Nvidia Driver 531.61 Fixes Stability Issues in Assassin’s Creed Origins and The Last of Us Part 1

Nvidia has released its latest Game Ready & Studio Driver 531.61, introducing support for the GeForce RTX 4070 and providing optimal performance for creative applications like Blender 3.5 and VLC Media Player with RTX Video Super Resolution. However, this update addresses stability issues in popular titles like Assassin’s Creed Origins and The Last of Us Part 1.

The new driver fixes a problem with Assassin’s Creed Origins that caused the game to have stability issues when using version 531.18. Additionally, it resolves a random crashing issue during gameplay for The Last of Us Part 1 on GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs.

The driver update also rectifies a regression issue in Hogwarts Legacy, which resulted in a black screen or hang on the shader compilation screen with driver 531.18.

Game Ready & Studio Driver 531.61 has been released.

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New feature and fixes in driver 531.61:

Game Ready – Introduces support for the GeForce RTX 4070.

Applications – The April NVIDIA Studio Driver provides optimal support for the latest new creative applications and updates including Blender 3.5 and the latest version of VLC Media Player which adds support for RTX Video Super Resolution. In addition, this NVIDIA Studio Driver also introduces support for the new GeForce RTX 4070.

Fixed Issues

  • [Assassin’s Creed Origins] Game may have stability issues when using 531.18.[4008770]
  • [The Last of Us Part 1] Game may randomly crash during gameplay on GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs [4031676]
  • [Hogwarts Legacy] [Regression] Black Screen/Hang on Launch at Shader Compilation Screen using Driver 531.18 [4012825]

Open Issues

  • Toggling HDR on and off in-game causes game stability issues when non-native resolution is used. [3624030]
  • Monitor may briefly flicker on waking from display sleep if DSR/DLDSR is enabled. [3592260]
  • [Halo Wars 2] In-game foliage is larger than normal and displays constant flickering [3888343]
  • [GeForce RTX 4090] Watch Dogs 2 may display flickering when staring at the sky [3858016]
  • Increase in DPC latency observed in Latencymon [3952556]
  • Applying GeForce Experience Freestyle filters cause games to crash [4008945]

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