GeForce 411.63 drivers bring the letters R, T, and X to you

Say, gerbils. Did you have any idea that Nvidia just released some new graphics cards? Yeah, I was pretty surprised too. The folks in green have released version 411.63 of their GeForce drivers with support for GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 graphics cards in advance of tomorrow's official launch for the general public.

Besides support for the monster graphics cards, the new release has game-specific support for Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Forza Horizon 4, and FIFA 19. Graphics developers will also be happy to know that there's support for CUDA 10, Vulkan HDR, and (naturally) the Nvidia RTX software platform in this latest version.

Those lucky or nutty enough to be wrangling two graphics cards at once will be pleased to know that there are now SLI profiles for HOB, Lake Ridden, NieR:Automata, Northgard, Pure Farming 2018, Raid: World War II, Star Wars: Battlefront II, and TT Isle of Man.

Users keeping tabs on their GPU's power usage will be happy to know that doing so will no longer cause micro-stuttering. Monster Hunter: World players will find that their frame rates suddenly shot up with this release, while those part of The Division will no longer see graphical corruption when Nvidia Gameworks settings are applied. G-Sync now works in Planetside 2, and Archicad should  no longer crash when using OpenGL. All three people with multiple GTX 1080 Tis on motherboards with PLX chips please stand up and cheer, as you should no longer see DPC watchdog violation errors.

Alas, it's not all good news. Those lucky enough to own a Turing card might find corruption in Photoshop CC after increasing image size. Netflix 4K playback won't be available when using an USB-C-to-HDMI connection, too, and the Final Fantasy XV benchmark will exit with an error when running it in DLSS mode (there's a workaround for that, though). GeForce GTX 1060 owners will find that connected AV receivers will switch to stereo mode five seconds after audio playback stops. Mouse cursors might show up a little funky when hovering over certain links in Firefox, and Windows Media Player on notebooks might crash when it's run on an IGP after setting a Nvidia's card to high-performance mode. 

Gerbils foaming at the mouth for some new driver action can click here to download Nvidia's latest software, or perhaps apply rodent pressure to this link and read the release notes. GeForce Experience users should see the new driver pop up in the application right away.

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    • Kretschmer
    • 1 year ago

    As one of the six people still using Firefox (why oh why did Chrome kill the menu bar?), I’m curious to see what “a little funky” entails.

    I hope it involves a virtual disco ball.

      • LostCat
      • 1 year ago

      I might try Firefox again when WebRender hits mainline. We’ll have to see.

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 1 year ago

    I’m bringing the letters N and O to Nvidia.

      • jihadjoe
      • 1 year ago

      Novideo?

    • Ryu Connor
    • 1 year ago

    [quote<]Turing GPU Driver Installation on Windows 10 Drivers for Turing GPUs will not be installed on systems with Windows 10 RS2 or earlier. This includes Windows 10 Threshold 1, Threshold 2, Redstone 1, and Redstone 2 operating systems.[/quote<] That means Windows 10 1703 (Creators Update), released in March 2017 and all older editions of Windows 10 can't use the RTX line of GPUs. Of course it strikes me that the convergence of Windows SAC or LTSB users who would be buying an RTX is extraordinarily low.

      • auxy
      • 1 year ago

      This is done very intentionally. There are a huge number of users on pirate copies of LTSB out there, especially in China. I’m also on LTSB, though it’s an arguably-legitimate copy. (Paid for but not licensed directly to me, rather to a friend’s business, we’ve discussed it at length in the forums.) (‘ω’)

      This is very disappointing. Microsoft clearly wishes they had never created any version of Windows 10 without store/UWP support and is urging Nvidia to help them drag people onto their ever-more-service-bound versions of Windows. Maybe I should start putting my efforts toward improving WINE… (・へ・)

        • sweatshopking
        • 1 year ago

        Or maybe features and the OS have changed? Things like raytracing support are now built into new versions of directX and perhaps nvidia is using a bit of that?

          • Krogoth
          • 1 year ago

          It is most likely story. RTX mode requires later versions of DX12 which are only available on more recent Windows 10 builds.

          LTSB/SAC are intended for embedded/SMB/enterprise markets(low-end servers where Server 2012 R2 is overkill).

        • Srsly_Bro
        • 1 year ago

        Legitimately licensed to your friend’s business*

    • chuckula
    • 1 year ago

    Today’s episode of Sesame Street is brought to you by the letters R, T, and X.

    And by the number…. $1,200.

      • Krogoth
      • 1 year ago

      But no cookies!!!!!!!

      [Cookie Monster goes on a rampage inside Nvidia HQ]

        • Sargent Duck
        • 1 year ago

        I want cookies now

      • BiffStroganoffsky
      • 1 year ago

      I knew there were changes afoot after the new partnership but I thought the dollar sign was limited to the agreement and not applicable to the count. Well, if any character was going to be responsible for drawing blood…

    • Leader952
    • 1 year ago

    [quote<]there's support for CUDA 1.0[/quote<] I believe that should be CUDA 10 not 1.0

      • Jeff Kampman
      • 1 year ago

      Editing mistake, fixed.

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