Windows 11 22H2 has a problem with Nvidia GeForce cards, the chipmaker confirmed in a statement, promising it is working on a fix. In some cases, Windows 11 can cause 22H2 BSOD, result in lower FPS and have a significant performance impact on some systems, according to reports on reddit and Feedback Hub.
Nvidia spokesperson confirmed that the chipmaker is aware that users may see a performance impact on certain games when using the initial release of Windows 11 22H2 on systems powered by GeForce cards. Nvidia and Microsoft have identified issues with new “graphics debugging tools” added to Windows 11 22H2.
The companies are working closely together to release driver updates that should fully address game performance issues. Nvidia said the Windows 11 22H2 feature is accidentally enabled and results in performance issues, especially lower frame rates in some games.
A fix is expected soon and will be delivered via the GeForce driver update, but Microsoft is also working on a fix to be delivered sometime in October.
It goes without saying that this is an annoying bug for early adopters of Windows 11 22H2 and it is mainly gamers who will be the victims of this. Performance may also be lower in video editing apps, but a drop of just a few percent in apps won’t be noticeable.
On the other hand, a system slowdown in a competitive online game can be frustrating for many users.
Postpone Windows 11 22H2 for now
We repeat our previous advice – it is always better to postpone major updates like Windows 11 version 22H2. Although the feature updates are tested by users, it always takes some time for undetected bugs to be fixed.
If you’re using Windows 10 or Windows 11 version 21H2, it’s probably best to wait until at least next month. It’s better to wait for the patching to finish in October – and then do user testing to make sure nothing else breaks. Remember that Windows Update fixes are known for collateral damage.
This is an evolving story…