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Nvidia GeForce 451.48 driver introduces full DirectX 12 Ultimate support

Nvidia released a new GeForce graphics driver today that introduces full support for DirectX 12 Ultimate and features other improvements.

The new driver can be downloaded from Nvidia's official driver's downloads site; it may also install automatically depending on the installed driver on the system and configuration.

The Nvidia GeForce 451.48 driver for Windows introduces support for new features and updates several game profiles next to that. It introduces full support for DirectX 12 Ultimate, a new version of DirectX that Microsoft unveiled back in March 2020.

DirectX 12 Ultimate requires a PC with Windows 10 version 2004 or newer; the new technology is integrated in Microsoft's upcoming Xbox console Xbox Series X as well.

Current hardware will be compatible with DirectX 12 Ultimate but some advanced features may not be supported. Microsoft promises that current hardware will be able to run next-generation games that use DirectX 12 features.

DirectX 12 Ultimate supports DirectX Raytracing 1.1, Variable Rate Shading, Mesh Shaders, and Sampler Feedback.

Nvidia's new driver introduces support for all the features that Microsoft highlighted in the announcement of DirectX 12 Ultimate.

Another new feature of the new GeForce driver is support for accelerated GPU Scheduling; this requires Windows 10 version 2004 or newer, too. The feature allows the graphics card to manage video RAM directly to improve performance and framerates, and reduce latency.

The driver introduces support for Vulkan 1.2 next to that and Nvidia notes in the release notes that it includes bug fixes for "the latest creative applications from Adobe, Autodesk, Blender, Chaos, and Corel".

A good dozen application profiles were updated in the new release. Updated games include Yakuza Kiwami 2, 7 Days to Die, Will you Live Online, and several that require a Turing GPU or newer GPU.

The list of fixes is embedded below:

  • [Just Cause 2]: The game does not detect CUDA files which results in missing "GPU Water Simulation" and "Bokeh Filter" settings.
  • [Sea of Thieves]: Issues with game rendering occur.
  • [Resident Evil 2 Remake]: The game may display random object and menu flickering.
  • [Devil May Cry 5]: The game may display random object flickering.
  • [Divinity Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition]: The game experiences low performance when hardware accelerated GPU scheduling is enabled.
  • [Maxon Cinema4D]: Line width range limit has been extended.
  • [Notebook]: Windows Mixed Reality headsets may display jitter when connected to the HDMI port linked to the NVIDIA Optimus notebook integrated graphics.
  • [G-SYNC]: G-SYNC does not work with DirectX 9 games if "Disable full screen optimizations" is selected.
  • Display brightness increases while enabling GPU scaling.
  • NVIDIA HD Audio may disappear after display goes to sleep.
  • The cursor turns into a grey rectangle when playing YouTube 4K HDR videos.

The list of known issues is equally long:

  • [Sunset Overdrive]: The game may display random green corruption if Depth of Field is enabled from in-game settings.
  • [VR}: HDCP errors occur with Valve Index VR.
  • [Call of Duty: Modern Warfare]: Color banding may occur in the game after enabling Image Sharpening from the NVIDIA Control Panel.
  • [Call of Duty - Warzone]: Freestyle does not work. (200593020)
  • [Forza Motorsport 7]: The curb may display a black strip during a race on certain tracks.
  • [Zombie Army: Dead War 4][Ansel/Freestyle]: The Ansel & Freestyle tabs are unselectable.
  • [Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege][Vulkan][G-SYNC]: When playing the game in Vulkan mode with G-SYNC enabled, flickering occurs after switching the game between full-screen and windowed mode. To work around, either disable G-SYNC or play using an API other than Vulkan.
  • [SLI][G-SYNC]: With multi-GPU and G-SYNC enabled, TDRs occur soon after launching an application.
  • [Notebook][The Witcher 3 WILD HUNT]: The game remains minimized when DDS switch is set to Optimus and Automatic, and cannot be restored to full screen.
  • [Notebook][H-Clone]: With the integrated graphics processor as the clone source, display settings cannot be changed from the NVIDIA Control Panel.
  • [Notebook]: Some Pascal-based notebooks w/ high refresh rate displays may randomly drop to 60Hz during gameplay.
  • [Notebook][G-SYNC]: Graphical corruption occurs when windowed G-SYNC+V-Sync is On while running applications in Clone/Duplicate mode.
  • [Notebook]: LVDS-display goes blank upon rebooting the system after driver installation on some systems.

Now You: What is your take on DirectX 12 Ultimate? (via Deskmodder)

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  1. Yuliya said on June 24, 2020 at 7:02 pm
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    They updated both the GF and the NSD driver, if you’re into that sort of things. Both at 451.48 atm.

    1. get freaky said on June 25, 2020 at 4:35 pm
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      Thank Yuliya, as I’m “into that sort of things”, and then some.

  2. Jeremy said on June 25, 2020 at 1:53 am
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    AFAIK, there aren’t any games that are using DX12 yet.

    I’m excited to see who and where starts taking advantage of it!

    1. yawn said on June 25, 2020 at 4:32 pm
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      I’m excited that you are excited to see who and where starts taking advantage of it!

  3. Dave said on June 25, 2020 at 6:28 am
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    Great, now we’ll see a whole new wave of whiners on the steam forums complaining how they have the latest and greatest so it must be the developers crappy software that makes their insanely exspensive mismatched hardware run bad because they upgraded to 2004 while it’s still in what I like to call the “Pulbic Alpha Testing Phase” just so they could get a DirectX version they have no actual use for. /rolleyes

    1. glue sniffer said on June 25, 2020 at 4:48 pm
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      @Dave

      Ha ha ha, that is SO true dude. Whiners are SO lame, like when they whine about the so-called whiners on the steam forums who they think will be complaining about how they have the latest and greatest so it must be the developers crappy software that makes their insanely expensive mismatched crappy hardware run bad because they upgraded to crappy 2004 while it’s still in what I like to call the crappy “Pulbic Alpha Testing Phase” just so they could get a crappy DirectX version they have no actual use for, but they think they do but don’t but they bought it and whine so it must be the developers crappy software that makes their insanely crappy expensive mismatched crappy hardware run bad because they upgraded to some crappy crap.

      1. lux said on August 31, 2020 at 8:28 am
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        @GS
        I agree with dave.
        Your non-argument is not compelling what so ever.

  4. Depressed User said on June 25, 2020 at 1:48 pm
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    For some reason the installation fails for me. I already tried to uninstall the drivers completely via ddu and different installer options, but nothing worked.

  5. trunkdunk said on June 28, 2020 at 12:31 am
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    Ah, yes, DirectX. Even if they were bankrupt and all M$ property sold, they probably still wouldn’t release the code.

    So much for loving open source.

  6. lux said on June 29, 2020 at 5:43 am
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    where is mah’ comment, martin?

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