NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready 522.25 WHQL Driver Released with Support for GeForce RTX 4090, First DLSS 3 Games, and DirectX 12 Performance Improvements of Up to 24%

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NVIDIA has released its GeForce Game Ready 522.25 WHQL driver, adding support for its new flagship graphics card, the GeForce RTX 4090, as well as support for the latest DLSS games, including the first DLSS 3 titles. Users will also find substantial DirectX 12 performance improvements for GeForce RTX GPUs for a range of titles, including Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (up to 24% in 1080p) and Cyberpunk 2077 (up to 20% in 1080p).

Game Ready For New Game Launches

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Gotham Knights
  • Scorn
  • Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection

DLSS 3 Games (Includes support for DLSS 2, also known as DLSS Super Resolution)

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Bright Memory: Infinite
  • F1 22
  • Justice “Fuyun Court” New Graphics Showcase
  • Loopmancer
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator

DLSS 2 Games

  • Blind Fate: Edo no Yami
  • Dakar Desert Rally
  • Destroy All Humans! 2 – Reprobed
  • Gotham Knights
  • Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection

Substantial DirectX 12 Performance Improvements For GeForce RTX GPUs

  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: up to 24% (1080p)
  • Battlefield 2042: up to 7% (1080p)
  • Borderlands 3: Up to 8% (1080p)
  • Call of Duty: Vanguard: up to 12% (4K)
  • Control: up to 6% (4K)
  • Cyberpunk 2077: up to 20% (1080p)
  • F1 22: up to 17% (4K)
  • Far Cry 6: up to 5% (1440p)
  • Forza Horizon 5: up to 8% (1080P)
  • Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition: up to 8% (4k)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2: up to 7% (1080p)
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider: up to 5% (1080p)
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2: up to 5% (1080p)
  • Watch Dogs: Legion: up to 9% (1440p)


Powered by the new ultra-efficient NVIDIA Ada Lovelace, 3rd generation RTX architecture, the GeForce RTX 4090 is beyond fast, giving gamers and creators a quantum leap in performance. Today, this incredible new card hits the streets, along with the first DLSS 3 games. To unlock the full potential of the world’s new performance champion, you’ll need our new Game Ready Driver, which is available to download and install on Windows 10 and Windows 11 systems via the “Drivers” tab of GeForce Experience.

If you’re using a previous-generation GeForce RTX graphics card or laptop, you’ll also want to install ASAP to benefit from new DirectX 12 optimizations that can improve performance by double digits in popular titles.

Additionally, there’s support for the latest DLSS 2 Super Resolution games, enabling you to boost performance significantly. And we’ve got Game Ready optimizations for the upcoming launch of A Plague Tale: Requiem, Gotham Knights, Scorn, and Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection.

A direct link to the new GeForce Game Ready 522.25 WHQL driver can be found here for those who don’t want to get them through GeForce Experience, while the release notes with a full list of fixes and other specifics can be found here.

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