Friday, March 27th 2020

NVIDIA Outs GeForce Hotfix 445.78 Drivers to Fix Image Sharpening Bug

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. Grab the drivers from the link below.

DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 445.78 Hotfix
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8 Comments on NVIDIA Outs GeForce Hotfix 445.78 Drivers to Fix Image Sharpening Bug

#1
ZoneDymo
I really dont understand this, its like...do games just ship with crappy textures or something? why does it look vague by default and need some sharpening from a videocard?
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ExplodingCaps
ZoneDymo
I really dont understand this, its like...do games just ship with crappy textures or something? why does it look vague by default and need some sharpening from a videocard?
Some developer decided to add post processing anti-aliasing built in game you can’t turn it off by yourself, this causes some blurring on the object, hence you need image sharpening if you can’t stand the blurriness.
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Calmmo
In the era of temporal AA solutions it's almost a must have. Seems a lot of developers lack common sense when it comes to matters of image quality and FOV
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newtekie1
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ExplodingCaps
Some developer decided to add post processing anti-aliasing built in game you can’t turn it off by yourself, this causes some blurring on the object, hence you need image sharpening if you can’t stand the blurriness.
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Vya Domus
ZoneDymo
I really dont understand this, its like...do games just ship with crappy textures or something? why does it look vague by default and need some sharpening from a videocard?
Calmmo
In the era of temporal AA solutions it's almost a must have. Seems a lot of developers lack common sense when it comes to matters of image quality and FOV
Except that is how things are supposed to look. Real life imagery isn't supposed to be "sharp", just look at a photo taken by your phone, nothing is perfectly sharp.

Sharpening an image doesn't add detail, it actually removes low frequency detail. It's an illusion , just how increasing the saturation of an image is perceived as "better looking".
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#6
Calmmo
It's not supposed to look like you forgot to bring your glasses. You think evething sharp is over-sharpening, it's not. Blurry and oversharpened are both negative. There's a a fine balance.
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EvilPraetorian
Odd.. in GFE this driver is being reported as 432.00



:edit:
GPU-Z also reports likewise..


Anyone else?
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Eddy315West
EvilPraetorian
Odd.. in GFE this driver is being reported as 432.00



I just downloaded the 445.78 DCH drivers and installed over the DCH 445.75 and it shows up in GPU Z with the correct info
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