Driver Update: GeForce Game Ready Driver 456.38 WHQL

Nvidia has released new stable GeForce drivers. The drivers are version number 456.38 WHQL, are compatible with Windows 7 and above, and can be used on cards based on the Kepler architecture or newer. This release includes support for the new RTX 3080 and 3090 graphics cards and improvements for the games Fortnite RTX, Halo 3: ODST, and Mafia: The Definitive Edition. In addition, several problems have of course also been solved. The complete release notes are below:

Game Ready for Fortnite RTX

This new Game Ready Driver provides support for Fortnite’s dramatic new update which adds ray-traced effects, NVIDIA DLSS, NVIDIA Reflex, and a custom RTX map. In addition, this release also provides optimal day-1 support for Halo 3: ODST and Mafia: The Definitive Edition.

Gaming Technology

  • Includes support for GeForce RTX 3080 and 3090 GPUs
  • GeForce Experience Automatic Performance Tuning for GeForce RTX 30-series and RTX 20-series
  • GeForce Experience in-game performance monitoring for GeForce GTX 600 series and above
  • ShadowPlay gameplay recording now supports HDR on GTX 900-series and above (RTX 3090 can capture 8K 30fps HDR)
  • NVIDIA Broadcast app with AI-powered noise removal and virtual background
  • 5 New G-SYNC Compatible Monitors

New Features and Other Changes

  • Supports CUDA 11.1.
  • Added or updated the following SLI profiles:
    • Baldur’s Gate 3
    • Comanche (NVIDIA Turing GPUs and later)
    • Crusader Kings III
    • Disintegration (NVIDIA Turing GPUs and later)
    • Population Zero
    • RIDE 4 (NVIDIA Turing GPUs and later)
    • Rocket Arena (NVIDIA Turing GPUs and later)
    • The Blackout Club (NVIDIA Turing GPUs and later)
  • Adds support for new G-SYNC compatible monitors.

Fixed Issues in this Release

  • [Batman Arkham Knight]: Enabling Hardware-accelerated GPU Scheduling on PhysX games results in lower frame rate.[2988376]
  • [Call of Duty: Modern Warfare]: The game may intermittently see a drop in frame rate when ray tracing is enabled. [3050468]
  • [Detroit: Become Human]: The game may crash. [3037846]
  • [Forza Horizon 4]: Stuttering occurs in the game after racing a few laps. [3101001]
  • [Horizon Zero Dawn The Complete Edition]: Flickering and texture corruption occurs in game after setting Anisotropic Filtering to 16x from the NVIDIA Control Panel. [200638389]
  • [madVR][MPC-HC]: Various HDR issues occur when using the madVR renderer with MPC-HC. [3038381]
  • [Minecraft Java Edition;]: The game may crash when launched with XSplit Broadcaster running in the background. [3052464]
  • [World of Warcraft]: Objects randomly flicker. [3101638]
  • Video playback on the secondary display lags/freezes while playing a game on the primary display if Hardware-accelerated GPU Scheduling is enabled [200586262]
  • [Notebook]: Display is not detected when connected to Thunderbolt 3 port on HP Specter x360 – 15t-df100 Notebook. [3087076]
  • [Notebook][NVIDIA Control Panel]: With Clone mode set, only the Developer pages are visible in the NVIDIA Control Panel after hot-plugging a DisplayPort/HDMI Freesync display. [200637570]
  • [Notebook]: When a game is played on the primary display and a YouTube video is played on the extended display, viudeo playback is sluggish and stutters. [200586262]
  • [Pascal GPU][Marvel’s Avengers]: The game may crash when switching windows [Alt+Tab] while the game is running. [3101682]

Windows 7 Open Issues

  • [Notebook][H-Clone]: With the integrated graphics processor as the clone source, display settings cannot be changed from the NVIDIA Control Panel. [200594188]

Windows 10 Open Issues

  • [SLI][G-SYNC][Red Dead Redemption 2 Vulkan]: With SLI + G-SYNC enabled, the games display corruption and a blank screen.[200645671]
  • [World of Warcraft Shadowlands]: When run at frame rates greater than 60 FPS with high display settings, moving characters display minute twitching/stuttering. [200647563]
  • [Sunset Overdrive]: The game may display random green corruption if Depth of Field is enabled from in-game settings. [2750770]
  • [VR}: HDCP errors occur with Valve Index VR. [2967616]
  • [Call of Duty – Warzone]: Freestyle doesn’t work. (200593020)
  • [Forza Motorsport 7]: The curb may display a black strip during a race on certain tracks. [2781776]
  • [Fortnite]: Blue-screen crash occurs pointing to nvlddmkm.sys when playing the game at 4K resolution. [200645328] To work around, set the resolution to lower than 4k.
  • [Zombie Army: Dead War 4][Ansel/Freestyle]: The Ansel & Freestyle tabs are unselectable. [2810884] You may encounter issues installing the NVIDIA Control Panel from the Windows Store. See “Issues Installing the NVIDIA Control Panel from the Windows Store” on page 21 for more information.
  • [Omniverse 2020.2.4496]: Corruption occurs after switching from RTX Real-Time to RTX Path- Traced renderer. [200649160]
  • [Notebook][H-Clone]: With the integrated graphics processor as the clone source, display settings cannot be changed from the NVIDIA Control Panel. [200594188]
  • [Notebook]: Some Pascal-based notebooks w/ high refresh rate displays may randomly drop to 60Hz during gameplay. [3009452]
  • [Notebook]: Performance Power Mode cannot be set from the NVIDIA Control Panel. [200657525]

Version number 456.38 WHQL
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website nVidia
Download https://www.nvidia.co.uk/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-uk
File size 609.63MB
License type Freeware
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