Chrome update has broken HDR lighting

My version of Chrome updated to 114.0.5735.198 (Official Build) (64-bit) (Ubuntu 22.04) and this has started introducing render artifacts. Does anyone else see these?

This is what I now see in the sheen example:

The dark patches on the ends shouldn’t be there. It happens in my engine too with all sorts of different objects loaded. If I disable the environment map lighting and switch to just an ambient light it’s not there any longer.

Presumably this kind if thing is resolved with a bug report to chrome?

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On Chrome 114.0.5735.199 for Windows 10 it looks OK.

can also confirm chrome Version 114.0.5735.198 on windows resolves fine…

Works fine with Chromium 114.0.5735.106 and Firefox 114.0.2 on Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS. I can almost feel the Alcantara.

Yep I see it working fine on this machine on Chromium 114.0.5735.106. Seems it’s just Chrome that shows the issue. Interesting that it’s limited to Ubuntu and not apparent on Windows. I tried a couple of different NVidia drivers too with no change.

NVIDIA is notoriously known for its problematic compatibility with Linux (closed-source drivers, lack of documentations, no instructions…). Try to switch the display server at the login page (the :gear: icon at the bottom right), not sure but Wayland should be the most compatible.

Thanks, switching to Wayland did solve the issue!

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Whenever I’m having a problem with an NVIDIA GPU on a Linux, I re-watch this:

:relieved: (So satisfying)

They’ve done it again :man_facepalming:

I switched away from wayland again a few weeks ago because it’s a total disaster with my laptop/screen/devices combo and thankfully Chrome had been fixed and the artifact had gone. I just updated to the new version though and it is back.