NVIDIA Introduces RTX HDR Functionality to Enhance Visuals in Unsupported Games through AI Filter

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Alex from Digital Foundry already had a video about this before this new driver was even released [youtube=BditFs3VR9c] Can't use it myself since I'm not on Windows 11
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Shame it doesn't work with multimonitor setups, I have to literally disconnect my 2nd monitor to get it to show up and sometimes its just greyed out in the Nvidia app and both screens are hdr capable, hdr is enabled in windows with autohdr disabled Really poor implementation at this point.
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stereoman:

Shame it doesn't work with multimonitor setups, I have to literally disconnect my 2nd monitor to get it to show up and sometimes its just greyed out in the Nvidia app and both screens are hdr capable, hdr is enabled in windows with autohdr disabled Really poor implementation at this point.
That is odd, especially as your profile image reminds me: VR is one of those things that would immensely benefit from this.
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My multimonitor setup is working with AutoHDR, but note that I have only one big screen HDR OLED on this laptop's dGPU and the other two IPS LCD monitors are running off the iGPU. I had one game (Last Epoch release build) not recognized by the Nvidia App Overlay until I added the game to the Nvidia Control Panel Programs area. Then, upon restarting, I got RTX HDR.
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stereoman:

Shame it doesn't work with multimonitor setups, I have to literally disconnect my 2nd monitor to get it to show up and sometimes its just greyed out in the Nvidia app and both screens are hdr capable, hdr is enabled in windows with autohdr disabled Really poor implementation at this point.
ah yes that explains it, was wondering why i couldn't find it despite my main monitor being HDR capable, my 2nd monitor is not so for me it doesn't even show up in the list untill i turn my 2nd monitor off >.> gone need to be able to atleast set a target for RTX HDR >.>
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This is a function that I would definitely love. However, I hope AMD brings something similar in their drivers and it works on Windows 10 as well, because I'm definitely not going to throw 1100€ on a new GPU just to have a simulated HDR in a few games...
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How the hell the display can keep up with contrast ratio cut in half ?!? because thats whats HDR is doing. In every demo they show it increases the vibrancy and brightness - in reality cut in half contrast ratio is decreasing the output by so much its impossible for leds to bright it up. HDR was done way before that
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wavetrex:

This is a function that I would definitely love. However, I hope AMD brings something similar in their drivers and it works on Windows 10 as well, because I'm definitely not going to throw 1100€ on a new GPU just to have a simulated HDR in a few games...
Auto HDR works fine enough, it was complete trash in the early days of Win 11... mostly because it was non-functional for the longest time... but it's good enough now. Win 11 looks like trash and is annoying, but overall it's just a Win 10 update, so if MS's dumb style that's holding you back, you can use ExplorerPatcher to remove the new MS retardation and make it like Win 10.
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Neo Cyrus:

you can use ExplorerPatcher to remove the new MS retardation and make it like Win 10.
Thanks, it's not the only thing, but good to know such patch exists. I'll only put W11 (or 12) on my machine if I upgrade to some future future hardware that is not supported by W10 and just doesn't work with it properly (or at all). Until then, it seems that every new "feature" of W11 is either a copy of something existing in 3rd party software or driver packages, or if started with W11, somebody makes it outside its scope (like RTX HDR ...)
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wavetrex:

This is a function that I would definitely love. However, I hope AMD brings something similar in their drivers and it works on Windows 10 as well, because I'm definitely not going to throw 1100€ on a new GPU just to have a simulated HDR in a few games...
I hope AMD brings something similar
:D - hope is for peasants, come to the green side! If you would definitely love it you will definitely throw the cash.:p AMD is sleeping anyway so more reasons to rectify that moment of madness when you bought an AMD card.
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Am I the only one that thinks that HDR looks like ass? So far I've only seen one game that does it right - Doom Eternal. In every other title it looks... just wrong.
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wavetrex:

