NVIDIA Adds Support For DirectX Raytracing In GeForce 416.16 Drivers

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅05.10.2018 00:46:43

Hot on the heels of Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 Update comes NVIDIA's newest GPU driver release. The GeForce Game Ready 416.16 WHQL driver package has been released with one expressed intention: to support DirectX Raytracing (DXR), and by extension real-time raytracing on NVIDIA Turing hardware.

While games supporting DXR and NVIDIA RTX technology have yet to be released, this driver is the base version required for compatibility. When games are released don't be surprised if new Game Ready drivers are issued, but this is the base version for now.

In addition to the new API support the GeForce 416.16 drivers also issue a number of bug fixes for current and older hardware.

You can download the drivers at http://www.geforce.com/drivers, or via the GeForce Experience app. They're compatible with 64-bit version of Windows 7 and 10, and GPUs going back to the 600-series (Kepler). DirectX Raytracing requires Windows 10.

Release Notes

What’s New in Version 416.16 WHQL

Game Ready Drivers provide the best possible gaming experience for all major new releases, including Virtual Reality games. 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-one.

Game Ready

Provides the optimal gaming experience with support for the Windows 10 October 2018 Update including the public release of DirectX Raytracing (DXR)

Software Module Versions

• nView - 149.34
• HD Audio Driver -
• NVIDIA PhysX System Software - 9.18.0907
• GeForce Experience -
• CUDA - 10.0

New Features

Added support for Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Redstone 5)

NVIDIA Control Panel (3D Settings)

Added clarification that the Triple Buffering setting is intended for OpenGL only.

Application SLI Profiles

Added or updated the following SLI profiles:

• Basingstoke - AFR profile added;
• Battlefield V - AFR re-enabled;
• Divinity: Original Sin II - AFR profile added;
• Immortal: Unchained - AFR profile added;
• Jurassic World Evolution - AFR profile added;
• Phoenix Point - AFR profile added;
• Seven: The Days Long Gone - AFR profile added;

3D Vision Profiles

Added or updated the following 3D Vision profiles:

• Elder Scrolls: Online - Good
• Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey - Not recommended

Fixed Issues in this Release

[Pascal GPUs][Quake HD Remix]: Black square glitches appear when using the Quake HD Remix mod with soft shadows enabled. [2277990]
[GeForce GTX 1060][Regime][Rainbow 6: Siege]: Temporal antialiasing causes a drop in performance. [2139724]
[Titan Xp]: Driver error (nvlddmkm ) occurs on resume from S4. [200435536]
[Turing GPU][Netflix]: Playback resolution doesn't show 4K bit rates when using a USB-C-HDMI connection. [200449656]

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