Nvidia GeForce 496.49 – Game Ready for Guardians of the Galaxy & Battlefield 2042

/ 2 years ago
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There are certainly more than a few big gaming releases imminently set to arrive and, as such, if you are planning on checking these out on your PC, you’re going to want to be well prepared to ensure that your graphics card can give you the best experience and performance possible. With the launch of the latest Nvidia GeForce 496.49 GPU drivers, therefore, we suspect that many of you are very probably going to want to check this out as it brings masses of game-ready support and optimisations!

Nvidia GeForce 496.49

As part of the official driver notes, Nvidia has cited the following support, optimisations, and fixes brought in its latest 496.49 update:

Game Ready:

This new Game Ready Driver provides support for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which utilizes NVIDIA DLSS to boost performance by up to 2x. In addition, this new Game Ready Driver offers support for the latest new titles and updates, including Age of Empires IV, Battlefield 2042 Early Access, Call of Duty: Vanguard, Chivalry 2, Forza Horizon 5, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, Jurassic World Evolution 2, and Riders Republic.

G-Sync Monitor Compatibility:

Our newest Game Ready Driver driver also adds support for 6 new G-SYNC Compatible displays that deliver a baseline Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) experience that makes your gaming smoother and more enjoyable.

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

One-Click Optimal Gaming Support:

GeForce Experience’s one-click optimal settings enable you to instantly configure game options for your system’s hardware, giving you smooth, optimized gameplay. Over 1000 titles are supported, and since our last driver release we’ve added support for 6 more:

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

Fixed Issues:

  • [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]

Where Can I Get This Update?

Presuming you haven’t already checked (or been prompted to do so), if you have the Nvidia GeForce Experience app installed on your PC, a quick driver update search on it should prompt you to download and install this latest 496.96 version. – Failing this happening, however, you can manually download them (as well as learn more information) via the link here!

What do you think? How often do you update your graphics card drivers? – Let us know in the comments!

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