Nvidia's new 526.98 is ready for their RTX 4080, Spider-Man Miles Morales, and Warhammer 40K Darktide

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Nvidia's new 526.98 is ready for their RTX 4080, Spider-Man Miles Morales, and Warhammer 40K Darktide

Nvidia's latest GPU drivers are ready for the Geforce RTX 4080 and the latest PC games

Nvidia has just launched their new Geforce 526.98 WHQL drivers for Windows PCs, adding support for their new RTX 4080 graphics cards  while also adding "Game Ready" optimisations for Warhammer 40,000; Darktide, Spider-Man Miles Morales, and Monster Hunter Rise's DLAA update.

With this new driver, Nvidia has also introduced official support for the HDR 10+ Gaming standard and support for DLSS Frame Generation (DLSS 3) for V-Sync when G-Sync is enabled. Additionally, this new driver also introduces several bug fixes that make Nvidia's latest Geforce drivers more stable.  

Nvidia's new 526.98 is ready for their RTX 4080, Spider-Man Miles Morales, and Warhammer 40K Darktide

Game Ready

This new Game Ready Driver provides the best day-0 gaming experience for the latest new games supporting NVIDIA DLSS 3 technology including Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Warhammer 40,0000: Darktide, and the new update for WRC Generations – The FIA WRC Official Game. Additionally, this Game Ready Driver supports the launch of World of Warcraft: Dragonflight and the addition of DLAA technology to Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak.

Gaming Technology

- Introduces support for the GeForce RTX 4080
- Introduces DLSS Frame Generation support for VSync when G-SYNC is enabled
- Introduces support for HDR10+ GAMING standard

Fixed Issues in Version 526.98 WHQL

- G-SYNC logo is not displayed in the LG OLED TV menu when connected to GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs [3849595]
- Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection may crash when launched on a GeForce GTX 10 series GPU [3841379]
- [QNIX QX2710/Fujitsu Siemens SL23T-1/Dell UP2715K/ HP Z27q] Unable to select the native resolution of certain monitors from the Windows display settings [3833829][3833632][3689061]
- [Daz Studio] Application crashes after updating to latest driver when trying to run simulation [3838022]
- Desktop Window Manager (dwm.exe) service may report significantly higher GPU usage on certain PC configurations [3830387/3739997]
- Maxon - Cinema4D + Redshift3D vidmemory allocations cause TDR or Driver Crash [3659104]

Open Issues in Version 526.98 WHQL

As with every released driver, version 526.98 WHQL of the Release 525 driver has open issues and enhancement requests associated with it. This section includes lists of issues that are either not fixed or not implemented in this version. Some problems listed may not have been thoroughly investigated and, in fact, may not be NVIDIA issues. Others may have workaround solutions.

- Toggling HDR on and off in-game causes game stability issues when non-native resolution is used. [3624030]
- [DirectX 12] Shadowplay recordings may appear over exposed when Use HDR is enabled from the Windows display settings. [200742937]
- Older versions of Minecraft Java Edition show corruption on screen [3870232]
- MSI Afterburner is not prioritizing GPU temp limit over power when selected in app [3858911]
- [RTX 40 series] Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition may show random screen flash during gameplay [3793355]
- [GeForce RTX 4090] Watch Dogs 2 may display flickering when staring at the sky [3858016]
- Monitor may briefly flicker on waking from display sleep if DSR/DLDSR is enabled. [3592260]

Nvidia's new 526.98 is ready for their RTX 4080, Spider-Man Miles Morales, and Warhammer 40K Darktide

Product Compatibility (Desktop graphics cards)

Nvidia RTX 40 Series

Geforce RTX 4090, Geforce RTX 4080

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



GeForce 16 Series

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

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

GeForce 900 Series

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

526.98 WHQL Download Links

Windows 10 - 64 Bit
Windows 11 - 64-Bit

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