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Nvidia latest drives for RTX 30 Series Studio Laptops and hotfix

NVIDIA Studio laptops are supported by Studio Drivers that are built specifically to meet creators’ needs for both performance and reliability. They’re tested extensively against top creative apps and workflows.

In addition, this release also provides support for the latest NVIDIA Studio laptops powered by new GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs.

Nvidia has released their first new set of graphics drivers for 2021 and Nvidia’s security bulletin lists the vulnerabilities fixed, 16 issues going up to one rated at 8.4 on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System.

The January Studio Driver also brings the latest optimizations and support for several creative app updates, including the NVIDIA Broadcast app and Affinity Photo- now available in 1440p and 4K variants – up to 16 GB of video memory, and GPU acceleration for ray tracing, artificial intelligence and video encoding, allowing artists to create in record time.

The latest version of NVIDIA drivers to come out is 456.55, which enables support for NVIDIA Reflex in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone, as well as offer the best experience in Star Wars: Squadrons. It also improves stability in certain titles when gaming with the RTX 30 Series GPUs.

The hotfix addresses the following issues:

  • [Ampere] Chrome/Edge may experience random TDR while browsing
  • [G-SYNC][Edge of Eternity/Hitman 2]: The games experience stutter and low FPS when Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling in windowed mode
  • Wallpaper Engine app may crash on startup or upon resume from sleep.
  • [461.40] LG CX OLED TVs (2020) are not recognized as G-SYNC Compatible displays
  • [Surround][RTX 30 series] PC may display no signal message when enabling NVIDIA Surround

The GeForce 461.09 game ready driver has been causing a host of issues for NVIDIA hardware users. A large chain of complaints has formed on the official feedback thread for the driver.

At present, RTX 3080 is the fastest laptop graphics card around, but not all RTX 3080-powered laptops are created equal. Many vendors use Max-Q technology, which prioritizes power efficiency and low fan noise over high performance.

However, despite noting some open issues at release, the list of software and games affecting the GeForce 461.09 driver are growing steadily longer, with the update rendering programs completely unusable for some.

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