The latest round of Windows 10 updates is causing slowdowns in games and BSOD errors

Numbered KB5001330 and KB5001337 and distributed since April 13, these Windows 10 updates are causing problems for gamers using certain configurations equipped with NVIDIA, AMD and even Intel graphics accelerators.

Until corrected versions are provided, or possibly new video drivers, it may be best to postpone the application of cumulative updates KB5001330 for Windows 10 20H1 and 20H2 and KB5001337 for Windows 10 1903 and 1909.

When installing these updates, users reported BSOD errors such as 0x800f081f, 0x800f0984, and 0x800f0922, preventing the installation process from completing. When errors occur, Windows indicates the Nvidia GeForce 466.11 WHQL graphics driver and Intel graphics driver as the cause of the problem. Systems equipped with AMD graphics cards are also affected.

Ironically, on PCs that have installed older versions of the above-mentioned drivers, the installation of updates succeeds, but for users to later have problems with the operation of V-Sync technology and unexplained framerate drops in their favorite games.

According to Nvidia, the source of the problems is a bug leaked in the KB5000842 update distributed since March 29. Uninstalling this Windows 10 update and the ones already listed above seems to fix the situation.

A possible solution for framerate drops, this time proposed by users, could be activating the “High performance” or “Ultimate performance” power plans by visiting the Windows Settings menu, in the System – Power & Sleep – Additional power section.

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