After Intel, Nvidia delivers official GPU drivers for Windows 11

Nvidia driver for Windows 11

Regular consumers
may have to wait until October to get their hands on the
final version of Windows 11, but Windows Insiders can already
download the update. For Windows Insiders, Intel and Nvidia
have released a new graphics driver to improve the overall
performance of Windows 11.

As we recently reported, Windows 11 has already hit the RTM
status and core OS is done, but it’s still in testing and
Microsoft is believed to be working on multiple improvements
for the RTM build 22000.

Last week,
Intel rolled out a new graphics driver to officially
support Windows 11 operating system. Today, Nvidia has
published GeForce driver version 471.41 with WDDM 3.0 and
Windows 11 support. According to Nvidia officials, this new
driver is Windows 11-ready and users in the Windows Insider
program should download the updated driver.

“With NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready Driver/Studio Driver branch
release 470, we are introducing support for Microsoft Windows
11,” the company said in a forum
post.

Although Nvidia driver 471.41 is supposed to improve support
for Windows 11, some users told us that their device switches
to 8-bit from 10-bit after applying the driver update on
preview builds.

In addition to Windows 11 support, Nvidia’s driver update
improves support for RTX-enhanced games, such as Red Dead
Redemption 2 and Chernobylit. Nvidia has also added support for
new gaming monitors and GeForce Experience Optimal Playable
Setting profiles.

How to download Nvidia GPU driver 471.41

To download and install, you need to launch GeForce Experience
and click the “Drivers” tab and start the download when
prompted.

If you’re looking for Intel drivers, open Intel’s Support
Assistant Tool from here on
a Windows 11 PC. Or you can also manually download the update
in .exe or the .zip format from Intel’s
website.

Gaming features in Windows 11

Unlike the last few Windows 10 feature updates, Windows 11
actually comes with support for new gaming features. For
example, Microsoft is bringing Auto HDR and DirectStorage to
PCs with Windows 11.

Microsoft is bringing Auto HDR to Windows 11 from Xbox Series
X/S. As the name suggests, the Auto HDR feature improves the
colour and brightness level for DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 games
that have native support for SDR (standard dynamic range).

As long as you have a compatible monitor, older games developed
with HDR in mind will also get a boost when you turn on the
feature.

In addition to Auto HDR, Microsoft is also
bringing DirectStorage API to drastically improve load
times, reduce latency, and improve graphics of games built
using the new API.

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