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Quadro Desktop/Quadro Notebook Driver Release 450

Version: R450 U2 (451.77)  WHQL
Release Date: 2020.7.16
Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit
Language: English (US)
File Size: 382.9 MB

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Release 450 is an 'Optimal Drivers for Enterprise' (ODE) branch release. ODE branches are designed and tested to provide long-term stability and availability, making drivers from these branches ideal for enterprise customers and other users requiring application and hardware certification.

Quadro ODE drivers are a superset of the NVIDIA Studio Drivers and provide all the benefits of the Studio Driver, in addition to Quadro-specific enhancements and testing.

What’s New in Version 450 U2

  • RTX-Powered Creative App Updates.
    This driver is validated against the latest GPU-accelerated creative app releases including the following.
    • V-Ray 5 GPU
      Adds out-of-core geometry support for working with large scenes.
    • Corel Painter 2021
      Includes 2x increase in GPU-accelerated brush engines.
    • Substance Alchemist
      Adds AI to the Image to Material feature.
    • Blender Cycles
      Adds AI to denoiser.
    • Premiere Pro
      Adds hardware encoding using NVIDIA Encoder.
  • This version contains bug fixes (see Fixed Issues in Version 450 U2)
  • Added support for Windows 10 Version 2004 (May 2020 Update).
    Includes support for Hardware Scheduling.
  • Added support for CUDA 11.0.
  • Added support for DirectX 12 Ultimate.
    Includes support for the following technologies:
    • DirectX Raytracing 1.1
    • Variable Rate Shading
    • Mesh Shaders
    • Sampler Feedback
  • Added support for Vulkan swapgroups on single and multiple GPU configurations (see R451.48 Release Notes for limitations).
  • NVIDIA Control Panel – “Run with graphics processor” control is not available starting with Windows 10 Version 2004 (May 2020 Update).
  • Added security updates for driver components.
    See the NVIDIA Security Bulletin 5031 for details.

Limitations in Version 450 U2

  • Mosaic and Sync Features
    Users of Mosaic and Sync features are advised to remain on the NVIDIA Quadro R440 driver branch.

Fixed Issues in Version 450 U2

  • [Adobe Premiere]: Adjustments in Lumetri color panel causes video to appear noisy.
  • Blue-screen crash occurs pointing to 0x9F Power State Failure error.
  • [Quadro notebook]: Under circumstances where the display driver fails to load properly, a bug check may occur in the driver during the attempt to recover.
  • [Dassault]: Excessive acceleration structure alignment requirements for Vulkan makes Vulkan raytracing unusable in some cases.
  • [PTC Creo]: Clipping occurs when viewing a mold in Draft Check mode under various configurations.
  • [PTC Creo 3]: Performance drop occurs when spinning a Creo model where vertex-specific colors have been applied.
  • [Dassault Systemes][Optix 6]][Quadro RTX]: Accessing a model results in a CUDA error pointing to an illegal memory access.
  • [Adobe Fresco] Flickering texture corruption occurs while interacting with the canvas.

Open Issues in Version 450 U2

  • [Alchemist]: The application crashes when either changing the display resolution or switching to another display with a different resolution.

  • To workaround, avoid changing the resolution, or disconnecting from or connecting to an external display with the application opened.

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