Nvidia’s Latest Driver is Ready For Anthem, DiRT Rally 2.0 and the GTX 1660 Ti

Nvidia's Latest Driver is Ready For Anthem, DiRT Rally 2.0 and the GTX 1660 Ti

Nvidia’s Latest Driver is Ready For Anthem, DiRT Rally 2.0 and the GTX 1660 Ti

Nvidia’s Geforce 419.17 driver is here, and with it comes official support for the company’s new GTX 1660 Ti series of graphics cards as well as Game Ready support for DiRT Rally 2.0 and Anthem. 

On the SLI side, Nvidia has also released profiles for Apex Legends and Far Cry New Dawn, as well as implement several big bug fixes for Windows 10 users. 

For those how are interested in the GTX 1660 Ti, we have reviews ready for three graphics cards, including the ASUS GTX 1660 Ti Strix Gaming (link), the MSI GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X (link) and the budget-friendly ASUS GTX 1660 Ti Phoenix (link). 

Nvidia's Latest Driver is Ready For Anthem, DiRT Rally 2.0 and the GTX 1660 Ti

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-1.

Game Ready

Provides the optimal gaming experience for Anthem and DiRT Rally 2.0

Application SLI Profiles

Added or updated the following SLI profiles:

• Apex Legends
• Far Cry New Dawn

Product Support

– Added support for GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

New Features

– NVIDIA Control Panel

Updated to version 8.1.950. Added new Developer->Manage GPU Performance Counters

– Video Codec SDK 9.0 (Released Feb 11, 2019)

Included Features

• Supports NVENC/NVDEC on NVIDIA Turing GPUs
• NVENC API has been updated to support HEVC B-frames on Turing GPUs.
• NVENC API adds the capability to output the encoded bitstream, and motion
vectors from Motion-Estimation-only mode to video memory. This avoids the
overhead of copying the output from system to video memory for processing
pipelines operating directly on video memory.
• NVENC API now accepts CUArray as an input buffer. The SDK contains a sample
application to demonstrate how to feed Vulkan surface to NVENC using VulkanCUDA interop.

Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 419.17

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

– [Doom Eternal / Doom 2016]: Decals render as black. [2515006]
– [Battlefield V]: Screen artifacts appear in the game when Texture Filtering is set to High Quality in the NVIDIA Control Panel. [2470649]
– Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR) is not available for monitors with 4k2k timings. [2496987]
– [Iray][OptiX]: Iray GPU acceleration crashes and falls back to CPU acceleration. [2503738]
– Windows 7×64/8.1×64: Fixes random application crash or TDR introduced in previous GeForce display driver 418.81. [2504448]

Nvidia's Latest Driver is Ready For Anthem, DiRT Rally 2.0 and the GTX 1660 Ti

Open Issues in Version 419.17 WHQL

As with every released driver, version 419.17 WHQL of the Release 418 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

– [G-SYNC]: With a G-SYNC and G-SYNC Compatible display connected in clone mode, flashing occurs on games played on the G-SYNC display with G-SYNC enabled. [200482157]
– [Apex Legends]: DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG error message may appear and then the game crashes.[2503360]
– [Hitman 2]: Pixelated corruption appears in the game. [2504274]
– [HDR][Ni no Kuni 2]: Enabling HDR causes the application to crash when launched. [2483952]
– [ARK Survival]: Multiple errors and then blue-screen crash may occur when playing the game. [2453173]
– [Batman: Arkham Origins]: PhysX fog renders incorrectly [2451459]
– [Firefox]: Cursor shows brief corruption when hovering on certain links in Firefox. [2107201]
– Random desktop flicker occurs on some multi-display PCs [2453059]

Product Compatibility

Nvidia RTX 20 Series

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

Nvidia GTX 16 Series

Geforce GTX 1660 Ti



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

419.17 WHQL Download Links

Windows 10 – 64 Bit
Windows 7 – 64-Bit

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