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Nvidia Driver 516.94 Improves Apex Legends Gameplay Stability

Nvidia released a new driver for its GPUs that’s seemingly addressing gameplay issues with multiple AAA games. Aside from the beneficial driver fixes, Driver Update 516.94 provides a day-0 gaming experience for Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, including Nvidia DLSS, DLAA, HBAO+, and upgraded ray-tracing effects.

This driver update also supports Super People‘s beta and the upcoming Madden NFL 23. But let’s get back to some of the triple-A games fixed with this update. Apex Legends, Respawn Entertainment’s Battle Royale game, is getting improved gameplay stability.

Destiny 2 and Overwatch should no longer freeze after launch or during gameplay, and Chivalry 2‘s gameplay should no longer shimmer or show a black rectangle after toggling DLSS. As for the complete changelog of Nvidia’s Driver Update 516.94, check below.

Nvidia Driver 516.94 Changelog

Game Ready – This new Game Ready Driver provides the best day-0 gaming experience for Marvel’s SpiderMan Remastered which includes support for the latest gaming technologies including NVIDIA DLSS, NVIDIA DLAA, NVIDIA HBAO+, and upgraded ray-tracing effects. In addition, this new Game Ready Driver offers support for the latest releases and updates including Madden NFL 23 and the beta for SUPER PEOPLE.

Studio – The August NVIDIA Studio Driver provides optimal support for the latest new creative applications as well as the latest updates for NVIDIA Omniverse being announced at SIGGRAPH.

Game Ready & Studio Driver Fixes (For full list of fixes please check out release notes)

  • [Apex Legends] Improves gameplay stability. [3661210]
  • [Red Dead Redemption 2] Performance improvement when using DLSS is lower compared to previous drivers. [3700239]
  • [Overwatch] Game may freeze on launching a match. [3696921]
  • [MSI GE66 Raider 10UG/MSI GE76 Raider 10UH] Windows brightness setting does not work when notebook is in dedicated GPU mode. [3693207] [3693211]
  • [Chivalry 2] Toggling DLSS preset may cause gameplay to shimmer or show black rectangle. [3692024]
  • [Dungeons 3] Game will crash on startup. [3691274]
  • [Destiny 2] Game may randomly freeze after launching game or during gameplay. [3685638]
  • [Prepar3D] Light sources display flashing black boxes. [3684206]
  • [Xbox Application] Windowed G-SYNC engages and cause stutter/ sluggish performance in Xbox app. [3674419]
  • [NVIDIA Ampere GPU]: With the GPU connected to an HDMI 2.1 audio/video receiver, audio may drop out when playing back Dolby Atmos. [3345965]

Game Ready & Studio Driver Important Open Issues (For full list of open issues please check out release notes)

  • [RTX 30 series] PC monitor may not wake from display sleep when GPU is also connected to an HDMI 2.1 TV, and the TV is powered off. [3645633]
  • Toggling HDR on and off in-game causes game stability issues when non-native resolution is used. [3624030]
  • Videos played back in Microsoft Edge may appear green if NVIDIA Image Scaling is enabled upon resuming from hibernate or booting with fastboot. [3624218]
  • [DirectX 12] Shadowplay recordings may appear over exposed when Use HDR is enabled from the Windows display settings. [200742937]
  • Monitor may briefly flicker on waking from display sleep if DSR/DLDSR is enabled. [3592260]
  • [RTX 30 series] Lower performance in Minecraft Java Edition. [3702953]
  • External display may not be detected when connected via USB-C on certain Razer notebooks. [3690673]
  • [Forza Horizon 5] Rainbow like artifacts in game after driver update. [3685123]

As always, the driver can be downloaded through GeForce Experience, or from the official Nvidia driver download page.


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