New NVIDIA Driver Is Optimized for Microsoft Flight Simulator and WoW: Shadowlands, Which Is Getting Ray-Traced Shadows Soon


A new NVIDIA driver, version 452.06, was released today, focused on optimizations for Microsoft Flight Simulator, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, A Total War Saga: TROY, and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2.

As part of the press release, NVIDIA boasted that the beta of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands will soon enable ray-traced shadows in what they claim is unequivocally the way forward after other behemoths such as Minecraft, Call of Duty and the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 also embraced ray tracing technology.

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As usual, the full release notes of the NVIDIA driver also unveil a list of fixed issues, which you may find below.

  • [Shadow of the Tomb Raider][DirectX 12]: The game may crash when launched if Hardwareaccelerated GPU scheduling is enabled. [3037544]

  • [Death Stranding]: Texture corruption may be observed during gameplay on GeForce GTX 16/ RTX 20 series GPUs. [200631405]

  • [Path of Exile]: Black square corruption appears around characters.[3038439]

  • [Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed]: The game crashes when playing in a water level. [3028931]

  • [Forza Motorsport 7]: The game starts to stutter after racing a few laps. [3035005]

  • [Zhan Ge Jing Ji Chang]: Corruption occurs in the game when played in the Tencent mobile game simulator. [200631684]

  • Several games randomly freeze for a few seconds during gameplay. Affected games include Assassin's Creed Origins, Planetside 2, Assassin’s Creed III, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. [3038632]

  • The NVIDIA Control Panel does not display the native resolution of some HDTVs if the timings are invalid. [3060459]

  • Some displays may show a green tint when Windows Night Light is enabled. [3038686]

  • Snow appears on the display upon waking up the HDMI monitor. [3039265]

  • [Notebook][Turing] Display may show pixelated corruption on waking notebook from long display off [200633139]

Lastly, the latest NVIDIA driver also adds eight new G-SYNC Compatible displays:

  • Acer XB273U GX
  • Acer VG272 LV
  • Acer XV272 LV
  • Acer CP5271U V,
  • Acer X34
  • Asus PG329
  • IO Data GC252UXm
  • Lenovo Y25-25

The grand total is now of 110 G-SYNC Compatible displays. You can check out the whole list here. As a final note, NVIDIA said that a new Studio Driver will be released tomorrow for creators.