Highlights

Minecraft Dungeons*, The Elder Scrolls Online – Greymoor*, Shadow Arena*, Maneater*, Halo 2: Anniversary*, Deep Rock Galactic*,  verified playable on Intel Iris Plus graphics or better.

Command & Conquer Remastered Collection*, Valorant*, Disintegration* verified playable on Intel UHD Graphics or better.

 

Download here (ignore yellow bar)

Windows version 2004 - Issues with graphics drivers

Fri, 29 May 2020 19:06:36 +0000

 
Issue with older drivers for Nvidia display adapters (GPU)
 
Nvidia and Microsoft have found incompatibility issues with certain versions of Nvidia display adapter drivers and Windows 10, version 2004 (the Windows 10 May 2020 Update). Windows 10 devices with affected Nvidia display driver versions might receive a stop error with a blue screen or other issues during or after installing the update to Windows 10, version 2004.
The affected drivers are any version lower than 358.00.
 

 

Variable refresh rate not working as expected on devices with Intel iGPU

Intel and Microsoft have found incompatibility issues when using a monitor with Variable refresh rate (VRR) plugged into an Intel integrated graphics processing unit (iGPU) display adapter and Windows 10, version 2004 (the Windows 10 May 2020 Update). Enabling VRR on affected devices will not enable the VRR for games using Direct X 9.

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 2.32.0 Released

Fri, 29 May 2020 15:24:49 +0000

GPU-Z is a lightweight utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU.

Version History

v2.32.0 (May 29th, 2020)

  • Added NVIDIA per-rail voltage and power monitoring
  • Fixed WDDM 2.7 Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling readout in Advanced Tab to report "Disabled, not supported" instead of "Unknown (8)" on Windows 10 2004 with AMD graphics card
  • Added support for Intel Comet Lake 10th Generation CPUs
  • Added support for AMD Radeon Pro W5700X, WX 4170
  • Added support for GTX 1650 Ti Mobile (TU116-A), NVIDIA Tesla V100S-PCIE-32GB

INF v6.170

Wed, 27 May 2020 13:31:13 +0000

Added support for

NVIDIA_DEV.1F0A = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650"
NVIDIA_DEV.2188 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650"

 

NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready Driver 446.14

Wed, 27 May 2020 13:06:54 +0000

Game Ready Drivers provide the best possible gaming experience for all major new releases. Prior to a new title launching, NVIDIA's driver team is working up until the last minute to ensure every performance tweak and bug fix is included for the best gameplay on day-1.

Game Ready for Valorant
The new Game Ready Driver provides the latest performance optimizations, profiles, and bug fixes for Valorant. In addition, this release also provides optimal support for Minecraft Dungeons, Disintegration, and Crucible.

Learn more in NVIDIA's Game Ready Driver article here.

INF v6.169

Thu, 21 May 2020 07:18:29 +0000

Added support for

NVIDIA_DEV.1F55 = "NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060"
NVIDIA_DEV.20B0 = "NVIDIA GRID A100X"
NVIDIA_DEV.20BE = "NVIDIA GRID A100A"
NVIDIA_DEV.20BF = "NVIDIA GRID A100B"

As usual we ignore SUBSYS_ID's...

What’s Jensen been cooking?

Tue, 12 May 2020 15:30:30 +0000

The world’s largest graphics card, fresh out of the oven.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=26&v=So7TNRhIYJ8&feature=emb_logo

NVIDIA Vulkan 1.2 developer driver 443.15

Mon, 11 May 2020 16:02:35 +0000

Vulkan 1.2 support is available in Windows driver version 443.15 and Linux driver version 440.66.14. These drivers also contain other new features, performance enhancements and bug fixes for Vulkan developers and enthusiasts.

