NVIDIA Prepare For Battlefield 5 With GeForce 416.81 WHQL Drivers

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅09.11.2018 01:21:05

November is here, the nights are beginning to draw in, and plenty of new games are set to debut between now and American Thanksgiving. One of the biggest is EA's Battlefield V, and as a flagship Triple-A title it's no surprise that NVIDIA are pushing a set of optimised drivers early.

The GeForce Game Ready 416.81 WHQL drivers are the the first to be released specifically for Battlefield 5, a game which officially launches through EA's Origin Access Premier on Friday 9th but has apparently gone live a little early. The drivers therefore have some none too soon.

However that's note the sole extent of this release. As you might expect, a generous handful of bug-fixes are also implemented in the 416.81 driver. Perhaps the most pressing was a issue with Turing GPUs drawing too much power in multi-monitor configurations, but a series of game stability improvements are also more than welcome. GeForce RTX 2080 Ti owners will also be pleased to note that blue-screen/CTD errors involving a mixed config of G-SYNC and non-G-SYNC monitors has also been fixed.

As usual, the latest drivers are available at Geforce.com/drivers. The drivers are compatible with only 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and 10, and support GPUs from the Kepler (600-series) forward.

Release Notes

What’s New in Version 416.81 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 for Battlefield V.

Software Module Versions

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

Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 416.81

The following sections list the important changes and the most common issues resolved in this version. This list is only a subset of the total number of changes made in this
driver version. The NVIDIA bug number is provided for reference.

Fixed Issues in this Release

[Windows Defender Application Guard][vGPU][Surround]: Edge Browser with Application Guard cannot be opened when Surround is enabled. [200443580]

[Turing GPU]: Multi-monitor idle power draw is very high. [2400161]

[GeForce RTX 2080 Ti][G-Sync]: Blue-screen crash may occur when exiting games when using a G-Sync monitor with a non-G-Sync monitor. [2431628]

[GeForce RTX 2080 Ti]: Stuttering occurs with HEVC video playback. [2414594]

[GeForce GTX 970]: When audio playback is paused, audio receiver switches from multi-channel to stereo. Increased period from 5 seconds to 10 seconds. [2327715]

[GeForce GTX 1060]AV receiver switches to 2-channel stereo mode after 5 seconds of audio idle. [2204857]

[SLI][NVIDIA TITAN X][NVENC]: Recording and streaming of NVENC applications do not work. [2421622]

[DirectX 11 games]: Mouse cursor causes FPS to go out of sync with windowed G-Sync. [2411009]

[ARK Survival]: Improved game stability. [2420789]

[Shadow of the Tomb Raider]: Improved game stability. [2416743]

[Witcher 3 Wild Hunt]: Flickering occurs during gameplay. [200455193]

[Monster Hunter World]: Corruption is seen when Volume Rendering is off. [2400914]

[Far Cry 5]: Flickering occurs during gameplay. [2400207]

Open Issues in Version 416.81 WHQL

As with every released driver, version 416.81 WHQL of the Release 415 driver has open issues and enhancement requests associated with it. This section includes lists of issues
that are either not fixed or not implemented in this version. Some problems listed may not have been thoroughly investigated and, in fact, may not be NVIDIA issues. Others may have workaround solutions.

For notebook computers, issues can be system-specific and may not be seen on your particular notebook.

Windows 10 Issues

]SLI[[GeForce RTX 2080/2080Ti]: Single GPU response slows down after enabling/disabling SLI, requiring system reboot. [2384948]

[GeForce GTX 1080Ti]: Random DPC watchdog violation error when using multiple GPUs on motherboards with PLX chips. [2079538]

[GeForce GTX 780]: Activity on the desktop lags. [2423588]

[SLI][HDR][Battlefield 1]: With HDR enabled, the display turns pink after changing the refresh rate from 144 Hz to 120 Hz using in-game settings. [200457196]

[Firefox]: Cursor shows brief corruption when hovering on certain links in Firefox. [2107201]

[G-Sync]: G-sync may not disengage after exiting games. [2418574]

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