GeForce Driver 416.16 Out Now, Provides Optimal Experience with Windows 10 October Update and DXR

NVIDIA pushed a new GeForce driver, version 416.16, to provide the 'optimal experience' with the Windows 10 October update and the concurrent public release of the DXR (DirectX Raytracing) API. This is yet more proof of the imminent debut of the first raytraced games, though we don't know for sure yet whether Shadow of the Tomb Raider or Battlefield V will be the first one. We'll certainly update you once that's been finalized.

As usual with any GeForce driver released by NVIDIA, there are also a bunch of fixes and SLI/3D Vision profile updates. You can read those below, taken from the official release notes.

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Game Ready - Provides the optimal gaming experience with support for the Windows 10 October 2018 Update including the public release of DirectX Raytracing (DXR).

SLI Profiles - Added or updated the following SLI profiles:

  • Basingstoke - AFR profile added;

  • Battlefield V - AFR re-enabled;

  • Divinity: Original Sin II - AFR profile added;

  • Immortal: Unchained - AFR profile added;

  • Jurassic World Evolution - AFR profile added;

  • Phoenix Point - AFR profile added;

  • Seven: The Days Long Gone - AFR profile added

3D Vision Profile - Added or updated the following 3D Vision profiles:

  • Elder Scrolls Online - Good

  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey - Not recommended

New Features

  • Added support for Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Redstone 5)

  • NVIDIA Control Panel (3D Settings)

    • Added clarification that the Triple Buffering setting is intended for OpenGL only.

Driver Fixes

  • [Pascal GPUs][Quake HD Remix]: Black square glitches appear when using the Quake HD Remix mod with soft shadows enabled. [2277990]

  • [GeForce GTX 1060][Regime][Rainbow 6: Siege]: Temporal antialiasing causes a drop in performance. [2139724]

  • [Titan Xp]: Driver error (nvlddmkm ) occurs on resume from S4. [200435536]

  • [Turing GPU][[Netflix]: Playback resolution doesn't show 4K bit rates when using a USB-C-HDMI connection. [200449656]

Important Open Issues

  • [Windows Defender Application Guard][vGPU][Surround]: Surround cannot be enabled from the NVIDIA Control Panel when running Edge Browser with Application Guard over vGPU. [200444614]

  • [Windows Defender Application Guard][vGPU][Surround]: Edge Browser with Application Guard cannot be opened when Surround is enabled. [200443580]

  • [GeForce GTX 1060]AV receiver switches to 2-channel stereo mode after 5 seconds of audio idle. [2204857]

  • [GeForce GTX 1080Ti]: Random DPC watchdog violation error when using multiple GPUs on motherboards with PLX chips. [2079538]

  • [Firefox]: Cursor shows brief corruption when hovering on certain links in Firefox. [2107201]

  • [Windows Media Player][Notebook][MSHybrid]: The application crashes when run on the integrated graphics after setting the NVIDIA GPU Graphics settings to High Performance. [200450782]

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