Windows 443.15

Linux 440.66.14

Release Updates

May 11th, 2020 - Windows 443.15, Linux 440.66.14

  • New:
  • Fixes:
    • Fixed the returned pCheckpointDataCount value for vkGetQueueCheckpointDataNV when there are less than the requested values
    • Process the VkTimelineSemaphoreSubmitInfo structure correctly for vkQueueBindSparse
    • Fixed vec3 immediate indexing in ray tracing shaders

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 2.31.0 Released

Wed, 06 May 2020 17:06:21 +0000

GPU-Z is a lightweight utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU.

Version History

v2.31.0 (May 6th, 2020)

  • Fixed DirectML detection on newer Windows Insider Builds
  • Added GPU voltage monitoring for Intel integrated graphics
  • AMD Radeon Pro Drivers will now report their version number information
  • Added command-line arguments -install and -installSilent
  • Switched to InnoSetup based installer
  • Improved driver version detection on some systems with NVIDIA GPU
  • On Advanced tab, if Vulkan or OpenCL detection fails, report "not supported" instead of "not found"
  • GPU-Z startup on slow systems now has longer timeouts to avoid errors
  • Added support for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, RTX 2080 Super Mobile, RTX 2060 Max-Q, RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, RTX 2070 Mobile Refresh, RTX 2060 Mobile Refresh, GTX 1650 Mobile, GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, GeForce MX350, GRID RTX T10 (GeForce Now), Quadro RTX 8000, Tesla P40, Quadro 500M, GeForce GTX 1060 (Microsoft), GeForce GT 610 (GF108), GeForce GT 730M
  • Added support for AMD Radeon Pro 580, Radeon Pro V340, Apple 5300M & 5500M

Detailed Description

Note: Installing this Intel generic graphics driver will overwrite your Computer Manufacturer (OEM) customized driver. OEM drivers are handpicked and include customized features and solutions to platform-specific issues. The generic Intel driver provides users the latest and greatest feature enhancements and bug fixes that OEMs may not have customized yet to address platform-specific needs. Users can check for matching OEM versions at OEM websites.

Any graphics issues found using Intel generic graphics drivers should be reported directly to Intel. Corporate customers should always use OEM drivers and report all issues through the vendor they purchased the platforms and support through.
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Highlights

  • Windows* 10 May 2020 Update Ready
  • Intel Graphics Installer Changes5

This driver is WDDM 2.7 compliant and ready for the Windows 10 May 2020 Update. It introduces support for Dolby Vision and the new DirectX* 12 Shader Model 6.5 compiler on 7th Generation Intel® Core processors or higher (Intel® HD Graphics 610 or higher).

Gears Tactics*, XCOM: Chimera Squad*, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered* verified playable on Intel® Iris® Plus graphics or better.

Official link here

Feed back here

NVIDIA Vulkan 1.2 developer driver 443.09

Mon, 04 May 2020 15:51:33 +0000

Vulkan 1.2 support is available in Windows driver version 443.09 and Linux driver version 440.66.12. These drivers also contain other new features, performance enhancements and bug fixes for Vulkan developers and enthusiasts.

Windows 443.09

Linux 440.66.12

Release Updates

May the 4th, 2020 - Windows 443.09, Linux 440.66.12

Highlights

Gears Tactics* and XCOM: Chimera Squad* verified playable on Intel® Iris® Plus graphics or better.

Unlocked drivers: We heard how much our users want the freedom to upgrade their systems to our regularly released generic graphics drivers and enable our latest game enhancements, feature updates, and fixes. As of this release, Intel Graphics DCH drivers are now unlocked to upgrade freely between Computer Manufacturer (OEM) drivers and the Intel generic graphics drivers on Download Center. Simply use the exe and enjoy the update on your 6th Generation Intel Processor platform or higher, and don’t worry about your OEM customizations--they remain intact with each upgrade and the OEMs can maintain customizations separately via Microsoft* Windows Update. Intel Drivers and Support Assistant drivers will also be unlocked starting April 28th, 2020. See the Release Notes section *for important information about this update.

