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NVIDIA today released its GeForce Game Ready 472.12 driver. The new driver adds support for Windows 11, which officially releases on October 5, as well as a handful of highly anticipated games. They include Alan Wake Remastered, Diablo II: Resurrected, Far Cry 6, Hot Wheels Unleashed, Industria, New World, and World War Z: Aftermath.

Here’s what the update means for GeForce users who plan to upgrade to Windows 11, per NVIDIA:

Gamers get full support for DirectX 12 Ultimate on GeForce RTX graphics cards and laptops, G-SYNC HDR monitor owners can enhance SDR games with Microsoft’s Auto HDR, and RTX graphic cards are primed to support DirectStorage.

Creators and workers receive new ways to organize and manage their desktops using snap tools, enhanced multi-monitor functionality, and advanced support for touch screens, voice controls, and pen input devices.

Folks relying on web calls and video conferencing will find innumerable improvements, along with integrated Microsoft Teams, and NVIDIA Broadcast enhancements thanks to under the hood Windows 11 changes.

And STEM students will now have access to NVIDIA’s world-leading AI software platform directly on their Windows 11 PCs; CUDA on Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) makes it possible for STEM students to run GPU-accelerated AI using a variety of frameworks and applications.

For a full rundown of how Windows 11 enhances your gaming and productivity, head over to our dedicated NVIDIA GeForce Windows 11 article.

NVIDIA’s GeForce Game Ready 472.12 driver also adds one-click optimal settings for ten new games, such as Arkane’s Deathloop and NBA 2K22. Additionally, NVIDIA is reminding Elder Scrolls Online players that its first implementation of DLAA (Deep Learning Anti-Aliasing) is available today via test servers.

Many gamers want higher frame rates. But others have plenty of FPS and instead want to maximize image quality. NVIDIA DLAA (Deep Learning Anti-Aliasing) is a new AI-based anti-aliasing mode for users who have spare GPU headroom and want higher levels of image quality. DLAA uses the same technology developed for DLSS, but works on a native resolution image to maximize image quality instead of boosting performance. The first implementation is available today on the Elder Scrolls Online test servers. Try it out and let us know your feedback on the Driver Feedback Forum.

New Games Supported By GeForce Experience’s Optimal Settings

  • Bravely Default II
  • Deathloop
  • GRIT
  • Icarus
  • Myst (2021)
  • NBA 2K22
  • Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous
  • The Legend of Heroes: Hajimari No Kiseki
  • Twelve Minutes
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt

Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 472.12

Fixed Issues in this Release

  • [Watch Dogs Legion]: Stuttering may occur in the game with ReBAR enabled. [3356008]
  • [Battlefield V][DirectX 12]: The game may crash with HDR enabled. [3353767]
  • [Redshift3D]: GPU clocks may get stuck at the maximum rate. [3324452]
  • [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). [200765424]

Open Issues in Version 472.12 WHQL

Windows 10 Issues

  • [Deathloop][HDR]:TDR/corruption occurs in the game with Windows HDR enabled. If this issue occurs, toggle the Windows HDR setting.
  • [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]

GeForce Game Ready Driver – Download Now

NVIDIA’s new GeForce Game Ready 472.12 WHQL driver can be downloaded through GeForce Experience. The release notes can be found here.

Source: NVIDIA

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