GeForce Hotfix display driver version 451.85 is based on our latest Game Ready Driver 451.67.
This Hotfix driver resolves the following issues:
[Shadow of the Tomb Raider][DirectX 12]: The game may crash when launched with Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling enabled.
[Death Stranding]: Texture corruption may be observed during gameplay on GeForce GTX 16/RTX 20 series GPUs
NVIDIA Control Panel does not display the native resolution of some HDTVs with invalid timings
Some games may exhibit random freezes that lasts for a few seconds during gameplay.
Some displays may show a green tint when Windows Night Light is enabled
[Forza Motorsport 7]: Game starts to stutter after racing a few laps
[G-Sync Compatible] Adds support for the Samsung 27" Odyssey G7 gaming monitor
It can be accessed here: GeForce Hotfix Driver Version 451.85 | NVIDIA
A GeForce driver is an incredibly complex piece of software, We have an army of software engineers constantly adding features and fixing bugs. These changes are checked into the main driver branches, which are eventually run through a massive QA process and released.
Since we have so many changes being checked in, we usually try to align driver releases with significant game or product releases. This process has served us pretty well over the years but it has one significant weakness. Sometimes a change that is important to many users might end up sitting and waiting until we are able to release the driver.
The GeForce Hotfix driver is our way to trying to get some of these fixes out to you more quickly. These drivers are basically the same as the previous released version, with a small number of additional targeted fixes. The fixes that make it in are based in part on your feedback in the Driver Feedback threads and partly on how realistic it is for us to quickly address them. These fixes (and many more) will be incorporated into the next official driver release, at which time the Hotfix driver will be taken down.
To be sure, these Hotfix drivers are beta, optional and provided as-is. They are run through a much abbreviated QA process. The sole reason they exist is to get fixes out to you more quickly. The safest option is to wait for the next WHQL certified driver. But we know that many of you are willing to try these out.
These HotFix drivers represent a lot of additional work by our engineering teams, I hope they provide value for you. We’ll try it out and see if people like the idea and want us to continue.
Note: Installing this Intel generic graphics driver will overwrite your computer manufacturer (OEM) customized driver. OEM drivers are handpicked and include customized features and solutions to platform-specific issues. The generic Intel driver provides users the latest and greatest feature enhancements and bug fixes that OEMs may not have customized yet to address platform-specific needs. Users can check for matching OEM versions at OEM websites.*2
Playability improvements to reduce stutter in Overwatch* on 7th Generation Intel Core processors and higher.
Significant reduction in load-times for Star Wars: Battlefront 2* (DX12) on 10th Generation Intel Core processors with Intel® Iris® Plus graphics.
Destroy All Humans!* and Othercide* verified playable on Intel Iris Plus graphics or better.
*2 Are you still experiencing an error preventing the driver update? Look here for why and a solution.
Any graphics issues found using Intel generic graphics drivers should be reported directly to Intel. Corporate customers should always use OEM drivers and report all issues through the vendor they purchased the platforms and support through.
OneAPI Level Zero Runtime*i pre-production release is now included. Please refer to the specification below.
Microsoft Windows® 10-64 - Fall Creators Update (1709)(RS3)
Microsoft Windows 10-64 - April 2018 Update (1803)(RS4)
Microsoft Windows 10-64 - October 2018 Update (1809)(RS5)
Microsoft Windows 10-64 – May 2019 Update (1903)(19H1)
Microsoft Windows 10-64 – November 2019 Update (1909)(19H2)
Microsoft Windows 10-64 – May 2020 Update (2004)(20H1)
Self-installing format (.exe) is the easiest installation method and our recommendation.
Manual installation format (.zip) is intended for developers and IT professionals.
See the ReleaseNotes for installation instructions, supported hardware, and more.
Be sure to check out gameplay.intel.com, where you’ll find recommended game settings for many more of your favorite PC games.
About Intel® software and drivers
The driver or software for your Intel® component might have been changed or replaced by the computer manufacturer. We recommend you work with your computer manufacturer before installing our driver so you don’t lose features or customizations.
The Epic preset on the Radeon™ RX 5700 XT offers up to 9% better FPS performance playing Grounded with Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 edition 20.8.1 versus the Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.7.2.
With Radeon FreeSync enabled, task switching to another display or application may intermittently cause the desktop refresh rate to be locked to an arbitrary interval causing stuttering.
Streaming and recording features are not working or are failing to enable on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products in Windows® 7 system configurations.
Radeon Software may experience an application crash or hang when waking from sleep after joining the AMD User Experience program.
DOOM™ Eternal may experience a very dark or dim screen when changing V-Sync settings in game with HDR enabled.
Hot plugging a powered off HDMI display and then powering on the display, may intermittently cause a system crash or hang.
Enabling Instant Replay may rarely cause a system hang or TDR on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products.
Compatibility Advisor may show an “Unable to get requirements” error message when opened. Users will need to perform a factory reset of settings in Radeon Software for this fix to take effect.
With Radeon FreeSync enabled on Radeon RX 5000 series system configurations, task switching to another display or application may cause the display to flicker for a few moments.
Brightness flickering may be experienced on some VP9 video content playback through applications or web browsers on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics product system configurations.
Enhanced Sync may cause a black screen to occur when enabled on some games and system configurations. Any users who may be experiencing issues with Enhanced Sync enabled should disable it as a temporary workaround.
Performance Metrics Overlay and the Performance Tuning tab incorrectly report higher than expected idle clock speeds on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products. Performance and power consumption are not impacted by this incorrect reporting.
With HDR enabled, Windows® desktop may experience flickering, and performing a task switch while in a game may cause colors to become washed out or over saturated.
Audio may experience instability when connected through an Audio Video Receiver via HDMI® on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products
YouTube playback may become frozen with Microsoft® Edge player and Chrome™ when played on an extended display on some AMD Ryzen™ 7 3000 series and AMD Ryzen™ 4000 series APU system configurations.
Modifying the HDMI Scaling slider may cause FPS to become locked to 30.
AMD is investigating isolated reports of intermittent system hangs while exiting system sleep on some AMD Ryzen™ 3000 Series Mobile Processors with Radeon™ Graphics.
Some games may exhibit stutter intermittently during gameplay on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products.
AMD will continue to monitor and investigate any new reports of black screen or system hang issues during extended periods of gameplay closely. Users are encouraged to use the new Bug Reporting Tool for any issues they may encounter.