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AMD on Tuesday re-released its Radeon Software Adrenalin 20.4.2 graphics drivers as a WHQL-signed driver. The company hasn’t released a driver update since April 21 (the same 20.4.2 as a beta). With no new AAA game releases, there probably wasn’t much AMD could do. Then again, 20.4.2 beta came with a long list of “known issues” (new issues identified by AMD that needed to be solved), which could have been fixed in the last 35 days or so. The WHQL is identical to the beta. It comes with optimization for Gears Tactics and Predator: Hunting Grounds, and fixes a handful of issues.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.4.2 WHQL drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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NVIDIA has today launched the latest version of its “Game Ready” graphics driver lineup with the 446.14 WHQL drivers. This release brings mostly performance optimizations and bug fixes for the video game Valorant. In addition to these performance optimizations and fixes, optimal support for Minecraft Dungeons, Disintegration, and Crucible is included. An important new feature update is the inclusion of Variable Rate Supersampling (VRSS) support for Onward. NVIDIA has also fixed driver installation issues on Colorful GeForce GTX 1650 that may have bugged some users of the cards.

You can download the GeForce Software 446.14 WHQL drivers via GeForce.com.

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NVIDIA has released GeForce software version 445.87 WHQL. The drivers come game-ready for “Minecraft with RTX” beta. Optimization is also added for “Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2: Campaign Remastered,” “Saints Row: The Third Remastered,” and “SnowRunner.” Among the issues fixed are a BSOD noticed with “Rise of the Tomb Raider” in DirectX 12 mode, a black flickering in “Doom Eternal,” some DirectX 11 games failing to launch with Image Sharpening being enabled, and a graphical corruption when waking up a notebook display from sleep.

You can download the GeForce Software 445.87 WHQL drivers via GeForce.com.

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AMD has released a new beta driver on their Radeon Software Adrenalin suite. Driver number 20.4.1 beta brings with it support for Capcom’s Resident Evil 3, on which we’ve already written a deep-dive performance article for you to peruse (heads-up: it’s a pretty good and pretty good-looking game).

Alongside this support, AMD has also fixed a number of issues, including black screens or application hangs in both Overwatch and heroes of the Storm. One important known issue that is listed is the chance of a black screen or system hang when running [email protected] while also running an application using hardware acceleration of video content. We shan’t have that – so if you run into issues like these whilst offering your processing power to the world, beware. (Release Notes)

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.4.1 Beta drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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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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