NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready Driver 535.98 Discussion

Please use this thread to discuss the NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready Driver version 535.98.

Game Ready for Diablo IV

This new Game Ready Driver provides the best gaming experience for the latest new games featuring DLSS 3 technology including Diablo IV. Additionally, this Game Ready Driver supports the launch of titles supporting NVIDIA DLSS 2 technology including System Shock.

What’s New in Release 535

  • Support for CUDA 12.2.
  • Adds the latest performance improvements, bug fixes, and driver enhancements.

Fixed Issues

  • Applying GeForce Experience Freestyle filters cause games to crash [4008945]
  • Monitor may briefly flicker on waking from display sleep if DSR/DLDSR is enabled. [3592260]
  • [SOLIDWORKS 2023] rendering issues when Enhanced Graphics Performance is enabled [4050712]
  • [MAGIX Vegas Pro] Preview not working properly on some notebooks [4067005]
  • [TouchDesigner] Degraded performance using Vulkan [3952439]
  • [Nsight Tools] Abnormal termination that previously required a reboot [4056470]

Known Issues

  • [GeForce RTX 4090] Watch Dogs 2 may display flickering when staring at the sky [3858016]
  • Increase in DPC latency observed in Latencymon [3952556]

It looks like the specific MSFS issue has been fixed;

Fixed Gaming Bugs:

  • Fast sync caps the game FPS to the monitors maximum refresh rate [4114157]
  • [Microsoft Flight Simulator] Game may randomly crash when playing in DX12 mode after updating to driver 531.41 [4051526]

sorry, but i can’t find this in the release notes document …

Only this is mentioned on page 12:

3.1.1 Fixed Gaming Bugs
 Applying GeForce Experience Freestyle filters cause games to crash [4008945]

It’s not on the release notes, it’s on their forum.



Bit weird that the ‘fixed issues’ list for game ready drivers is all studio applications.

Once I can complete a flight with DX12 without a CTD, I’ll believe the issue is resolved. I’m hopeful, but keeping expectations realistic.


Updated to 535.98 from 531.29 and switched back to DX12. WMR VR and a 3080Ti and it seems ok for me for 30 mins, while before it would consistently crash.

Didn’t DDU but did clean up the driver a bit. So far so good.


Previous driver I was crashing after about 1 hour if I used the Geforce freestyle filters.
So far with 535.98 I’ve been flying for about 1hour 15 mins with filters on and not crashed yet.
Also appears to be running a bit smoother to me (panning left to right with the Honeycomb alpha hat switch was a bit jerky on the previous driver, smooth as silk now )

The last days, both with the latest driver and the one before that, seem to end up with that my GPU VRAM is eaten up, sometimes in the air with very low fps (around 15) OR that I start on ground with the same problem. Ive got 8gb vram, where 7.1 seem avaliable (not sure why, but I think thats normal), but the info given in the devs fps/info-windows is above 8, above to what I have got. So, Im back to DX11 again. The weird thing is that this seems like a new bug to me… =/

is the crashing issue fixed in this driver?

if not i’ll stick with 531.29

I also have 8GB of VRAM, and I’ve never had good luck with DX12 when it comes to managing that VRAM, so I’ve always stuck with DX11 which seems to be better at managing VRAM overruns, especially for those with 8GB of VRAM or less.


Just had a crash when enabling Freestyle filter so that still seems to be a problem RTX4080 DX12

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So far so good for me. I rarely lasted more than a few mins on DX12 without getting that dreaded error. I’m 40 mins into a flight now with no issue so far. So we’ll see…

Same. I have a 3070Ti. Using DX12 would overprovision VRAM and it would be a stutterfest. Flying on DX12 now and it seems to be behaving so far. Panning around with TrackIR seems smooth for the most part. But occasionally it will stutter and pause for a second or so then go back to normal. That’s still not ideal by any means, but a huge improvement over previous performance under DX12. I’m currently flying the DA62 with both PFD and MFD popped out and getting about 42 fps. Outside of that annoying pause, this is actually pretty good.

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So yeah, did a 1 hour flight with 535.98 and didn’t CTD at all. Looks like we may have a winner with this driver.


I’m not on DX12 but I updated my drivers and everything is running fine. I was a bit nervous at first but I just had to see for myself .
4080 here.
Running well

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2 hours and still going, no CTD :slight_smile:

looks like the new driver fixed the issue


Tried a couple of flights both in DX11 and DX12…no issues so far. 3080ti


Again, no issues with this latest driver. Not had to roll back a driver yet. (VR DX12 G2 RTX 3080 12Gb 12700k @5GHz). I hope this one doesn’t disappoint.

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All good here too. In fact (obv could be placebo), I feel a smoother performance.

Aaaaaannnnnd freestyle filters still cause CTD. What a suprise :yawning_face:. In the updated changelog they seemed to have moved it back to known issues, so at least they are aware of that.