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2024/02/08 12:10:40 (permalink)
GeForce Hotfix Driver Version 551.46Updated 02/07/2024 05:43 PM

GeForce Hotfix Driver Version 551.46




GeForce Hotfix display driver version 551.46 is based on our latest Game Ready Driver 551.23.
 
This hotfix addresses the following issues:
  • Some users may experience intermittent micro-stuttering in games when vertical sync is enabled [4445940]
  • Potential stutter may be observed when scrolling in web browsers on certain system configurations [4362307]
  • [Red Dead Redemption 2][Vulkan] Stutter observed on some Advanced Optimus notebooks [4425987]
  • [Immortals of Aveum] Addresses stability issues over extended gameplay [4415277]
 
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.  As a result, we only provide NVIDIA Hotfix drivers through our NVIDIA Customer Care support site.  
 
Click here to download the GeForce Hotfix display driver version 551.46 for Windows 10 x64 / Windows 11 x64.  
 
These Hotfix drivers represent a lot of additional work by our engineering teams, We hope they provide value for you.

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    Re: NVIDIA GeForce Hotfix driver addresses micro-stutter issues 551.46 2024/02/11 08:30:09 (permalink)
    I may try this hotfix since I’ve been playing RDR2 again recently. I’ve been noticing a periodic stutter or hitching, but I’m not using an Advanced Optimus notebook. I am using Vulkan though. Nvidia drivers just aren’t as stable upon release as they once were, unfortunately. Anyway, thanks for posting it.


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    Re: NVIDIA GeForce Hotfix driver addresses micro-stutter issues 551.46 2024/02/12 16:35:55 (permalink)
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    I may try this hotfix since I’ve been playing RDR2 again recently. I’ve been noticing a periodic stutter or hitching, but I’m not using an Advanced Optimus notebook. I am using Vulkan though. Nvidia drivers just aren’t as stable upon release as they once were, unfortunately. Anyway, thanks for posting it.


    It’s worth trying to see if it fixes anything since it seems like an odd thing to have linked to just one line of laptop. As for the drivers I have found them to be pretty stable except for with new games but those normally get a patch pretty soon after launch.

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    Re: NVIDIA GeForce Hotfix driver addresses micro-stutter issues 551.46 2024/02/12 23:39:59 (permalink)
    It never hurts to try a hotfix driver. You can always install an older driver if you're not satisfied. 

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    Re: NVIDIA GeForce Hotfix driver addresses micro-stutter issues 551.46 2024/02/13 10:01:13 (permalink)
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    It never hurts to try a hotfix driver. You can always install an older driver if you're not satisfied. 

    True, but I often catch hotfix drivers pretty much right after installing the official, and I use DDU every time as well as reconfigure the NCP. It’s just a pain is all.


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    Re: NVIDIA GeForce Hotfix driver addresses micro-stutter issues 551.46 2024/02/13 11:21:45 (permalink)
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    rjohnson11
    It never hurts to try a hotfix driver. You can always install an older driver if you're not satisfied. 

    True, but I often catch hotfix drivers pretty much right after installing the official, and I use DDU every time as well as reconfigure the NCP. It’s just a pain is all.



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    Re: NVIDIA GeForce Hotfix driver addresses micro-stutter issues 551.46 2024/02/13 13:33:58 (permalink)
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    rjohnson11
    It never hurts to try a hotfix driver. You can always install an older driver if you're not satisfied. 

    True, but I often catch hotfix drivers pretty much right after installing the official, and I use DDU every time as well as reconfigure the NCP. It’s just a pain is all.



    Making an OS restore point, before installing new drivers is my go to for easy safely going back


    This. Plus, I only use DDU for major driver revisions now. Minor ones I just upgrade in-place (after setting a restore point). It makes the 'pain' much better. :)

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    Re: NVIDIA GeForce Hotfix driver addresses micro-stutter issues 551.46 2024/02/15 06:55:30 (permalink)
    unpinned, new driver is out

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    Re: NVIDIA GeForce Hotfix driver addresses micro-stutter issues 551.46 2024/02/19 12:30:09 (permalink)
    new driver is working great, my little stutters in tekken 8 are fixed!

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