Nvidia has just announced the launch of its brand new GeForce Game Ready 497.09 graphics card drivers, and we daresay many of you may have already received the notification to update them. What does this latest version actually bring to the party though? Well, chiefly is the game-ready support for the upcoming release of ‘Icarus’. More than that, however, the driver notes also confirm the upcoming release of the new Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 12GB revision. – And yes, this is prior to Nvidia themselves having yet made a formal announcement!
As part of the new driver update (which you can read in full here) Nvidia has confirmed the following support, optimisations, and fixes provided:
Game Ready for ICARUS
This new Game Ready Driver provides the best day-1 gaming experience for ICARUS, which utilizes NVIDIA DLSS and NVIDIA RTX Global Illumination (RTXGI) to maximize performance and image quality. In addition, this new Game Ready Driver offers support for the latest new titles including Chorus and Halo Infinite.
New Features and Other Changes
Support For Newly Validated G-SYNC Compatible Displays
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.
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 5 more:
Admittedly, we did not expect Nvidia to make too much fanfare about the launch of its newly revised 2060 graphics card. It is, after all, not only last-gen technology, but basically an admission that their current 30XX series is, and will seemingly continue to be, in exceptionally short supply. – All going well, the new 2060 (featuring 12GB of VRAM) will be set for release on December 7th.
What about those drivers though? Well, 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 allow you to download and install this latest 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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