for Nvidia’s reference card here and ASUS’ ROG Strix RTX 2060 here. 


Nvidia Launches their 417.71 WHQL Driver to Enable G-Sync Support on Adaptive Sync Monitors  

What’s New in Version 417.71 WHQL

Game Ready Drivers provide the best possible gaming experience for all major new releases, including Virtual Reality games. Prior to a new title launching, our driver team is working up until the last minute to ensure every performance tweak and bug fix is included for the best gameplay on day-one.

Gaming Technology

Includes support for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics cards as well as support for GSYNC compatible monitors.

3D Vision Profiles

Added or updated the following 3D Vision profiles:

• Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Not Recommended
• Darksiders 3 – Fair

Software Module Versions

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

Product Support

– Added support for GeForce RTX 2060

New Features

G-SYNC Compatible Support NVIDIA

– G-SYNC can now be used to activate the VRR features of G-SYNC Compatible displays. G-SYNC Compatible displays have been validated by NVIDIA to not show pulsing, flickering, or other artefacts during VRR gaming. See https:// www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/products/g-sync-monitors/specs/ for the list of GSYNC Compatible displays.
• G-SYNC on G-SYNC Compatible displays is supported only with NVIDIA Pascal and later GPU architectures.
• Only single displays are currently supported; multiple monitors can be connected but no more than one display should have G-SYNC enabled.


Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 417.71

The following sections list the important changes and the most common issues resolved in this version. This list is only a subset of the total number of changes made in this driver version. The NVIDIA bug number is provided for reference.

Fixed Issues in this Release

– [GeForce GTX 1080]: GPU clock speed does not drop to idle when three monitors are enabled. [2474107]
– Black screen when resuming from monitor sleep on some DisplayPort monitors. [2457142]
– [Notebook]: Fixed lockup that occurred when resuming from sleep on MSI GT83 notebook [2456849]
– [GeForce GTX 1060 Notebook][Gu Jian Qi Tan 3]: The application hangs during launch. [200477252]
– Fixed black screen on BenQ XL2730 monitor at 144Hz refresh rate [2456730]
– [Windows 7][G-SYNC]: Game FPS drops when G-SYNC is used with V-Sync. [200473408]
– [SLI][3D Gaming][TU104][PG 180][Multiple apps][Win10RS5x64]Blocky Corruption when application is switched to certain resolutions [200465152]
– [Shadow of the Tomb Raider]: Fixed occasional application crash in DirectX 12 mode. [200464716]

Windows 10 Open Issues

– [SLI][Shadow of the Tomb Raider][G-SYNC]: Flickering occurs in the game when
launched with SLI, HDR, and G-SYNC enabled [200467122]
– [HDR][Ni no Kuni 2]: Enabling HDR causes the application to crash when launched.
– [ARK Survival]: Multiple errors and then blue-screen crash may occur when playing
the game. [2453173]
– [Firefox]: Cursor shows brief corruption when hovering on certain links in Firefox.
– [G-SYNC]: Random flickering occurs when connecting G-SYNC monitor non-GSYNC HDMI monitor with G-SYNC enabled. [2399845]

Nvidia Launches their 417.71 WHQL Driver to Enable G-Sync Support on Adaptive Sync Monitors  

Product Compatibility

Nvidia RTX 20 series

Geforce RTX 2080 Ti, Geforce RTX 2080, Geforce RTX 2070, Geforce RTX 2060



GeForce 10 Series

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, GeForce GTX 1080, GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, GeForce GTX 1070, GeForce GTX 1060, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, GeForce GTX 1050, GeForce GT 1030

GeForce 900 Series

GeForce GTX 980 Ti, GeForce GTX 980, GeForce GTX 970, GeForce GTX 960, GeForce GTX 950

GeForce 700 Series

GeForce GTX 780 Ti, GeForce GTX 780, GeForce GTX 770, GeForce GTX 760, GeForce GTX 760 Ti (OEM), GeForce GTX 750 Ti, GeForce GTX 750, GeForce GTX 745, GeForce GT 740, GeForce GT 730, GeForce GT 720, GeForce GT 710

GeForce 600 Series

GeForce GTX 690, GeForce GTX 680, GeForce GTX 670, GeForce GTX 660 Ti, GeForce GTX 660, GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST, GeForce GTX 650 Ti, GeForce GTX 650, GeForce GTX 645, GeForce GT 640, GeForce GT 635, GeForce GT 630

417.71 WHQL Download Links

Windows 10 – 64 Bit
Windows 7 – 64-Bit

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