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NVIDIA 470 Driver for Windows, Version 471.96 release notes

This release includes G-Sync monitor support for six new monitors and optimizations for 24 new games.

This game-ready driver from NVIDIA does not add support for any new or upcoming triple-A titles. Instead, this latest driver adds support for 24 new games that you can now optimize using NVIDIAs GeForce Experience’s Optimal Settings tool. This update also provides support for six new G-SYNC compatible displays and a few more bug fixes.

The main bug fixes in this release are for the Samsung Odyssey G9 display. NVIDIA drivers will now detect the Odessey G9 supported display modes. Also, if you were having blue screen issues with your Samsung display, you should be good to go now.

New Games Supported By GeForce Experience’s Optimal Settings

  • Aliens: Fireteam Elite
  • Bless Unleashed
  • Blood of Heroes
  • Car Mechanic Simulator 2021
  • Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!
  • Draw & Guess
  • Faraday Protocol
  • Final Fantasy
  • Final Fantasy III
  • Ghost Hunters Corp
  • Golf With Your Friends
  • GrandChase
  • Humankind
  • King’s Bounty II
  • Madden NFL 22
  • Mini Motorways
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Quake Remastered
  • Supraland
  • The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles
  • The Walking Dead: Onslaught
  • Yakuza 4 Remastered
  • Yakuza 5 Remastered

New monitors now supported by the NVIDIA GeForce driver

EVE SpectrumES07D03Yes27IPS3840×2160 (4K)48-144Hz
LenovoG27Q-20Yes27IPS2560×1440 (QHD)48-165Hz
MSIMAG321QRYes32IPS2560×1440 (QHD)48-165Hz
PhilipsOLED806Yes48OLED3840×2160 (4K)48-120Hz
ViewSonicXG250Yes24.5IPS1920×1080 (FHD)48-240Hz
XiaomiO77M8-MASYes77OLED3840×2160 (4K)48-120Hz

For full details on NVIDIAs newly added monitor support and games that you can now optimize with NVIDIA GeForce Experience, visit NVIDIAs Website here.

What’s New in Version 471.96 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. Additionally, this
release also provides support for 6 new G-SYNC Compatible displays.

New Features and Other Changes

  • Updated scaling resolution in NVIDIA Image Sharpening

What’s New in Release 470

  • Added support for Windows 11
  • Added support for CUDA 11.4
  • Version 471.41 and later added security updates for driver components

Advance Notice of Discontinued Support

Release 470 will be the last driver branch to support this functionality. NvIFR header files,
samples and documentation have been removed from the NVIDIA Capture SDK 7.1.9 release.
Future drivers will remove NvIFR.dll and any other reference to NvIFR.

Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 471.96

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

  • DPC latency is higher when color mode is set to 8-bit color compared to 10-bit color. [3316424]
  • Unable to detect supported display modes for the Samsung Odyssey G9 display [3332327]
  • Blue-screen crash/reboot loop occurs when two Samsung Odyssey G9 displays @ 240Hz are connected. [3256732]
  • NVDisplay.Container.exe constantly writes data to C:\ProgramData\NVIDIA Corporation\nvtopps\nvtopps.db3. [3350171]
  • [Windows 11][Notebook]: With the graphics mode set to Hybrid, the GPU frequently wakes up while idle. [3345922]
  • [CUDA][Turing/Volta GPUs]: Stability issues with Topaz Denoise AI. [200755368]

Open Issues in Version 471.96 WHQL

As with every released driver, version 471.96 WHQL of the Release 470 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.

Windows 10 Issues

  • [Deathloop][HDR]:TDR/corruption occurs in the game with Windows HDR enabled. If this issue occurs, toggle the Windows HDR setting
  • [NVIDIA Control Panel]: After overinstalling the driver using express install when GPU scaling is enabled, the 0.59x upscaling factor is missing from the NVIDIA Control Panel scaling resolution list (Display > Change Resolution page) — To work around, disable and then re-enable GPU scaling. Alternatively, perform a clean driver installation.
  • [Battlefield V][DirectX 12]: The game may crash with HDR enabled. [3353767] —To work around, enable HDR from the Windows display settings before launching the game.
  • [YouTube]: Video playback stutters while scrolling down the YouTube page. [3129705]
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 may display graphical artifacts. [200754013]
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed may crash on courses where players drive through water. [3338967]

Cross-adapter Clone Mode

Under Windows 10, clone mode across graphics processors is handled by the Windows OS, and not by the NVIDIA driver. Consequently, there are no controls for cross-adapter clone mode in the NVIDIA Control Panel under Windows 10.

Functionality of some display controls in the NVIDIA Control Panel may be affected if cross-adapter clone mode is enabled through the Windows Control Panel. In this case, use the Windows Control Panel to adjust display settings.

Optimus Systems

Because cross-adapter clone mode is handled by the Windows 10 OS, there are no display controls in the NVIDIA Control Panel if no display is connected to the NVIDIA GPU on Optimus notebooks.

Windows 7 Considerations

Hotplug Action

Under Windows 7, the default settings are not applied when a new display is hotplugged, and there is no message balloon alert stating that a new display was detected. All display connection and detection events are handled through the Windows 7 Connecting and Configuring Displays (CCD) mechanism.

To read the patch notes in its entirety, visit: https://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/471.96/471.96-win11-win10-win8-win7-release-notes.pdf

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Charles Levere is the editor-in-chief (dork-in-chief) of Urban Dork. When he is not writing or tinkering with hardware, he is most likely playing one of his favorite video games. He also loves being near the water, kayaking, water skiing, or anything that gets him on the water and in the sun.


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