NVIDIA releases their GeForce 551.86 “Game Ready” Driver

Nvidia’s newest drivers are ready for Horizon: Forbidden West and Portal with RTX

Nvidia has today release their GeForce 551.86 “Game Ready” GPU driver. These new drivers are optimised for Horizon: Forbidden West, and the latest version of Portal with RTX. This new version of Portal with RTX features DLSS 3.5 (Ray Reconstruction) and RTX IO.

This new driver update also fixes several bugs, including an issue with RTX HDR which used the wrong Gamma tone curve at launch.

Nvidia GeForce 551.86 “Game Ready” Driver Release notes

Game Ready for Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition

This new Game Ready Driver provides the best gaming experience for the latest new games supporting DLSS 3 technology including Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition. Further support for new titles leveraging NVIDIA DLSS technology includes the latest DLSS 3.5 update for Portal with RTX which introduces DLSS Ray Reconstruction and NVIDIA RTX IO.

Fixed Gaming Bugs

  • Advanced Optimus: Notebook may not wake up from sleep when in NVIDIA GPU only display mode [4454524]
  • Hitman 3: Stutter observed in some Advanced Optimus notebooks [4443236]

Fixed General Bugs

  • RTX HDR uses saturation and tone curve that matches Gamma 2.0 instead of 2.2 [4514298]
  • RTX Digital Vibrance incorrectly detects Paint.net app as a supported app [4539617]

Optimal Settings For New Games
One-click optimal settings in GeForce Experience and the NVIDIA app enable you to instantly configure game options for your system’s hardware, giving you smooth, optimized gameplay. Over 1200 titles are supported, and since our last driver release we’ve added support for 2 more:

  • Helldivers 2
  • Three Kingdoms Zhao Yun

Open Issues identified with this release

  • > [Netflix] Display issues for videos when using Edge browser. Recommend using Windows Netflix application as workaround. [4388454]
  • > GeForce GTX 10/RTX 20 series: PC may randomly freeze when Windows Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling and NVIDIA SLI are both enabled [4009884]

Nvidia GeForce 551.86 “Game Ready” Driver Compatibility (Desktop graphics cards)

Nvidia RTX 40 Series

Geforce RTX 4090, GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER, Geforce RTX 4080, GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super, Geforce RTX 4070 Ti, GeForce RTX 4070 Super, RTX 4070, RTX 4060 Ti, RTX 4060

Nvidia RTX 30 series

Geforce RTX 3090, Geforce RTX 3080 Ti, Geforce RTX 3080 (12GB), Geforce RTX 3080 (10GB), Geforce RTX 3070 Ti, Geforce RTX 3070, RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3060 (and LHR Equivalents)

Nvidia RTX 20 series

Geforce RTX 2080 Ti, Geforce RTX 2080 Super, Geforce RTX 2080, Geforce RTX 2070 Super, Geforce RTX 2070, Geforce RTX 2060 Super, Geforce RTX 2060


TITAN V, TITAN Xp, TITAN X (Pascal), GeForce GTX TITAN, GeForce GTX TITAN X, GeForce GTX TITAN Black, GeForce GTX TITAN Z, GeForce Titan RTX

Nvidia GeForce 16 Series

GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER, GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, GeForce GTX 1660, GeForce GTX 1650

Nvidia GeForce 10 Series

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, GeForce GTX 1080, GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, GeForce GTX 1070, GeForce GTX 1060, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, GeForce GTX 1050, GeForce GT 1030

Nvidia GeForce 900 Series

GeForce GTX 980 Ti, GeForce GTX 980, GeForce GTX 970, GeForce GTX 960, GeForce GTX 950

551.86 WHQL Download Links

Windows 10 – 64 Bit
Windows 11 – 64-Bit

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