NVIDIA GeForce Video Card Drivers v472.12

Details and download information on NVIDIA's latest GeForce drivers

NVIDIA released GeForce drivers version 472.12 on September 20, 2021. 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 v472.12 if you have a supported NVIDIA GPU running any previous driver release.

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If you have any previous beta version of this driver installed, please update to v472.12 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 v472.12

Here are details on some of the new features, fixes, and other changes in v472.12 compared to the previous release:

  • Fixed: [Watch Dogs Legion]: Stuttering may occur in the game with ReBAR enabled.
  • Fixed: [Battlefield V][DirectX 12]: The game may crash with HDR enabled.
  • Fixed: [Redshift3D]: GPU clocks may get stuck at the maximum rate.
  • Fixed: [NVIDIA Control Panel]: After installing the driver using express install when GPU scaling is enabled, the 0.59x upscaling factor is missing from the NVIDIA Control Panel scaling resolution list (Display > Change Resolution page).

For complete information on this version, including open issues, see Release 470 Driver for Windows, Version 472.12, a PDF file on NVIDIA's website.

Download NVIDIA Video Card Drivers v472.12

Most NVIDIA GPUs are fully supported with the v472.12 driver in most current versions of Windows, which might include Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8 (including Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update), or Windows 7.

The easiest way to get the right driver for your device is through GeForce Experience. Head over to the GeForce Drivers page and select DOWNLOAD NOW to get it. Going that route, you don't need to know whether to click the 32-bit or 64-bit links below.

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

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

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.

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