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nVIDIA GeForce Game Ready Driver 496.49

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nVIDIA GeForce Game Ready Driver 496.49

nVIDIA GeForce Game Ready Driver unleashes the full power and features in nVIDIA’s desktop, gaming, platform, workstation, laptop, multimedia, and mobile products. nVIDIA GeForce software ensures the best experience with your nVIDIA hardware. It delivers a proven record of compatibility, reliability, and stability with the widest range of games and applications.

  • Incredible 3D and video performance for all of your applications.
  • Rock-solid system stability, greater compatibility and reliability with nVIDIA Unified Driver Architecture.
  • Industry-leading features for graphics, audio, video, communications, storage, and security.
  • Continual product performance and feature updates for the life of your nVIDIA hardware.

This nVIDIA GeForce Game Ready Driver package supports GeForce 600, 700, 800, 900,  10, TITAN, RTX 20 and RTX 30 series desktop GPUs as well as laptop GPUs. Also includes the 3D Vision Controller driver.

Game Ready for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

This new Game Ready Driver provides support for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which utilizes NVIDIA DLSS to boost performance by up to 2x. In addition, this new Game Ready Driver offers support for the latest new titles and updates, including Age of Empires IV, Battlefield 2042 Early Access, Call of Duty: Vanguard, Chivalry 2, Forza Horizon 5, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, Jurassic World Evolution 2, and Riders Republic.

This release supports the following APIs:

  • Open Computing Language (OpenCL software) 3.0 for NVIDIA Maxwell and later GPUs
  • OpenGL 4.6
  • Vulkan 1.2
  • DirectX 11
  • DirectX 12 (Windows 10, Windows 11)

Software Module Versions

  • NVIDIA RTX Desktop Manager – 202.21
  • HD Audio Driver – 1.3.38.92
  • NVIDIA PhysX System Software – 9.21.0713
  • GeForce Experience – 3.23.0.74
  • CUDA – 11.4
  • DCH NVIDIA Control Panel – 8.1.961.0

Discontinued Support

  • NvIFR OpenGL support. Release 470 was the last driver branch to support this functionality. NvIFR header files, samples and documentation have been removed from the NVIDIA Capture SDK 7.1.9 release. Future drivers will remove NvIFR.dll and any other reference to NvIFR.

Discontinued Support

  • 3D Vision. Beginning with Release 430, the NVIDIA driver no longer supports the following 3D Vision technologies and features:
    • NVIDIA 3D Stereoscopic Driver, including the 3D Vision driver and USB (emitter)
      driver
    • NVAPI-based stereo APIs for Direct3D applications.
  • NVIDIA Kepler GPUs for Notebooks
    • Beginning with Release 430, the NVIDIA driver no longer supports NVIDIA GPUs for notebooks based on the Kepler architecture.
  • 32-bit Operating Systems
    • Beginning with Release 396, NVIDIA is no longer releasing Game Ready drivers for 32-bit operating systems for any GPU architecture.

GeForce Driver 496.49 Release Notes [PDF] for Windows 11/ 10:

  • [Doom 3: BFG Edition]: Visual corruption occurs in the game.
    [Tom Clancy’s The Division 2]: Flickering and visual corruption may appear after extended gameplay.
    [LG OLED C1 series]: The display may show random black screen flicker at 1080p.
  • GeForce Driver 496.13 Release Notes [PDF] for Windows 11/ 10:

    Fixed Issues in this Release

    • [GeForce RTX 3080]: The system does not boot with two Samsung Odyssey G70A 28″ monitors are connected to the GPU.
    • [GeForce GTX 960]: The primary monitor lost after resume from sleep or shutdown.
    • [Windows 11]: The screen flashes once after switching to the discrete GPU-only mode in the NVIDIA Control Panel.
    • [Multiple Apps][Ansel/Freestyle]: Depth of field filter shows blurry characters
    • [Notebook]: Vulkan test applications run on the integrated graphics processor instead of the discrete GPU.

