Nvidia releases their Geforce 416.16 WHQL driver for Windows 10 and DXR

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Nvidia releases their Geforce 416.16 WHQL driver for Windows 10 and DXR

Nvidia has officially launched their Geforce 416.16 driver for Windows 10-based systems, adding support for DXR and Windows 10’s October 2018 update, which released earlier this week. 

This driver release is exclusive to Windows 10 users, addressing several issues which include performance drops when TAA is enabled in Rainbow Six Seige and a Netflix bug which impacted Turing users when using an HDMI connection over USB Type-C. 

Nvdia releases their Geforce 416.16 WHQL driver for Windows 10 and DXR  

What’s New in Version 416.16 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.

Game Ready

Provides the optimal gaming experience with support for the Windows 10 October 2018 Update including the public release of DirectX Raytracing (DXR)

Software Module Versions

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

New Features

– Added support for Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Redstone 5)
– NVIDIA Control Panel (3D Settings) – Added clarification that the Triple Buffering setting is intended for OpenGL only.

Application SLI Profiles

Added or updated the following SLI profiles:
• Basingstoke – AFR profile added;
• Battlefield V – AFR re-enabled;
• Divinity: Original Sin II – AFR profile added;
• Immortal: Unchained – AFR profile added;
• Jurassic World Evolution – AFR profile added;
• Phoenix Point – AFR profile added;
• Seven: The Days Long Gone – AFR profile added;

3D Vision Profiles

Added or updated the following 3D Vision profiles:

• Elder Scrolls: Online – Good
• Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey – Not recommended

Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 416.16

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

– [Pascal GPUs][Quake HD Remix]: Black square glitches appear when using the Quake HD Remix mod with soft shadows enabled. [2277990] 
– [GeForce GTX 1060][Regime][Rainbow 6: Siege]: Temporal antialiasing causes a drop in performance. [2139724]
– [Titan Xp]: Driver error (nvlddmkm ) occurs on resume from S4. [200435536]
– [Turing GPU][[Netflix]: Playback resolution doesn’t show 4K bit rates when using a USB-C-HDMI connection. [200449656]

Open Issues in Version 416.16 WHQL

As with every released driver, version 416.16 WHQL of the Release 415 driver has open issues and enhancement requests associated with it. This section includes lists of issues that are either not fixed or not implemented in this version. Some problems listed may not have been thoroughly investigated and, in fact, may not be NVIDIA issues. Others may have workaround solutions.

(For notebook computers, issues can be system-specific and may not be seen on your particular notebook.) 

Windows 10 Issues

– [Windows Defender Application Guard][vGPU][Surround]: Surround cannot be enabled from the NVIDIA Control Panel when running Edge Browser with Application Guard over vGPU. [200444614] 
– [Windows Defender Application Guard][vGPU][Surround]: Edge Browser with Application Guard cannot be opened when Surround is enabled. [200443580] – [GeForce GTX 1060]AV receiver switches to 2-channel stereo mode after 5 seconds of audio idle. [2204857]
– [GeForce GTX 1080Ti]: Random DPC watchdog violation error when using multiple GPUs on motherboards with PLX chips. [2079538]
– [Firefox]: Cursor shows brief corruption when hovering on certain links in Firefox. [2107201]
– [Windows Media Player][Notebook][MSHybrid]: The application crashes when run on the integrated graphics after setting the NVIDIA GPU Graphics settings to High Performance. [200450782]


Product Compatibility

Nvidia RTX 20 series

Geforce RTX 2080 Ti, Geforce RTX 2080 



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

416.16 WHQL Download Links

Windows 10 – 64 Bit

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