Download Nvidia GeForce 527.37 Game Ready And 526.98 WHQL Studio Drivers

NVIDIA releases Game Ready and Studio WHQL drivers every month with improvements, fixes, and support for additional hardware when needed. Download the latest Nvidia GeForce drivers here.

NVIDIA GEFORCE DRIVERS

NVIDIA has recently released the GeForce 527.37 Game Ready driver for its line of GPUs. However, the latest Studio WHQL driver is still on version 526.98.

If you are a hardcore gamer, then you can download the Game Ready driver, or if you give preference to other GPU-heavy rendering like video editing, then you may download the Studio driver using the direct download links shared below.

The Nvidia GeForce 527.37 includes support for Marvel’s Midnight Suns as well as Need for Speed Unbound which uses Nvidia DLSS 3 technology.

Release Summary

Nvidia Game Ready Driver 527.37

  • Driver version: 527.37
  • Driver size: 813.13 MB
  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 11Windows 10 x64
  • Available languages: English
  • Release Date: 1st December 2022

Nvidia Studio Driver 526.98

  • Driver version: 526.98
  • Driver size: 813.34 MB
  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 11Windows 10 x64
  • Available languages: English
  • Release Date: 16th October 2022

Fixes and Improvements

Let us have a look into what is new and improved in both of these driver releases by Nvidia.

New in GeForce Game Ready Driver 527.37

In addition to the two aforementioned games above, the following game titles have also been added to the list of GeForce Experience’s one-click optimal settings feature:

  • Against the Storm
  • Coral Island
  • Evil West
  • Gotham Knights
  • Mabinogi Heroes
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure
  • Sonic Frontiers
  • The Chant
  • Tower of Fantasy
  • TRAHA Global
  • UNDECEMBER
  • Victoria 3
  • Warhammer 40,000: Darktide
  • WRC Generations – The FIA WRC Official Game

Moreover, the following fixes have also been included:

  • The older driver version 526.98 failed to install on certain GeForce GTX 3060 Ti graphics cards. This issue is now fixed
  • The issue of MSI Afterburner not prioritizing GPU temp limit over power when selected in app is now addressed.
  • The flickering that occurred when streaming using the TikTok Broadcasting Tool is now fixed.
  • [RTX 40 series] The issue of Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition showing random screen flashes during gameplay is fixed.
  • The issue of the background apps randomly displaying a slight shift in color saturation has been addressed

To learn more about the GeForce Game Ready 526.98 driver, refer to the Release Notes.

New in GeForce Studio Driver 526.98 WHQL

  • This driver provides optimal support for the latest new creative applications including Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve and MAGIX Vegas Pro.
  • It introduces support for the new GeForce RTX 4080.
  • The G-SYNC logo not displaying in the LG OLED TV menu when connected to GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs is now fixed.
  • The occasional crashing of “Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection” when launched on a GeForce GTX 10 series GPU is fixed.
  • [QNIX QX2710/Fujitsu Siemens SL23T-1/Dell UP2715K/ HP Z27q] The issue of users being unable to select the native resolution of certain monitors from the Windows display settings has been addressed.
  • [Daz Studio] Application issue of the application crashing after updating to the latest driver when trying to run the simulation is fixed.
  • The Desktop Window Manager (dwm.exe) service may be reporting significantly higher GPU usage on certain PC configurations is addressed.
  • Maxon – Cinema4D + Redshift3D vidmemory allocations causing TDR or Driver Crash are fixed.
  • The issue of a drop in 8K60 AV1 decoding performance on RTX 4090 is fixed.
  • VTube Studio crashing to a black screen after the driver update is fixed.
  • The issue of random flashing corruption while playing the game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is fixed.
  • The issue of Call of Duty: Vanguard randomly crashing after extended gameplay has been addressed.
  • The occasional GPU getting stuck in a P0 state after exiting certain games is fixed.
  • Environment flickering in Anvil Engine Games is fixed.
  • Some PC configurations caused rainbow-like artifacts in Forza Horizon 5 after extended gameplay which is now fixed.
  • [Cyberpunk 2077] The in-game map in Cyberpunk 2077 occasionally displays corruption has been addressed.
  • Dell XPS 9560 crashing and rebooting when using desktop applications is fixed.
  • The issue of low performance in Minecraft Java Edition on RTX 30 series GPUs has been fixed.
  • The 165Hz refresh rate option not available on the Samsung Odyssey Ark monitor is now introduced.
  • When using two or more monitors, GeForce Experience Shadowplay/Gamestream selecting the wrong monitor is fixed.
  • The issue of videos played back in Microsoft Edge appearing green if NVIDIA Image Scaling is enabled upon resuming from hibernate or booting with fastboot is now fixed.

To learn more about the GeForce Studio 526.98 driver, refer to the Release Notes.

With these improvements, there are still a few issues that need to be addressed.

Known Issues

GeForce Game Ready Driver 527.37 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 overexposed when “Use HDR” is enabled from the Windows display settings.
  • Older versions of Minecraft Java Edition show corruption on screen.
  • [GeForce RTX 4090] Watch Dogs 2 may display flickering when staring at the sky.
  • The monitor may briefly flicker on waking from display sleep if DSR/DLDSR is enabled.
  • [Microsoft Surface Book 2] Display driver fails to install on GeForce GTX 1060.

