New GeForce Game Ready Drivers. What does 496.49 WHQL bring?

The new GeForce Game Ready 496.49 WHQL drivers have just debuted, and you can update them yourself (manually) or hand them over to the GeForce Experience application, which will ask for the update. Is this update worth taking care of? Who should be interested in it in the first place? About it below.

What do the new GeForce Game Ready 496.49 WHQL drivers bring?

The latest GeForce Game Ready driver is dedicated to the game Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (as part of GeForce Rewards, you can unlock the Special Elegant Lord Outfit at the start of the adventure), which optimizes accordingly, but does the same for 10 other new titles:

  • Age of Empires IV
  • Battlefield 2042 (early access)
  • Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • Chivalry 2
  • DOOM Eternal
  • The Elder Scrolls Online
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition
  • Jurassic World Evolution 2
  • Riders Republic

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The update also introduces support for six more G-SYNC Compatible monitors:

  • AOC 24G2W1G4
  • AOC AG274QS3R1B+
  • ASUS XG249CM

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There are also six new profiles of optimal game settings in the GeForce Experience application:

  • Crysis 2 Remastered
  • Crysis 3 Remastered
  • Gas Station Simulator
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Qian Nv You Hun
  • Sword and Fairy 7

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In addition, the new GeForce Game Ready 496.49 WHQL drivers introduced support for DLSS technology in Chivalry 2, making even RTX 2060 enough to play smoothly over 60 FPS in 4K.