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GeForce 461.72 GRT: Nvidia’s first graphics driver for resizable BAR

With the GeForce 461.72 GRT, Nvidia releases the first graphics driver with support for in-boosting resizable BAR on “Gaming Ampere” generation graphics cards. With this, the manufacturer works with the GeForce RTX3060 (tested) with smart access memory (tested) from AMD.

Resizable BAR support

In addition to the new driver requiring a BIOS update related to graphics cards from Nvidia, GeForce RTX3090 (tested), GeForce RTX3080 (tested), GeForce RTX3070 (tested) and GeForce RTX 3060D (tested) Not yet compatible with resizable BAR. You are following “Then in March“. Related projects are already integrated separately today in the course of CES 2021, Nvidia Take a look at his website Approved.

Support for other desktop GPUs will arrive by the end of March.


By the end of March, all ampere graphics cards will be ready for BAR resizable using the VBIOS update. In addition, Nvidia names CPUs and chipsets that support resizable BAR along with a GeForce RTX3000 and current driver.

AMD Raison 3000 (tested) and AMD Raison 5000 (tested) and AMD chipsets of the 400 and 500 series, 10th and 11th flagship generation and chipsets from Intel Z490, H470, B460 and H410 and chipsets support the new 500 series. Requires a compatible BIOS from the mainboard manufacturer.

At GeForce RTX 3060 12GB, the advantages of resizable BAR are still minimal, as the editorial board’s first definitions show. However, there are currently only eight games on Nvidia’s roster, five of which have been included in the editorial board’s test curriculum, with two shows only four per cent growth, while Watchdogs: Legion also causes major problems.

Support for dedicated mining GPUs

The GeForce 461.72 GRT also introduces for the first time support for the new dedicated mining GPUs in the Nvidia CMB HX series, which the manufacturer expects to only sell for $ 15 million in the coming quarter, which is the reason for their comparison to the GeForce RTX-3R series of Platform games It has not yet proven its usefulness in terms of the availability of graphics cards.

Official limited, except for support for resizable BAR and Nvidia CMP HX Release Notes (PDF) The driver is currently in unresolved issues.

Open issues
  • Some desktop applications may flicker or stumble when resizing the window in some PC configurations [3252200]. See Nvidia KPA5157 for a possible package.
  • [Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege][Advanced Optimus]: The game may crash when starting. [3257842]
  • [GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER]: Random flashing may appear on top of the monitor in some PC configurations. [3184254]
  • [World of Warcraft: Shadowlands]: Random flicker may occur at certain points in the game [3206341]
  • [Supreme Commander/Supreme Commander 2]: Games enjoy low FPS. [3231218]
  • [Batman Arkham Knight]: The game crashes when turbulent smoke is turned on. [3202250]
  • [Steam VR game]: Any GPU hardware tracking device causes glitches and setbacks when starting a game while running in the background. [3152190]
  • [G-SYNC][NVIDIA Ampere/Turing GPU architecture]: GPU power consumption may increase in idle mode on computers using some high-update-rate G-SYNC monitors. [200667566]
  • [YouTube]: Video playback stumbles when scrolling the YouTube page. [3129705]
  • [Notebook]: Some Pascal based notebooks w / high update rate displays may drop to approximately 60Hz during play. [3009452]
  • Display-to-HDMI 2.1 protocol converter clock is limited to 600 MHz pixel clock [3202060]

GeForce 461.72 GRT – Release Notes

Download on computerbase

As usual, GeForce 461.72 GRT can be downloaded directly from the ComputerBase download archive for this message.

The editorial team thanks community member FLCL for pointing this out.

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