NVIDIA has made available a new GeForce Graphics package, namely version 460.79, which is the Game Ready driver that delivers an improved gaming experience when playing Cyberpunk 2077, and also includes support for the official launch of Minecraft with RTX for Windows 10.
In addition to that, the current release adds Background Application Max Frame Rate control and Color Accuracy Mode features, removes the black strip seen in Forza Motorsport 7 during a race, and make sure the system doesn’t locks up when launching a game with G-SYNC enabled in SLI surround.
Moreover, the 460.79 update fixes NvAPI_GPU_GetGPUInfo() that returned an incorrect number of GPU Tensor Cores (GeForce RTX 3-series), correct the color format behavior that switched from RGB to ycbcr422 when setting refresh rate higher than 100Hz, and implements other changes as highlighted in the Release Notes below.
When it comes to installation, first save the appropriate package for your configuration (either desktop or notebook running one of Microsoft’s 64-bit variants of Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10 platforms), and close all programs and processes that might interfere with the upgrade.
Afterward, run the downloaded executable, wait as the wizard extracts all files required for the update, and follow all instructions displayed on the screen for a complete and successful installation.
That said, download NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Driver 460.79, apply it on your device, perform a reboot once finished, and enjoy your newly-improved system. Also, check back with us as often as possible to stay up to speed with the latest releases.
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– This new Game Ready Driver provides the ultimate gaming experience for Cyberpunk 2077. In addition, this driver provides optimal day-1 support for the official launch of Minecraft with RTX for Windows 10.
NVIDIA Control Panel:
– Added Background Application Max Frame Rate control (Manage 3D Settings page)
– Added Color Accuracy Mode feature (Display > Adjust Desktop Color Settings page)
Fixed Issues in this Release:
– [Forza Motorsport 7]: The curb may display a black strip during a race on certain tracks. 
– When setting the refresh rate higher than 100Hz, the color format switches from RGB to ycbcr422. 
– [GeForce RTX 3090][SLI][G-SYNC]: When G-SYNC is enabled in SLI surround (3x monitors), the system locks up when launching a game. 
– [GeForce RTX 3-series]: NvAPI_GPU_GetGPUInfo() returns an incorrect number of GPU Tensor Cores. 
– [MPC-HC]: The video player crashes when playing 1088 pixel-width videos. 
– [5k display]: When the display is set to 5k resolution, you cannot set the color settings from the NVIDIA Control Panel > Change resolution page. Either the controls are greyed out or they revert to the default after applying any change. [200630939/3182567].
Windows 10 Issues:
– [Steam VR game]: Stuttering and lagging occur upon launching a game. 
– [G-SYNC][NVIDIA Ampere GPU architecture]: GPU power consumption may increase in idle mode on systems using certain higher refresh-rate G-SYNC monitors. 
– [Freestyle][Vulkan apps]: With the freestyle filters applied, a blue-screen crash occurs when pressing [Alt+Tab] while running Vulkan applications. 
– [YouTube]: Video playback stutters while scrolling down the YouTube page. 
– [Notebook]: Some Pascal-based notebooks w/ high refresh rate displays may randomly drop to 60Hz during gameplay. 
– [G-Sync][Vulkan Apps]: Performance drop occurs when using G-SYNC and switching from full-screen mode to windowed mode using the in-game settings.  To workaround, either launch the game in windowed mode directly or disable G-SYNC.
– [GeForce RTX 3070][Clone Mode]: When the resolution is set to 2560×1440 @ 144Hz, the performance state is stuck at maximum performance. 
– [NVIDIA Turing or later][Windows Movies and TV Player]: When playing a 4k video in fullscreen mode on a 2560×1440 HDR monitor, the video extends beyond the edge of the screen. 
This release supports the following APIs:
– Open Computing Language (OpenCL software) 1.2 for NVIDIA Kepler and later GPUs
– OpenGL 4.6
– Vulkan 1.2
– DirectX 11
– DirectX 12 (Windows 10)
Software Module Versions
– nView – 201.18
– HD Audio Driver – 126.96.36.199
– NVIDIA PhysX System Software – 9.19.0218
– GeForce Experience – 188.8.131.52
– CUDA – 11.1
– Standard NVIDIA Control Panel – 8.1.959.0
– DCH NVIDIA Control Panel – 8.1.959.0