Nvidia Releases GeForce Game Ready 528.49 WHQL Driver


Nvidia has released the latest installment of its GeForce Game Ready driver, 528.49 WHQL. This patch provides day-zero optimizations for Hello Neighbor 2, PERISH, and Company of Heroes 3. Additionally, settings have been optimized for Dead Space, Dual Universe, Goat Simulator 3, Paragon: The Overprime, and STALCRAFT. Support for RTX 40 series notebooks and multiple G-SYNC monitors are also included. This update also fixed the infamous Discord issue causing GPUs to downclock. Below is Nvidia’s press release highlights along with a download link.

NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready 528.49 WHQL

Game Ready Drivers provide the best possible gaming experience for all major new releases, including Virtual Reality games. 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.


Company of Heroes 3
Company of Heroes 3

Game Ready

  • This new Game Ready Driver provides the best day-0 gaming experience for the latest new games supporting Nvidia DLSS technology including Hello Neighbor 2 and PERISH. Additionally, this Game Ready Driver supports Company of Heroes 3 and the latest update for World of Warcraft which introduces support for Nvidia Reflex.

Gaming Technology

  • Introduces support for GeForce RTX 40 Series notebooks
  • Support for 10 new G-SYNC Compatible gaming displays:
    • AOC PD32M
    • ASUS XG32AQ
    • ASUS XG27AQV
    • IO-Data GCQ271HA
    • Lenovo Y27-30
    • LG 27GR950
    • LG 45GR95QE
    • MSI G321Q
    • ViewSonic VX2781-2K-Pro/2
    • ViewSonic VX2781-4K-Pro

Fixed Issues

  • Adobe Bridge stability issues with 528.02 [3957846]
  • Disable Hitman 3 Resizable Bar profile on Intel platforms [3956209]
  • Discord update causes GPU memory clocks to drop to P2 state [3960028]

Known Issues

  • Toggling HDR on and off in-game causes game stability issues when non-native resolution is used. [3624030]
  • 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]
  • [GeForce RTX 4090] Watch Dogs 2 may display flickering when staring at the sky [3858016]
  • Increase in DPC latency observed in Latencymon [3952556]
  • Adobe After Effects / Media Encoder – issues with ProRes RAW files [3957455] [3957469]
  • Adobe Premiere Pro application instability [3940086]


Windows 11/10 Desktop Download link

Windows 11/10 Mobile Download link

Package Contents

  • HD Audio Driver —
  • NVIDIA PhysX System Software — 9.21.0713
  • GeForce Experience —
  • CUDA — 12.0
  • DCH NVIDIA Control Panel — 8.1.963.0

-John Nester (Blaylock)


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GeForce Game Ready Driver Version 531.18
Release Date: 02/28/2023

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Yep, have that in the news queue... not sure if I have time to publish though.

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Huh, optimized settings for Goat Simulator 3.

Please tells me the "optimized" settings give it a 50/50 shot of crashing on startup.

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As stupid as that games series sounds, I'm oddly intrigued by it. :unsure: :rofl:

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