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
Limitations 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.
Fixed Issues 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.
Open 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.
- [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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