NEW Nvidia Drivers: GeForce WHQL 516.94 - Nvidia has issued a security warning for it's GPU drivers on 4/8/2022)

please don’t forget to mention which kind of graphicscard you own, in special in case of trouble :slight_smile:

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Yea, that’s the identical card to me which gives great unexpected results in FS2020!

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I have a 3090 FE + 5950X

Edit: newer drivers seem to be more sensitive to overclock than older ones. I dialed back my GPU overclock, and CTDs went away.

This is why there is no problem for you most likely: there is no changes in any new driver for 10xx for a long time now. I can even predict the next one will work the same on your card, flawlessly, unless of course they introduce a major driver bug affecting everyone.

Wrong, the 461.40 runs a little less smoothly than the 461.09. With the 461.40 I have slight frame drops and the loading time of the MFS is also a little higher for me. But today I also went back to the 461.09. I could have left the 461.40 installed as that driver caused no problems and could live with the slight stutters, but the x.09 just feels better. However, the difference between the two drivers is also noticeable on a GTX10xx.

Slight and Little are not indicating more than difference between sessions from day to day and has nothing to do with:


I was trying to find some information about the latest Nvidia drivers, from 446.14 to 461.40, and I came across this user doing a lot of benchmarks. I didn’t spend much time into all the details he is publishing but it might be interesting to some users:

@AlexE75 I might have wrongly express myself because when I read your comments I have a feeling you’re thinking I’m trying to arguing with you which I’m not. You rightfully corrected my wrong assertion about the security bulletin, for which I’ve amended the “recommended for VR” post, and I’m not here arguing about anything AGAINST you. I’m just saying there should be little changes for the Pascal architecture for a certain number of driver versions, because most efforts in the drivers are naturally drawn to supporting the new Turing, then Ampere architecture, and there are some commonality in the architecture for which any change benefits all these across the board, but most release notes are insisting on Ampere and Turing centric enhancements and bug corrections mostly for while now. This is why I believe (but only believe) there shouldn’t be as dramatic a change from 461.xx to 461.yy on Pascal, whereas it could be dramatic a change on Turing and Ampere. And this doesn’t preclude there is a change you can measure and notice on your hardware as well, I just think it shouldn’t be expected to show huge changes, which you agree on when qualifying it as “little” yet “noticeable”.

Oh, give me a break. You said that with a GTX1070 with a current driver (I can even predict the next one) I can’t see any difference because there are no more changes for the card. I’m sure the serious problems from your quotes exist, but I’m just writing here about my experience with the driver with my computer. I think I will end any further discussion with you. Yes, that is probably for the best.

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I can benchmark a thousand time using even the same NVidia drivers and I always, always have a different result, sometimes light, sometimes more pronounced. It depend to so many factors you can’t have something really stable even using the same tests protocols.
With my previous Pascal GPU I saw sometimes differences between drivers but it was very subtle, and re-running benchmark several times and result go the other way.
What we can be more sure, but you need also to tests lot of time, is more about the stability, smoothness of a driver versus another. v457.30 is without doubt the most recent smooth one after so many tests.


MSI Afterburner 4.6.3 Beta


Latest …

DDU broke my Windows 10 boot (like many more, search fix DDU, apparently works 99% of the time, and 1% wrecks your boot drive).
If ‘repair boot fixes’ don’t work, have a backup of your System Boot, I Only restored the system reserved partition and Windows 10 came up again (after 2 days mucking around)

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therefore I never recommend these DDU ( and other tools ).

Nvidia installer should be enough. Yes… nvidia is bit hungry about data, but realy “who not”, we work with MS Windows :wink:


Magick, thanks for the warning about this issue, I am going to stop using DDU. Fortunately DDU has never caused a problem for me over the years. I am not going to link to it again as there does appear to be a high number of people having problems, allegedly after using this tool.

‘If in doubt, leave it out …’

BRGDS. Charles


No expert on graphics and drivers etc, just adding my finds;

Was using the 457.51 with very minimal problems (no GeForce Experience and standard clean install). Maybe 3 or 4 (random) CTD’s in 350hrs. Did have the camera bug though. Just felt like I should keep my drivers up to date for my other photography software so upgraded.

Installed 461.40 and had a full crash just as the MSFS loading screen started (I think as the sound comes on)…PC turned off completely!

Restarted PC and started MSFS again, didn’t change anything, all seems good since (about 2 hours in various flights). Do have a very, almost unnoticeable stutter, very rarely.

32Gb Ram 2666mhz
GeForce GTX1660 Super

The hotfix addresses the following issues:

  • [Ampere] Chrome/Edge may experience random TDR while browsing [3195894]
  • [G-SYNC][Edge of Eternity/Hitman 2]: The games experience stutter and low FPS when Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling in windowed mode [200685971]
  • Wallpaper Engine app may crash on startup or upon resume from sleep. [3208963]
  • [461.40] LG CX OLED TVs (2020) are not recognized as G-SYNC Compatible displays [3244055]
  • [Surround][RTX 30 series] PC may display no signal message when enabling NVIDIA Surround [3230565]

On some Notebooks ‘Maximum Graphics Power’ information missing in NV Control Panel - System Information [200697069]

I have tried the new hot-fix driver 461.51, I did not use DDU to uninstall the previous version. Unfortunately MSI Afterburner, (Riva Tuner) is not working with this driver. See notification below. I may be forced to use DDU and see if that helps, if all else fails. I would be interested if anyone else has the same problem …


UPDATE: Re-booted twice and now it’s working!

Get Your FPS Boost here !

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I’m a little confused about this website because this sound like a good way to lure people into downloading a trojan on their computer to me.

The website is saying: Developer NVIDIA Officials

They are also offering download link to a NVidia Control Panel for Win10 whereas this is available from the Microsoft Store (official channel).

Why isn’t this downloadable from the NVidia web site then?

No official version and seems to be adapted for mining. I would keep my hands off nvidiainspector(.)com. See also here: guru3D Forums


a note: this is not since 461.51 and this error-casse happened in rare cases and can fixed with restart of Riva* ( or windows :wink: ).

But depend on version of MSI Afternburner ( and included RivaT ) there are since a while “similar” issues , which are not fixable with a restart :slight_smile:

on example I mentioned here: