Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Game Ready Driver Released - Download and Install For The Definitive Experience, Enhanced With NVIDIA DLSS and Ray Tracing (2023)

By Andrew Burnes on October 26, 2021 | Featured Stories Drivers

Our latest GeForce Game Ready driver ensures the definitive gaming experience in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Age of Empires IV, Battlefield 2042 Early Access, Call of Duty: Vanguard, Chivalry 2, DOOM Eternal, Forza Horizon 5, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, Jurassic World Evolution 2, Riders Republic, and The Elder Scrolls Online.

Additionally, we’ve got support for 6 new G-SYNC Compatible gaming monitors, and 6 new GeForce Experience Optimal Playable Setting profiles.

To download and install on Windows 10 and Windows 11 systems, simply fire up GeForce Experience and click the "Drivers" tab.

Game Ready For Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Enhanced With NVIDIA DLSS and Ray Tracing

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy launches today, giving gamers an expansive single-player action-adventure game to explore with Star Lord and his legendary band of misfits. Journey to cosmic locations from the Marvel universe that Eidos-Montréal have brought to life, save the galaxy, rock out to the stellar 1980s soundtrack, and have a whole load of fun along the way.

On PC, players can experience Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy at up to 8K HDR, with higher levels of detail and uncapped frame rates, and all the other benefits of the PC platform, such as ultrawide, multi-monitor and variable refresh rate G-SYNC gameplay. For the definitive experience, play Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy on a GeForce RTX desktop or laptop, with RTX ON. Marvel at ray-traced transparent and opaque reflections, and accelerate performance by up to 2x with NVIDIA DLSS.

To get a system capable of delivering this definitive experience, and a copy of the game, grab our Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy GeForce RTX PC and laptop bundle before the offer ends on November 16.

With a suitable system, glass accurately reflects characters and surroundings, creating a more immersive visual experience. Water has more accurate and detailed reflections. And the many metallic surfaces of the game’s alien environments reflect their surroundings and the action, greatly improving image quality throughout the game. Get a first look at Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy’s ray-traced transparent reflections and ray-traced opaque reflections in our exclusive behind the scenes video:

Performant gameplay is key to an enjoyable experience, so of course NVIDIA DLSS is available in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, delivering performance boosts of up to 2x with just a few clicks.

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Download and install our new GeForce Game Ready Driver to ensure you receive the same experience at home, or on the go on your GeForce RTX laptop.

Game Ready For All The Latest Games

Our latest Game Ready Driver also includes optimizations and enhancements for the many games launching in the next few weeks, and supports the addition of NVIDIA DLSS in Chivalry 2.

Age of Empires IV: Following the release of several successful remasters, the beloved Age of Empires franchise is back with a brand new game, launching October 28th.

Battlefield 2042 Early Access: If you buy the Gold or Ultimate editions of Battlefield 2042, or are an EA Play Pro member, you’re eligible for Early Access, allowing you to start playing a week early on November 12th. For optimum performance, download and install this new Game Ready Driver.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard: The blockbuster franchise returns with a new single-player campaign, new multiplayer modes, new Zombies maps, and more on November 5th.

Chivalry 2: Torn Banner Studios’ Chivalry 2 is an incredibly entertaining 64-player PvP melee slasher multiplayer title. Today, Chivalry 2’s introducing NVIDIA DLSS in a new update, boosting performance by up to 45%, enabling all GeForce RTX gamers to play at 4K at over 60 FPS, with max settings enabled:

Check it out in action in our new Chivalry 2 NVIDIA DLSS video:

DOOM Eternal: Update 6.66 brings players a new Horde Mode, the latest version of NVIDIA DLSS to further improve image quality, and much more. Head to the DOOM Eternal website to discover all the details, and check out our DOOM Eternal RTX article to learn more about the tech added to the critically acclaimed shooter earlier in the year.

Forza Horizon 5: Microsoft’s open-world racing franchise returns on November 5th with a new installment, this time set in a beautifully-rendered, multi-biomed Mexico.

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Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition: On November 11th, experience three iconic cities and three epic stories when Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition hits the streets. Play the genre-defining classics of the original Grand Theft Auto Trilogy: Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, updated for a new generation, now with across-the-board enhancements including new lighting and environmental upgrades, high-resolution textures, increased draw distances, Grand Theft Auto V-style controls and targeting, and much more, bringing these beloved worlds to life with all new levels of detail.

If you play on PC and have a GeForce RTX graphics card, desktop, or laptop, you can further enhance Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition with NVIDIA DLSS, our groundbreaking AI rendering technology that’s available in over 100 games, which increases graphics performance using dedicated Tensor Core AI processors on GeForce RTX GPUs. By tapping into the power of a deep learning neural network, we boost frame rates significantly, and generate beautiful, sharp images for your games.

Jurassic World Evolution 2: The much-anticipated sequel to Frontier’s highly successful Jurassic World Evolution builds upon the groundbreaking and immersive 2018 management simulation. It introduces a compelling, new narrative campaign, incredible new features, and awe-inspiring new dinosaurs brought to life with captivating authenticity.

Riders Republic: Launching October 28th, Ubisoft’s Riders Republic is an extreme sports game with races, stunt events, and more, using bikes, wingsuits, skis, and snowboards. And until October 28th you can play 4 hours of the game for free.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Many gamers want higher frame rates, but others have high frame rates already, and instead want to maximize image quality. NVIDIA DLAA (Deep Learning Anti-Aliasing) is a new AI-based anti-aliasing mode for users who have spare GPU headroom and want higher levels of image quality.

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DLAA uses the same technology developed for NVIDIA DLSS to enhance native resolution images to maximize image quality, instead of boosting performance. DLAA is currently available on The Elder Scrolls Online’s test servers, and comes to the live servers on November 1st. Try it out and let us know your feedback on the Driver Feedback Forum.

Support For Newly Validated G-SYNC Compatible Displays

Our newest Game Ready Driver driver also adds support for 6 new G-SYNC Compatible displays that deliver a baseline Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) experience that makes your gaming smoother and more enjoyable.

MANUFACTURER MODEL HDR SIZE LCD Type Resolution VRR Range
AOC 24G2W1G4 No 24" IPS 1920x1080 (FHD) 48-144Hz
AOC AG274QS3R1B+ Yes 27" IPS 2560x1440 (QHD) 48-170Hz
ASUS XG27AQM Yes 27" IPS 2560x1440 (QHD) 60-240Hz
ASUS VG32AQ1LA No 32" IPS 2560x1440 (QHD) 48-144Hz
ASUS XG249CM Yes 24.5" IPS 1902x1080 (FHD) 48-270Hz
MSI MPG321QRF-QD Yes 32" IPS 2560x1440 (QHD) 60-165Hz

These newly-validated monitors give gamers even more choice when searching for a great gaming display. For a complete list of all G-SYNC, G-SYNC ULTIMATE, and G-SYNC Compatible gaming monitors, check out our handy and frequently updated G-SYNC page, which can be sorted and filtered, helping you quickly find the ideal display.

New Games Supported By GeForce Experience’s Optimal Settings

GeForce Experience’s one-click optimal settings enable you to instantly configure game options for your system’s hardware, giving you smooth, optimized gameplay. Over 1000 titles are supported, and since our last driver release we’ve added support for 6 more:

  • Crysis 2 Remastered
  • Crysis 3 Remastered
  • Gas Station Simulator
  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Qian Nv You Hun
  • Sword and Fairy 7

GeForce Experience also enables you to capture and stream your gameplay, take screenshots, upload videos to social networks, and more. For all the details, head here.

GeForce Game Ready Driver - Download Now

You can download the new GeForce Game Ready 496.49 WHQL driver through GeForce Experience.

If you experience any technical issues with the new Game Ready drivers please post a detailed report on the GeForce.com Driver Feedback Forum, where our Customer Care team can better assist you. And if you’re looking for a full list of fixes in this driver, for previously-reported issues, head here.

FAQs

How do you activate ray tracing in Guardians of the Galaxy? ›

How To Enable Ray-Tracing In Guardians of the Galaxy On PS5 or XSX. Head into the settings menu and open the Video settings. From the Graphics settings, pick up ray-tracing mode. There will be two other modes in addition to the ray-tracing one that has been mentioned above.

Does Guardians of the Galaxy game have RTX? ›

MARVEL'S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY IS AVAILABLE NOW WITH RAY TRACING AND NVIDIA DLSS. Fire up a wild ride across the cosmos with GeForce RTX 30 Series for the ultimate Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy PC gaming experience, enhanced with stunning ray tracing and the AI-accelerated magic of NVIDIA DLSS.

Is game Ready driver free? ›

This new Game Ready Driver provides the best day-0 gaming experience for Fall Guy: Free for All.

How do I redeem Guardians of the Galaxy RTX? ›

REDEMPTION INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Install your qualified graphics card.
  2. Update or install the latest version of GeForce Experience. ...
  3. Open and log in to GeForce Experience.
  4. Go to the Account drop-down menu and select "REDEEM".
  5. Enter your bundle code from your qualifying bundle purchase.

What's better quality mode or ray tracing? ›

When ray tracing is enabled, Guardians of the Galaxy runs at 30fps with a dynamic 4K resolution. It lands somewhere between 2880x1620 and 3840x2160, with ambient occlusion being the only other difference from Quality mode.

What is the best graphics mode for Guardians of the Galaxy PS5? ›

Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy On PS5 Is Best Played In Quality Mode, Reveals DF Report. Digital Foundry has put Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy through its paces on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, which has revealed that the game's Performance Mode suffers from some noticeable hiccups.

Does Guardians of the Galaxy support DLSS? ›

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Is Out Now With NVIDIA DLSS and Ray Tracing. Play On GeForce RTX Desktops and Laptops, Or Stream Via GeForce NOW.

Does Guardians of the Galaxy have ray tracing on PS5? ›

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - perhaps unexpectedly - is one of the best games of the year... and now it's even better. In addition to quality and performance modes, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X also benefit from a new ray tracing mode.

What specs do I need for ray tracing? ›

What hardware do you need?
  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti.
  • GeForce GTX 1660.
  • Nvidia Titan Xp (2017)
  • Nvidia Titan X (2016)
  • GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.
  • GeForce GTX 1080.
  • GeForce GTX 1070 Ti.
  • GeForce GTX 1070.

Should I install GeForce experience? ›

Technically, you don't even need to use GeForce Experience. Some people even install just the graphics card driver and not the suite. But for most users, we highly recommend installing GeForce Experience because of the huge number of features it offers.

Which NVIDIA driver is best for gaming? ›

We love to recommend GeForce RTX 3090 and GeForce RT 3080 Ti.

Do Game Ready drivers actually improve performance? ›

In short, Game Ready Drivers grant the game engine boosted performance by allowing portions of it to access the operating system's kernel, giving it more direct access to the GPU. This can boost framerate, reduce latency, offer more consistent minimum performance, and enhance stability.

How do I link my Guardians of the Galaxy to Square Enix? ›

How to link Square Enix & PlayStation Account for Guardian of the Galaxy ...

How do I redeem a Square Enix code? ›

Please follow the steps below to redeem a gift code:
  1. Log into the Mog Station (https://www.mogstation.com) with the SQUARE ENIX Account that you use to play FINAL FANTASY XIV. ...
  2. Under "Registration Codes" select "Enter Item Code."
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to register the gift code.

How do I redeem my Guardians of the Galaxy Deluxe Edition? ›

You'll be able to redeem it at http://www.gotggame.com/redeem. After redeeming the code, you will be provided with instructions to access your content.

Is performance mode better than quality mode? ›

The best mode to choose is the Performance mode. It runs at a slightly lower resolution than the Quality mode, but the picture is still sharp. Also, the increased framerate, while not quite a locked 60 FPS, makes the game much more enjoyable to play.

What is better resolution mode or performance mode? ›

PS5 games played in Performance Mode favor a higher frame rate if there's one available, such as 120FPS (frames per second) over 60FPS. The PS5's Resolution Mode, on the other hand, favors current-gen graphics features, like ray tracing and a higher resolution, in exchange for a lower frame rate.

Should I prioritize framerate or ray tracing? ›

With this in mind, we recommend prioritising frame rate to make GT7 run as smoothly as possible. With ray-tracing disabled, the higher frame rate creates a better sense of speed in replays and the image quality is still excellent.

How do I get better graphics on my PS5? ›

How to change the graphics settings on PS5
  1. What we used.
  2. The Short Version.
  3. Turn on and log into your PS5.
  4. Go to Settings.
  5. Go to Saved Data and GameApp Settings.
  6. Go to Game Presets.
  7. Click on Performance Mode or Resolution Mode.
  8. Choose your preferred mode.
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Do PS4 games look better on PS5? ›

The best PS4 games on PS5 make the most of the new console and its “next-gen” features. They look better. They run better. Simply put, it's worth going back to these games, even if you've already played them, because they are better.

What's the highest resolution for PS5? ›

The PS5 outputs at 1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080), 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) and 8K UHD (7680 x 4320). 1080p is the most accessible resolution, though 4K UHD is increasingly popular as the price of the technology falls to a reasonable level.

Which DLSS mode is best? ›

DLSS mode
  • The Quality mode offers higher image quality than the Performance mode.
  • The Performance mode offers a higher performance than the Quality mode.
  • The Ultra Performance mode offers the highest performance increase. It is available for 8K resolution only.

Is Ray Tracing worth it in Guardians of the Galaxy? ›

According to Digital Foundry, the ray-tracing mode's dynamic 4K ranges from a native 3840x2160p to a low of 2880x1620p. This drop in resolution in many instances is deemed more than worth it for the addition of ray-tracing – especially as performance-wise, both the Series X and PS5 are able to maintain a solid 30fps.

Is Guardians of the Galaxy optimized? ›

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy supports the latest graphics technologies, including 8K resolution support, real-time ray tracing and Nvidia's frame-rate boosting DLSS. However, the game will require 80GB of storage(Opens in a new window) once it's fully optimized for final release.

Does Avengers have ray tracing? ›

Marvel's Avengers PS5 Features Detailed, But There's No Mention Of Ray Tracing.

Is Guardians of the Galaxy 60fps on PS5? ›

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: an excellent game - but 60fps comes at a cost. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles tested.

How long is Guardians of the Galaxy game? ›

As per howlongtobeat.com Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is about 17½ Hours in length when players are focusing on the main story objectives.

Is ray tracing necessary? ›

Ray Tracing will likely be the golden standard going forward in both console and PC gaming. It will help make games more lifelike until it's hard to tell the difference between a movie and a videogame, all while never compromising the actual graphics at play.

Does RTX mean ray tracing? ›

NVIDIA RTX is the most advanced platform for ray tracing and AI technologies that are revolutionizing the ways we play and create. Over 250 top games and applications use RTX to deliver realistic graphics with incredibly fast performance or cutting-edge new AI features like NVIDIA DLSS and NVIDIA Broadcast.

How much RAM do I need for ray tracing? ›

Ray Tracing On Minimum System Requirements (for 1080p resolution at 30 frames per second): CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-8600K or AMD Ryzen™ 5 3600X. RAM: 16GB. GPU: NVIDIA GeForce® RTX 2070 8GB.

Is NVIDIA graphics driver necessary? ›

Is Nvidia Graphics Driver Necessary? It is the driver that acts as a bridge between the OS and the graphics card in the case of GPUs. Without the appropriate GPU software, your PC can crash, display flickering, stutter, frame drops, or even display artifacts.

Is GeForce Experience good for gaming? ›

If you're the proud owner of an NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics card, it's worth downloading the NVIDIA GeForce Experience app. While it's not a requirement to play games on your PC, it can enhance your gaming experience. One of the main benefits of GeForce Experience is its Game Ready Drivers feature.

Does GeForce Experience make a difference? ›

The Nvidia GeForce Experience will optimize those graphics settings further, using Nvidia's vast cloud data center and the countless other PC hardware configurations in its data set. The Nvidia game optimization supports hundreds of titles and can help fine-tune in-game performance.

