Details and download information on NVIDIA’s latest GeForce drivers
NVIDIA released GeForce drivers version 526.86 on November 10, 2022. This is the latest version of these drivers available for most NVIDIA-based video cards.
Game Ready Drivers provide the best possible gaming experience for all major new releases, including Virtual Reality games. Before a new title launch, our driver team is working until the last minute to ensure every performance tweak and bug fix is optimized for the best gameplay on day-1.
We have a discussion thread open on this driver here in our Nvidia driver discussion forums. It seems NVIDIA dropped support for Series 600 graphics card, also the drivers offered are DCH only. You can find the NVIDIA release notes here.
This new Game Ready Driver provides the best day-0 gaming experience for Sackboy: A Big Adventure, which features ray-traced reflections, shadows, and ambient occlusion effects and utilizes NVIDIA DLSS Super Resolution for up to 2.5x faster performance. In addition, this new Game Ready Driver offers support for Victoria 3, WRC Generations – The FIA WRC Official Game, and the addition of DLSS 3 to F1 22.
This new Game Ready Driver provides the best gaming experience for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II. Specifically, this new Game Ready Driver offers improved stability, solves image corruption issues, and supports NVIDIA DLSS Super Resolution and NVIDIA Reflex.
This is the final, WHQL version of these drivers and replaces all previously available drivers. You should install v526.86 if you have a supported NVIDIA GPU running any previous driver release.
If you have any previous beta version of this driver installed, please update to v526.86 as soon as possible. It’s almost always a better idea to have the WHQL certified version of a driver installed.
Changes in NVIDIA GeForce v526.86
Here are details on the new features, fixes, and other changes in v526.86 compared to the previous release:
- Fixed: [Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II] Flashing corruption can be seen randomly while playing the game.
- Fixed: [Call of Duty: Vanguard] Game may randomly crash after extended gameplay.
- Fixed: VTube Studio crashes to black screen after driver update.
- Fixed: GPU may get stuck in P0 state after exiting certain games.
- Fixed: [Anvil Engine Games] Environment flickering.
- Fixed: Drop in 8K60 AV1 decoding performance on RTX 4090.
- Fixed: [Forza Horizon 5] Some PC configurations may see rainbow-like artifacts in game after extended gameplay.
Fixed Issues in Version 526.86 WHQL
- [Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II] Flashing corruption can be seen randomly while playing the game.
- [Call of Duty: Vanguard] Game may randomly crash after extended gameplay
- VTube Studio crashes to black screen after driver update
- GPU may get stuck in P0 state after exiting certain games
- [Anvil Engine Games] Environment flickering
- Drop in 8K60 AV1 decoding performance on RTX 4090
- [Forza Horizon 5] Some PC configurations may see rainbow-like artifacts in game after extended gameplay
Open Issues in Version 526.86 WHQL
- Toggling HDR on and off in-game causes game stability issues when non-native resolution is used. 
- [DirectX 12] Shadowplay recordings may appear over exposed when Use HDR is enabled from the Windows display settings. 
- Monitor may briefly flicker on waking from display sleep if DSR/DLDSR is enabled. 
- Maxon – Cinema4D + Redshift3D vidmemory allocations cause TDR or Driver Crash 
- RedCine-X Pro potential crash while working with effects during video playback 
- Desktop Window Manager (dwm.exe) service may report higher GPU usage on some RTX 30-series configurations . Workaround: disable Hardware-accelerated GPU Scheduling from the Windows Settings
- [Daz Studio] Application crashes after updating to latest driver when trying to run simulation 
For complete information on this version, including open issues, see Release 525 Driver for Windows, Version 526.86
|Desktop GPU support|
|NVIDIA TITAN||NVIDIA TITAN RTX, NVIDIA TITAN V, NVIDIA TITAN Xp, NVIDIA TITAN X (Pascal), GeForce GTX TITAN X, GeForce GTX TITAN, GeForce GTX TITAN Black, GeForce GTX TITAN Z|
|GeForce RTX 40||GeForce RTX 4090|
|GeForce RTX 30||GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, GeForce RTX 3090, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, GeForce RTX 3080 (12GB), GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, GeForce RTX 3070, GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, GeForce RTX 3060, GeForce RTX 3080|
|GeForce RTX 20||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||GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER, GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, GeForce GTX 1660, GeForce GTX 1650, GeForce GTX 1630|
|GeForce 10||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 GT 1010|
