NVIDIA Game Ready Driver 552.44 is causing FPS drops and black screens

The improvements are few this time around

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NVIDIA Game Ready Driver 552.44

NVIDIA’s latest Game Ready Driver 552.44 introduces out-of-the-box support for DLSS in Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut and Homeworld 3, two of the highly anticipated titles releasing later in May. There are a few more minor bug patches, but that’s all.

However, the latest Game Ready Driver does trigger a lot of issues, as confirmed by users!

From frequent black screens to FPS drops to installation errors, the issues are endless, with rolling back to the previous NVIDIA driver as the only available fix for now!

Users report issues with NVIDIA Game Ready Driver 552.44

When we checked the forums, there were numerous such reports. A user on Reddit claimed that the latest driver won’t install on the PC, and the previous version was removed in the process. Subsequently, the PC had no Game Ready Driver installed.

Besides, loud fan noise, game crashes, flickering display, and a non-functional DisplayPort were other problems reported after the driver update.

Has anyone ever experienced fps loss after driver update?

I recently got nee 4080 super and was playing AC Odyssey. I was getting 130-140 fps on it and after the driver update I am getting around 100 fps.

I tried reinstalling the game but that didn’t fix the issue.

Ever since I installed this driver and restarted my computer the DP nor the HDMI are sending a signal and I can’t turn my computer on anymore … well it’s on but none of my displays work.

This update definitely messed up something, hangs my whole computer now on startup 7800x3d & 4090

Causing Halo Infinite to crash on steam repeatedly. Haven’t changed anything with my PC in months except for update to this new driver and haven’t had a crash on Halo in months until today either.

I still have the black screen +100% fan issue with this driver. Any driver that has been on 552.xx has caused black screen. I’ve been stuck on 551.86, any driver past that point consistently black screens and ramps fans up to 100% forcing me to do a hard reset.

Driver updates, especially when it comes to the GPU, are known to trigger problems on the PC. It could be a bug in the latest version or a pre-installed software conflicting with the driver. Checking the error logs might give you an idea of the underlying cause!

But as we said earlier, if you are facing problems with the NVIDIA Game Ready Driver 552.44, wait for the next update or roll back to the previous stable driver version.

Did you, too, encounter issues with the NVIDIA Game Ready Driver 552.44? If so, share them with us in the comments section.

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