Nvidia releases GeForce Game Ready Drivers 531.18 WHQL with RTX Video Super Resolution

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Nvidia has published its latest GeForce Game Ready drivers, version 531.18, bringing game optimisations, some bug fixes, and RTX Video upscaling.

This update adds support for The Finals Closed Beta and Atomic Heart, with the latter getting DLSS 3 image generation, alongside bug fixes related to Forza Horizon 4 freezes, Modern Warfare 2’s occasional instability, plus a couple of Adobe applications issues. This driver also enables a Dead Space resizable bar profile which according to some players was the solution to poor performance and stuttering.

But that’s not all, the star of the show this time is Nvidia’s RTX Video Super Resolution which is meant to upscale low bitrate/resolution video streams to higher quality, sharper videos. To do so, compatible hardware, browsers, and drivers are needed. We already have the first part, requiring any RTX 3000 or 4000 graphics card from Nvidia, the second part was fulfilled by Google Chrome three weeks ago, and today’s driver is the last piece of the puzzle.

RTX Video Super Resolution - Demo

This technology works with YouTube, Twitch, Netflix, Hulu, HBO, etc, upscaling the stream from as low as 360p to the display’s native resolution – up to 5K. However, some types of content are not compatible, including those with DRMs, HDR sources, and YouTube Shorts.

To enable RTX Video Super Resolution inside Nvidia’s Control Panel, head to ‘Adjust Video Image Settings’, enable ‘Super Resolution’ and set a quality level from 1 to 4. Every RTX GPU supports all scenarios at quality level 1, with RTX XX70 series and higher supporting all scenarios at quality level 4. Since this technology uses GPU resources, performance may be affected if playing GPU-intensive games or using creative apps in parallel.

Finally, for now, RTX 2000 Series is not yet supported, but Nvidia states it is working on adding compatibility at a later date.

The full list of 531.18 changes is as follows:

Game Ready

  • Atomic Heart
  • The Finals Closed Beta


  • Introduces support for RTX Video Super Resolution


  • [Steam version] Forza Horizon 4 may freeze after 15-30 minutes of gameplay [3866530]
  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 occasional stability issues [3934963]
  • Enable Dead Space Resizable Bar profile [3954048]
  • Adobe After Effects / Media Encoder – issues with ProRes RAW files [3957455] [3957469]
  • Adobe Premiere Pro application instability [3940086]

Open Issues

  • Toggling HDR on and off in-game causes game stability issues when non-native resolution is used. [3624030]
  • Monitor may briefly flicker on waking from display sleep if DSR/DLDSR is enabled. [3592260]
  • [Halo Wars 2] In-game foliage is larger than normal and displays constant flickering [3888343]
  • [GeForce RTX 4090] Watch Dogs 2 may display flickering when staring at the sky [3858016]
  • Increase in DPC latency observed in Latencymon [3952556]

Ready to upgrade? Head over to the official Nvidia download page to proceed.