Nvidia’s GeForce 471.96 is the first driver to support Windows 11 and it will be the last one to support Kelper GPUs and Windows 7.The new driver fixes several known issues to improve stability and reduce the system crashes.
The new driver adds support for Windows 11 as well as for CUDA 11.4. The security updates for driver components have also been added for 471.41 version and later. Check out Nvidia’s security bulletin here for full details of security updates.
In addition to the security updates, the new driver update also brings support for the new Windows Display Driver Model 3.0 (WDDM 3.0) on Windows 11, which will be necessary for an improved GUI in WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux).
Nvidia has also added support for six new G-Sync compatible displays, two of which are OLED. G-Sync already supports a rage of monitors and displays, with the six new additions listed below. For further details of display compatibility by manufacturer, resolution and size, Nvidia has a full list of supported displays.
|Manufacturer ||Model ||HDR ||Size ||LCD Type ||Resolution ||VRR Range |
|EVE Spectrum ||ES07D03 ||Yes ||27 ||IPS ||3840x2160 (4K) ||48-144Hz |
|Lenovo ||G27Q-20 ||Yes ||27 ||IPS ||2560x1440 (QHD) ||48-165Hz |
|MSI ||MAG321QR ||Yes ||32 ||IPS ||2560x1440 (QHD) ||48-165Hz |
|Philips ||OLED806 ||Yes ||48 ||OLED ||3840x2160 (4K) ||48-120Hz |
|ViewSonic ||XG250 ||Yes ||24.5 ||IPS ||1920x1080 (FHD) ||48-240Hz |
|Xiaomi ||O77M8-MAS ||Yes ||77 ||OLED ||3840x2160 (4K) ||48-120Hz |
It’s important to note that with the new update, the 1280 X 1024 at 60Hz is not available on BenQ FP241W Monitors. Although the extended display identification data lists the above settings as functional, the screen will turn black when attempting to use a HDMI connection. The issue here is with the monitor rather than the driver, and due to the issue, Nvidia driver will block the problem mode/source, thus making it unavailable.
If you have a BenQ FP241W, an upgrade may be worth considering. If you’re not sure where to start, check out our