Overwatch players who want that competitive edge finally have a reason to download Nvidia’s latest GPU driver (version 491.92 WHQL). It comes with Reflex tuning which dramatically reduces system latency by up to 50% in order to improve responsiveness. Added to that, there are also several bug fixes that have been applied to various games, including Red Dead Redemption 2, Fortnite, Rocket League, and others.
For Red Dead Redemption 2 the latest driver eliminates the presence of black dots and character artifacts which some players have been experiencing when running the game through Vulkan.
The driver update also introduces shader cache optimizations to Fortnite in a bid to reduce intermittent stuttering. And in Rocket League, the tweaks reduce the load times for matches.
Here’s a look at the full list of fixes and changes which have been implemented by this update:
- Some desktop applications may flicker or stutter when resizing the window on some PC configurations.
- [GeForce GTX 1660 Super]: Random flickering may appear across the top of the monitor on some PC configurations.
- [Vulkan][Red Dead Redemption 2]: The game may display pixelated black dots or artifacts on characters’ skin.
- [Rocket League]: Matches may take longer to load.
- [Fortnite]: Shader cache optimizations have been made to reduce intermittent stutter on some PC configurations.
- [Detroit: Become Human]: Game may crash when launched with Image Sharpening enabled.
- [Dungeon & Fighter]: The game may blink when choosing characters.
- [Zoom]: GeForce Experience In-game Overlay launches when a Zoom meeting starts.
- Enabling Nvidia Surround with 4K HDMI 2.1 TVs may fail.
- Blue-screen crash may occur when connecting/disconnecting to/from the Samsung 8k TV.
The oddest bug which this driver solves is the dreaded blue screen of death many Samsung 8K TVs were experiencing. The latest driver also fixes several flickering issues which many GTX 1660 Super graphics card users reported at the top of their displays. They said this also occurred when resizing certain application windows “on some PC configurations”.
You can download the latest driver through Nvidia’s GeForce Experience or visit the driver download page to install it manually.
NVIDIA Corporation is an American multinational technology company incorporated in Delaware, based in Santa Clara, California. They design graphics processing units (GPUs) for the gaming and professional markets, as well as system on a chip units (SoCs) for the mobile computing and automotive market. Best known for the “GeForce” lines of GPUs, they are a direct competitor to AMD’s “Radeon” series. NVIDIA has also expanded its offerings with its handheld game consoles Shield Portable, Shield Tablet and Shield Android TV and its cloud gaming service GeForce Now.