Nvidia has published the Game Ready driver version 546.17 which supports the DLSS 3 technology in both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III and Starfield. DLSS 3 is an AI-based frame generation technology that also enhances the image quality, which significantly improves the user experience.
Other than that, this driver update also includes other fixes and performance improvements, like performance degradation experienced over extended periods of gameplay in Alan Wake 2. Moreover, this is a WHQL release, which stands for Windows Hardware Quality Labs. This means that this driver has been tested on Windows operating systems and ensures compatibility.
This guide gives details on what this new Game Ready driver includes and also provides direct download links.
GeForce Game Ready 546.17 graphics driver summary
- Driver version: 546.17
- Driver size: 669.26 MB
- Supported Operating Systems: Windows 11, Windows 10 x64
- Available languages: English
- Release Date: 14th November 2023
New in Nvidia Game Ready driver 546.17
This driver release includes the following improvements and fixes:
- Supports DLSS 3 technology in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III and Starfield.
- This update addresses gradual stability and performance degradation over extended periods of gameplay in Alan Wake 2.
- Improved NVIDIA Reflex functionality and performance in Counter-Strike 2.
- Stuttering observed on some Advanced Optimus notebooks in Starfield and Cyberpunk 2077 has been addressed.
- Game stability issues over extended periods of gameplay have been taken care of.
- The tearing issue when recording high-resolution videos is fixed.
- The issue of the GPU becoming frozen in a maximum performance state is fixed.
- Windows 10 transparency effects not displaying correctly after driver update is now addressed.
- Random Bugchecks observed on certain systems are taken care of.
- The wallpaper showing tearing when cloned in multi-monitor configuration is fixed.
- Increased page file memory use when enabling RTX Video Super Resolution in Firefox Beta is fixed.
Open issues in Game Ready driver 546.17
At the moment, Nvidia is only aware of one issue with this driver update.
While using Discord and streaming gameplay, users may observe that the colors are somewhat muted.
Other than this known issue, there are some other issues reported by the end-users in the Nvidia forums. For one, users are reporting that they see a black screen on the lock screen or the desktop, which was later fixed by rolling back the driver (discussed ahead).
Moreover, another prominent issue with this release is the breaking of frames and FPS after having played a game for some time. This issue is consistent with the one Nvidia has already said that they fixed. But apparently, everything hasn’t been addressed yet. Therefore, on some games with certain GPUs, you might start to experience issues after playing it for some time.
To learn more about this driver update, refer to its Release Notes.
Download Nvidia GeForce Game Ready Driver 546.17
Click on the direct download links in the table below to download the latest Nvidia GeForce drivers for your supported hardware:
Note: Drivers for the older operating systems are still on older versions.
|GeForce Studio||537.42||Windows 11/10 (x64)|
|GeForce Game Ready||546.17||Windows 11/10 (x64)|
|GeForce Driver||473.81 for Desktop||Windows 8/7 (x64)|
|GeForce Driver||473.81 for Notebook||Windows 8/7 (x64)|
|GeForce Driver||368.81||Windows XP (x64)|
|GeForce Driver||368.81||Windows XP (x86)|
Alternatively, you can download these drivers directly from Nvidia’s website using the method shared below.
Follow the steps below to download and install GeForce 546.17 Studio or Game Ready driver:
Open the GeForce Game Ready driver 546.17 page and click Download.
On the next page, click Download again.
Once downloaded, run the file to open the installation wizard.
You will be asked for an extraction path. Once confirmed, click Ok.
Select the associated radio button, then click “Agree and continue.”
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.
Now, select the type of installation and click Next.
We suggest that you choose “Express Installation.”
When the installation completes, click Close.
How to uninstall Nvidia drivers
If for some reason you wish to uninstall the graphics driver, here is how to do so:
Press the Windows Key + i shortcut keys to open the Settings app.
Then click “Installed apps” on the right.
Search and click on “NVIDIA Windows Display Drivers” from the list of programs.
Click the Uninstall button.
Click Uninstall again.
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:
Press the Windows Key + R shortcut keys to open the Run Command box.
Type in “devmgmt.msc” and press Enter to open the Device Manager.
