GeForce Hotfix Driver version 445.98

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  1. Vidik

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    https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/geforce-445-98-hotfix-driver-download.html

    r445_85-7

    This Hotfix driver resolves the following issues:
    • Notebooks with Maxwell generation GPUs may experience higher GPU utilization during game play leading to reduced battery life and higher temperature
    • Fixed an issue where the shader cache was sometimes incorrectly purged on app launch
    • Some games may appear very bright when HDR is enabled
    • [F1 2019]: Game may randomly crash to desktop
    • [Overwatch]: Improves game stability
    • Fixes driver installation issue on Colorful GeForce GTX 1650
     
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    Here comes the "Why is this not 500.xx" squad... IN 3, 2, 1 :rolleyes:
     
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    WDM 2.7 ?
     
  4. Vidik

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    Nope WDDM 2.6 and I'm using W10 19041.207 (20H1)
     

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    Finally, thanks.
     
  6. Dan Longman

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    Happy for the HDR fix. Will check it out later.
     
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    Here's hoping they accidentally fixed sharpening.
    upd: still broken. Rolling back to 442.59 and waiting for the next game ready I suppose...
    I also noticed that "predefined sharpen usage" flag disappeared from ProfileInspector at least on 445.87 and 445.98 but still present on 442.59.

    Oh and can driver installer finally STOP uninstalling Geforce Experience when I already have the same version installed? This makes installing hotfix drivers an absolute pain because I have to re-configure GFE afterwards and you can't install them via GFE.
     
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    ^ The developer of Inspector removed the sharpening settings because they're now blocked from NVAPI access.
     
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    This hotfix is better than the last whql :eek:o_O:confused:
     
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    Anyone test any of the previously-affected HDR games with these?
     

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    I couldn't see much difference in BFV
     
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    Driver working as expected. No issues so far. Played MW, HLL, TW3.
     
  13. NvidiaFreak650

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    I was getting random frame drop on desktop when opening or closing Windows Start Menu while having Gsync Window mode enable but 445.98 hotfix fix this issue.
     
  14. NvidiaFreak650

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    Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Resident Evil 2 Remake, Resident Evil 3 Remake, Borderlands 3, Final Fantasy 15 had the very bright bug in HDR when having HDR brightness on 100% in Windows 10 HDR setting, it's now fix.
     
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  15. Dan Longman

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    This driver seems very solid to me, no issues.

    edit:
    Benchmarks don't matter at all, But I usually check every driver just for shits and giggles and got my personal highest timespy score with this driver:
    https://www.3dmark.com/spy/11677948
     
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    This is supposed to include the mhw fix.
     
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    better to find that now rather than announce it fixed and have people say its not,

    it seemed a little too quick of a fix tbh, they went from "we can't really reproduce it" to "we have a fix" too quickly.

    Personally i suspect its another engine bug that all capcom dx12 titles have come across.
     
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    Is the HDR movie player fixed?
     
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    This.

    Whenever you install on top of old install, whatever you unchecked in new installation will get the current version uninstalled.

    Example: I unchecked USB-C port driver because version was the same (no point in installing).
    This resulted in current driver getting uninstalled and now I have an unknown device as a result.
     

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