NVIDIA GeForce 496.13 WHQL Released (Vulkan 1.2.186, PhysX 9.21.0713)


NVIDIA logo

NVIDIA has released a new WHQL driver that belongs to the new R495 family (from version 495.xx to 499.xx). The R495 family supports only Windows 10 and Windows 11. Support for GeForce 600 and GeForce 700 Series (Kepler) has been removed. The new GeForce 496.13 brings the following changes:

Game Ready for Back 4 Blood

This new Game Ready Driver provides support for Back 4 Blood, which utilizes NVIDIA DLSS to
boost performance by up to 46% at 4K. In addition, this new Game Ready Driver offers support for
the latest new titles and updates, including the launch of the Crysis Remastered Trilogy and
Baldur’s Gate 3 which utilize NVIDIA DLSS, as well as DLSS updates to Rise of the Tomb Raider,
Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and Chivalry 2. Additionally, this release provides optimal support for
The Riftbreaker and Sword and Fairy 7.

Additionally, 15 new GeForce Experience Optimal Playable Setting profiles have been added.

What’s New in Release 495
NVIDIA Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings
– Added Shader Cache Size control to set the maximum amount of disk space to use for storing shader compiles.
– Vertical Sync options for Optimus notebook GPUs are now the same as for desktop GPUs.

Fixed Issues
– [GeForce RTX 3080]: The system does not boot with two Samsung Odyssey G70A 28″ monitors are connected to the GPU. [3359697]
– [GeForce GTX 960]: The primary monitor lost after resume from sleep or shutdown. [3340905]
– [Windows 11]: The screen flashes once after switching to the discrete GPU-only mode in the NVIDIA Control Panel. [3330077]
– [Multiple Apps][Ansel/Freestyle]: Depth of field filter shows blurry characters. [200749545]
– [Notebook]: Vulkan test applications run on the integrated graphics processor instead of the discrete GPU. [200770322]

Driver announcement is available HERE.

GeForce 496.13 comes with new PhysX 9.21.0713 runtimes.

 

Downloads

 

GeForce 496.13

NVIDIA GeForce 496.13 + GPU Caps Viewer + GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

 

OpenGL support

GeForce 496.13

GeForce 496.13 exposes OpenGL 4.6 and 433 extensions for a GeForce RTX 3060 Ti on Windows 10 (v21H1). This is the same support than previous R465 family (see HERE).

- GL_VENDOR: NVIDIA Corporation
- GL_RENDERER: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
- GL_VERSION: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 496.13
- GL_SHADING_LANGUAGE_VERSION: 4.60 NVIDIA
- OpenGL extensions: 433

 

Vulkan support

GeForce 496.13

GeForce 496.13 exposes Vulkan 1.2.186 and 149 device extensions for a GeForce RTX 3060 Ti on Windows 10. 5 new extensions have been added:
– VK_KHR_present_id
– VK_KHR_present_wait
– VK_KHR_shader_subgroup_uniform_control_flow
– VK_EXT_multi_draw
– VK_EXT_ycbcr_2plane_444_formats

 - name: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
 - deviceID: 10DE-2486 (4318-9350)
 - API version (raw): 4202682
 - API version: 1.2.186
 - NVIDIA driver: 496.13.0.0

 - # of extensions: 149
   VK_KHR_16bit_storage
   VK_KHR_8bit_storage
   VK_KHR_acceleration_structure
   VK_KHR_bind_memory2
   VK_KHR_buffer_device_address
   VK_KHR_copy_commands2
   VK_KHR_create_renderpass2
   VK_KHR_dedicated_allocation
   VK_KHR_deferred_host_operations
   VK_KHR_depth_stencil_resolve
   VK_KHR_descriptor_update_template
   VK_KHR_device_group
   VK_KHR_draw_indirect_count
   VK_KHR_driver_properties
   VK_KHR_external_fence
   VK_KHR_external_fence_win32
   VK_KHR_external_memory
   VK_KHR_external_memory_win32
   VK_KHR_external_semaphore
   VK_KHR_external_semaphore_win32
   VK_KHR_fragment_shading_rate
   VK_KHR_get_memory_requirements2
   VK_KHR_image_format_list
   VK_KHR_imageless_framebuffer
   VK_KHR_maintenance1
   VK_KHR_maintenance2
   VK_KHR_maintenance3
   VK_KHR_multiview
   VK_KHR_pipeline_executable_properties
   VK_KHR_pipeline_library
   VK_KHR_present_id
   VK_KHR_present_wait
   VK_KHR_push_descriptor
   VK_KHR_ray_query
   VK_KHR_ray_tracing_pipeline
   VK_KHR_relaxed_block_layout
   VK_KHR_sampler_mirror_clamp_to_edge
   VK_KHR_sampler_ycbcr_conversion
   VK_KHR_separate_depth_stencil_layouts
   VK_KHR_shader_atomic_int64
   VK_KHR_shader_clock
   VK_KHR_shader_draw_parameters
   VK_KHR_shader_float16_int8
   VK_KHR_shader_float_controls
   VK_KHR_shader_non_semantic_info
   VK_KHR_shader_subgroup_extended_types
   VK_KHR_shader_subgroup_uniform_control_flow
   VK_KHR_shader_terminate_invocation
   VK_KHR_spirv_1_4
   VK_KHR_storage_buffer_storage_class
   VK_KHR_swapchain
   VK_KHR_swapchain_mutable_format
   VK_KHR_synchronization2
   VK_KHR_timeline_semaphore
   VK_KHR_uniform_buffer_standard_layout
   VK_KHR_variable_pointers
   VK_KHR_vulkan_memory_model
   VK_KHR_win32_keyed_mutex
   VK_KHR_workgroup_memory_explicit_layout
   VK_KHR_zero_initialize_workgroup_memory
   VK_EXT_4444_formats
   VK_EXT_blend_operation_advanced
   VK_EXT_buffer_device_address
   VK_EXT_calibrated_timestamps
   VK_EXT_color_write_enable
   VK_EXT_conditional_rendering
   VK_EXT_conservative_rasterization
   VK_EXT_custom_border_color
   VK_EXT_depth_clip_enable
   VK_EXT_depth_range_unrestricted
   VK_EXT_descriptor_indexing
   VK_EXT_discard_rectangles
   VK_EXT_extended_dynamic_state
   VK_EXT_extended_dynamic_state2
   VK_EXT_external_memory_host
   VK_EXT_fragment_shader_interlock
   VK_EXT_full_screen_exclusive
   VK_EXT_hdr_metadata
   VK_EXT_host_query_reset
   VK_EXT_image_robustness
   VK_EXT_index_type_uint8
   VK_EXT_inline_uniform_block
   VK_EXT_line_rasterization
   VK_EXT_memory_budget
   VK_EXT_memory_priority
   VK_EXT_multi_draw
   VK_EXT_pci_bus_info
   VK_EXT_pipeline_creation_cache_control
   VK_EXT_pipeline_creation_feedback
   VK_EXT_post_depth_coverage
   VK_EXT_private_data
   VK_EXT_provoking_vertex
   VK_EXT_queue_family_foreign
   VK_EXT_robustness2
   VK_EXT_sample_locations
   VK_EXT_sampler_filter_minmax
   VK_EXT_scalar_block_layout
   VK_EXT_separate_stencil_usage
   VK_EXT_shader_atomic_float
   VK_EXT_shader_demote_to_helper_invocation
   VK_EXT_shader_image_atomic_int64
   VK_EXT_shader_subgroup_ballot
   VK_EXT_shader_subgroup_vote
   VK_EXT_shader_viewport_index_layer
   VK_EXT_subgroup_size_control
   VK_EXT_texel_buffer_alignment
   VK_EXT_tooling_info
   VK_EXT_transform_feedback
   VK_EXT_vertex_attribute_divisor
   VK_EXT_vertex_input_dynamic_state
   VK_EXT_ycbcr_2plane_444_formats
   VK_EXT_ycbcr_image_arrays
   VK_NV_acquire_winrt_display
   VK_NV_clip_space_w_scaling
   VK_NV_compute_shader_derivatives
   VK_NV_cooperative_matrix
   VK_NV_corner_sampled_image
   VK_NV_coverage_reduction_mode
   VK_NV_cuda_kernel_launch
   VK_NV_dedicated_allocation
   VK_NV_dedicated_allocation_image_aliasing
   VK_NV_device_diagnostic_checkpoints
   VK_NV_device_diagnostics_config
   VK_NV_device_generated_commands
   VK_NV_external_memory
   VK_NV_external_memory_win32
   VK_NV_fill_rectangle
   VK_NV_fragment_coverage_to_color
   VK_NV_fragment_shader_barycentric
   VK_NV_fragment_shading_rate_enums
   VK_NV_framebuffer_mixed_samples
   VK_NV_geometry_shader_passthrough
   VK_NV_inherited_viewport_scissor
   VK_NV_mesh_shader
   VK_NV_ray_tracing
   VK_NV_ray_tracing_motion_blur
   VK_NV_representative_fragment_test
   VK_NV_sample_mask_override_coverage
   VK_NV_scissor_exclusive
   VK_NV_shader_image_footprint
   VK_NV_shader_sm_builtins
   VK_NV_shader_subgroup_partitioned
   VK_NV_shading_rate_image
   VK_NV_viewport_array2
   VK_NV_viewport_swizzle
   VK_NV_win32_keyed_mutex
   VK_NVX_binary_import
   VK_NVX_image_view_handle
   VK_NVX_multiview_per_view_attributes

