Release 440 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.

Release 440 delivers performance enhancements over the previous ODE, Release 430, with performance gains up to 30% for popular applications such as Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS, PTC Creo, and Autodesk VRED, depending on application mode and optimization settings.

What’s New in Version 440 U8:

  • Added support for RTX-accelerated ray tracing and other features for the following RTX-powered creative applications:
  • Unreal Engine 4.25
    • Includes production-ready support for RTX-accelerated real-time ray tracing. (Currently available as preview with final release in a few weeks.)
  • OctaneRender 2020
    • Adds production-ready OptiX 7 support
  • D5 Render
    • D5 Render is a brand new visualization app using real-time ray tracing. (Currently available in a free public beta, with the official release expected at the end of May.)
    • Adobe's suite of 3D material creation apps: Substance Designer and Substance Painter
    • In addition to Substance's existing support for RTX acceleration for baking, the Curvature baker in Designer and Painter is being upgraded to now use ray tracing.
  • Keyshot 9.2 and Keyshot Viewer
    • Includes the OptiX 7 enabled renderer just released by Luxion.

Fixed Issues in Version 440 U8

  • [RayTracing]: Performance drop occurs when using optixGetTriangleVertexData.
  • [OptiX][Arnold] Buffer overrun occurs on decrypted PTX.
  • [OptiX][Arnold] Fixes and improvements for Arnold 6.0.3 Sparse Texture build.
  • [Optix][Arnold]: Artifacts appear in non-square, non-mipmapped textures.
  • [OptiX][Arnold]: Improved OptiX demand load paging to maximize performance.
  • [OptiX][Arnold SDK]: Application crashes (access violation) may occur.
  • [OptiX]: OptiX generates invalid code for trap instructions.
  • [Notebook]: External display audio does not work.


Known Issues in Version 440 U8

  • [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.

Supported Products:

Quadro RTX Series:

  • Quadro RTX 8000
  • Quadro RTX 6000
  • Quadro RTX 5000
  • Quadro RTX 4000
  • Quadro RTX 3000

Quadro RTX Series (Notebooks):

  • Quadro RTX 5000
  • Quadro RTX 4000
  • Quadro RTX 3000

Quadro Series:

  • Quadro GV100
  • Quadro GP100
  • Quadro P6000
  • Quadro P5200
  • Quadro P5000
  • Quadro P4000
  • Quadro P2200
  • Quadro P2000
  • Quadro P1000
  • Quadro P620
  • Quadro P600
  • Quadro P400
  • Quadro M6000 24GB
  • Quadro M6000
  • Quadro M5000
  • Quadro M4000
  • Quadro M2000
  • Quadro K6000
  • Quadro K5200
  • Quadro K5000
  • Quadro K4000
  • Quadro K4200
  • Quadro K2200
  • Quadro K2000
  • Quadro K2000D
  • Quadro K1200
  • Quadro K620
  • Quadro K600
  • Quadro K420
  • Quadro 410

Quadro Series (Notebooks):

  • Quadro T2000
  • Quadro T1000
  • Quadro P5200
  • Quadro P5000
  • Quadro P4200
  • Quadro P3200
  • Quadro P4000
  • Quadro P3000
  • Quadro P2000
  • Quadro P1000
  • Quadro P600
  • Quadro P520
  • Quadro P500
  • Quadro M2200
  • Quadro M1200
  • Quadro M620
  • Quadro M520
  • Quadro M5500
  • Quadro M5000M
  • Quadro M4000M
  • Quadro M3000M
  • Quadro M2000M
  • Quadro M1000M
  • Quadro M600M
  • Quadro M500M
  • Quadro K2200M
  • Quadro K620M

Quadro Blade/Embedded Series :

  • Quadro P5000
  • Quadro P3000
  • Quadro P2000
  • Quadro P1000
  • Quadro M5000 SE
  • Quadro M3000 SE

Quadro NVS Series:

  • NVS 810, NVS 510

Quadro Sync Series:

  • Quadro Sync II, Quadro Sync

NVS Series:

  • NVS 810, NVS 510