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NVIDIA rolled out the GeForce software 445.78 Hotfix drivers. Hotfixes are released to expeditiously correct glaring bugs with GeForce software. The 445.78 Hotfix corrects a bug that causes some DirectX 11 games to fail to launch when Image Sharpening is globally enabled from the NVIDIA Control Panel. The drivers are otherwise identical to GeForce 445.75 software released earlier this week.

You can download the GeForce software 445.78 Hotfix drivers via GeForce.com.

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NVIDIA today announced its new Deep Learning Supersampling 2.0 (DLSS 2.0) performance enhancement feature, being distributed through the new GeForce 445.75 Game Ready drivers. DLSS 2.0 is NVIDIA’s second attempt at a holy grail of performance boost at acceptable levels of quality loss (think what MP3 did to WAV). It works by rendering the 3D scene at a lower resolution than what your display is capable of, and upscaling it with deep-learning reconstructing details using a pre-trained neural network. Perhaps the two biggest differences between DLSS 2.0 and the original DLSS that made its debut with GeForce RTX 20-series in 2018, is the lack of a need for game-specific content for training the DLSS neural net; and implementation of a rendering technique called temporal feedback.

As mentioned earlier, DLSS 2.0 offers image quality comparable to original resolution while only rendering 1/4 or1/2 the pixels. It then uses new temporal feedback techniques to reconstruct details in the image. DLSS 2.0 is also able to use tensor cores on GeForce RTX GPUs “more efficiently,” to execute “2x faster” than the original DLSS. Lastly, DLSS 2.0 gives users greater control over the image quality, which affects the rendering resolution of your game: quality, balanced (1:2), and performance (1:4), where the ratio denotes rendering-resolution to display resolution. Resolution scaling is a sure-shot way to gain performance, but at noticeable quality loss. DLSS uses AI to restore some of the details. The difference between performance gained from resolution scaling and AI-based image quality enhancement is the net DLSS performance uplift. In addition to DLSS 2.0, GeForce 445.75 drivers come game-ready for “Half Life: Alyx.”

You can download the GeForce 445.75 Game Ready drivers via GeForce.com.

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NVIDIA today posted GeForce 442.74 WHQL Game Ready drivers. These come with optimization and bug fixes for the weekend’s biggest release, “DOOM Eternal,” which goes live in Asia and ANZ in a few minutes from now. Besides this, the 442.74 WHQL drivers address just one bug: an issue with “Red Dead Redemption 2,” where task-switching with alt+Tab in the middle of the game may result in a black screen.

You can download the GeForce Software 442.74 WHQL drivers via GeForce.com.

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AMD released the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition drivers just in time for Asia and ANZ regions to begin “razing hell” with DOOM Eternal. Version 20.3.1 adds day-one optimization for DOOM Eternal, including an up to 5 percent performance improvement with “Ultra Nightmare” graphics settings. Optimization is also added for “Half Life: Alyx” and the Vulkan API mode of “Ghost Recon: Breakpoint.” The drivers also add a few Vulkan extensions: VK_EXT_post_depth_coverage (only supported on RDNA or later graphics architectures); VK_KHR_shader_non_semantic_info, VK_EXT_texel_buffer_alignment, and VK_EXT_pipeline_creation_cache_control.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.3.1 drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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NVIDIA has released the latest version of its GeForce software. Version 442.59 WHQL of the software comes game-ready for “Call of Duty: Warzone,” which went live earlier today. The drivers also fix a handful of issues. For starters, it fixes game crashes with “NBA 2K20.” A blue screen crash when plugging in a VR headset to a notebook. The Windows 7 version of the drivers come with a check for Windows SHA2 patches during installation. Without these patches, the installer won’t continue.

You can download the GeForce Software 442.59 WHQL drivers via GeForce.com.

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AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 20.2.2 got re-released as a WHQL-signed driver by AMD. The company had originally released it as a beta on February 28. The drivers come with optimization for “Zombie Army 4: Dead War,” but more importantly, fix a large number of software bugs plaguing Adrenalin 2020 Edition since its December 2019 release. These include several black-screen errors, bugs with Radeon Software, its various game optimization, recording, and streaming features, and more. Version 20.2.2 WHQL otherwise has an identical change-log to the 20.2.2 beta.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.2.2 WHQL drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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NVIDIA has released the latest version of their GeForce graphics drivers for your stability and gaming pleasure. The latest 442.50 WHQL version comes Game Ready for a number of updates to popular games, such as Apex Legends: Season 4, The Division 2 – Warlords of New York expansion, and ARK: Genesis Part 1.

Alongside these game-specific improvements, NVIDIA has also built into this new version some updated security features, though NVIDIA’s page for their Security Bulletin 4996 returns an error 404, so we are unable to go into specifics at this time. There are added VRSS profiles for VR gaming, and some specific fixes for a number of titles. Also of note is the inclusion of a number of monitors (namely AOC AG271FZ2, AOC AG271F1G2, and ASUS PG43U) to the G-Sync compatible list, so that’s three more monitors users can now use with NVIDIA’s certification.

You can download the GeForce Software 442.50 WHQL drivers via GeForce.com.

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AMD today released version 20.2.2 of their Radeon Adrenalin Edition driver suite. The new version brings with it support for the launch of Zombie Army 4: Dead War, so users can experience the latest and greatest performance available for AMD graphics cards on the new release. Perhaps more importantly, the new release also features a number of fixes for Black Screen errors in a number of scenarios and games, of which much has already been written over the internet. There are still a number of instances where black screens can occur listed on AMD’s “Known Issues” checklist for this driver release, however, so make sure to check the release notes to see if this driver looks to fix your particular scenario. Of course, you’re likely always better off updating to this latest driver version.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.2.2 drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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AMD has released the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition. Version 20.2.1 beta adds optimization for “Zombie Army 4: Dead War.” A handful issues have also been fixed. To begin with, unusually high memory usage with ReLive has been fixed. HDR content becoming excessively dark or bright with DirectX 12 games on RX 5000-series graphics cards, has been fixed. Camera element experiencing stutter with ReLive has been fixed. A missing scroll bar in the “compatibility” tab of Radeon Software application has been fixed. Also addressed is Radeon Software failing to detect VR games when SteamVR is running. Radeon Anti-Lag toggle audible alerts falsely sounding has been fixed.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.2.1 Beta drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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NVIDIA today posted, the latest version of GeForce software. Version 442.19 WHQL comes game-ready for “Zombie Army: Dead War 4,” “Apex Legends Season 4,” and “Metro Exodus: Sam’s Story.” With these drivers, NVIDIA improved the maximum frame-rate setting with limits between 20 and 1,000 FPS. Find this setting in “NVIDIA Control Panel>3D Settings>Maximum Frame Rate control.” NVIDIA also introduced VRSS (VR super-sampling), an image quality enhancement that super sampling selectively on the central region of a frame.

Among the bug fixes are a game crash during a cutscene in “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine,” [email protected] experiencing driver crash (TDR) on “Maxwell” GPUs, random stoppage of OBS streaming with “Call of Duty Modern Warfare,” Battleye with NVIDIA low-latency mode causing a DWM crash and recovery; certain SLI+G-Sync stutter issues being fixed; a “Doom” (2016) game crash with “Kepler” GPUs, and an NVENC memory leak.

You can download the GeForce Software 442.19 WHQL drivers via GeForce.com.

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