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NVIDIA Geforce 556.12 WHQL Driver is available for download

NVIDIA has released a new driver for its graphics cards. According to the release notes, the NVIDIA Geforce 556.12 WHQL driver is optimized for The First Descendant which will come out on July 2nd. Moreover, it brings a number of tweaks, fixes and changes. So, let’s take a closer look at them.

The NVIDIA Geforce 556.12 WHQL driver includes improvements to titles leveraging NVIDIA DLSS technology, including the latest update for PAYDAY 3 which supports DLSS 3.

Furthermore, this driver fixes an out-of-memory error issue that could occur in The Last of Us Part 1. It also resolves some crashes in Halo Infinite that were present in the previous driver. Not only that but it addresses an issue in Valorant, which could cause its in-game statistics to incorrectly show high latency.

As I’ve said numerous times, if your system is stable and if you don’t plan to play the aforementioned games, you should skip this driver. After all, you won’t see any performance gains by installing them. Especially if you use an old GPU.

Like always, you can download this new driver from NVIDIA’s official website. Below you can also find its complete changelog.

NVIDIA Geforce 556.12 WHQL Driver Release Notes

Game Ready for The First Descendant

This new Game Ready Driver provides the best gaming experience for the latest new games supporting DLSS 3.5 technology including The First Descendant. Further support for new titles leveraging NVIDIA DLSS technology includes the latest update for PAYDAY 3 which supports DLSS 3.

Fixed Gaming Bugs

  • [The Last of Us Part 1] Out of memory error with 555.xx drivers [4663766]
  • [Halo Infinite] Crashing during initial loading screen with 555.99 driver [4685335]
  • [Valorant] In-game statistics incorrectly shows high latency with 555.xx drivers [4668309]

Fixed General Bugs

  • Notebook mux switch is blocked when Overwolf application is running [3804893]