A brand new Nvidia driver update has just been unleashed for the company’s GeForce graphics cards. Nvidia driver 537.42 brings full Game Ready support for the latest Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty expansion, including support for the new Nvidia ray reconstruction tech found in DLSS 3.5. In addition, the driver also gears up your PC to play Party Animals, Witchfire, and Warhaven, which all support DLSS in one form or another.
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty is set to be released on September 26, and Nvidia is using the new expansion to the dystopian sci-fi RPG as a showcase for DLSS 3.5, as seen in the video below. Announced at Gamescom earlier this year, DLSS 3.5 incorporates Nvidia’s new ray reconstruction technique to improve the quality of ray-traced visuals using the Tensor cores on Nvidia GPUs, and it works on all GeForce RTX GPUs, including older models such as the GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 2060.
However, you still need an Nvidia Ada GPU, such as the GeForce RTX 4070, to run the frame-generation part of DLSS 3.5. You can read our full guide on how DLSS works for more information on the various versions of DLSS.
In addition, Nvidia GeForce driver 537.42 also brings official Game Ready support for Party Animals, which incorporates Nvidia’s DLSS 2 upscaling tech. Meanwhile, Nvidia’s DLSS 3 frame generation is supported by the new driver in Warhaven and Witchfire.
You download Nvidia GeForce driver 537.42 for Windows 10 and 11 here.
Nvidia driver 537.42 fixed issues
Fixed general bugs
- [Octane Render]: intersection shaders cause slowdown in performance.
- [Octane Render]: inconsistent behavior and broken motion keys using TLAS with numKeys=2.
Nvidia driver 537.42 known issues
- [Halo Infinite] Significant performance drop is observed on Maxwell-based GPUs.
- [DaVinci Resolve] This driver implements a fix for creative application stability issues seen during heavy memory usage. We’ve observed some situations where this fix has resulted in performance degradation when running DaVinci Resolve. This will be addressed in an upcoming driver release.
While Nvidia’s various DLSS nomenclature has become a bit of a confusing mess, the quality visuals available with DLSS 3.5 look fantastic, and it’s great they’re available to all GeForce RTX GPUs as well.
If you’re looking to upgrade your GPU, though, then make sure you check out our full guide to the best graphics card, where run you through all the best options at a range of budgets. One of our current favorites from Nvidia is the GeForce RTX 4070, which is great for 2,560 x 1,440 gaming, even with ray tracing.
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