|GeForce 900||GeForce GTX 980 Ti, GeForce GTX 980, GeForce GTX 970, GeForce GTX 960, GeForce GTX 950|
|Mobile GPU support|
|GeForce RTX 30||GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU|
|GeForce RTX 20||GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER, GeForce RTX 2080, GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER, GeForce RTX 2070, GeForce RTX 2060|
|GeForce MX||GeForce MX450, GeForce MX350, GeForce MX330, GeForce MX250, GeForce MX230, GeForce MX150, GeForce MX130, GeForce MX110|
|GeForce GTX 16||GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, GeForce GTX 1650|
|GeForce 10||GeForce GTX 1080, GeForce GTX 1070, GeForce GTX 1060, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, GeForce GTX 1050|
|GeForce 900M||GeForce GTX 980, GeForce GTX 980M, GeForce GTX 970M, GeForce GTX 965M, GeForce GTX 960M, GeForce GTX 950M, GeForce 945M, GeForce 940MX, GeForce 930MX, GeForce 920MX, GeForce 940M, GeForce 930M|
|GeForce 800M||GeForce GTX 860M, GeForce GTX 850M, GeForce 845M, GeForce 840M, GeForce 830M|
Download NVIDIA Video Card Drivers v526.86
Most NVIDIA GPUs are fully supported with the v526.86 driver in the 64-bit editions of Windows 11 and Windows 10.
The easiest way to get the right driver for your device is through GeForce Experience. Head over to the Drivers page and select DOWNLOAD NOW to get it. Going that route, you don’t need to know whether to click the 32-bit or 64-bit links below.
The following downloads are for Desktop GPUs ONLY. These are the NVIDIA drivers you need if you have an ION/ION LE or GeForce GPU installed in your desktop computer.
These downloads are for Notebook GPUs ONLY. These are the NVIDIA drivers you need if your laptop, netbook, notebook, or tablet is powered by an NVIDIA ION/ION LE or GeForce GPU.
NVIDIA Drivers for Windows 8, 7, Vista & XP
NVIDIA supports Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP less and less with each new GPU and driver release. However, they do support many GPUs on these versions of Windows.
Vista and XP
The following drivers are only designed for desktop GPUs, but you may have luck getting them to work on your notebook or laptop PC. If not, check with your computer maker for better drivers or with NVIDIA GeForce Drivers for an older release.
Other NVIDIA Drivers
Other downloads like nForce drivers, GeForce Drivers for non-Windows operating systems, previous driver releases, and much more, can be found on the GeForce Drivers page.
If you’re using a relatively recent version of NVIDIA’s GeForce Drivers, just right-click on the NVIDIA icon in the system tray and choose Check for updates. You can download and install the driver automatically from there. If you want to be prompted for beta driver updates, be sure to check the appropriate box in the Preferences tab.
Other Ways to Get New NVIDIA Drivers
NVIDIA’s GeForce Drivers Experience can be installed to detect NVIDIA drivers that need to be installed. This makes it very easy to not only know when the drivers need to be updated but also where, exactly, to get the updates—the program will do it for you.
Another automatic way to download and install NVIDIA drivers is a free driver updater tool.
Even though downloading drivers straight from the manufacturer is always preferred, you can instead go through a third-party.
About Graphics Drivers:
While installing the graphics driver allows the system to properly recognize the chipset and the card manufacturer, updating the video driver can bring about various changes.
It can improve the overall graphics experience and performance in either games or various engineering software applications, include support for newly developed technologies, add compatibility with newer GPU chipsets, or resolve different problems that might have been encountered.
When it comes to applying this release, the installation steps should be a breeze, as each manufacturer tries to make them as easy as possible so that each user can update the GPU on their own and with minimum risks (however, check to see if this download supports your graphics chipset).
Therefore, get the package (extract it if necessary), run the setup, follow the on-screen instructions for a complete and successful installation, and make sure you reboot the system so that the changes take effect.
That being said, download the driver, apply it on your system, and enjoy your newly updated graphics card. Moreover, check with our website as often as possible in order to stay up to speed with the latest releases.
Having Trouble With These New NVIDIA Drivers?
A good first step if your newly installed NVIDIA GeForce Drivers don’t work is to uninstall the NVIDIA GeForce Drivers installation package that you just ran and then reinstall it. You can do this from the appropriate applet in Control Panel.
If you can’t reinstall the NVIDIA GeForce Drivers package for some reason, try rolling back the driver, also something you do from Control Panel.