NVIDIA Game Ready Driver 419.17 Out Now, Includes Anthem Optimization, GTX 1660 Ti Support

Feb 22, 2019
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NVIDIA has dropped their latest Game Ready driver update (419.17 WHQL) which is optimized for BioWare’s new co-op action-RPG Anthem. The driver also includes support for NVIDIA’s just-released GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card.

Here’s the full rundown of everything included in Game Ready driver update 419.17:

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Game Ready

  • Provides the optimal gaming experience for Anthem.

Product Support

  • Includes support for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics cards.

New Features

NVIDIA Control Panel

  • Updated to version 8.1.950. Added new Developer->Manage GPU Performance Counters controls.

Video Codec SDK 9.0 (Released Feb 11, 2019)

  • Supports NVENC/NVDEC on NVIDIA Turing GPUs
  • NVENC API has been updated to support HEVC B-frames on Turing GPUs.
  • NVENC API adds the capability to output the encoded bitstream, and motion vectors from Motion-Estimation-only mode to video memory. This avoids the overhead of copying the output from system to video memory for processing pipelines operating directly on video memory.
  • NVENC API now accepts CUArray as an input buffer. The SDK contains a sample application to demonstrate how to feed Vulkan surface to NVENC using VulkanCUDA interop.

Optical Flow SDK 1.0 (Released Feb 11, 2019)

  • This is a new API for Optical Flow and stereo disparity hardware engine, available on Turing GPUs.

Added or updated the following SLI profiles:

  • Apex Legends
  • Far Cry New Dawn

And here’s the usual array of fixes:

  • [Doom Eternal / Doom 2016]: Decals render as black. [2515006]
  • [Battlefield V]: Screen artifacts appear in the game when Texture Filtering is set to High Quality in the NVIDIA Control Panel. [2470649]
  • Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR) is not available for monitors with 4k2k timings. [2496987]
  • [Iray][OptiX]: Iray GPU acceleration crashes and falls back to CPU acceleration.[2503738]
  • Windows 7×64/8.1×64: Fixes random application crash or TDR introduced in previous GeForce display driver 418.81. [2504448]

You can download the 419.17 WHQL driver through the GeForce Experience app on Windows or via this link right here.

Anthem is available now on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

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