It got slightly buried what with AMD releasing its own, much larger graphics card driver overhaul, but Nvidia has also released an updated GeForce Game Ready driver in time for the launch of the PC-exclusive MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries.
Last minute performance tweaks and bug fixes for the eagerly anticipated mech shooter are probably the highlight for this driver but there are also some last-minute Game Ready tweaks for Quantic Dream’s Detroit: Become Human. Both games are out now and we should have performance reports from the latter very shortly, just as soon as our review copy unlocks.
In terms of fixes, there are a few minor changes with Nvidia’s GeForce 441.66 graphics card drivers, although nothing particularly enticing. The only major gaming fix is for Fallout 76 stuttering with G-Sync, although I’d imagine there aren’t many folks reading this who actually play Fallout 76.
GeForce 441.66 Fixed Issues
- [Resolve]: The application may crash during timeline playback when using Blackmagic RAW CODEC media.
- [Forza Motorsport 7]: Game starts to stutter after racing a few laps.
- [Fallout 76][G-SYNC]: The game frame rate drops with G-SYNC enabled.
- [GeForce GTX 1080 Ti]: There is no 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound option in the Windows Sound Properties.
- [GeForce GTX 1060 6GB][NVIDIA Control Panel]:The NVIDIA Control Panel reports an incorrect GPU framebuffer size.
There are a few really big known issues with the GeForce 441.66 GPU driver that you’re going to want to check out before you update though. The one that really stands out to me relates to one of the most popular games on the planet. With the GeForce 441.66 driver installed you may experience frequent crashing while playing Grand Theft Auto V on Windows 10. Those with Windows 7 may also notice World of Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth crashing when switching from DirectX 11 to the newly implemented DX12 mode.
GeForce 441.66 Known Issues
Windows 7 Issues
- [World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth][DirectX 12]: The game crashes when switched from DirectX 11 to DirectX 12 mode.
Windows 10 Issues
- [Sniper Elite 4][Shadow of the Tomb Raider]: Frame rate is not capped at the display refresh rate with V-Sync enabled in DirectX 12 mode.
- [Grand Theft Auto V]: The game frequently crashes.
The latest GeForce driver can be downloaded from here, or you can just do an auto-update through your current GeForce Experience installation.