Nvidia 522.25 Driver Released: First to Support RTX 4090 Video Cards


With today’s release of the Nvidia RTX 4000 series graphics cards, they also put out a day 0 driver to support this beast of a card. Additionally, it adds support for the latest new DLSS titles (Gotham Knights, Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves collection, and Dakar Desert Rally) and new DLSS3 titles including A Plague Tale: Requiem, Justice, Loopmancer, F1 22, Bright Memory: Infinite, Super People, MS Flight Simulator, and Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered. The new driver also includes significant Direct X12 performance optimizations which can dramatically improve performance for GeForce 30 Series GPUs. Last but not least, there were some bug fixes. Read all of the details from the release below.


Game Ready Drivers provide the best possible gaming experience for all major new releases. Prior to a new title launching, our driver team is working up until the last minute to ensure every performance tweak and bug fix is included for the best gameplay on day-1.

Game Ready

This new Game Ready Driver provides the best day-0 gaming experience for the latest new DLSS titles including Gotham Knights, Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, and Dakar Desert Rally. In addition, this Game Ready Driver supports the first new DLSS 3 titles including A Plague Tale: Requiem, Justice, Loopmancer, F1 22, Bright Memory: Infinite, SUPER PEOPLE, Microsoft Flight Simulator, and Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered. This Game Ready Driver also includes significant DirectX 12 performance optimizations which can dramatically improve performance for GeForce 30 Series GPUs.

The GeForce RTX 4090 is available now from NVIDIA and top add-in card providers ASUS, Colorful, Gainward, Galaxy, GIGABYTE, INNO3D, MSI, Palit, PNY, and ZOTAC, as well as from gaming system integrators and builders worldwide.

Boasting our 3rd generation RTX architecture, the GeForce RTX 4090 is beyond fast, delivering a quantum leap in performance and AI-powered graphics for games and apps, giving buyers the definitive experience.

Today’s games see their performance increase by up to 2X compared to the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, and up to 4X in next-gen titles with full ray tracing! These previously impossible levels of performance give you the power to play fully ray-traced games such as Portal with RTX, NVIDIA Racer RTX, and Cyberpunk 2077 with the upcoming Ray Tracing: Overdrive Mode upgrade.

In creative apps, the GeForce RTX 4090 is up to 2X faster. Thanks to the addition of dual 8th Gen NVIDIA Encoders, which include support for the next-gen bandwidth-optimizing AV1 codec, export times are slashed in half for video production. Live streamers will see 40% better efficiency, allowing them to produce higher quality streams with the GeForce RTX 4090 added to their home production setups. And AI tools will speed up previously tedious tasks, like Rotoscoping in Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve, which will now be 70% faster than the previous gen on the new GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs.

Partner apps for NVIDIA Studio will upgrade with support for new features that benefit both gamers and creators that pick up the GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs. Creative editing apps like Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve, the Vokoder plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro, and Jianying will bring dual encoder and AV1 support in updates later in October. NVIDIA is also working with popular video effects apps to enable AV1 with Notch and AV1 and dual encoder support with Topaz.

Live streamers can look forward to OBS Studio updates releasing later this year with the native integration of the popular AI-powered NVIDIA Broadcast effects, including Virtual Background, Noise Removal and Room Echo Removal. The features will soon be available to NVIDIA Studio partners. Get all the details in our new NVIDIA Studio article.

GeForce RTX 40 Series graphics cards are also loaded with new technology to make work and play faster and better. For all the details, check out our GeForce RTX 40 Series, RTX Games, NVIDIA DLSS 3, NVIDIA Reflex, NVIDIA RTX Remix, Portal with RTX, and NVIDIA Studio articles.

Beyond the new additions, every existing innovation and enhancement is available for buyers of GeForce RTX 40 Series graphics cards, including G-SYNC, GeForce Experience one-click overclocking and game optimization, Shadowplay recording and streaming, and so much more. See the full list here.

As soon as you install the GeForce RTX 4090 and our new Game Ready Driver, you can enhance your games and accelerate your workloads with all of this tech.

Game Ready For The First DLSS 3 Games & New DLSS 2 Titles
NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) is a groundbreaking revolution in AI-powered graphics, increasing performance on GeForce RTX GPUs using dedicated Tensor Cores, while generating beautiful, sharp images.

Over 216 games and apps have benefited from DLSS, accelerating performance by up to 2X. And now, DLSS 3 is available, multiplying performance by up to 4X on GeForce RTX 40 Series graphics cards. If you own a previous-generation GeForce RTX graphics card or laptop, you can use DLSS 2 Super Resolution in each DLSS 3 game.

Our new Game Ready Driver gets your system ready for the latest DLSS games, including the first DLSS 3 titles.

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
Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered
Microsoft Flight Simulator

DLSS2 Games

Blind Fate: Edo no Yami
Dakar Desert Rally
Destroy All Humans! 2 – Reprobed
Gotham Knights
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection
For further information about each game, info on even more new DLSS games, and new DLSS trailers, head on over to our new RTX Games article.

Fixed Issues

  • [Teardown] Resolves lower performance observed when MSI Afterburner overlay is used [3653400]
  • Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands displays texture corruption after extended gameplay on NVIDIA GPUs [3777340]
  • UE5.1 crashes when enabling path tracing on some drivers [3731151]

Known Issues

  • Toggling HDR on and off in-game causes game stability issues when non-native resolution is used. [3624030]
  • Videos played back in Microsoft Edge may appear green if NVIDIA Image Scaling is enabled upon resuming from hibernate or booting with fastboot. [3624218]
  • [DirectX 12] Shadowplay recordings may appear over exposed when Use HDR is enabled from the Windows display settings. [200742937]
  • RN-08399-522.25_v01 | 12 Release 520 Driver for Windows, Version 522.25
    Monitor may briefly flicker on waking from display sleep if DSR/DLDSR is enabled. [3592260]
  • [RTX 30 series] Lower performance in Minecraft Java Edition. [3702953]
  • [Forza Horizon 5] Rainbow like artifacts in game after driver update. [3685123]
  • Dell XPS 9560 may crash and reboot when using desktop applications [3737715]
  • Maxon – Cinema4D + Redshift3D vidmemory allocations cause TDR or Driver Crash [3659104]
  • RedCine-X Pro potential crash while working with effects during video playback [3809401]


Read all the details in Nvidia’s article: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/news/geforce-rtx-4090-game-ready-driver/

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