The 496.49 driver came un-announced with a Windows 10 Update some time ago, I noticed it still didn't have Vulkan and decided to test Asus driver from their support page.
I uninstalled 496.49 and installed 466.11 - reason: it's the last driver that doesn't give GPU memory fluctuations, they go 6001 to 7001MHz. Some drivers go 6001MHz just a few times here and there, this 496.49 was terrible, it stayed mostly on 6001MHz. I use MSI Afterburner 4.6.4.xxxx beta 3 to check freqs, temps, volts etc, tested Heaven 4.0 1440p external monitor, I also don't use default volt/freq curve, have created my own with MSI Afterburner that gives BETTER fps with lower watts/temps - stock may require 0.837v, my curve takes 0.768v with higher freq. I notice two separate power limits with Afterburner, first at 115W and second at 130W. maybe these have something to do with mem fluctuations. I leave GPU memory freq at stock 7001MHz
image: GPU memory freq fluctuations, Heaven 4.0 bench with 496.49 driver. -- 466.11 driver is I believe the last driver without them ....score is 4% higher with 466.11 / without fluctuations