Is Game Ready driver a GPU driver? ›

Every Game Ready Driver is treated with the highest standards of quality. Our drivers are tested across thousands of hardware configurations over multiple generations of GPUs, and each driver is independently WHQL-Certified by Microsoft for maximum reliability, so you can focus on gaming, not troubleshooting.

What does the NVIDIA Game Ready driver do? ›

Nvidia GeForce - Official GeForce Game Ready Drivers Overview

What is the latest game ready driver? ›

NVIDIA today released the latest version of GeForce Game Ready drivers. Version 517.48 WHQL comes with optimization for Overwatch 2. It also offers optimization for Microsoft Flight Simulator with DLSS support.

Which is better game Ready driver or studio driver? ›

The simple dichotomy is: if you are mostly a gamer and want to keep up with new game releases, use the Game Ready drivers. If you are mostly a creative professional who wants to run graphics apps, use the Studio drivers.

Should I always update my GPU drivers? ›

Updating your graphics driver will quickly boost your computer's performance, not only for gaming but for any multimedia application. And if you plan on overclocking your GPU, it's especially important to have the latest driver installed.

Is it safe to update NVIDIA drivers? ›

yes its safe. manufacturers only supply whql versions of the drivers, so often the 1s on the website are months out of date. better to get them direct from nvidia either through the GF experience or directly from there drivers section.

Does Guardians of the Galaxy have ray tracing on PS5? ›

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - perhaps unexpectedly - is one of the best games of the year... and now it's even better. In addition to quality and performance modes, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X also benefit from a new ray tracing mode.

Is ray tracing worth it in Guardians of the Galaxy? ›

According to Digital Foundry, the ray-tracing mode's dynamic 4K ranges from a native 3840x2160p to a low of 2880x1620p. This drop in resolution in many instances is deemed more than worth it for the addition of ray-tracing – especially as performance-wise, both the Series X and PS5 are able to maintain a solid 30fps.

Does Guardians of the Galaxy have DLSS? ›

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy launching with NVIDIA DLSS and Ray Tracing. Today, we announced that when Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy launches on October 26, the PC version will launch with ray-traced reflections, and NVIDIA DLSS, giving GeForce RTX gamers the definitive PC experience.

Is Guardians of the Galaxy 60fps on PS5? ›

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: an excellent game - but 60fps comes at a cost. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles tested.

Does Avengers have ray tracing? ›

Marvel's Avengers PS5 Features Detailed, But There's No Mention Of Ray Tracing.

How long is Guardians of the Galaxy game? ›

As per howlongtobeat.com Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is about 17½ Hours in length when players are focusing on the main story objectives.

Is Guardians of the Galaxy 60fps on Series S? ›

Guardians of the galaxy can now run at 60 fps on the series s.

How many chapters are in Guardians of the Galaxy? ›

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy has 16 chapters, as well as an introductory prologue that takes place before the first chapter.

What is Tray racing? ›

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What engine does Guardians of the Galaxy use? ›

Dawn Engine

Which DLSS mode is best? ›

DLSS mode
  • The Quality mode offers higher image quality than the Performance mode.
  • The Performance mode offers a higher performance than the Quality mode.
  • The Ultra Performance mode offers the highest performance increase. It is available for 8K resolution only.

Is Guardians of the Galaxy optimized? ›

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy supports the latest graphics technologies, including 8K resolution support, real-time ray tracing and Nvidia's frame-rate boosting DLSS. However, the game will require 80GB of storage(Opens in a new window) once it's fully optimized for final release.

Is DLSS good Reddit? ›

The reality is that if you can game at 1440p or higher, the quality DLSS setting is actually a better option than native resolution, crazy as that sounds, because it cleans the image up better than any anti-aliasing you could introduce yourself. It's basically solving two massive problems at once.

What platform is Guardians of the Galaxy best on? ›

Disney+ is the best streaming service for watching Guardians of The Galaxy. While it's also available on Amazon Prime Video, you won't be able to purchase it without an American credit card.

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