Nvidia Releases 461.72 Game Ready Drivers


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Nvidia has just released its latest Game Ready driver, 461.72 to the public. The new driver brings support for the new RTX 3060 graphics card, adds Nvidia Reflex support for Rainbow Six Seige, DLSS support for Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition and Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord among other fixes and updates. You can read all about it and download the new driver below.

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What’s New in Version 461.72 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 Outriders Demo

This new Game Ready Driver provides support for the Outriders demo, NVIDIA DLSS in Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition and Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, and NVIDIA Reflex in Rainbow Six Siege.

Gaming Technology

Includes support for GeForce RTX 3060 GPU.
Learn more in our Game Ready Driver article.

New Features and Other Changes
Added support for the following GPUs.
• NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
• NVIDIA CMP 40HX
• NVIDIA CMP 30HX
See “Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 461.72” on page 9.

What’s New in Release 460

Version 461.09 added security updates for driver components
See the NVIDIA Security Bulletin 5142 for details.

Added support for the following notebook GPUs
• NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
• NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
• NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU

Supports finalized Vulkan Ray Tracing extensions
Supports CUDA 11.2
NVIDIA Control Panel
• Added Background Application Max Frame Rate control (Manage 3D Settings page)
• Added Color Accuracy Mode feature (Display > Adjust Desktop Color Settings page

GeForce Game Ready Driver

This new Game Ready Driver provides support for the Outriders demo, NVIDIA DLSS in Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition and Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, and NVIDIA Reflex in Rainbow Six Siege.

Gaming Technology

  • Includes support for GeForce RTX 3060 GPU.
New Features and Other Changes

Added support for the following GPUs.

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
  • NVIDIA CMP 40HX & NVIDIA CMP 30HX

Fixed Issues

  • [G-SYNC][Edge of Eternity/Hitman 2]: The games experience stutter and low FPS when using hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling in windowed mode.

  • [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.

  • [The Isle]: Freestyle is not supported for the game.

  • [VIndictus][GeForce Experience]: The game cannot be recorded. 

  • [X4: Foundations][Vulkan]: The application crashes when launched on Windows 10 (Version 1803).

  • Wallpaper Engine app may crash on startup or upon resume from sleep.

  • [Blu-ray][HDMI]: Flickering occurs in Blu-ray playback when played over HDMI.

  • Several desktop applications flicker when Vertical Sync is set to the default “Use the 3D application setting”.

  • [Ampere]: Chrome/Edge may experience random TDR while browsing.

  • LG CX OLED TVs (2020) are not recognized as G-SYNC Compatible displays.

  • [Surround][RTX 30 series] PC may display “no signal” message when enabling NVIDIA Surround.

  • [Notebook]: On some Notebooks, the ‘Maximum Graphics Power’ information missing in the NVIDIA Control Panel > System Information page.

You can download the driver from the Nvidia website from this LINK.

Joe Shields (Earthdog)

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  1. I just read through the complete Driver notes and it doesn't specifically say if this is the Driver release that will reduce hashrates for the 3060. It does support the newer, unreleased CMP series mining cards so one can draw the conclusion that you probably shouldn't update to this driver if you are mining with an RTX 3060. This is not confirmed and just my suspicion. I'm sure we will find out soon enough.