NVIDIA GeForce 416.16 WHQL driver for Windows 10 v1809 released

NVIDIA has released their new GeForce 416.16 WHQL drivers, complimenting Microsoft’s new Windows 10 October Update 2018 v1809. These new drivers provide official support for Windows 10 latest version and the public release of the DXR (DirectX Raytracing) API.

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NVIDIA GeForce 416.16 WHQL driver for Windows 10 v1809

GeForce 416.16 WHQL also adds and modifies SLI and 3D Vision profiles for a handful of games along with bug fixes. This is the first driver to enable RTX technology on GeForce graphics cards of that same name even though there are no RTX-enabled games to play with yet.

Post-October 2nd release of Windows 10 v1809, users who upgraded their old Windows 10 versions complained of issues related to graphics and files deletion. GeForce 416.16 WHQL corrects some of the graphics related issues, so you may consider upgrading if you are facing issues related to graphics.

What’s fixed in Nvidia’s GeForce 416.16

  • Black square glitches in Quake HD Remix with soft shadows enabled
  • Performance drop in Rainbow 6: Siege with temporal antialiasing
  • Driver error nvlddmkm on resume from S4
  • Missing 4K bitrate playback resolution when using USB-C HDMI connections

What’s new in Nvidia’s GeForce 416.16

Official release notes from the company reveal the following new features,

Optimal Gaming Experience  – GeForce 416.16 shall  provide the optimal gaming experience with support for the Windows 10 October 2018 Update including the public release of DirectX Raytracing (DXR)

Software Module Versions

  • nView – 149.34
  • HD Audio Driver – 1.3.37.5
  • NVIDIA PhysX System Software – 9.18.0907
  • GeForce Experience – 3.15.0.164
  • CUDA – 10.0

Application SLI Profiles

Added or updated following SLI profiles:

  • Basingstoke – AFR profile added
  • Battlefield V – AFR re-enabled
  • Divinity: Original Sin II – AFR profile added
  • Immortal: Unchained – AFR profile added
  • Jurassic World Evolution – AFR profile added
  • Phoenix Point – AFR profile added
  • Seven: The Days Long Gone – AFR profile added

3D Vision Profiles

Added or updated the following 3D Vision profiles:

  • Elder Scrolls: Online – Good
  • Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey – Not recommended

Open issues

The new NVIDIA GeForce version does not fix everything with following issues still open in the driver,

  • [Windows Defender Application Guard][vGPU][Surround]: Surround cannot be enabled from the NVIDIA Control Panel when running Edge Browser with Application Guard over vGPU. [200444614]
  • [Windows Defender Application Guard][vGPU][Surround]: Edge Browser with Application Guard cannot be opened when Surround is enabled. [200443580]
  • [GeForce GTX 1060]AV receiver switches to 2-channel stereo mode after 5 seconds of audio idle. [2204857]
  • [GeForce GTX 1080Ti]: Random DPC watchdog violation error when using multiple GPUs on motherboards with PLX chips. [2079538]
  • [Firefox]: Cursor shows brief corruption when hovering on certain links in Firefox. [2107201]
  • [Windows Media Player][Notebook][MSHybrid]: The application crashes when run on the integrated graphics after setting the NVIDIA GPU Graphics settings to High Performance. [200450782]

To download NVIDIA GeForce 416.16 WHQL driver click here.

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