Download here

INF v6.168

Mon, 27 Apr 2020 19:28:04 +0000

Added support for:

NVIDIA_DEV.0FCC = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 720"
NVIDIA_DEV.1D56 = "NVIDIA GeForce MX330"
NVIDIA_DEV.1ED1 = "NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super"
NVIDIA_DEV.1ED3 = "NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super"
NVIDIA_DEV.1F54 = "NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070"

(Since v6.165)

NVIDIA GeForce Hotfix driver 445.98

Fri, 24 Apr 2020 18:23:17 +0000

GeForce Hotfix display driver version 445.98 is based on NVIDIA's latest Game Ready Driver 445.87.
 
This Hotfix driver resolves the following issues:
  • Notebooks with Maxwell generation GPUs may experience higher GPU utilization during game play leading to reduced battery life and higher temperature
  • Fixed an issue where the shader cache was sometimes incorrectly purged on app launch
  • Some games may appear very bright when HDR is enabled
  • [F1 2019]: Game may randomly crash to desktop
  • [Overwatch]: Improves game stability
  • Fixes driver installation issue on Colorful GeForce GTX 1650
 
Windows 10 64-bit Standard Driver - Click Here
Windows 10 64-bit DCH Driver - Click Here
 
For assistance with choosing between Windows 10 Standard and DCH display driver, please visit the FAQ below:

This preview driver is intended for developers testing their applications with DirectX 12 Ultimate. This driver supports DXR Tier 1.1, Sampler Feedback, and Mesh Shaders.


WDDM 2.7
Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling - supported
I have no Turing GPU handy to test all new features...

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NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready Driver 445.87

Wed, 15 Apr 2020 14:50:48 +0000

Game Ready Drivers provide the best possible gaming experience for all major new releases. Prior to a new title launching, NVIDIA's driver team is working up until the last minute to ensure every performance tweak and bug fix is included for the best gameplay on day-1.

Game Ready for the Minecraft with RTX Beta
The new Game Ready Driver provides the latest performance optimizations, profiles, and bug fixes for the Minecraft with RTX Beta. In addition, this release also provides optimal support for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered, Saints Row: The Third Remastered, and SnowRunner.


http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/445.87/445.87-win10-win8-win7-release-notes.pdf
http://de.download.nvidia.com/Windows/445.87/445.87-notebook-win8-win7-64bit-international-whql.exe
http://it.download.nvidia.com/Windows/445.87/445.87-notebook-win10-64bit-international-whql.exe
http://fr.download.nvidia.com/Windows/445.87/445.87-notebook-win10-64bit-international-dch-whql.exe

Folding@Home while in lockdown

Sat, 11 Apr 2020 02:52:37 +0000

Cranked up the old Folding@Home account and put my server to work
Seems as if Covid-19 is reinvigorating folding, and enjoying a newly found hip thing to do
Its always been good as it helps with various ailments and modelling various things
Covid-19 just means finding a cure has become a very high priority as 1000's have died
For those with spare computer power, Folding is a very good way to help find cures and makes you feel warm and fuzzy as you are helping
A very good article can be found here on FAH and Covid-19
https://foldingathome.org/covid19/

LaptopVideo has an account for yonks
If you feel the urge to fold, using our account is to be encouraged (Account 134478), but any account is fine by us as long as your folding to help

Here is my setup, that I'm currently using to fold
Dell SC8000 (R720) server
96GB RAM
Dual E5-2640's
Tesla M60 (2x8GB 2x 2048 Cores)

Happy folding

FAH stats II.PNG

FAH stats.PNG

[UPDATE]
Looks like FAH is still having trouble with dishing out Work Units and slow at accepting finished WU's

Standard drivers and DCH drivers

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 04:15:35 +0000

As people are stuck at home in this Covid-19 lock down times, we've seen an increase in folk playing with drivers on their gear.
Also seen a lot of folk tripping up on Driver versions
Currently there are 2x driver versions for NVIDA graphics cards.

