I was advised by NVidia support to post this question in this section of the NVidia developer forums, although this problem does not impact Linux specifically and I fully realize this is not the ideal location of such a request. Please feel free to move to any other section. I am posting this as I am hoping this would catch attention of NVidia engineers and developers.
Since several years back NVidia graphics started to produce “unpleasant” output - the image is not stable and is exhibiting some form of flickering. This causes eye strain and feelings of nausea. In the past several years I have seen a number of different graphics cards on various systems and monitors and the problem is basically getting worse with every generation. I am not alone with this problem: a whole community that is capable of spotting the issue and is impacted by various symptoms due to this has emerged around the ledstrain.org forum - although the forum contains many other issues regarding other products as well, issues with NVidia cards get often repeated.
I myself am extremely sensitive to flicker and I - apart from many other people for whom the card’s output just produces health symptoms - can clearly see the instability. And it is not caused by monitors.
As - after spending dozens of hours studying the issue with various HW and SW - I am very much confident the problem is real, at this point I am even considering getting in touch with technology universities to further study the issue with lab equipment and making the issue public.
I am personally convinced the issue impacts millions of people that are only totally unaware of the source of their issues and are blaming general “computer fatigue”. The issue may also explain recent popularity of dark themes as they help hide any potential picture instability.
I would welcome any NVidia engineers to look into the issue, I am ready to provide any further details as required.