Not that I use Nvidia, but I don’t think I ever recall seeing a release being specifically targeted for MSFS. Seems that a bunch of these other games are determining the direction and changes that they make. What ever benefit applies to MSFS just happens to be coincidental. Not intentional. With MSFS being such the game as it is. It’s surprising that there hasn’t been one, both from Nvidia and AMD. This game obviously has pushed the boundaries of graphics drivers compared to what any other game out there can do or requires.
I have just been updated via Windows Update to the latest version of Windows. At the same-time I installed the 531.29 driver, (removed bloatware manually by myself) and the results in terms performance are positively obvious however, there is something running in the background in Windows that causes MSFS to stutter. When this happens I can hear a ‘ding’ sound from Windows, an application is trying to do something while I am using the simulator. Once I find the culprit, (might have been SkyDolly as this was the first time I had used it) I should be ‘running’ well.
Right after I updated the driver and Windows I ended up with degrading performance where before it was smooth. I’m getting quite a bit of stutters and at one point the sim crashed. That didn’t happened in quite a while, specially since I upgraded my system. I wonder if it was the driver, the Windows update, or a combination of both?
It’s very difficult to tell, there are just so many variables at play and the operating environment is different on every computer. There are steps you can take, clearing out the Nvidia shader cache, ensuring that there are no other programs running in the background on your PC that might interfere with the running of your simulator. Empty your community folder temporarily, better still, rename it. Make sure when you update a third-party add-on that you remove it entirely, don’t just drop a new file over the top of the old file. My temporary stutters stopped shortly after installing the new Windows 11 version. You could try installing the driver again, in the past I have done this up-to three times for the same driver. You might want to check your internet connection etc.
Check-out some YouTube videos which address your problem and this forum in detail.
CaptLLucky8, (Third Party Developer) shows you how to create your own Nvidia Clean Driver. This is
the link to his posting
This is so easy to do, extract the driver using a Zip program and just delete a few folders and remove three lines of text from a cfg. file within the driver. Only takes a few minutes and does not require another program as a tool.
You need to click on his link, ‘Nvidia Settings’ to access the instructions to create your own cleaned driver.