Tuesday, November 16th 2021

NVIDIA GeForce 496.76 Game Ready Drivers Released

NVIDIA today released the latest version of GeForce Game Ready software. Version 496.76 WHQL comes with optimization for "Battlefield 2042," including support for DLSS and Reflex. The drivers also enable DLSS support for "Assetto Corsa Competizione," "Bright Memory: Infinite," "Farming Simulator 22," "Hot Wheels Unleashed," and "Myth of Empires."Also released with these drivers is official support for NVIDIA Image Scaling.

Among the issues fixed are a game crash at launch with "WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship," a texture flickering bug with "Ghost Recon Breakpoint," a crash-to-desktop at launch with "Transport Fever," a null pointer error with "Transport Fever 2," over "blooming" with "Quake II RTX," a game crash with "FarCry 6" in DirectX 12 mode with RTX 3070 Ti, random freezes with "Detroit: Become Human," a TDR crash with "Red Dead Redemption 2," and random crashes with "Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War."

DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 496.76 WHQL
Game Ready
  • Battlefield 2042
Gaming Technology
  • Includes support for NVIDIA Image Scaling
Fixed Issues
  • [WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship/WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship]: The games crash on launch. [3409320/3409312]
  • [Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint]: Textures in the game may flicker. [3410593]
  • [Transport Fever]: The game crashes upon launch. [3411731]
  • Transport Fever 2]: Null pointer exception occurs in the display driver. [3409614]
  • [Quake 2 RTX]: Image corruption occurs in the blurred (bloom effect) background. [3410802]
  • [Far Cry 6][DirectX 12][GeForce RTX 3070 Ti]: With ULTRA + DXR + HD textures set, the game crashes at 4K. [3391784]
  • [Detroit Become Human]: Random stuttering/freezing occurs in the game. [3389250]
  • [Red Dead Redemption 2]: The game crashes with TDR or the system crashes while running the game. [200766423]
  • [Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War]: The game randomly crashes. [3413347]
  • [Marvel's Avengers Xbox Game Pass for PC version]: Game may randomly crash during gameplay [3404644]
Known Issues
  • [Supreme Command:Forged Alliance/Supreme Commander 2]: Performance drop when there is mouse movement. [3405920]
  • [Deathloop][HDR]: TDR/corruption occurs in the game with Windows HDR enabled.
  • If this issue occurs, toggle the Windows HDR setting.
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed may crash on courses where players drive through water. [3338967]
  • [HDR][G-Sync]: Mouse pointer gets stuck after turning on HDR from the Windows Control Panel or after toggling G-Sync from the NVIDIA control panel. [200762998]
  • To work around, click the mouse (right or left button). The mouse cursor will be sluggish for a few seconds before returning to normal operation.
  • [NVIDIA Advanced Optimus][NVIDIA Control Panel]: After setting the display multiplexer type to "dGPU", the setting is not preserved across a reboot or resume from S4. [200779758]
  • [YouTube]: The YouTube web site randomly displays extreme contrast/gamma while idle or during video playback. [3420164]
  • [NVIDIA Image Scaling][Desktop]: The screen moves to the upper left corner on cold boot when Image Scaling is applied to the desktop. [3424721]
  • Do not apply NVIDIA Image Scaling to the desktop. It is intended only for video upscaling or for games which do not run with a scaling resolution unless the same Image Scaling resolution is applied on the desktop.
  • [NVIDIA Image Scaling][DirectX 11 video apps]: With Image Scaling enabled, video playback is corrupted or results in a system hang after performing an HDR transition. [3431284]
  • If HDR is required to be toggled from the Microsoft Control Panel, be sure to switch to a different Image Scaling resolution.
  • [NVIDIA Image Scaling]: After performing a clean install or over install over version 496.49, NVIDIA Image Scaling resolutions do not appear in the game. [3434708]
Add your own comment

14 Comments on NVIDIA GeForce 496.76 Game Ready Drivers Released

#1
spanjaman
Am I the only one who has never seen those Youtube issues?
It's been a while since that's been dragging on Nvidia's to-do list.