 - memory heaps: 3
  - heap 1: 8050 kB
  - heap 2: 8149 kB
  - heap 3: 214 kB

 - Features (55)
  -> robustBufferAccess: 1
  -> fullDrawIndexUint32: 1
  -> imageCubeArray: 1
  -> independentBlend: 1
  -> geometryShader: 1
  -> tessellationShader: 1
  -> sampleRateShading: 1
  -> dualSrcBlend: 1
  -> logicOp: 1
  -> multiDrawIndirect: 1
  -> drawIndirectFirstInstance: 1
  -> depthClamp: 1
  -> depthBiasClamp: 1
  -> fillModeNonSolid: 1
  -> depthBounds: 1
  -> wideLines: 1
  -> largePoints: 1
  -> alphaToOne: 1
  -> multiViewport: 1
  -> samplerAnisotropy: 1
  -> textureCompressionETC2: 0
  -> textureCompressionASTC_LDR: 0
  -> textureCompressionBC: 1
  -> occlusionQueryPrecise: 1
  -> pipelineStatisticsQuery: 1
  -> vertexPipelineStoresAndAtomics: 1
  -> fragmentStoresAndAtomics: 1
  -> shaderTessellationAndGeometryPointSize: 1
  -> shaderImageGatherExtended: 1
  -> shaderStorageImageExtendedFormats: 1
  -> shaderStorageImageMultisample: 1
  -> shaderStorageImageReadWithoutFormat: 1
  -> shaderStorageImageWriteWithoutFormat: 1
  -> shaderUniformBufferArrayDynamicIndexing: 1
  -> shaderSampledImageArrayDynamicIndexing: 1
  -> shaderStorageBufferArrayDynamicIndexing: 1
  -> shaderStorageImageArrayDynamicIndexing: 1
  -> shaderClipDistance: 1
  -> shaderCullDistance: 1
  -> shaderFloat64: 1
  -> shaderInt64: 1
  -> shaderInt16: 1
  -> shaderResourceResidency: 1
  -> shaderResourceMinLod: 1
  -> sparseBinding: 1
  -> sparseResidencyBuffer: 1
  -> sparseResidencyImage2D: 1
  -> sparseResidencyImage3D: 1
  -> sparseResidency2Samples: 1
  -> sparseResidency4Samples: 1
  -> sparseResidency8Samples: 1
  -> sparseResidency16Samples: 1
  -> sparseResidencyAliased: 1
  -> variableMultisampleRate: 1
  -> inheritedQueries: 1

