Computers, Laptops & Tablets Accessories & Hardware NVIDIA GeForce Video Card Drivers v456.38 Details and download information on NVIDIA's latest GeForce drivers by Tim Fisher General Manager, VP, Lifewire.com Tim Fisher has 30+ years' professional technology support experience. He writes troubleshooting content and is the General Manager of Lifewire. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Tim Fisher Updated on September 23, 2020 Accessories & Hardware Cards The Quick Guide to Webcams Keyboards & Mice Monitors HDD & SSD Printers & Scanners Raspberry Pi Tweet Share Email NVIDIA released GeForce drivers version 456.38 on September 17, 2020. 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 v456.38 if you have a supported NVIDIA GPU running any previous driver release. NVIDIA Corporation If you have any previous beta version of this driver installed, please update to v456.38 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 v456.38 Here are details on some of the new features, fixes, and other changes in v456.38 compared to the previous release: New: Adds support for new G-SYNC compatible monitors.Fixed: [Batman Arkham Knight]: Enabling Hardware-accelerated GPU Scheduling on PhysX games results in lower frame rate.Fixed: [Call of Duty: Modern Warfare]: The game may intermittently see a drop in frame rate when ray tracing is enabled. For complete information on this version, see Release 455 Driver for Windows, Version 456.38, a PDF file on NVIDIA's website. Download NVIDIA Video Card Drivers v456.38 Most NVIDIA GPUs are fully supported with the v456.38 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 an ION/ION LE or GeForce GPU installed in your desktop computer. W10 (64-bit) W10 (32-bit) W8 & W7 (64-bit) W8 & W7 (32-bit) 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. W10 (64-bit) W10 (32-bit) W8 & W7 (64-bit) W8 & W7 (32-bit) 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 select the green DOWNLOAD button to get GeForce Experience. 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.