GeForce 461.72 GRD: First Graphics Driver from Nvidia for Reserving Bar

With GeForce 461.72 GRD, Nvidia publishes the very first graphics driver on “gaming ampere” generation graphics cards with support for in-house customization of resistive bars. With this, the manufacturer attracts the GeForce RTX 3060 (test) functionally with smart access memory (test) from AMD.

Supportable bar support

Since the addition of new drivers, GeForce RTX 3090 (test), GeForce RTX 3080 (test), GeForce RTX 3070 (test) and GeForce RTX 3060 Ti (test) requires a compatible BIOS update for the graphics card from Nvidia. Available compatible with available bar. you follow “Later in march“. A different plan was already made in the syllabus of CES 2021, Nvidia Notice on his website Approved.

Support for other desktop GPUs will follow in late March.


By the end of March, all Ampere graphics cards will be ready for the resistable bar using the VBIOS update. In addition, Nvidia names CPUs and chipsets that support Resizable BAR in combination with GeForce RTX 3000 and the current driver.

AMD Ryzen 3000 (test) and AMD Ryzen 5000 (test) as well as AMD chipsets of 400 and 500 series, 10th and 11th core generation from Intel and chipsets Z490, H470, B460 and H410 as well. Supports the new 500 series. A compatible BIOS is required from the mainboard manufacturer.

On the GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB, the advantages of Resizable BAR are still very limited, as is the editorial team’s first ad exposure. However, Nvidia currently has only eight games on its whitelist, five of them included on the editorial team’s testing course, a two-show increase of only four percent, while Watch Dogs: Legion even causes major problems and stops is.

Support for dedicated mining GPU

GeForce 461.72 GRD is also introducing support for the new dedicated mining GPUs of the Nvidia CMP HX series for the first time, with the manufacturer officially expecting sales of just US $ 15 million for the coming quarter and which compares to The reason is the GeForce RTX-3000 Series Lower Hashtrate is yet to practically prove its usefulness in terms of graphics card prices and availability for gamers.

Apart from the support of the Resistable Bar and Nvidia CMP HX, official ones are limited. Issue Notes (PDF) On the currently unresolved problems of the driver.

Open case
  • Some desktop applications may flicker or stutter when resizing windows on some desktop configurations [3252200]. See NVIDIA KBA 5157 for a possible workaway.
  • [Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege][Advanced Optimus]: The game may crash while launching. [3257842]
  • [GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER]: On some PC configurations random flickering may appear at the top of the monitor. [3184254]
  • [World of Warcraft: Shadowlands]: Random flicker may occur at some places in the game [3206341]
  • [Supreme Commander/Supreme Commander 2]: Games experience lower FPS. [3231218]
  • [Batman Arkham Knight]: The game crashes when turbulence smoke is enabled. [3202250]
  • [Steam VR game]: Stutter and lag occur upon starting a game while any GPU hardware monitoring device is running in the background. [3152190]
  • [G-SYNC][NVIDIA Ampere/Turing GPU architecture]: On systems using some higher refresh-rate G-SYNC monitors, GPU power consumption may increase in idle mode. [200667566]
  • [YouTube]: Video playback stutters while scrolling down the YouTube page. [3129705]
  • [Notebook]: Some Pascal-based notebooks display w / a high refresh rate that can randomly drop to 60Hz during gameplay. [3009452]
  • DisplayPort-to-HDMI 2.1 protocol converter clock is limited to 600MHz pixel clock [3202060]

GeForce 461.72 GRD – Release Notes

Download on ComputerBase

As always, GeForce 461.72 GRD can be downloaded directly from the ComputerBase download archive below this message.

The editorial team thanked community member “FLCL” for pointing this out.

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