 - Limits (106)
  -> maxImageDimension1D: 32768
  -> maxImageDimension2D: 32768
  -> maxImageDimension3D: 16384
  -> maxImageDimensionCube: 32768
  -> maxImageArrayLayers: 2048
  -> maxTexelBufferElements: 134217728
  -> maxUniformBufferRange: 65536
  -> maxStorageBufferRange: 4294967295
  -> maxPushConstantsSize: 256
  -> maxMemoryAllocationCount: 4096
  -> maxSamplerAllocationCount: 4000
  -> bufferImageGranularity: 1024
  -> sparseAddressSpaceSize: 1099511627775
  -> maxBoundDescriptorSets: 32
  -> maxPerStageDescriptorSamplers: 1048576
  -> maxSamplerAllocationCount: 1048576
  -> maxPerStageDescriptorStorageBuffers: 1048576
  -> maxPerStageDescriptorSampledImages: 1048576
  -> maxPerStageDescriptorStorageImages: 1048576
  -> maxPerStageDescriptorInputAttachments: 1048576
  -> maxPerStageResources: 4294967295
  -> maxDescriptorSetSamplers: 1048576
  -> maxDescriptorSetUniformBuffers: 1048576
  -> maxDescriptorSetUniformBuffersDynamic: 15
  -> maxDescriptorSetStorageBuffers: 1048576
  -> maxDescriptorSetStorageBuffersDynamic: 16
  -> maxDescriptorSetSampledImages: 1048576
  -> maxDescriptorSetStorageImages: 1048576
  -> maxDescriptorSetInputAttachments: 1048576
  -> maxVertexInputAttributes: 32
  -> maxVertexInputBindings: 32
  -> maxVertexInputAttributeOffset: 2047
  -> maxVertexInputBindingStride: 2048
  -> maxVertexOutputComponents: 128
  -> maxTessellationGenerationLevel: 64
  -> maxTessellationPatchSize: 32
  -> maxTessellationControlPerVertexInputComponents: 128
  -> maxTessellationControlPerVertexOutputComponents: 128
  -> maxTessellationControlPerPatchOutputComponents: 120
  -> maxTessellationControlTotalOutputComponents: 4216
  -> maxTessellationEvaluationInputComponents: 128
  -> maxTessellationEvaluationOutputComponents: 128
  -> maxGeometryShaderInvocations: 32
  -> maxGeometryInputComponents: 128
  -> maxGeometryOutputComponents: 128
  -> maxGeometryOutputVertices: 1024
  -> maxGeometryTotalOutputComponents: 1024
  -> maxFragmentInputComponents: 128
  -> maxFragmentOutputAttachments: 8
  -> maxFragmentDualSrcAttachments: 1
  -> maxFragmentCombinedOutputResources: 4294967295
  -> maxComputeSharedMemorySize: 49152
  -> maxComputeSharedMemorySize: [2147483647 ; 65535 ; 65535]
  -> maxComputeWorkGroupInvocations: 1024
  -> maxComputeWorkGroupSize: [1024 ; 1024 ; 64]
  -> subPixelPrecisionBits: 8
  -> subTexelPrecisionBits: 8
  -> mipmapPrecisionBits: 8
  -> maxDrawIndexedIndexValue: 4294967295
  -> maxDrawIndirectCount: 4294967295
  -> maxSamplerLodBias: 15.000000
  -> maxSamplerAnisotropy: 16.000000
  -> maxViewports: 16
  -> maxViewportDimensions: [32768 ; 32768]
  -> viewportBoundsRange: [-65536.000000 ; 65536.000000]
  -> viewportSubPixelBits: 8
  -> minMemoryMapAlignment: 64
  -> minTexelBufferOffsetAlignment: 16
  -> minUniformBufferOffsetAlignment: 64
  -> minStorageBufferOffsetAlignment: 16
  -> minTexelOffset: -8
  -> maxTexelOffset: 7
  -> minTexelGatherOffset: -32
  -> maxTexelGatherOffset: 31
  -> minInterpolationOffset: -0.500000
  -> maxInterpolationOffset: 0.437500
  -> subPixelInterpolationOffsetBits: 4
  -> maxFramebufferWidth: 32768
  -> maxFramebufferHeight: 32768
  -> maxFramebufferLayers: 2048
  -> framebufferColorSampleCounts: 15
  -> framebufferDepthSampleCounts: 15
  -> framebufferStencilSampleCounts: 31
  -> framebufferNoAttachmentsSampleCounts: 31
  -> maxColorAttachments: 8
  -> sampledImageColorSampleCounts: 15
  -> sampledImageIntegerSampleCounts: 15
  -> sampledImageDepthSampleCounts: 15
  -> sampledImageStencilSampleCounts: 31
  -> storageImageSampleCounts: 15
  -> maxSampleMaskWords: 1
  -> timestampComputeAndGraphics: 1
  -> timestampPeriod: 1.000000
  -> maxClipDistances: 8
  -> maxCullDistances: 8
  -> maxCombinedClipAndCullDistances: 8
  -> discreteQueuePriorities: 2
  -> pointSizeRange: [1.000000 ; 2047.937500]
  -> lineWidthRange: [1.000000 ; 64.000000]
  -> pointSizeGranularity: 0.062500
  -> lineWidthGranularity: 0.062500
  -> strictLines: 1
  -> standardSampleLocations: 1
  -> optimalBufferCopyOffsetAlignment: 1
  -> optimalBufferCopyRowPitchAlignment: 1
  -> nonCoherentAtomSize: 64

 - VK_EXT_pci_bus_info
  -> pciDomain: 0
  -> pciBus: 7
  -> pciDevice: 0
  -> pciFunction: 0

 - VK_KHR_driver_properties
  -> driverName: NVIDIA
  -> driverID: VK_DRIVER_ID_NVIDIA_PROPRIETARY_KHR
  -> driverInfo: 496.13
  -> conformanceVersion: 1.2.1.6

 - VK_NV_mesh_shader
  -> maxDrawMeshTasksCount: 65535
  -> maxTaskWorkGroupInvocations: 32
  -> maxTaskWorkGroupSize: [32 ; 1 ; 1]
  -> maxTaskTotalMemorySize: 16384
  -> maxTaskOutputCount: 65535
  -> maxMeshWorkGroupInvocations: 32
  -> maxMeshWorkGroupSize: [32 ; 1 ; 1]
  -> maxMeshTotalMemorySize: 16384
  -> maxMeshOutputVertices: 256
  -> maxMeshOutputPrimitives: 512
  -> maxMeshMultiviewViewCount: 4
  -> meshOutputPerVertexGranularity: 32
  -> meshOutputPerPrimitiveGranularity: 32

 - VK_NV_ray_tracing
  -> shaderGroupHandleSize: 32
  -> maxRecursionDepth: 31
  -> maxShaderGroupStride: 4096
  -> shaderGroupBaseAlignment: 64
  -> maxGeometryCount: 16777215
  -> maxInstanceCount: 16777215
  -> maxTriangleCount: 536870911
  -> maxDescriptorSetAccelerationStructures: 1048576




Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.