NVIDIA Releases GeForce Game Ready Hotfix Driver 445.98, Resolving Overly Bright HDR, Crashing, and Other Issues


NVIDIA has released an updated version of last week’s GeForce Game Ready 445.98 driver, which added support for Minecraft with RTX Beta, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered, Saints Row: The Third Remastered, and SnowRunner, as well as three new G-SYNC Compatible gaming monitors. The hotfix addresses some interesting issues, such as overly bright scenes in certain games when HDR is enabled.

Here is everything that the hotfix resolves, per NVIDIA’s support document:

  • 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

You can grab the Windows 10 64-bit Standard Driver at this link, or the Windows 10 64-bit DCH Driver here. According to NVIDIA, there is no difference between these releases: “While the base core component files remain the same, the way DCH drivers are packaged and installed differs from previous (Standard) drivers. When directly comparing the two driver types, the DCH driver package has a smaller size and a faster installation time than the Standard package.”

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