NVIDIA Releases Firmware Update Tool To Support DisplayPort 1.3 and 1.4 Displays

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Nvidia is now allowing you to update GPUs with a firmware to enable HDR color accuracy. That might come in pretty handy for people who are on the lookout for the upcoming ACER/ASUS HDR Gsync 144hz monitors.

The firmware allows 10 and 12 bit per channel signal output when an HDR “signal” is detected. The DisplayPort 1.3 and 1.4 specifications provide enhanced display capabilities.  To ensure compatibility with these specifications, an update to the NVIDIA graphics firmware may be required. Without the update, systems that are connected to a DisplayPort 1.3 / 1.4 monitor could experience blank screens on boot until the operating system loads, or could experience a hang on boot.  

Applicable Graphics Cards


  • TITAN X (Maxwell), TITAN X (Pascal), TITAN XP

GeForce 10 Series:

  • GeForce GT 1030, GeForce GTX 1050, GTX 1050Ti, GTX 1060, GTX 1070, GTX 1070Ti, GTX 1080, GTX 1080Ti

GeForce 900 Series:

  • GeForce GTX 950, GTX 950Ti, GTX 960, GTX 970, GTX 980, GTX 980Ti

GeForce 700 Series:

  • GeForce GTX 745, GTX 750, GTX 750Ti

Quadro Series:

  • Quadro GP100, Quadro P6000, Quadro P5000, Quadro P4000, Quadro P2000, Quadro P1000, Quadro P620, Quadro P600, Quadro P400, Quadro M6000 24GB, Quadro M6000, Quadro M5000, Quadro M4000, Quadro M2000, Quadro K2200, Quadro K1200, Quadro K620, NVS 810

NVIDIA has created a downloadable tool which will detect whether the firmware update is needed, and if needed, give the user the option to update it. This update only applies to the graphics cards listed above. For desktop systems, please follow the link below to download the NVIDIA Graphics Firmware Update Tool.




Installation - I've walked through the setup processes. Have a peek at the screenshots below as to what you can expect.

NVIDIA Releases Firmware Update Tool To Support DisplayPort 1.3 and 1.4 Displays

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