NVIDIA Releases Hotfix for 445.78 Driver: Image Sharpening Prevented Some DirectX 11 Titles from Launching

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NVIDIA has released a hotfix for its latest GeForce Game Ready Driver, 445.75 WHQL, which prevented some DirectX 11 games from launching when Image Sharpening was enabled in the NVIDIA Control Panel. The feature originally launched in October as part of the 441.08 WHQL driver package, which also added support for ReShade Filters.

Here are direct links to the Windows 10 64-bit Standard Driver and Windows 10 64-bit DCH Driver. As NVIDIA explains, the latter – which is supported on Windows 10 x64 April 2018 Update (Version 1803 OS Build 17134) and later versions – has a smaller size and a faster installation time.

Like the GeForce Experience Freestyle filter, sharpness can be adjusted on a per-game basis, or you can apply it globally for all supported titles.

In addition, you can use your GPU to render at a lower resolution and scale to your monitor’s native resolution to improve performance. For instance, if you have a 2560×1440 display, but set your game resolution to 1920×1080 because the game is too demanding for your current GPU, we’ll upscale the game’s graphics to 2560×1440 using a high-quality scaler, and then add a dose of sharpening to improve clarity of upscaled images.

Tsing Mui
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