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Nvidia GeForce 472.12 Driver – Ready For Windows 11

With the release of Windows 11 just two weeks away (October 5th), I daresay that many of you looking forward to the new operating system transition have already started the work of getting your PC in, metaphorically speaking, shipshape condition. Well, if that is the case and you currently use an Nvidia graphics card, then you’re going to want to check out the latest driver update as, aside from it packing game ready support for 8 titles, it also has all the tech you need to get you well prepared and fully supported (well, in GPU terms at least) for Windows 11!

Nvidia GeForce Game Ready 472.12

As part of the latest graphics card drivers, Nvidia has confirmed the following support, game-ready optimisations, and general bug fixes brought in the new 472.12 update; grab a coffee as it’s rather long!

Game Ready For Windows 11

Throughout NVIDIA’s history, we’ve supported every new Windows operating system at release with dedicated drivers, ensuring our customers receive optimised performance and access to the latest Windows features. Today, we have released our Game Ready and NVIDIA Studio drivers for Windows 11’s October 5th official release, having supported Windows 11 preview builds with WHQL-certified drivers since June. 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.

Game Ready For Eight New Games

The next few weeks are packed with big game releases, and our newest Game Ready Driver delivers optimised support for them all.

  • Alan Wake Remastered: Remedy Entertainment has revamped their 2010 action-adventure game for a new generation of hardware. Available October 5th, with both story expansions included, Alan Wake Remastered also features NVIDIA DLSS, accelerating frame rates by up to 2X at 4K. Check out our dedicated DLSS article to learn more about Alan Wake Remastered and the 28 DLSS games added to our supported list this month.
  • Deathloop: Today’s Game Ready Driver includes support for NVIDIA Reflex in the newly-released, critically acclaimed action game from Arkane. Switch Reflex on in the game options, and your system latency will be reduced by up to 40%, for a more responsive experience. Learn more in our new NVIDIA Reflex article.
  • Diablo II: Resurrected: The Y2K action-RPG classic and it’s Lord of Destruction expansion pack have received a visual overhaul in Diablo II: Resurrected. Out September 23rd, the remaster boasts 16:9 and 4K support, a Battle.net integration for easy multiplayer, and a toggle that instantly switches you back to original graphics.
  • Far Cry 6: Launching October 7th, Ubisoft’s Far Cry 6 sees players running and gunning across the fictional country of Yara, to take down a dictator played by Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito.
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed: Create and race on your own Hot Wheels tracks, hosted in real world environments, where everyday objects can become part of your course. Available September 30th.
  • INDUSTRIA: Travel to an alt-reality Cold War East Berlin in INDUSTRIA to fight through a single-player first-person shooter that features ray tracing and NVIDIA DLSS-accelerated graphics on GeForce RTX PCs.
  • New World: Amazon’s New World massively multiplayer online role-playing game launches September 28th, following a recent open beta that was sampled by hundreds of thousands of gamers.
  • World War Z Aftermath: Saber Interactive’s co-op zombie shooter hits Steam on September 21st as World War Z: Aftermath. Included is a bunch of new content, on top of everything from World War Z: Game of the Year Edition, as well as a new, optional first-person perspective for more immersive zombie slaughtering.

New Games Supported By GeForce Experience’s Optimal Settings

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 10 more:

  • 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

Fixed Issues:

  • [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]

Where Can I Get This Update?

So, presuming you’re going to make this update, which certainly sounds like a good idea if you plan to be an early adopter of Windows 11, you may need some help in how to do that. Well, presuming you haven’t already been prompted to do so, if you have the Nvidia GeForce Experience app installed on your PC, a quick check of it should prompt you to update to these latest drivers. – Failing this happening, 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!

Mike Sanders

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