NVIDIA GeForce 417.71 WHQL adds FreeSync support

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 15 2019 @ 13:09 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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NVIDIA introduces the GeForce 417.71 WHQL driver, you can grab the latest NVIDIA drivers over here. The new release adds support for the GeForce RTX 2060 GPU and introduces G-SYNC Compatible Display support. Basically, this means you can now use FreeSync displays with NVIDIA video cards. Details on how G-SYNC Compatible works can be found over here. It's turned on by default for 12 displays, for all other FreeSync displays you'll need to activate it manually. This is because only 12 screens passed all of NVIDIA's validation criteria.
Fixed Issues in this Release
  • [GeForce GTX 1080]: GPU clock speed does not drop to idle when three monitors are enabled. [2474107] Black screen when resuming from monitor sleep on some DisplayPort monitors. [2457142]
  • [Notebook]: Fixed lockup that occurred when resuming from sleep on MSI GT83 notebook [2456849]
  • [GeForce GTX 1060 Notebook][Gu Jian Qi Tan 3]: The application hangs during launch. [200477252]
  • Fixed black screen on BenQ XL2730 monitor at 144Hz refresh rate [2456730]
  • [Windows 7][G-SYNC]: Game FPS drops when G-SYNC is used with V-Sync. [200473408]
  • [SLI][3D Gaming][TU104][PG 180][Multiple apps][Win10RS5x64]Blocky Corruption when application is switched to certain resolutions [200465152]
  • [Shadow of the Tomb Raider]: Fixed occasional application crash in DirectX 12 mode. [200464716]
  • On a related note, NVIDIA also warns that the last security updates for the Fermi series GPUs will be provided this month. After January 2019, only Kepler, Maxwell, Pascal, Volta and Turing series GPUs will receive driver updates.

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