NVIDIA GeForce Video Card Drivers v417.71

Details & Download Information on NVIDIA's Latest GeForce Drivers

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NVIDIA released GeForce drivers version 417.71 on January 15, 2019.

This is the latest version of these drivers available for most NVIDIA-based video cards.

This is the final, WHQL version of these drivers and replaces all previously available drivers. You should install v417.71 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 v417.71 as soon as possible. It's almost always a better idea to have the WHQL certified version of a driver installed.

See What Version of This Driver Do I Have Installed? if you're not sure which NVIDIA GeForce driver version you have installed.

Changes in NVIDIA GeForce v417.71

Here are details on some of the new features, fixes, and other changes in v417.71 compared to the previous release:

  • New: 3D Vision profiles for Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Darksider 3.
  • Fix: GPU clock speed does not drop to idle when three monitors are enabled.
  • Fix: Black screen when resuming from monitor sleep on some DisplayPort monitors.
  • Fix: Game FPS drops when G-SYNC is used with V-Sync.

For complete information on v417.71, see Game Ready Driver Release Notes (v417.71), a PDF file on NVIDIA's website.

Download NVIDIA Video Card Drivers v417.71

Most NVIDIA GPUs are fully supported with the v417.71 driver in most current versions of Windows, which might include Windows 10, Windows 8 (including Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update), or Windows 7.

Sometimes, NVIDIA will release an update for only one operating system, like just 64-bit versions of Windows. The others eventually update but usually not as quickly as Windows 10.

The following downloads are for Desktop GPUs ONLY. These are the NVIDIA drivers you need if you have a video card with a NVIDIA ION/ION LE or GeForce GPU installed in your desktop computer.

64-bit Download [Windows 10]
32-bit Download [Windows 10]
64-bit Download [Windows 8.1, 8, 7]
32-bit Download [Windows 8.1, 8, 7]

These downloads are for Notebook GPUs ONLY. These are the NVIDIA drivers you need if your laptop, netbook, notebook, or tablet is powered by a NVIDIA ION/ION LE or GeForce GPU.

64-bit Download [Windows 10]
32-bit Download [Windows 10]
64-bit Download [Windows 8.1, 8, 7]
32-bit Download [Windows 8.1, 8, 7]

Not sure if you should download the 32-bit or 64-bit driver? See Am I Running a 32-bit or 64-bit Version of Windows? for help. If you need even more assistance, head over to the GeForce Drivers page and click on the big green AUTO-DETECT YOUR GPU button.

NVIDIA Drivers for Windows Vista & XP

NVIDIA supports Windows Vista and Windows XP less and less with each new GPU and driver release. However, they do support many GPUs on Windows Vista and XP with their v365.19 (Vista) and v368.81 (XP) drivers, the newest drivers available for those versions of Windows.

You can download the Windows Vista 64-bit driver here or the 32-bit driver here.

You can download the Windows XP 64-bit driver here or the 32-bit driver here.

These 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 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.

If you're looking for an up-to-date resource on new drivers, see our Windows 10 Drivers, Windows 8 Drivers, or Windows 7 Drivers lists. We keep those pages updated with information and links to new drivers available from NVIDIA and other major hardware makers.

Other Ways to Get New NVIDIA Drivers

NVIDIA's GeForce 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. See these driver download websites for some examples.

Having Trouble With These New NVIDIA Drivers?

A good first step if your newly installed NVIDIA drivers don't work is to uninstall the NVIDIA 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 package for some reason, try rolling back the driver, also something you do from Control Panel. See How to Roll Back a Driver for detailed instructions in all versions of Windows.

Finally, if you decide you need some more personal help, see Get More Help for information about contacting me on social networks or via email, posting on tech support forums, and more. Be sure to let me know what version of NVIDIA drivers you installed (or are trying to install), your version of Windows, any errors you're receiving, what steps you've already taken to try to fix the problem, etc.