If you've been experiencing random stutters when playing games or scrolling through websites, it may be due to a problem with the latest GeForce Game Ready Driver 551.23. This driver update was one of many from NVIDIA in January 2024 and added support for the new GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER. The good news is that a new GeForce Hotfix Driver Version 551.46 addresses these stuttering issues.
NVIDIA's Hotfix driver releases are not part of the official branch; they act as targeted releases that deliver fixes and updates to issues that need to be resolved before the next official driver release. NVIDIA considers these types of updates to be "beta" releases, although they are released as soon as possible to fix issues. If you're not experiencing any of the problems mentioned, it's probably not worth downloading and installing.
All of the fixes in the GeForce Hotfix Driver Version 551.46 release notes will make their way into the next official GeForce Game Ready Driver release. There are four bug fixes in this Hotfix driver, the big one being related to the stutter when playing with V-Sync enabled. The wording doesn't mention any specific game, making it sound like the 'micro-stitch' issues could affect all V-Sync games.
Here is the list of resolved issues: