The latest Nvidia driver update adds official Game Ready support for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 across the company’s GeForce graphics cards from the last five Nvidia GPU generations. It also adds a few bug fixes, including stability and performance issues in Alan Wake 2, as well as stuttering in both Starfield and Cyberpunk 2077.
The new Nvidia driver not only supports the latest GeForce GPUs based on the Ada Lovelace architecture, such as the GeForce RTX 4070, but also supports previous Ampere GPUs, such as the GeForce RTX 3080, and goes back all the way through the Turing, Pascal, and Maxwell generations, with the latter spanning the end of the GeForce 700 series and all of the GeForce 900 series.
The main feature of the new driver is official Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 support. This latest title in the military FPS series was released on 5 November, 2023, and you can read all it game in our sister site PCGamesN’s full Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 review.
In addition to Call of Duty: MW3 support, Nvidia GeForce driver 546.17 also addresses performance degradation over time, as well as gradual stability problems, in Alan Wake 2. It also fixes stuttering in Starfield and Cyberpunk 2077 on some Advanced Optimus laptops, and improves Nvidia Reflex performance in Counter-Strike 2.
You can download Nvidia GeForce driver 546.17 for Windows 10 and 11 from here.
Fixed gaming bugs
- Alan Wake 2 – Addressing gradual stability and performance degradation over extended periods of gameplay.
- Counter-Strike 2 – Improved Nvidia Reflex functionality and performance.
- Starfield and Cyberpunk 2077 – Stutter observed on some Advanced Optimus notebooks
- Control – Game stability issues over extended periods of gameplay
Fixed general bugs
- Tearing issue when recording high-resolution video
- Notebook GPU can become frozen in maximum performance state
- Windows 10 transparency effects are not displaying correctly after driver update
- Random Bugcheck may be observed on certain systems
- Wallpaper Engine – Wallpaper shows tearing when cloned in multi-monitor configuration
- Firefox Beta – Increased page file memory use when enabling RTX Video Super
As always, it’s good to see Nvidia squishing bugs and offering support for the latest games in its drivers. It’s also great to see so many older generations of GPUs continuing to be supported by the latest drivers. If you’re looking to buy a new GPU, make sure you also check out our guide to the best graphics card.
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