  • There are the 'Standard' drivers which are as name suggests stand and have been used since Adam was a Cowboy/Girl/person
  • There are now also drivers know as DCH (Google what that means), these are new (and I think better written INFs)

Now each driver has its own INF to tell the installer what to install and where
Each driver does not have exactly the same files included to install
Each driver handles things like Control Panel differently

So each driver needs its own modded INF if a modded INF is needed at all

So when downloading the driver file, the links supplied here are for international versions and our modified INFs are based on these versions
A driver downloaded from here should work with the modded INF linked (but only for that driver)

When you grab the 'Standard' or normal driver you NEED the Standard normal modded INF, don't grab the DCH INF or bad things happen

When you grab the DCH driver you NEED the DCH modded INF, don't grab the Standard INF as this will as above do bad things

I'm pretty sure Stefan tests the Standard INF (he makes) before posting
I'm pretty sure I test the DCH INF before posting to make sure they work with no errors (so no missing file errors)
This means if you get a missing file error (when doing install via Device manager) chances are you have:

  • Not got the international driver version as linked here
  • You've got the wrong INF version for driver downloaded (ie 445.75 with 445.78)
  • You've got the wrong INF version for driver versions (ie Standard when DCH needed)

Other thing to note is you MUST have Driver Signature checking turned OFF or install will fail with modded INF
And if you're GPU is supported with included OEM INFs but you want to use a modded INF (I have this issue) you need to find the INF your GPU PCI_ID and SUBSYS are in, then remove those lines from OEM INF (in my case nvdm.inf for my Dell Inspiron 9750 with GTX960m)
Do NOT remove the offending INF as setup will complain and stop (Device manager install route will work)
If you don't do this the OEM INF with your exact PCI_ID and SUBSYS numbers will take precedence over the modded INF !

I hope this helps with playing with driver install using modded INFs

For those celebrating Easter enjoy your long weekend and in our case in lock down at home, but home is not a bad place to me where I live

Stay safe.

INF v6.165

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 18:12:37 +0000

Added support for:

NVIDIA_DEV.1E91 = "NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super"
NVIDIA_DEV.1E93 = "NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super"
NVIDIA_DEV.1F76 = "NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000"
NVIDIA_DEV.2192 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti"

 

NVIDIA GeForce Hotfix driver 445.78

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 16:29:09 +0000


 
 
GeForce Hotfix display driver version 445.78 is based on NVIDIA's latest Game Ready Driver 445.75.
 
This Hotfix driver addresses the following:
  • Some DirectX 11 games may fail to launch when Image Sharpening is enabled from the NVIDIA Control Panel
 
Click on the URL below to download the appropriate driver:
 
Windows 10 64-bit Standard Driver - Click Here
Windows 10 64-bit DCH Driver - Click Here
 
For assistance with choosing between Windows 10 Standard and DCH display driver, please visit the FAQ below:
NVIDIA DCH/Standard Display Drivers for Windows 10 FAQ

NVIDIA GeForce Game ready driver 445.75

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 16:33:35 +0000

Game Ready Drivers provide the best possible gaming experience for all major new releases. Prior to a new title launching, NVIDIA's driver team is working up until the last minute to ensure every performance tweak and bug fix is included for the best gameplay on day-1.

Game Ready for Half-Life: Alyx
The new Game Ready Driver provides the latest performance optimizations, profiles, and bug fixes for Half-Life: Alyx. In addition, this release also provides optimal support for Resident Evil 3, Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s Ghost Experience update, and the addition of NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 to Control and MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries.

http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/445.75/445.75-win10-win8-win7-release-notes.pdf
http://de.download.nvidia.com/Windows/445.75/445.75-notebook-win8-win7-64bit-international-whql.exe
http://it.download.nvidia.com/Windows/445.75/445.75-notebook-win10-64bit-international-whql.exe
http://fr.download.nvidia.com/Windows/445.75/445.75-notebook-win10-64bit-international-dch-whql.exe

NVIDIA Vulkan 1.2 developer driver 442.77

Thu, 19 Mar 2020 16:23:03 +0000

Vulkan 1.2 support is available in Windows driver version 442.75 and Linux driver version 440.66.02. These drivers also contain other new features, performance enhancements and bug fixes for Vulkan developers and enthusiasts.

