Wednesday, April 14th 2021

NVIDIA Releases GeForce 466.11 Game Ready Drivers

NVIDIA today released the latest version of GeForce Game Ready drivers. Version 466.11 WHQL comes with optimization for "Mortal Shell," including support for raytracing and DLSS. The drivers also add NVIDIA Reflex support for "Valorant" with its latest patch. The drivers also integrate NVIDIA Broadcast noise reduction feature into OBS. The list of monitors with support for NVIDIA G-SYNC grows, with the addition of LG's 2021 G1, B1, C1, and Z1 series monitors; and the MSI MAG301RF.

Among the bugs fixed with GeForce 466.11 drivers are low frame-rates on "Supreme Commander/Supreme Commander 2," RAW files showing up black on Adobe Lightroom; "Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 VR" stuttering on machines with hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling disabled; and some displays showing incorrect color levels after booting into Windows. Grab the drivers from the link below.

DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 466.11 WHQL
Game Ready
  • Mortal Shell
  • Valorant NVIDIA Reflex Update
NVIDIA Broadcast
  • Noise Reduction support in OBS
G-Sync
Support for
  • LG 27GP950
  • LG 2021 B1 4K Series
  • LG 2021 C1 4K Series
  • LG 2021 G1 4K Series
  • LG 2021 Z1 8K Series
  • MSI MAG301RF
Fixed
  • [Supreme Commander/Supreme Commander 2]: The games experience low FPS. [3231218/3230880]
  • [Adobe Camera RAW 12.x]: RAW files may show up black in Adobe Lightroom. [3266883/200717265]
  • [VR]: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 VR may stutter if Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling is disabled. [3246674]
  • Some displays may show incorrect color levels after booting into Windows. [3285148/3287063]
Windows 10 Issues
  • [World of Warcraft: Shadowlands]: Random flicker may occur in certain locations in the game [3206341]
  • [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]
  • [Prepar3D]: The application crashes to desktop after launched. [3285067]
  • [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]
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28 Comments on NVIDIA Releases GeForce 466.11 Game Ready Drivers

#1
CrAsHnBuRnXp
btarunr
  • [World of Warcraft: Shadowlands]: Random flicker may occur in certain locations in the game [3206341]

God this has been a thing since Shadowlands released. Why is this not fixed yet!?
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#2
m2geek
and STILL no fixes for the sezure-inducing flickering in World of Warcraft...

COME OOOOOOOOOOOONNNNN...
CrAsHnBuRnXp
God this has been a thing since Shadowlands released. Why is this not fixed yet!?
I'd expect this level of neglect from AMD in the past, but effing hell nvidia...
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#3
birdie
CrAsHnBuRnXp
God this has been a thing since Shadowlands released. Why is this not fixed yet!?
Disabling MSAA fixes it.
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#4
Chloe Price
Someone else can test these with a 1080 Ti, I'm too lazy to test every driver version. :laugh:
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#5
Vanny
VR issue still not fixed. I'm gonna bang my head against a wall.
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#6
lynx29
CrAsHnBuRnXp
God this has been a thing since Shadowlands released. Why is this not fixed yet!?
I have no issue on my 6800 gpu. lol hard to believe such an old game still has issues
m2geek
and STILL no fixes for the sezure-inducing flickering in World of Warcraft...

COME OOOOOOOOOOOONNNNN...


I'd expect this level of neglect from AMD in the past, but effing hell nvidia...
*licks my 6800 gpu* i play shadowlands every night, its yummy and flicker free!
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#7
c2DDragon
Chloe Price
Someone else can test these with a 1080 Ti, I'm too lazy to test every driver version. :laugh:
I will but I'm too lazy to post a review on it xD
I'm just curious about :
Some displays may show incorrect color levels after booting into Windows. [3285148/3287063]
If it does weird stuff I will post again, if I remain silent it would mean it's fine.
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#8
R-T-B
Alexa
VR issue still not fixed. I'm gonna bang my head against a wall.
May I ask what the issue is? Just curious as I am not a VR user.
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#9
toilet pepper
R-T-B
May I ask what the issue is? Just curious as I am not a VR user.
Nauseating micro-stutter and hiccups on VR. I never experience it in my 2070 Super. To add, I can use 6 ft DP extensions and USB on my 2070S but they don't work on my 3080.
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#10
R-T-B
Weird. That sucks, hope they resolve it faster than it took for my last issue to be resolved! (nearly 7 months)
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#11
CrAsHnBuRnXp
lynx29
I have no issue on my 6800 gpu. lol hard to believe such an old game still has issues
That statement proves you havent played it in a while.
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#12
lynx29
CrAsHnBuRnXp
That statement proves you havent played it in a while.
lol sure thing. my ilev 213 dps monk disagrees with you, but mmk
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#13
xkm1948
What VR issue? Complete fine on my 3090
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#14
Easo
lynx29
I have no issue on my 6800 gpu. lol hard to believe such an old game still has issues
The game is constantly updated, last expansion came out half a year ago. No reason to be surprised something might not work.
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#15
CrAsHnBuRnXp
lynx29
lol sure thing. my ilev 213 dps monk disagrees with you, but mmk
Its funny that you think just because it's an old game that it isnt susceptible to bugs and glitches. When it's actually on nvidia and not blizzard.
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#16
Breit
birdie
Disabling MSAA fixes it.
No it doesn't. But disabling Raytracing shadows fixes it. At least for me here. Nvidia 3090. Tested in Bastion.
Nevertheless, the driver doesn't do anything in this regard.
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#17
virtualbs
CrAsHnBuRnXp
God this has been a thing since Shadowlands released. Why is this not fixed yet!?
Indeed, but there is a profile fix for it. I've been using it for months now, with no issues.

