Nvidia becomes the first to enable DirectX 12 Ultimate support with its latest Geforce Driver

Nvidia becomes the first to enable DirectX 12 Ultimate support with its latest Geforce Driver

Nvidia becomes the first to enable DirectX 12 Ultimate support with its latest Geforce Driver

Nvidia has become the first graphics card manufacturer to offer PC gamers full DirectX 12 Ultimate support as well as Vulkan 1.2 support, supporting advanced features such as DirectX Raytracing (DXR) 1.1, mesh shaders, sampler feedback and Variable-Rate Shading (VRS). Right now, the full DirectX 12 Ultimate feature set is only available on Nvidia’s RTX series of graphics cards. 

With this update also comes support for Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling, a new feature which was added with Windows 10’s 2004 update. Nvidia has also added support for nine new G-Sync compatible displays. 

With Microsoft’s Windows 10 May 2020 update, support for a new feature called “Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling” has been added, giving graphics cards full control over their own memory pools. 

This feature has the potential to enhance performance by decreasing system latency and providing more direct memory access. Support for this feature is available within Nvidia’s Geforce 451.48 WHQL driver, allowing some systems to benefit from increased system performance when using supported graphics cards. 

   Furthermore, in addition to introducing support for DirectX 12 Ultimate, the Windows 10 May 2020 Update also added a new feature called Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling. This new feature can potentially improve performance and reduce latency by allowing the video card to directly manage its own memory.

To enable hardware scheduling, you can open “Graphics Settings: Change Default Graphics Settings”. Simply toggle the feature on and restart the system and you’ll reap the full benefits of the feature.

Nvidia becomes the first to enable DirectX 12 Ultimate support with its latest Geforce Driver  
Nvidia has added support for nine new G-Sync Compatible monitors to its latest Geforce drivers, validating Samsung’s new G7/G9 families as well as new screens from ASUS, AOC, Dell, Lenovo and LG. 

   Our newest Game Ready Driver driver adds support for 9 new G-SYNC Compatible displays – gaming monitors that deliver a baseline Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) experience that makes your gaming smoother, clearer, and more enjoyable. Included in the list is Samsung’s new 2020 Odyssey gaming monitors, headlined by the 49” 5120×1440 Odyssey 2020 G9, which is available from today.

These newly-validated monitors give gamers even more choice when searching for a great gaming display. For a complete list of all G-SYNC, G-SYNC ULTIMATE, and G-SYNC Compatible gaming monitors, check out our handy and frequently updated G-SYNC page, which can be sorted and filtered, helping you quickly find the ideal display.

Nvidia becomes the first to enable DirectX 12 Ultimate support with its latest Geforce Driver  

What’s New in Version 451.48 WHQL

Game Ready Driver Updates 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 DirectX 12 Ultimate

The new Game Ready Driver provides full support for the new DirectX 12 Ultimate graphics API. This includes support for DirectX Raytracing (DXR) version 1.1 as well as support for mesh shaders, sampler feedback, and variable-rate shading (VRS). Additionally, this driver supports Hardware-accelerated GPU Scheduling when used with the Windows 10 May 2020 Update.

New Features and Other Changes

– Supports DirectX 12 Ultimate
– Supports Vulkan 1.2
– Supports hardware-accelerated GPU Scheduling.
– Supports CUDA 11.0.

Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 451.48

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

– [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]

Open Issues in Version 451.48 WHQL

As with every released driver, version 451.48 WHQL of the Release 450 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 7 Issues

? [Notebook][H-Clone]: With the integrated graphics processor as the clone source, display settings cannot be changed from the NVIDIA Control Panel. [200594188]

Windows 10 Issues

– [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.
– [SLI][G-SYNC]: With multi-GPU and G-SYNC enabled, TDRs occur soon after launching an application. [200628981]
– [Notebook][The Witcher 3 WILD HUNT]: The game remains minimized when DDS switch is set to Optimus and Automatic, and cannot be restored to full screen. [200628973]
– [Notebook][H-Clone]: With the integrated graphics processor as the clone source, display settings cannot be changed from the NVIDIA Control Panel. [200594188]
– [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]

Nvidia becomes the first to enable DirectX 12 Ultimate support with its latest Geforce Driver

Product Compatibility

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



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

451.48 WHQL Download Links

Windows 10 – 64 Bit
Windows 7 – 64-Bit

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