Nvidia GeForce Driver 496.13 WHQL

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  1. specialist7

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  2. hacktrix2006

    hacktrix2006 Hold My Vodka, I going to kill my GPU

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    Downloaded running DDU as we speak, trust my luck I only done a clean install of Windows 10 not 9 hours ago.

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    Yep, he future is here already. Not only for Win 11. Microsoft got it exactly the way they wanted. And the driver is only 830Mb. Oh' my gosh NVIDIA GeForce 496.13 WHQL driver download & Discussion forums guru3d.com

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    https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforc...-grd-feedback-thread-released-101221/3149958/

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    NVIDIA Releases Game Ready 496.13 WHQL GeForce Graphics Driver, Support Removed for Windows 8.1/8/7 & Kepler

    In addition, this release is unique because it lacks the standard, non-DCH driver version that NVIDIA usually releases, in addition to the DCH driver. Today's release contains the DCH version of the driver only, pushing Microsoft's DCH driver packaging technique as the way forward. Both AMD and Intel have been shipping DCH drivers exclusively for a long time. On NVIDIA, the only significant difference is that the classic driver control panel is gone and that you'll have to download the UWP version through the Microsoft App Store.

    We reached out to NVIDIA, who confirmed that R495 is the latest version with support for Windows 7/8.x, and that they'll focus on Windows 10/11 DCH going forward.

    Let's see how much this new driver will destroy for the users:D Please post bench results. Because new has to be better @Falkentyne @Mr. Fox
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    NVIDIA removed features and product support, but the driver file is larger than it has ever been. Absolute clown show.
     
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    Don't be surprised if we see 1GB when the 4000 series cards is out:vbbiggrin:
     
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    That would explain why I couldn't find the standard files using the beta link. Mindless automatons seem to be the direction we're getting herded.
     
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    As I was expecting when they released their plans for the new drive branch, What a disaster is this ? No more NVCP, and no more Win7/8.1 support as well. Big F really to all the folks who are using "PC". Since I do not intend to play newer AAA or Win11 garbage not a big loss but at some point need to use an OS which is Win10 LTSC and there's no option except to use DCH garbage trash... People voted with their Win10 installations that Win7 is not okay for them despite the fact Z590 and X570 both run Windows 7 perfectly fine and receives updates still (Simplix pack can do that for you). WaaS POS Win10 is what they want...Now people will feel the wrath of M$ more than ever. Still I see many are enjoying Win11 POS so in the future it's even worse 100%

    Remember the fear mongering campaign for the Win7 and USB3.0 ? On top M$ removing NVMe Hotfix update for Win7, plus one more bonus is I fear the X670 and Z690 LGA1700 and AM5 are going to remove CSM support altogether, that will 100% ensure Win7 becomes even more impossible to run.

    Also some people whined about NVCP being slow and archaic in terms of design which btw works perfectly fine despite being slow, I wonder how Nvidia is going to ruin that as well. UWP NVCP is the beginning... the worse is yet to come.

    Bonus is any Nvidia GPU launched after today is only going to have DCH driver support, all those 30 series SUPER refreshes will not run on Win7/8.1 nor have a normal driver anymore only DCH garbage is the way to go. Only small thing we have left anymore is NVCleanInstall which will install the NVCP without BS MS Store for now.

    Why did Win11 have a massive push for UWP and Win32 free hosting of Applications along with Payment processing freedom and literally taking zero money cut from the developers on their new MS Store ? Centralized software distribution. That's it. Same like Linux which always needs to be connected to the repositories. Windows no matter what until today it was always open to install any application now it's becoming worse and worse. This is not just M$. Google also, they started to enforced AAB system, bundle instead of .apk which means a portion of code is packed by Google Play and signed by the keys as well (which Google owns not the developer anymore) and you need to download the whole bundle not a single apk for all new applications on top ARM will kill 32bit in 2022 SoCs all old apps are going to die. All this is because of simple one reason - Tracking. Apple garbage always did this, the rest are simply following.

    ASUS bloatware is DCH only, MSI Dragon Bloat is UWP DCH, Alienware AWCC is DCH trash only, Nvidia is DCH, Intel is DCH every single thing is going to be DCH ONLY. All the zombie tracking Win11 systems will have DSE disabled because of Secure Boot and slowly everything will be locked down, Win11 is phase 2, first phase was WaaS - Win10 and etc. I wonder how phase 3 will be..

    Welcome to George Orwell's 1984.


    Anyways this is interesting if you see...there's going to be fragmentation but I wonder if any of these will have Standard Drivers or it's DCH ONLY, thanks to someone on TPU posting the link for this, which we all saw anyways when Kepler was going to be EOLed.

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    standard driver's is fully stopped ? :mad:
     
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    Yep, thanks to end of life for Win 7 drivers and the release of Win 11.
     
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    Wow that sucks no more support for even 780ti/750ti/680? Man I feel old. And even win7/8 wow that's terrible. Isn't Win8 still in service life? They don't even try to hide the monopoly across the whole industry anymore do they. At least you can still get archived drivers but I wouldn't count on it, almost have to archive what you need yourself if you are trying to hold on to older, perfectly fine OS and hardware. I get the graphics tech updates but come on. These guys are the ones who would sell an improved spoon, wheel or shovel etc if they had the muscle to enforce it. That mentality is pretty evident for the last couple years all over.
     
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