Nvidia Game Ready Driver 497.29 Gives the Best Experience for Horizon Zero Dawn

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A new game-ready driver from Nvidia is now available. It helps provide the best experience for those playing the latest version of Horizon Zero Dawn. You can now enable DLSS to improve performance by up to 50%. The driver may also boost the performance of GTFO - a survival horror first-person shooter developed by 10 Chambers .

The 497.29 game-ready driver includes several game fixes as well. For instance, those playing Microsoft Flight Simulator may no longer experience a crash to the desktop during their playthrough. The purple and blue artifacts that can be seen on the ground are fixed too.

If you’ve experienced some desktop stuttering after extended periods, this driver may resolve the issue.

Black Screen Issue Remains

It was stated on Reddit that the problem where the screen might display random black flickers in multi-monitor configurations was fixed. However, some people still experienced it after updating.

Redditor @SketchySeaBeast said that at first, they thought that the issue was addressed. But their screen still showed black flickers in some circumstances, and they are still figuring out the exact cause.

Another user replied that according to an Nvidia representative, the problem would be fixed in a driver update arriving sometime in January.

In the official document of the driver version, the issue is now under Windows 10/11 issues.

Update Highlights

  • [ Microsoft Flight Simulator ]: The game may crash to the desktop during gameplay
  • [ Microsoft Flight Simulator ]: Purple/blue artifacts appear on ground textures in the game
  • [ Supreme Command: Forged Alliance/Supreme Commander 2 ]: Performance drop occurs when there is mouse movement
  • [ Deathloop ][HDR]: TDR/corruption occurs in the game with Windows HDR enabled
    • If this issue occurs, toggle the Windows HDR setting
  • [HDR][G-Sync]: Mouse pointer gets stuck after turning on HDR from the Windows Control Panel or after toggling G-Sync from the NVIDIA control panel
    • To work around, click the mouse (right or left button). The mouse cursor will be sluggish for a few seconds before returning to normal operation
  • [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 intended only for video upscaling or for games that do not run with a scaling resolution unless the same Image Scaling resolution is applied on the desktop
  • [NVIDIA Image Scaling][DirectX 11 video apps]: With Image Scaling enabled, video playback is corrupted or results in a system hang after performing an HDR transition
    • If HDR is required to be toggled from the Microsoft Control Panel, be sure to switch to a different Image Scaling resolution

You can download the latest Nvidia driver by heading to the company’s official download page.

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