Driver Update: GeForce Game Ready Driver 452.06 WHQL

Nvidia has released new stable GeForce drivers. The drivers are version number 452.06 WHQL, are suitable for Windows 7 and above, and can be used on cards based on the Kepler architecture or newer. This release includes improvements to the games Microsoft Flight Simulator, A Total War Saga: Troy, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, and World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, and fixes several issues. The complete release notes are below:

Game Ready

This new Game Ready Driver provides the latest performance optimizations, profiles, and bug fixes for:

  • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands pre-patch on the public test realm
  • A Total War Saga: TROY
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2.

New Features and Other Changes

  • Adds support for new G-SYNC compatible monitors.

Fixed Issues in this Release

  • [Shadow of the Tomb Raider][DirectX 12]: The game may crash when launched if Hardwareaccelerated GPU scheduling is enabled. [3037544]
  • [Death Stranding]: Texture corruption may be observed during gameplay on GeForce GTX 16/ RTX 20 series GPUs. [200631405]
  • [Path of Exile]: Black square corruption appears around characters.[3038439]
  • [Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed]: The game crashes when playing in a water level. [3028931]
  • [Forza Motorsport 7]: The game starts to stutter after racing a few laps. [3035005]
  • [Zhan Ge Jing Ji Chang]: Corruption occurs in the game when played in the Tencent mobile game simulator. [200631684]
  • Several games randomly freeze for a few seconds during gameplay. Affected games include Assassin’s Creed Origins, Planetside 2, Assassin’s Creed III, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. [3038632]
  • The NVIDIA Control Panel does not display the native resolution of some HDTVs if the timings are invalid. [3060459]
  • Some displays may show a green tint when Windows Night Light is enabled. [3038686]
  • Snow appears on the display upon waking up the HDMI monitor. [3039265]
  • [Notebook][Turing] Display may show pixelated corruption on waking notebook from long display off [200633139]

Windows 7 Open Issues

  • [Notebook][H-Clone]: With the integrated graphics processor as the clone source, display settings cannot be changed from the NVIDIA Control Panel. [200594188]

Windows 10 Open Issues

  • [SLI][Red Dead Redemption 2]: With SLI enabled, the game may crash with ERR_GFX_STATE error pointing to nvlddmkm.sys after pressing [Alt]+[Tab].[3083589]
  • [SLI][G-SYNC][Red Dead Redemption 2 Vulkan]: With SLI + G-SYNC enabled, the games display corruption and a blank screen.[200645671]
  • [SLI][World of Warcraft Shadowlands]: Character images may flicker when SLI is enabled. [200647193]
  • [World of Warcraft Shadowlands]: When run at frame rates greater than 60 FPS with high display settings, moving characters display minute twitching/stuttering. [200647563]
  • [Sunset Overdrive]: The game may display random green corruption if Depth of Field is enabled from in-game settings. [2750770]
  • [VR}: HDCP errors occur with Valve Index VR. [2967616]
  • [Call of Duty – Warzone]: Freestyle doesn’t work. (200593020)
  • [Call of Duty: Modern Warfare]: Game may randomly show large frame rate drop with ray tracing enabled [3050468]
  • [Forza Motorsport 7]: The curb may display a black strip during a race on certain tracks. [2781776]
  • [Fortnite]: Blue-screen crash occurs pointing to nvlddmkm.sys when playing the game at 4K resolution. [200645328] To work around, set the resolution to lower than 4k.
  • [Zombie Army: Dead War 4][Ansel/Freestyle]: The Ansel & Freestyle tabs are unselectable. [2810884] You may encounter issues installing the NVIDIA Control Panel from the Windows Store. See “Issues Installing the NVIDIA Control Panel from the Windows Store” on page 21 for more information.
  • Video playback on the secondary display lags/freezes while playing a game on the primary display if Hardware-accelerated GPU Scheduling is enabled [200586262]
  • [Notebook][H-Clone]: With the integrated graphics processor as the clone source, display settings cannot be changed from the NVIDIA Control Panel. [200594188]
  • [Notebook]: Some Pascal-based notebooks w/ high refresh rate displays may randomly drop to 60Hz during gameplay. [3009452]

Version number 451.85 WHQL
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website nVidia
Download https://www.geforce.co.uk/drivers
File size 562.00MB
License type Freeware
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