Save the following as a .nip file and load it into Nvidia Profile Inspector, or check the attached .zip.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?>
<ArrayOfProfile>
<Profile>
<ProfileName>World Of Warcraft - Retail</ProfileName>
<Executeables>
<string>_retail_/wow.exe</string>
<string>_retail_/wowt.exe</string>
<string>_retail_/wow-64.exe</string>
<string>_retail_/wow64.exe</string>
<string>_retail_/wowb-64.exe</string>
<string>_retail_/wowb.exe</string>
</Executeables>
<Settings>
<ProfileSetting>
<SettingID>7168407</SettingID>
<SettingValue>2729785185</SettingValue>
</ProfileSetting>
</Settings>
</Profile>
</ArrayOfProfile>

Source: nvidia/comments/kqldhb/blizzard_has_reproduced_the_texture_flickering/giinq84/
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#18
Vanny
lynx29
lol sure thing. my ilev 213 dps monk disagrees with you, but mmk
To me, Warcraft died along with the Lich King.
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#19
Vendor
i use clean edition drivers because i don't want any nvidia crap and we obviously all know how bloated official drivers can be
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#20
Vanny
Vendor
i use clean edition drivers because i don't want any nvidia crap and we obviously all know how bloated official drivers can be
NVcleanstall is a godsend.
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#21
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
Chloe Price
Someone else can test these with a 1080 Ti, I'm too lazy to test every driver version. :laugh:
@qubit is our resident “throw all caution to the wind” driver tester. :laugh:
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#22
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
rtwjunkie
@qubit is our resident “throw all caution to the wind” driver tester. :laugh:
Yup, I install the latest driver the minute it comes out and I haven’t come unstuck yet lol.
Mind you, I don’t play games all that often, so that probably helps.
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#23
Chloe Price
qubit
Yup, I install the latest driver the minute it comes out and I haven’t come unstuck yet lol.
Mind you, I don’t play games all that often, so that probably helps.
Play something, our guinea pig :laugh:
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#24
lynx29
Vanny
To me, Warcraft died along with the Lich King.
good for you
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Its funny that you think just because it's an old game that it isnt susceptible to bugs and glitches. When it's actually on nvidia and not blizzard.
AMD managed to make it work just fine, /shrug
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#25
NightOfChrist
Chloe Price
Someone else can test these with a 1080 Ti, I'm too lazy to test every driver version. :laugh:
I did. I haven't seen anything wrong about 466.11 yet, other than a very few crashes with Cyberpunk 2077 (v1.21 Hotfix), but that was something I expected.

My result with 466.11 after 2 days:

- Fixed raw images showing up as black (blank?) images in Bridge and Lightroom for me. Not Adobe's fault. This issue was from the Re-Bar driver (465.89), which I uninstalled immediately. I have no idea when this issue started or from which driver or branch, but 441.66 and 456.71 (Studio driver) didn't have it.
- Cyberpunk 2077 ran fine, but with a very few crashes. Something I always expected from Cyberpunk 2077. Probably memory leak like some people reported in CDPR forums, Steam forums and Reddit, because the crashes seemed related to opening map or trying to hack objects (cameras, turrets, etc.). Free roaming and other things didn't crash the game.
- Didn't have problem running and playing Nioh 2, and so did 441.66 and 456.71.
- This is not a studio driver, but I didn't have problem with Photoshop at all. Re-Bar driver sometimes caused Photoshop not detecting and using my GPU. Restarting Photoshop fixed it.
- Yakuza 6 crashed a lot, but I'm sure it didn't have nothing to do with the new driver. QLOC being the studio porting the game does have something to do with the game's problems (SEGA, please stop using them!).
- Didn't have problem with Firefox (browsing, watching videos, etc.). I don't have Chrome and would rather not have one so I couldn't test the driver with it. Didn't test the driver with Edge either.

I came a long way from 441.66 and 456.71. From what I read, many other Pascal users have been using 456.71 too although they're using the Game-Ready driver, not the studio one I had. But I'm confident to replace my 441.66 and 456.71 with this driver. Hopefully nothing will go wrong or bad in many days to come. Seems a very good and stable driver for me, but keep in mind that I don't play games a lot and often (always have a lot of projects to work in) so I have no idea if this driver works great with many games.

Your result may be different from mine. I say it doesn't hurt to try. You can always go back to 456.71 or whatever driver works for you if 466.11 gives you problem.
rtwjunkie
@qubit is our resident “throw all caution to the wind” driver tester. :laugh:
I always have a feeling of admiration towards those who always take one for the team.
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