Thanks, it's not the only thing, but good to know such patch exists. I'll only put W11 (or 12) on my machine if I upgrade to some future future hardware that is not supported by W10 and just doesn't work with it properly (or at all). Until then, it seems that every new "feature" of W11 is either a copy of something existing in 3rd party software or driver packages, or if started with W11, somebody makes it outside its scope (like RTX HDR ...)
There is 1 more alternative that comes to mind: AutoHDR (add-on) with ReShade. You'll have to use the add-on version of the program, get the AutoHDR add-on (IIRC it can automatically get you it, or direct you to it, now), and also have the shader to work with it which can be selected in its setup menu. Being the add-on version it gives a warning saying they don't know if it's safe to use online/can get you banned and to use it only in single player games/offline. Side note to be clear: ExplorerPatcher isn't just a patch, it gives you a GUI/menu to modify settings as you please. Firefox/Chrome sometimes block the download without a message stating it's an "uncommon" file if you check the download to see what happened (despite it showing as downloaded/there at the location), so watch out for that.
ruukjis:

Am I the only one that thinks that HDR looks like ass? So far I've only seen one game that does it right - Doom Eternal. In every other title it looks... just wrong.
Sounds like it's 1 of 2 issues, or both in your case: 1 - There is a problem with the HDR settings / it's not working properly. 2 - Your screen doesn't really support HDR. If your monitor is rated HDR400, and doesn't have any local dimming, you can easily make things look worse by attempting to use HDR; the bare minimum is HDR600 with any kind of local dimming. Not to be confused with HDR400 True Black which is something OLEDs support, that's real HDR.
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ruukjis:

Am I the only one that thinks that HDR looks like ass? So far I've only seen one game that does it right - Doom Eternal. In every other title it looks... just wrong.
Might be something up with your monitor. I avoid games that don't have it.
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This all sounds cool but from what I'm seeing the latest drivers hurt cyberpunk performance. Avoiding for now.
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tensai28:

This all sounds cool but from what I'm seeing the latest drivers hurt cyberpunk performance. Avoiding for now.
From what I've heard, it literally uses the tensor cores to do the processing for it, so it does decrease GPU performance. I didn't verify that's how it really works, but I can tell you it does drop performance when it's enabled.
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tensai28:

This all sounds cool but from what I'm seeing the latest drivers hurt cyberpunk performance. Avoiding for now.
Hmm, Can't really say I noticed. RTX4080, PT&FG 3440x1440
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Neo Cyrus:

Sounds like it's 1 of 2 issues, or both in your case: 1 - There is a problem with the HDR settings / it's not working properly. 2 - Your screen doesn't really support HDR. If your monitor is rated HDR400, and doesn't have any local dimming, you can easily make things look worse by attempting to use HDR; the bare minimum is HDR600 with any kind of local dimming. Not to be confused with HDR400 True Black which is something OLEDs support, that's real HDR.
Monitor isn't the issue... shouldn't be - ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM. HDR settings - I have not found a place/setting/whatever where I could meaningfully change them. As I said Doom Eternal is the only game/application which allows to play with HDR settings to almost absurd level of detail, I have not seen that kind of adjustability anywhere else. Hell, there is almost none, usually it's just an On/Off switch.
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ruukjis:

Monitor isn't the issue... shouldn't be - ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM. HDR settings - I have not found a place/setting/whatever where I could meaningfully change them. As I said Doom Eternal is the only game/application which allows to play with HDR settings to almost absurd level of detail, I have not seen that kind of adjustability anywhere else. Hell, there is almost none, usually it's just an On/Off switch.
- There's very limited settings in Windows. - Your monitor should have its own settings. - Some games give no options, but more recent ones at least let you adjust a few things. I don't know if your monitor's firmware handles HDR properly despite being an OLED, you'll have to look it up, sometimes even that's an issue. It took a while for Dell/Ayylmaoware to finally update the AW3423DWF (the OLED I have) so the HDR1000 setting wasn't broken trash. Prior to that I was forced to enable console mode, to allow enabling source tone mapping, for the HDR1000 mode to be usable. Otherwise, the 1000 mode would just blow out the picture and make everything a bright tone-scewed mess that's difficult to look at. Edit: I forgot that Hardware Unboxed/Monitors Unboxed did a review on it - [spoiler][youtube=R0AkfhZp70w][/spoiler] Tim says the accuracy is lacking but is still perfectly usable, not a mess like my DWF was. So it sounds like it's probably something else that's your issue and not the monitor itself. You'll have to figure out what setting that is, whether it's in software or a monitor setting.
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ruukjis:

Am I the only one that thinks that HDR looks like ass? So far I've only seen one game that does it right - Doom Eternal. In every other title it looks... just wrong.
Like usual its Microsoft thats not able to correctly implement anything... Follow this guide, and even on Windows, HDR looks perfect: [youtube=zIWoS4coR1s]