And damn, look at those HDR and Image Scaling bugzzzz
To crash your system is obviously their intended operation haha
Posted on Reply
#3
The Quim Reaper
FFS, The Division 2 is still locking up with anything newer than 471.96.
Posted on Reply
#4
Dragokar
Also, it is sad to see that they re-introduced the SupCom error(s) with the 496 branch.....
Posted on Reply
#6
Mussels
Freshwater Moderator
I've been using the hotfix 472.12 since i play breakpoint, they finally fix it officially aaaaaaand it's gone.
Posted on Reply
#7
5 o'clock Charlie
The Quim ReaperFFS, The Division 2 is still locking up with anything newer than 471.96.
For "locking up", are you referring to when the screen just freezes, then after like 10 seconds the game exits to the desktop? I had that issue on 472.12. Then I updated to 496.49, which that version was crash free. I never had the texture flickering issues, but it was resolved in that release, so I updated anyways. Then on 496.49, anytime I wake windows 10 from sleep mode, it crashes and auto reboots. I reverted back to 472.12 after I use DDU and no issues so far for the past week. Now I am hesitant in moving to this version.
Posted on Reply
#8
Metroid
spanjamanAm I the only one who has never seen those Youtube issues?
It's been a while since that's been dragging on Nvidia's to-do list.

And damn, look at those HDR and Image Scaling bugzzzz
To crash your system is obviously their intended operation haha
I have been with youtube issues lately, but I think it might be windows 11 update .net not nvidia geforce drivers, for what is worth, will update to this drivers just in case.

Edge works without any problem on youtube, then if you install chrome, chrome will not work on youtube, however if you install firefox, chrome will work on youtube, firefox will not. On firefox connection says 51kbps buffer health dead, on edge connection is at 100.000 kbps on chrome too. If i uninstall firefox then chrome will have that same firefox issue, 51kbps and dead buffer. On edge videos are loaded, if I instal chrome, chrome will not load videos but will keep trying to load but it never does, if i install firefox, chrome will load videos without issues but firefox will not load at all, I believe this is windows 11 issue, messy.
Posted on Reply
#10
Mussels
Freshwater Moderator
arni-gxerr, so this new nvidia driver has been already blocked by nvidia itself??
The new feature had a habit of simply not showing the tickbox to enable itself, so they released a hotfix to fix that issue.

Being a launch focused on that exact feature, i expect they may post a tweaked version with the same number ASAP.
Posted on Reply
#11
The Quim Reaper
5 o'clock CharlieFor "locking up", are you referring to when the screen just freezes, then after like 10 seconds the game exits to the desktop?
That's the one!

It's especially prevalent when using the Fast Travel feature.
Posted on Reply
#12
spanjaman
MetroidI have been with youtube issues lately, but I think it might be windows 11 update .net not nvidia geforce drivers, for what is worth, will update to this drivers just in case.

Edge works without any problem on youtube, then if you install chrome, chrome will not work on youtube, however if you install firefox, chrome will work on youtube, firefox will not. On firefox connection says 51kbps buffer health dead, on edge connection is at 100.000 kbps on chrome too. If i uninstall firefox then chrome will have that same firefox issue, 51kbps and dead buffer. On edge videos are loaded, if I instal chrome, chrome will not load videos but will keep trying to load but it never does, if i install firefox, chrome will load videos without issues but firefox will not load at all, I believe this is windows 11 issue, messy.
It's been on the list to fix long before Windows 11 so I think it's connected to some of the architectures, not all. I have a Turing GTX 1660 and I never had those problems on any versions of the driver and I always update to the newest.
This time I'm gonna skip. I believe this version could only bring me problems.
I have an HDR TV and could maybe use that upscaling stuff, but looking at the list of problems it is probably more viable to mess things up for me.
I have RDR2, but haven't played it in a while so no need to update there and it's probably only happening to some GPUs not all.
No other way then to wait for a more stable release of the driver.
I never believed in "hotfixes"
I hope you fix your youtube problems
Cheers mate
Posted on Reply
#13
5 o'clock Charlie
The Quim ReaperThat's the one!

It's especially prevalent when using the Fast Travel feature.
Div2 has not locked up during fast travel...yet. Everytime, it's during gameplay specifically when a skirmish is occurring.

Since using DDU and going back to 472.12, I have had no problems so far. I hope the situation for both of us gets better with a future update. If anything changes, I'll keep you posted. Thanks.
Posted on Reply
#14
Mussels
Freshwater Moderator
Known Issues
  • [Supreme Command:Forged Alliance/Supreme Commander 2]: Performance drop when there is mouse movement. [3405920]


    CAN THEY STOP BREAKING THIS GAME ON MEEEEE


    Between breakpoint and supcom, two of my fav games are getting trashed every second driver update
Posted on Reply
Add your own comment