Before getting into the news, we have to give some bad news, since NVIDIA 471.xx and higher drivers no longer support NVIDIA Kepler architecture GPUs. This means that NVIDIA GeForce GTX 6xx and 7xx graphics cards are not compatible with these new NVIDIA drivers.
Doom Eternal is updated with NVIDIA 471.11 WHQL Drivers
Id software’s latest big hit, the now classic in PC video game history, Doom Eternal, isn’t a game that debuted this year, but like many other cutting-edge graphics games. that are on the market, and as was the recent case of Metro Exodus. Doom Eternal has been updated to take advantage of Ray Tracing and Super Resolution Technology via AI which is DLSS from NVIDIA. So if you want the highest level of Doom Eternal, you just need to install the latest NVIDIA driver, 471.11 WHQL, as Game Ready profiles have been added for the game.
It’s not the only game that has Game Ready profiles, and if you’re a Formula 1 fan, be aware that thEA Codemasters’ new F1 2021 also received one. Plus the latest multiplayer hit Escape from Tarkov tiene perfil Game Ready y is now compatible with NVIDIA Reflex.
DLSS is finally coming to Linux
Perhaps the most notable new feature of the NVIDIA 477.11 WHQL drivers is the Support for NVIDIA DLSS technology in Proton, allowing Windows games to run on Linux. Thanks to this, Linux users will be able to improve their frame rates without losing image quality thanks to the AI scaling algorithm for NVIDIA GPUs.
For the time being the only game that supports it is Doom Eternal, but No Man’s Sky and Wolfestein Youngblood will be added shortly. All three use the Vulkan API, but NVIDIA plans to include those that work with the DirectX API. This is therefore an important performance step for Linux users who use Proton to play their favorite games without having to go through Windows.
New G-SYNC monitors supported
NVIDIA has increased the number of monitors compatible with its G-SYNC technology, these are:
- 27 inch AOC AG274US4R6B, IPS panel with HDR, UHD resolution and 144Hz refresh rate.
- 24.5-inch AOC AG254FWG8R4, IPS panel with HDR, FHD resolution and 144Hz refresh rate.
- ASUS VG28UQL1A, IPS panel, UHD resolution and 144Hz refresh rate.
- LG 32GN650 and 32GN63T.
Fixed issues in new 471.11 WHQL drivers
As always, we present a list of issues that have been resolved with the new drivers. Among them we can find some issues that have filled the lists of problems to be solved so far. Which is appreciated as we thought they would be resolved much later.
- The random flickering issues in some areas of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands have finally been fixed.
- If we were to use a GTX 980M in SLI, the system would hang on a black screen when starting Windows. This problem has also been fixed.
- Freestyle already works when we use it in Crossfire.
- Fixed the flickering issue with HDR active on some HDMI displays.
- The already repeated stuttering and lag issue when starting a Steam VR game with a GPU monitor tool running in the background has finally been fixed.
- Colors no longer appear wrong if Sharpen Freestyle is enabled with HDR enabled.
- The screen no longer flickers or drops out when using an Adaptive Sync VRR monitor in a multiplayer setup when sharing the same image.
- Monitors with DisplayPort can now wake up when HDMI 2.1 is disabled.
However, issues like turbulence smoke in Batman Arkham Knight and stuttering when scrolling the YouTube page unfortunately continue to occur.