NVIDIA Releases GeForce Game Ready Driver for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

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NVIDIA has released its GeForce Game Ready 457.30 WHQL driver, which adds support for three huge titles releasing this week: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (November 13), Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (November 10), and Godfall (November 12).

The new driver also adds NVIDIA Reflex to Destiny 2 for improved responsiveness (up to 49 percent, per NVIDIA), as well as support for four newly validated G-SYNC Compatible displays.

Support For Newly Validated G-SYNC Compatible Displays

AcerCP3271U VYes27IPS2560×1440 (QHD)48-165Hz
ASUSXG27AQYes27IPS2560×1440 (QHD)48-170Hz
MSIMAG274QRFNo27IPS2560×1440 (QHD)48-165Hz
XiaomiMi 245 HFNo24.5IPS1920×1080 (FHD)50-144Hz

Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 457.30

Fixed Issues in this Release

  • [Warzone][RTX 30 series]: Users may see a drop in performance during gameplay.[3132127]
  • [Notebook]: The internal panel flashes upon resume from sleep mode or from display off. [3150038]
  • [NVIDIA Ampere architecture][G-SYNC][HDR][Dual-head 8k display]: Display screen goes black.[200667525]

Open Issues in Version 457.30 WHQL

Windows 10 Issues

  • [Steam VR game]: Stuttering and lagging occur upon launching a game. [3152190]
  • [G-SYNC][NVIDIA Ampere GPU architecture]: GPU power consumption may increase in idle mode on systems using certain higher refresh-rate G-SYNC monitors. [200667566]
  • [Freestyle/Ansel]: After launching and then closing Star Wars: Squadrons, Freestyle/Ansel stops working on supported games. [3154362] To work around, reset the NVIDIA Control Panel global 3D settings. Open the NVIDIA Control Panel Manage 3D Settings page, then select the Global Settings tab, click Restore and then click Yes at the confirmation dialog.
  • [Freestyle][Vulkan apps]: With the freestyle filters applied, a blue-screen crash occurs when pressing [Alt+Tab] while running Vulkan applications. [200667477]
  • [Sunset Overdrive]: The game may display random green corruption if Depth of Field is enabled from in-game settings. [2750770]
  • [Forza Motorsport 7]: The curb may display a black strip during a race on certain tracks. [2781776]
  • [YouTube]: Video playback stutters while scrolling down the YouTube page. [3129705]
  • When setting the refresh rate higher than 100Hz, the color format switches from RGB to ycbcr422. [3053990]
  • [Notebook]: Some Pascal-based notebooks w/ high refresh rate displays may randomly drop to 60Hz during gameplay. [3009452]

GeForce Game Ready Driver Download

You can download the new GeForce Game Ready 457.30 WHQL driver through GeForce Experience. The full release notes can be found here.

Tsing Mui
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