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Nvidia launches their Geforce 461.40 WHQL driver for The Medium and RTX 30 Series Notebooks

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Nvidia launches their Geforce 461.40 WHQL driver for The Medium and RTX 30 Series Notebooks

Nvidia launches their Geforce 461.40 WHQL driver for The Medium and RTX 30 Series Notebooks

Nvidia has just launched their Geforce 461.40 WHQL driver for Windows PCs, offering PC gamers game-specific optimisations for The Medium, support for RTX 30 series mobile graphics cards and eight new G-Sync Compatible monitors. 

On PC, The Medium will release with support for ray tracing and DLSS at launch, making the game a critical release for Nvidia, given AMD's lack of a DLSS equivalent. 

Below are the release notes for Nvidia's Geforce 461.40 WHQL driver. 
 

What’s New in Version 461.40 WHQL

GeForce Game Ready Driver Game Ready Drivers provide the best possible gaming experience for all major new releases. 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 for The Medium

This new Game Ready Driver provides support for The Medium, a new adventure-horror game that features ray tracing and our performance-accelerating NVIDIA DLSS technology.

Gaming Technology

Includes support for GeForce RTX 30 Series laptops (RTX 3080, RTX 3070, RTX 3060).

Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 461.40

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

- [X4: Foundations][Vulkan]: The game may crash on GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs. [3220107]
- [X4: Foundations][Vulkan]: HUD in the game is broken. [3169099]
- [Resident Evil 2 Remake/Devil May Cry V] Games which used the RE2 engine may crash in DirectX 11 mode [200686418]
- [DaVinci Resolve]: Error 707, application crash, or application instability may occur. [3225521]
- [Adobe Premiere Pro]: The application may freeze when using Mercury Playback Engine GPU Acceleration (CUDA). [3230997/200686504]
- [Zoom][NVENC]: Webcam video image colors on the receiving end of Zoom may appear incorrect. [3205912]
- [Detroit: Become Human]: The game randomly crashes. [3203114]
- [Steam VR game]: Stuttering and lagging occur upon launching a game (without running running any GPU hardware monitoring tool in the background) [3152190]
- [Assassin's Creed Valhalla]: The game may randomly crash after extended gameplay [200679654]
- NVIDIA Broadcast Camera filter may hang. [200691869]
- [Zoom]: Chrome browser flickers with Zoom app. [200695072]
- [G-SYNC][Surround][RTX 30 series] PC may restart when enabling NVIDIA Surround with GSYNC enabled on RTX 30 series GPUs. [3202303]

Open Issues in Version 461.40 WHQL

As with every released driver, version 461.40 WHQL of the Release 460 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

- [World of Warcraft: Shadowlands]: Random flicker may occur in certain locations in the game [3206341]
- [Supreme Commander/Supreme Commander 2]: The games experience low FPS. [3231218]
- Wallpaper Engine app may crash on startup or upon resume from sleep. [3208963]
- [Batman Arkham Knight]: The game crashes when turbulence smoke is enabled. [3202250]
- [Steam VR game]: Stuttering and lagging occur upon launching a game while any GPU hardware monitoring tool is running in the background. [3152190]
- [G-SYNC][NVIDIA Ampere/Turing GPU architecture]: GPU power consumption may increase in idle mode on systems using certain higher refresh-rate G-SYNC monitors. [200667566]
- [YouTube]: Video playback stutters while scrolling down the YouTube page. [3129705]
- [Notebook]: Some Pascal-based notebooks w/ high refresh rate displays may randomly drop to 60Hz during gameplay. [3009452]
- [G-Sync][Vulkan Apps]: Performance drop occurs when using G-SYNC and switching from full-screen mode to windowed mode using the in-game settings. [200681477] To workaround, either launch the game in windowed mode directly or disable G-SYNC


Product Compatibility (Desktop graphics cards)

Nvidia RTX 30 series

Geforce RTX 3090, Geforce RTX 3080, Geforce RTX 3070, RTX 3060 Ti

Nvidia RTX 20 series

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

NVIDIA TITAN Series

NVIDIA TITAN V, NVIDIA TITAN Xp, NVIDIA TITAN X (Pascal), GeForce GTX TITAN, GeForce GTX TITAN X, GeForce GTX TITAN Black, GeForce GTX TITAN Z, Geforce Titan RTX

GeForce 16 Series

GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER, GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, GeForce GTX 1660, GeForce GTX 1650

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


461.40 WHQL Download Links

Windows 10 - 64 Bit

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