NVIDIA Releases GeForce Game Ready 527.56 WHQL Driver for Portal with RTX and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Next-Gen Upgrade

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NVIDIA has released its GeForce Game Ready 527.56 WHQL driver, providing the best day-0 gaming experience for the latest new games featuring NVIDIA DLSS 3 technology, including Portal with RTX, which launches today, and updates for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Jurassic World Evolution 2.

The the new GeForce Game Ready 527.56 WHQL driver can be downloaded through GeForce Experience, while a full list of fixes in this driver for previously reported issues can be found here.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s next-gen update, which is due on December 14, will feature the following:

  • RTX Global Illumination (RTXGI) adds more immersive and realistic outdoor ray-traced lighting
  • Ray-traced ambient occlusion improves shading around objects occluding light
  • Ray-traced shadows improve the fidelity, clarity and visibility of shadows
  • Ray-traced reflections increase the accuracy and quality of reflections on bodies of water and other suitably reflective surfaces

Fixed Issues in Version 527.56 WHQL

  • [GeForce RTX 4090] Watch Dogs 2 may display flickering when staring at the sky
  • [3858016]
  • Games utilizing DLSS 3 may crash when ending a recording using Shadowplay or OBS
  • with NVENC [3817185]
  • Older versions of Minecraft Java Edition show corruption on screen [3870232]
  • [Microsoft Surface Book 2] Display driver fails to install on GeForce GTX 1060
  • [3876764]
  • [RTX 4090] No display when hot plugging back and forth between DisplayPort and
  • HDMI [3672801]
  • Errors in Adobe Premiere and After Effects with H.264 and HEVC content [3881781]

Open Issues in Version 527.56 WHQL

  • Toggling HDR on and off in-game causes game stability issues when non-native
  • resolution is used. [3624030]
  • [DirectX 12] Shadowplay recordings may appear over exposed when Use HDR is
  • enabled from the Windows display settings. [200742937]
  • Monitor may briefly flicker on waking from display sleep if DSR/DLDSR is enabled.
  • [3592260]
  • [Halo Wars 2] In-game foliage is larger than normal and displays constant flickering
  • [3888343]
  • [Steam version] Forza Horizon 4 may freeze after 15-30 minutes of gameplay
  • [3866530]

There are over 100 games and over 70 applications available with ray tracing support now, according to NVIDIA.

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Tsing Mui
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