nVIDIA Studio Driver 516.94 for Windows 11 / 10

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NVIDIA Studio Drivers present artists, creators, and 3D builders with the most effective efficiency and reliability when working with artistic functions. To obtain the very best stage of reliability, Studio Drivers endure in-depth testing towards multi-app creator workflows and several revisions of the highest artistic functions from Adobe to Autodesk and past.

nVIDIA Studio Driver helps

30-bit coloration

In addition, this new NVIDIA Studio Driver introduces assist for 30-bit coloration throughout all product traces. With 24-bit coloration, a pixel might be constructed from 16.7 million shades of coloration. By rising to 30-bit coloration, a pixel can now be constructed from over 1 billion shades of coloration, which eliminates the abrupt modifications in shades of identical coloration.


The September NVIDIA Studio Driver provides optimal support for the most recent creative programs together with NVIDIA Canvas, Jianying Pro video editing program, and an update to the Maxine AR SDK that improves the quality and stability of AI-driven body tracking in programs like Notch. In addition, this new Studio driver brings support for the upcoming Windows 11 release, which includes a wide range of new features and performance to boost your creative workflows.

In addition, this driver assists Vulkan 1.2 in addition to optimum assist and bug fixes for the most recent artistic functions from Adobe, Autodesk, Blender, Chaos, and Corel.


Assists in the brand new GeForce RTX SUPER Max-Q GPUs, together with a dozen new RTX Studio laptops.

If you’re a content material creator who prioritizes stability and high quality for artistic workflows together with video enhancing, animation, images, graphic design, and stay streaming, select Studio Driver.

Discontinued Support

3D Vision

Beginning with Release 430, the NVIDIA driver does not help the next 3D Vision applied sciences and options:

  • NVIDIA 3D Stereoscopic Driver, together with the 3D Vision driver and USB (emitter) driver
  • NVAPI-based stereo APIs for Direct3D functions.

NVIDIA Kepler GPUs for Notebooks

  • Beginning with Release 430, the NVIDIA driver does not help NVIDIA GPUs for notebooks based mostly on the Kepler structure.

32-bit Operating Systems

  • Beginning with Release 396, NVIDIA is not releasing Game Ready drivers for 32-bit working methods for any GPU structure.

NVIDIA Studio Driver 516.94 Release Notes

  • [Apex Legends] Improves gameplay stability.
  • [Red Dead Redemption 2] Performance improvement when using DLSS is lower compared to previous drivers.
  • [Overwatch] Game may freeze on launching a match.
  • [MSI GE66 Raider 10UG/MSI GE76 Raider 10UH] Windows brightness setting does not work when the notebook is in dedicated GPU mode.
  • [Chivalry 2] Toggling DLSS preset may cause gameplay to shimmer or show a black rectangle.
  • [Dungeons 3] Game will crash on startup.
  • [Destiny 2] Game may randomly freeze after launching the game or during gameplay.
  • [Prepar3D] Light sources display flashing black boxes.
  • [Xbox Application] Windowed G-SYNC engages and causes stutter/sluggish performance in the Xbox app.
  • [NVIDIA Ampere GPU]: With the GPU connected to an HDMI 2.1 audio/video receiver, audio may drop out when playing back Dolby Atmos.

This release supports the following APIs:

  • Open Computing Language (OpenCLTM software) 3.0 for NVIDIA Maxwell and later GPUs
  • OpenGL 4.6
  • Vulkan 1.3
  • DirectX 11
  • DirectX 12

Software Module Versions

  • NVIDIA RTX Desktop Manager – 202.85
  • HD Audio Driver –
  • NVIDIA PhysX System Software – 9.21.0713
  • GeForce Experience –
  • CUDA – 11.7
  • DCH NVIDIA Control Panel – 8.1.962.0

Supported Products:

  • GeForce RTX 20 Series: GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER, GeForce RTX 2080, GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER, GeForce RTX 2070, GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER, GeForce RTX 2060
  • GeForce 16 Series: GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, GeForce GTX 1660, GeForce GTX 1650
  • GeForce 10 Series: GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, GeForce GTX 1080, GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, GeForce GTX 1070, GeForce GTX 1060, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, GeForce GTX 1050

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 11.

Size: 784 MB

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