Nvidia 496.76 Driver Supports Battlefield 2042, Image Scaling Improvements

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Battlefield 2042 Achieves Game Ready status today with the release of Nvidia WHQL 496.76 Game Ready certified drivers, as well as Ruined King: A League of Legends Story. It also brings DLSS optimizations for these titles:

  • Assetto Corsa Competizione will soon add a DLSS.
  • AWAY: The Survival adds DLSS on November 17th.
  • Battlefield 2042 is now available with DLSS.
  • Bright Memory: Infinite is now available with DLSS.
  • Elder Scrolls Online is now available with DLSS and DLAA.
  • Farming Simulator 22 will launch on November 22 with DLSS.
  • Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is now available with DLSS.
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed is now available with DLSS.
  • Jurassic World Evolution 2 is now available with DLSS.
  • Myth of Empires launches on November 18 with ray tracing and DLSS.

DLSS is also receiving an update. with DLSS 2.3, and you can read more about it here, with charts, tables and all. Here is also a video about it:

You can read how Battlefield 2042 plays on PC, reviewed by our own Pulasthi Ariyasinghe. 496.49 had supported the Early Access to Battlefield 2042 build, but this release brings optimizations for the launch version of the game, with support for DLSS, ray traced ambient occlusion, and NVIDIA Reflex.

Nvidia has also made improvements to its image scaling feature which has been present in its drivers for over two years with this release. In addition, it is now available as an open source SDK for developers to integrate into their games and works on all GPUs on all platforms.

Here are all the bugs fixed with this version:

  • [WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship/WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship]: The games crash on launch. [3409320/3409312]
  • [Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint]: The textures in the game may flicker. [3410593]
  • [Transport Fever]: The game crashes on launch. [3411731]
  • Transport Fever 2]: A null pointer exception occurs in the display driver. [3409614]
  • [Quake 2 RTX]: Image corruption occurs in the blurred background (bloom effect). [3410802]
  • [Far Cry 6][DirectX 12][GeFOrce RTX 3070 Ti]: With ULTRA + DXR + HD textures set, the game crashes in 4K. [3391784]
  • [Detroit Become Human]: Random stutter / freeze occurs in the game. [3389250]
  • [Red Dead Redemption 2]: The game crashes with TDR or the system crashes while the game is running. [200766423]
  • [Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War]: The game crashes randomly. [3413347]
  • [Marvel’s Avengers Xbox Game Pass for PC version]: The game may crash randomly while playing [3404644]

Here are all the known bugs with this release:

  • [Supreme Command:Forged Alliance/Supreme Commander 2]: decrease in performance with mouse movement. [3405920]
  • [Deathloop][HDR]: TDR / corruption occurs in the game with Windows HDR enabled. If this problem occurs, toggle the Windows HDR setting.
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed can crash on courses where players are driving through water. [3338967]
  • [HDR][G-Sync]: Mouse pointer gets stuck after enabling HDR from Windows Control Panel or after switching G-Sync from NVIDIA Control Panel. [200762998]
    • To work around this problem, click the mouse (right or left button). The mouse cursor will be slow for a few seconds before returning to normal operation.
  • [NVIDIA Advanced Optimus][NVIDIA Control Panel]: After setting the display multiplexer type to “dGPU”, the parameter is not retained when restarting or resuming from S4. [200779758]
  • [YouTube]: The YouTube website randomly displays extreme contrast / gamma during inactivity or during video playback. [3420164]
  • [NVIDIA Image Scaling][Desktop]: The screen moves to the upper left corner during cold start when image scaling is applied to the desktop. [3424721]
    • Do not apply NVIDIA Image Scaling to the desktop. It is only intended for video scaling or games that will not work with a scaling resolution unless the same image scaling resolution is applied on the desktop .
  • [NVIDIA Image Scaling][DirectX 11 video apps]: When image scaling is enabled, video playback is corrupted or causes the system to hang after performing HDR transition. [3431284]
    • If HDR needs to be toggled from Microsoft Control Panel, be sure to switch to another image scaling resolution.
  • [NVIDIA Image Scaling]: After performing a clean install or overinstall on version 496.49, NVIDIA Image Scaling resolutions do not appear in the game. [3434708] To bypass :
    • a. Disable HDR if enabled from Microsoft Control Panel, enable image scaling and apply image scaling resolution to desktop, then restart the system .
    • b. If the previous instructions do not work, upgrade to the 496.84 hotfix driver.

Game Ready 496.76 WHQL certified drivers can be downloaded through the GeForce Experience app on Windows or through the links below. The full release notes are available here, and if you have any comments for this release, you can leave them here.

Desktop GPU:
Download: Windows 11 | Windows 10 – DCH

GPU for laptops:
Download: Windows 11 | Windows 10 – DCH

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