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NVIDIA today released its GeForce Game Ready 496.49 driver. The latest driver adds support for a handful of highly anticipated games that include Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Age of Empires IV, Battlefield 2042 Early Access, Call of Duty: Vanguard, and Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition. NVIDIA’s new driver also adds support for six new G-SYNC Compatible gaming monitors, as well as six new GeForce Experience Optimal Playable Setting profiles.

The new GeForce Game Ready 496.49 driver can be downloaded through GeForce Experience or by visiting NVIDIA’s official drivers page. The full release notes may be found here.

Support For Newly Validated G-SYNC Compatible Displays

MANUFACTURERMODELHDRSIZELCD TypeResolutionVRR Range
AOC24G2W1G4No24″IPS1920×1080 (FHD)48-144Hz
AOCAG274QS3R1B+Yes27″IPS2560×1440 (QHD)48-170Hz
ASUSXG27AQMYes27″IPS2560×1440 (QHD)60-240Hz
ASUSVG32AQ1LANo32″IPS2560×1440 (QHD)48-144Hz
ASUSXG249CMYes24.5″IPS1902×1080 (FHD)48-270Hz
MSIMPG321QRF-QDYes32″IPS2560×1440 (QHD)60-165Hz

New Games Supported By GeForce Experience’s Optimal Settings

  • Crysis 2 Remastered
  • Crysis 3 Remastered
  • Gas Station Simulator
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Qian Nv You Hun
  • Sword and Fairy 7

Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 496.49

Fixed Issues in this Release

  • [Doom 3: BFG Edition]: Visual corruption occurs in the game. [3405146]
  • [Tom Clancy’s The Division 2]: Flickering and visual corruption may appear after extended gameplay. [3369607]
  • [LG OLED C1 series]: The display may show random black screen flicker at 1080p. [3404999]

Open Issues in Version 496.49 WHQL

Windows 10/11 Issues

  • [Red Dead Redemption 2][Vulkan]: The game may randomly crash during gameplay. [3405911]
  • [WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship/WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship]: The games crash on launch. [3409320/3409312]
  • [Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint]: Textures in the game may flicker. [3410593]
  • [Supreme Command: Forged Alliance/Supreme Commander 2]: Performance drop when there is mouse movement. [3405920]
  • [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]
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed may crash on courses where players drive through water. [3338967]
  • [HDR][G-Sync]: Mouse pointer gets stuck after turning on HDR from the Windows Control Panel or after toggling G-Sync from the NVIDIA control panel. [200762998] To work around, click the mouse (right or left button). The mouse cursor will be sluggish for a few seconds before returning to normal operation.
  • [NVIDIA Control Panel]: After setting the display multiplexer type to “dGPU”, the setting is not preserved across a reboot or resume from S4. [200779758]

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