GeForce Studio Driver 526.98 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 overexposed when “Use HDR” is enabled from the Windows display settings.
  • Older versions of Minecraft Java Edition show corruption on screen.
  • MSI Afterburner is not prioritizing GPU temp limit over power when selected in the app.
  • [RTX 40 series] Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition may show random screen flashes during
  • gameplay.
  • [GeForce RTX 4090] Watch Dogs 2 may display flickering when staring at the sky.
  • The monitor may briefly flicker on waking from display sleep if DSR/DLDSR is enabled.

After considering all the pros and cons, if you still wish to update your current Nvidia driver, continue to the next section of this post.

Download and Install Nvidia GeForce 527.37 Game Ready or Studio 526.98 Drivers

Direct Downloads

Click on the links below to download the latest GeForce Game Ready drivers for your respective devices:

DOWNLOAD GeForce Game Ready Driver 527.37 DCH for Desktop Win 11/10 64-bit [813.13 MB]

DOWNLOAD GeForce Game Ready Driver 527.37 DCH for Notebook Win 11/10 64-bit [813 MB]

DOWNLOAD GeForce Driver 473.81 for Desktop Win 8.1/ 8/ 7 64-bit [593.15 MB]

DOWNLOAD GeForce Driver 473.81 for Notebook Win 8.1/ 8/ 7 64-bit [593.15 MB]

DOWNLOAD GeForce Driver 368.81 for Win XP 32-bit [209.79 MB]

DOWNLOAD GeForce Driver 368.81 for Win XP 64-bit [209.79 MB]

At the moment, there are no direct download links for Studio drivers by Nvidia. However, you can download them using the method shared below.

For Studio drivers, you must select your hardware series and devices in order to download the right driver.

Online Download

Follow the steps below to download and install GeForce 527.37 Game Ready or 526.98 Studio driver. The method to install either type is the same.

  1. Open the NVIDIA Game Ready driver download page or the Studio Driver download page and click Download.

    Download Game Ready driver
    Download Game Ready driver
  2. On the next page, click Download again.

    Confirm download
    Confirm download
  3. Once downloaded, run the file to open the installation wizard.

  4. You will be asked for an extraction path. Once confirmed, click Ok.

    Extract driver
    Select extraction path
  5. Once extracted, the installation wizard will launch automatically.

    It will initially scan your system to see if it meets the minimum requirements and to detect the graphics card. On the next screen, select whether you want to install the driver only, or also opt for the GeForce Experience.

    Select the associated radio button, then click Agree and continue.

  6. Now, select the type of installation and click Next.

    We suggest that you choose Express Installation.

  7. When the installation completes, click Close.

You can also specify your hardware specs and device details on this Nvidia Downloads Page to download either the Studio or the Game Ready driver suited for your setup.

Another convenient way to update your NVIDIA drivers is through the GeForce Experience app.

To confirm that the latest NVIDIA driver has been installed on your device, head to the Programs and Features page in the Control Panel by typing in appwiz.cpl in the Run Command box, and then look for the NVIDIA Graphics Driver. You should be able to see the driver version next to it.

How to Uninstall NVIDIA Drivers

If for some reason you wish to uninstall the graphics driver, here is how to do so:

  1. Open the Installed Apps page within the Settings app.
  2. Select NVIDIA Windows Display Drivers from the list of programs.
  3. Press the Uninstall button to start the uninstallation process.
  4. Confirm with Windows that you wish to continue with the Uninstall.

You can also completely remove old drivers that are no longer in use.

How to Rollback/Downgrade NVIDIA Drivers

If you have not removed the old NVIDIA drivers manually and want to downgrade or roll back to the older version of the driver, you can easily do it using the Device Manager. Just follow the steps below to rollback NVIDIA drivers:

  1. Open the Device Manager by typing in devmgmt.msc in the Run Command box.
  2. Right-click the NVIDIA driver by expanding Display Adapters and click Properties from the context menu.
  3. Under the Driver tab, click the “Roll Back Driver” button.

Please note that if there is no old driver available in the Windows cache, the “Roll Back Driver” button will be greyed out. Also, Windows only stores one previous version of a driver, so you can only roll back to the one installed before the latest update.

NVIDIA GeForce Driver History

Driver VersionDriver TypeRelease DateSignificant ChangesDownload
527.37Game Ready1-12-22Supports Marvel’s Midnight Suns, Need for Speed Unbound using Nvidia DLSS 3 technology, GeForce Experience’s one-click optimal settings feature now supported in 15 new gamesDownload Here
526.98Studio16-11-22Supports GeForce RTX 4080, World of Warcraft: Dragonflight, NVIDIA DLSS 3 technology for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles MoralesDownload Here
526.98Game Ready16-11-22Supports GeForce RTX 4080, optimal support for Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve and MAGIX Vegas ProDownload Here
NVIDIA GeForce Driver History

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Subhan Zafar is an established IT professional with interests in Windows and Server infrastructure testing and research, and is currently working with Itechtics as a research consultant. He has studied Electrical Engineering and is also certified by Huawei (HCNA & HCNP Routing and Switching).

One Comment

  1. UPDATE: 1st December 2022
    NVidia has rolled out a security patch update for the NVIDIA GPU display driver. This update addresses 29 security vulnerabilities, out of which 2 need to be taken with seriousness: CVE‑2022‑34669 addresses an issue where unprivileged regular users can access or modify system files or other files that are critical to an application.
    CVE‑2022‑34671 addresses an issue where unprivileged regular users can cause an out-of-bounds write.
    To learn more about the security vulnerabilities addressed with this update, refer to https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5415.

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