GeForce 527.56 WHQL: Game Ready driver is ready for The Witcher 3 Next Gen


Nvidia's latest graphics driver, the GeForce 527.56 WHQL “Game Ready” brings the long-awaited next-gen update to the ray tracing tech demo Portal with RTX (test), in addition to the obligatory bug fixes The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and the DLSS-3 patch for Jurassic World Evolution 2.

One ​​game ready driver chases the next

Due to the numerous new games released at the beginning of the dark season, the release of a new game-ready driver by Nvidia is currently a weekly issue. At the beginning of December, the GeForce 527.37 WHQL provided an optimized gaming experience in Need for Speed ​​Unbound and Firaxis' Tactics role-playing game Marvel's Midnight Suns, during the GeForce 526.98 released in mid-November, which among other things supported the GeForce RTX 4080 (test) as a second graphics card with Ada Lovelace GPU for the first time, fixed a problem with high power consumption on the desktop and made optimizations for Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales (test), Warhammer 40,000 Darktide and World of Warcraft: Dragonflight.

Among other things, optimizations for the am December 14 free next-gen update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (test) with Nvidia DLSS 3 (test), AMD FSR 2.0 (test) and ray tracing.

The corresponding Adrenalin driver for AMD graphics cards with optimizations for the Next- The Witcher 3 Gen Update was released last week.

Fixed and still open bugs

As usual with every new game-ready release, Nvidia also lists a number of fixed and still open, but already known bugs in the official release notes (PDF). Among other things, a bug has been fixed that could lead to flickering image output when playing with a GeForce RTX 4090 (test).

Fixed Issues

  • [GeForce RTX 4090] Watch Dogs 2 may display flickering when staring at the sky
  • Games utilizing DLSS 3 may crash when ending a recording using Shadowplay or OBS with NVENC
  • Older versions of Minecraft Java Edition show corruption on screen
  • [Microsoft Surface Book 2] Display driver fails to install on GeForce GTX 1060
  • [RTX 4090] No display when hot plugging back and forth between DisplayPort and HDMI
  • Errors in Adobe Premiere and After Effects with H.264 and HEVC content

Some errors with HDR content as well as problems with Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR) and Deep Learning Dynamic Super Resolution (DLDSR) are still problematic.

Open Issues

  • Toggling HDR on and off in-game causes game stability issues when non-native resolution is used
  • [DirectX 12] Shadowplay recordings may appear over exposed when Use HDR is enabled from the Windows display settings
  • Monitor may briefly flicker on waking from display sleep if DSR/DLDSR is enabled
  • [Halo Wars 2] In-game foliage is larger than normal and displays constant flickering
  • [Steam version] Forza Horizon 4 may freeze after 15-30 minutes of gameplay

Download on ComputerBase

As usual, the new GeForce 527.56 WHQL “Game Ready” and the latest version of Nvidia GeForce Experience can be downloaded directly below this message from the ComputerBase download area.

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