Click “Display Adapters” to expand it.
Right-click the NVIDIA driver and then click Properties.
Switch to the “Driver” tab.
Click “Roll Back Driver.”
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 Game Ready driver history
|Driver Version||Driver Type||Release Date||Significant Changes||Download|
|546.17||Game Ready||14-Nov-23||DLSS 3 technology in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III and Starfield, performance fixes and improvements in other gaming titles||Download Here|
|546.01||Game Ready||31-Oct-23||Supports Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III, Desynced, Jusant, RoboCop: Rogue City, makes fixes to other games and apps||Download Here|
|545.92||Game Ready||26-Oct-23||Improves DLSS 3.5 technology and DLSS Ray Reconstruction during gameplay, supports titles supporting NVIDIA DLSS 3 technology||Download Here|
|545.84||Game Ready||17-Oct-23||DLSS 3 support for NARAKA: BLADEPOINT and Warhammer: Vermintide 2, improved RTX Video Super Resolution, Stable Diffisuion performance is 2 times faster||Download Here|
|537.58||Game Ready||10-Oct-23||Supports Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III (Open Beta), Forza Motorsport, and Lords of the Fallen||Download Here|
|537.42||Game Ready||21-Sep-23||Optimized DLSS 3.5 support for Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, and DLSS 3 for other titles||Download Here|
|537.34||Game Ready||12-Sep-23||Does not support series 600 GPUs, sports DLSS 2 technology in Mortal Combat 1 and Lies of P, includes other fixes, includes a tonne of known issues||Download Here|
|537.13||Game Ready||22-Aug-23||Includes support for Starfield and ICARUS: New Frontiers expansion. Fixes stability and performance issues in other game titles.||Download Here|
|536.99||Game Ready||8-Aug-23||Fixes audio issues with an app, addresses screen tearing and stuttering in certain games||Download Here|
|536.67||Game Ready||18-Jul-23||Includes support for RXT 4060 Ti 16GB, supports Remnant II, supports resizable BAR profile for Dying Light 2: Stay Human, supports DLSS3 technology for some gaming titles.||Download Here|
|536.23||Game Ready||14-Jun-23||Includes support for Aliens: Dark Descent, optimizes DLSS 2 technology for games including F1 23.||Download Here|
|535.98||Game Ready||30-May-23||Includes support for Diablo IV & System Shock, fixes a crashing known issue, and also addresses other app crashes and screen flickering issues.||Download Here|
|531.68||Game Ready||18-Apr-23||Includes support for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor & Dead Island 2. Fixes issues with other games.||Download Here|
|531.61||Game Ready||13-Apr-23||Fixes crash with The Last of Us Part 1, addresses stability issues with Assassin’s Creed Origins||Download Here|
|531.58||Game Ready (Hotfix)||4-Apr-23||Addresses issues with The Last of Us Part 1, Resident Evil 4 Remake, and Assassin’s Creed Origins.||Download Here|
|531.29||Game Ready||14-Mar-23||Fixes Nvidia Container’s high CPU consumption and Adobe application instability||Download Here|
|531.26||Game Ready (Hotfix)||7-Mar-23||Fixes Nvidia Container’s high CPU consumption, addresses bugcheck in Notebook devices||Download Here|
|531.18||Game Ready||28-Feb-23||Added AI-powered RTX VSR, DLSS 3 improvement to Atomic Heart, more titles to One-Click Optimal Settings||Download Here|
|528.49||Game Ready||8-Feb-23||Includes support for RTX 40 Series laptops, optimizations for Hello Neighbor 2 and PERISH||Download Here|
|528.24||Game Ready||24-Jan-23||Addresses issues with Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and Lightroom, amongst other fixes.||Download Here|
|528.02||Game Ready||5-Jan-23||Support for RTX 4070 Ti, DLSS 3 support for Conqueror’s Blade, and Dakar Desert Rally||Download Here|
|527.37||Game Ready||1-Dec-22||Supports 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 games||Download Here|
|526.98||Game Ready||16-Nov-22||Supports GeForce RTX 4080, optimal support for Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve and MAGIX Vegas Pro||Download Here|