GeForce GPUs slow down after installing Windows 11 2022 Update

GeForce GPUs slow down after installing Windows 11 2022 Update

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Sam Machkovech

Some users of Nvidia’s GeForce graphics cards are experiencing severe performance issues after installing the Windows 11 2022 (aka Windows 11 22H2) update that Microsoft released to the public earlier this week. As reported by Bleeping Computer, affected users experience stuttering, inconsistent frame rates and slowdowns, even on fast computers with modern components.

Nvidia says the problem is caused by some new Windows graphics debugging features that are enabled by mistake.

Company publicly acknowledged the problem and released a new beta version of the GeForce Experience software package that it says should fix it. This means that the problem is with Nvidia’s additional software rather than the GeForce drivers themselves; if you installed the drivers without the GeForce Experience software, you may not have noticed the slowdown in the first place.

Bugs like these are why Microsoft releases major Windows updates in stages, starting with a small group of computers and working outward. The company learned this lesson at the start of the Windows-as-a-service era, when issues like broken webcams, data loss and broken apps surfaced early in the public release process for significant feature updates.

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