    GeForce Driver 472.12 Release Notes [PDF] for Windows 11/ 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7:

    What’s New in Release 470

    • Added support for Windows 11.
    • Added support for CUDA 11.4.
    • Updated scaling resolution in NVIDIA Image Sharpening.
    • Version 471.41 and later added security updates for driver components

    Fixed Issues in this Release

    • [Watch Dogs Legion]: Stuttering may occur in the game with ReBAR enabled.
    • [Battlefield V][DirectX 12]: The game may crash with HDR enabled.
    • [Redshift3D]: GPU clocks may get stuck at the maximum rate.
    • [NVIDIA Control Panel]: After overinstalling the driver using express install when GPU scaling is enabled, the 0.59x upscaling factor is missing from the NVIDIA Control Panel scaling resolution list (Display > Change Resolution page)

    GeForce Driver 471.96 Release Notes [PDF] for Windows 11/ 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7:

    GeForce Driver 471.41 Release Notes [PDF] for Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7:

    GeForce Driver 471.11 Release Notes [PDF] for Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7:

    GeForce Driver 466.77 Release Notes [PDF] for Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7:

    GeForce Driver 466.63 Release Notes [PDF] for Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7:

    GeForce Driver 466.47 Release Notes [PDF] for Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7:

    GeForce Driver 466.27 Release Notes [PDF] for Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7:

    GeForce Driver 466.11 Release Notes [PDF] for Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7:

    GeForce Driver 465.89 Release Notes [PDF] for Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7:

    GeForce Driver 368.11 Release Notes [PDF] for Windows XP

    Homepage – https://www.nvidia.com

    Support for OpenCL 1.2:

    Kepler, Maxwell, Pascal, and Volta GPUs are supported.

    Supported Products:

    NVIDIA TITAN Series: NVIDIA TITAN RTX, NVIDIA TITAN V, NVIDIA TITAN Xp, NVIDIA TITAN X (Pascal), GeForce GTX TITAN X, GeForce GTX TITAN, GeForce GTX TITAN Black, GeForce GTX TITAN Z

    GeForce RTX 30 Series: GeForce RTX 3090, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, GeForce RTX 3080, GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, GeForce RTX 3070, GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, GeForce RTX 3060
    GeForce 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 GT 1010

    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


    GeForce RTX 30 Series (Notebooks): GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU

    GeForce RTX 20 Series (Notebooks): GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER, GeForce RTX 2080, GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER, GeForce RTX 2070, GeForce RTX 2060

    GeForce MX400 Series (Notebooks): GeForce MX450

    GeForce MX300 Series (Notebooks): GeForce MX350, GeForce MX330

    GeForce MX200 Series (Notebooks): GeForce MX250, GeForce MX230

    GeForce MX100 Series (Notebook): GeForce MX150, GeForce MX130, GeForce MX110

    GeForce GTX 16 Series (Notebooks): GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, GeForce GTX 1650

    GeForce 10 Series (Notebooks): GeForce GTX 1080, GeForce GTX 1070, GeForce GTX 1060, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, GeForce GTX 1050

    GeForce 900M Series (Notebooks): GeForce GTX 980, GeForce GTX 980M, GeForce GTX 970M, GeForce GTX 965M, GeForce GTX 960M, GeForce GTX 950M, GeForce 945M, GeForce 940MX, GeForce 930MX, GeForce 920MX, GeForce 940M, GeForce 930M

    GeForce 800M Series (Notebooks): GeForce GTX 860M, GeForce GTX 850M, GeForce 845M, GeForce 840M, GeForce 830M

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    5 Comments on nVIDIA GeForce Game Ready Driver 496.49

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      Guest

      List of Fermi Based GPU: https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4656

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      Guest

      NVIDIA no longer support GeForce GPU anymore since April 2018, So the latest version that you can use is v391.35 (If you're using GPU that's marked as GEFORCE or GT, GTX, GTS, MX on your card). So your system maybe got BSOD sometimes when the GPU conflicts within the usage. BEWARE!!!

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      arsenalz

      This constant updating of NVIDIA is getting weird. For me, it loses credibility. Like Google Chrome

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      arsenalz

      why nvidia updates drivers fortnightly?

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        Serega

        They make errors and then fix them