Windows 442.77

Linux 440.66.03

Release Updates

March 19th, 2020 - Windows 442.77, Linux 440.66.03

NVIDIA GeForce Game ready and Quadro driver 442.74

Thu, 19 Mar 2020 16:21:03 +0000

Game Ready Drivers provide the best possible gaming experience for all major new releases. Prior to a new title launching, NVIDIA's driver team is working up until the last minute to ensure every performance tweak and bug fix is included for the best gameplay on day-1.

Game Ready for DOOM Eternal
The new Game Ready Driver provides the latest performance optimizations, profiles, and bug fixes for DOOM Eternal.

http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/442.74/442.74-win10-win8-win7-release-notes.pdf
http://de.download.nvidia.com/Windows/442.74/442.74-notebook-win8-win7-64bit-international-whql.exe
http://it.download.nvidia.com/Windows/442.74/442.74-notebook-win10-64bit-international-whql.exe
http://fr.download.nvidia.com/Windows/442.74/442.74-notebook-win10-64bit-international-dch-whql.exe


What’s New in Version 440 U7

  • Implemented performance improvements (see Version 442.74 Release Notes for more details)

Fixed Issues in Version 440 U7

  • [Enscape]: The application crashes in the driver when running out of video memory with Vulkan dedicated allocations and OpenGL interoperability.
  • [Enscape]: The application sees device loss and the driver hangs when running out of video memory.
  • [Arnold v6.0.1.0/v.6.0.2.0.rc2]: The application crashes or GPU error occurs when rendering with Arnold plugin.
  • [DaVinci Resolve]: Playing a Neat Video results in the following message from Resolve - 'The GPU failed to perform image processing because of an error. Error Code: 4.'
  • [Mosaic]: Application corruption occurs when running in Mosaic using overlap and warp and blend in full-screen stereo.
  • [Warp and Blend]: Warping feature does not get enabled after rotating the display to Portrait or Flipped Portrait from the NVIDIA Control Panel.
  • Width/Height display coordinates are swapped in Portrait mode.

http://cn.download.nvidia.com/Windows/Quadro_Certified/442.74/442.74-win10-win8-win7-quadro-release-notes.pdf
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/Quadro_Certified/442.74/442.74-quadro-desktop-notebook-win10-64bit-international-whql.exe
http://pl.download.nvidia.com/Windows/Quadro_Certified/442.74/442.74-quadro-desktop-notebook-win10-64bit-international-dch-whql.exe

NVIDIA Configure Driver Utility 1.2.8

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 17:37:42 +0000

Initial release

===== Overview =====

configureDriver.exe -  A command line tool to configure internal workstation driver settings.

==== commands and options ====

Certain workstation driver (diagnostic-) features can be configured via internal settings not directly exposed by the NVIDIA Control Panel (or other UI tools).
Upon request and guidance from Nvidia support, customers can use this command line tool to access selected features.

configureDriver.exe must be run with administrator privileges to change driver settings exposed by this tool.
Run 'configureDriver.exe --help'  for a list of all supported options.

NVIDIA Vulkan 1.2 developer driver 442.75

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 16:38:36 +0000

Vulkan 1.2 support is available in Windows driver version 442.75 and Linux driver version 440.66.02. These drivers also contain other new features, performance enhancements and bug fixes for Vulkan developers and enthusiasts.

Windows 442.75

Linux 440.66.02

Release Updates

March 17th, 2020 - Windows 442.75, Linux 440.66.02