Nvidia’s Driver 531.18 is able to upscale blurry YouTube Videos, details and more

Titled, 531.18, this driver is probably the most advanced one we had in years.

Today, Nvidia releases a new driver that includes its RTX Video Super Resolution technology, which uses AI to upscale web videos up to 4K resolution on RTX 30 and 40-series graphics cards. The technology can improve videos’ clarity, detail, and visual quality by sharpening objects’ edges and reducing video artifacts.

The RTX Video Super Resolution technology supports videos between 360p and 1440p up to 144Hz in frame rate, making it ideal for gamers and users with high-refresh-rate displays. The fact that this technology works inside Chrome or Edge means that it is easily accessible to a wide range of users and could potentially help to improve the quality of video streaming services like Netflix or YouTube.

As this works on any web video, you could use it to upscale content from Twitch or even streaming apps like Netflix, where you typically have to pay extra for 4K streams. Given this technique was already impressive on the Shield TV, we’re bound to see plenty of examples of where this can be applied to improve old and blurry YouTube videos.

In addition, Nvidia’s Eye Contact feature for Nvidia Broadcast uses AI to make it appear like the person on the other end of a video call is making eye contact, which can help to improve the overall quality of video calls and make them feel more natural and engaging.

Overall, Nvidia’s use of AI techniques in video processing and gaming has been instrumental in advancing the field and providing users with new and innovative ways to improve their experiences. As AI technology continues to evolve, we can expect to see even more exciting developments in this area.

New feature and fixes in driver 531.18:

Game Ready – This new Game Ready Driver provides the best gaming experience for the latest new titles supporting NVIDIA DLSS 3 technology including Atomic Heart and the closed Beta of THE FINALS.

Gaming Technology – Introduces support for RTX Video Super Resolution

Game Ready Fixes (For full list of fixes please check out release notes)

  • [Steam version] Forza Horizon 4 may freeze after 15-30 minutes of gameplay [3866530]
  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 occasional stability issues [3934963]
  • Enable Dead Space Resizable Bar profile [3954048]
  • Adobe After Effects / Media Encoder – issues with ProRes RAW files [3957455] [3957469]
  • Adobe Premiere Pro application instability [3940086]

Game Ready Important Open Issues (For full list of open issues please check out release notes)

  • Toggling HDR on and off in-game causes game stability issues when non-native resolution is used. [3624030]
  • Monitor may briefly flicker on waking from display sleep if DSR/DLDSR is enabled. [3592260]
  • [Halo Wars 2] In-game foliage is larger than normal and displays constant flickering [3888343]
  • [GeForce RTX 4090] Watch Dogs 2 may display flickering when staring at the sky [3858016]
  • Increase in DPC latency observed in Latencymon [3952556]

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Angel Kicevski

I am ANGE1K. I started playing video games a long time ago. In a blink of an eye, I became a hardcore gamer. A couple of years later, I traversed to the professional Counter-Strike 1.6 scene. After the competitive ERA, I managed to find the gaming industry amusing and started working on FGR. My mission is to lurk and discover secrets, create guides and provide you with some important news. I mostly play FPS and love experimenting in good MMORPGs.

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