Nvidia released the first December driver update today, bringing support for upcoming Halo Infinite, Chorus, and ICARUS games. The GeForce Game Ready 497.09 WHQL driver also supports the new GeForce RTX 2060 12GB graphics card.
Of the three games that received official support, ICARUS received maximum RTX support prior to its December 7 launch. Based on DayZ creator Dean Hall, the PVE Survival title touts new RTX Global Illumination technology for enhanced visuals, as well as DLSS for increased performance.
Meanwhile, Fishlabs and Deep Silver’s new sci-fi action-adventure Chorus are DLSS-backed. The game launches on December 3rd. Finally, the Halo Infinite campaign, which kicks off on December 8th, will not use any of Nvidia’s technology as it seems, which is to be expected given the game’s long-term partnership with AMD.
The list of G-SYNC compatible displays has also been expanded this time with six monitors, including the ASUS XG27UQR, Dell G2722HS, Dell G3223D, Dell G2422HS, LG 32PG750, and MSI G273.
Here are the fixed issues in this release:
- [Red Dead Redemption 2 / Doom Eternal]: Game crashes with TDR or system crashes when starting the game. 
- [Doom 3 BFG Edition]: Damage detected when starting the game. 
- [YouTube]: The YouTube website randomly displays extreme contrast / gamma in standby mode or during video playback. 
- [NVIDIA Image Scaling]: After performing a clean or additional install over version 496.49, NVIDIA image scaling resolutions are not displayed in the game. 
- Games do not launch correctly on GeForce GTX 750 Ti when NVIDIA image scaling is enabled. 
- [Notebook]: Some Optimus notebooks with 1440p / 165Hz panels may experience a black screen in discrete GPU mode. 
- [Notebook]: eDP cannot light up when booting to desktop after switching to discrete mode. 
- Using adaptive vertical sync while G-SYNC is on may result in an occasional black screen. 
The following are known issues to watch out for:
- [Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition]: After trying to change the resolution, the resolution does not change and the game exits IFlip mode.  \
- Press Alt + Tab to apply the new resolution.
- [Supreme Command: Forged Alliance / Supreme Commander 2]: Performance drops with mouse movement. 
- [Deathloop] [HDR]: TDR / damage occurs in a game with Windows HDR enabled.
- If this problem occurs, switch the Windows HDR setting.
- Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed can crash on tracks where players ride on water. 
- In multi-monitor configurations, random black screen flickering may appear on the screen. 
- [HDR] [G-Sync]: Mouse pointer gets stuck after enabling HDR in Windows Control Panel or after switching G-Sync in NVIDIA Control Panel. 
- To work around this issue, click (right or left click). The mouse cursor will be sluggish for a few seconds before it returns to normal operation.
- [NVIDIA Advanced Optimus] [NVIDIA Control Panel]: After setting the display multiplexer type to “dGPU”, the setting is not retained across reboot or resuming from S4. 
- [NVIDIA Image Scaling] [Desktop]: The screen moves to the upper left corner on cold boot when image scaling is applied to the desktop. 
- Do not apply NVIDIA Image Scaling to the desktop. It is only intended for video scaling, or for games that do not work at the scaling resolution unless the same image scaling resolution is applied on the desktop.
- [NVIDIA Image Scaling] [DirectX 11 Video Applications]: When image scaling is enabled, video playback is distorted or system freeze after HDR transition. 
- If you need to switch HDR from the Microsoft Control Panel, be sure to switch to a different image scaling resolution.
The 497.09 WHQL Game Ready driver is now available for download via the GeForce Experience app. Find links to offline installations of Windows 10 and Windows 11 below. In the release notes here .
- Download: Windows 11, 10 – DCH
- Download: Windows 11, 10 – DCH