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AMD, Nvidia and Intel release new GPU drivers for Windows 10

By Scorpus ยท 5 replies
Jul 30, 2015
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  1. Following yesterday's worldwide launch of Windows 10, all three major GPU vendors have released new graphics drivers that support Microsoft's new operating system. If you're upgrading to Windows 10, make sure you download and install these drivers soon after launch.

    For AMD graphics card owners, the latest Catalyst 15.7.1 drivers fully support Windows 10. This means you'll be getting DirectX 12 and WDDM 2.0 support on all GCN-based graphics cards (the Radeon HD 7000 series or newer). The drivers also address some issues with Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield 4 and Dirt Rally.

    Nvidia has released the GeForce 353.62 WHQL drivers for Windows 10, bringing DirectX 12/WDDM 2.0 support to Kepler- and Maxwell-based graphics cards. The company will add in DirectX 12 support to Fermi-based GPUs at a later date. The 353.62 drivers also include some new SLI profiles for games including Metro: Last Light and Batman: Arkham Knight.

    And finally, Intel has released new drivers for Windows 10 that bring DirectX 12 support to all Iris, Iris Pro and HD Graphics integrated GPUs. The drivers, which come with a crazy version number of, also now support DirectX 11.3, PlayReady 3, and Miracast.

    All of the new graphics drivers can be found in our driver download section, but if you don't want to perform a manual update, the Catalyst Control Center and GeForce Experience can automatically update your AMD and Nvidia drivers respectively.

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  2. Siavash

    Siavash TS Booster Posts: 47   +21

    Is AMD planning to release Windows 10 drivers for RadeonHD234k cards too? Are those machines stuck with Windows 7?
  3. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 996   +93

    Doubtful as they only released drivers for them up to windows 8.0 (not 8.1).
  4. Cryio

    Cryio TS Addict Posts: 213   +74

    Nvidia releases WDDM 2.0 drivers for 600+ GPUs.
    AMD releases WDDM 2.0 drivers for HD 7000+ GPUs.

    Nvidia will offer proper W10 drivers, even if only WDDM 1.3 drivers for 400/500 series.
    AMD, on the other hand, aren't offering drivers for HD 5000/6000 series at all? That's bad.

    The HD 2000/3000/4000 series didn't even have proper W8.0 drivers.
  5. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,231   +1,666

    The drivers for win10 officially support the AMD 5000 series and up (mobile versions too). You just don't get WDDM 2.0 and DX12 support.

    The HD 2000/3000/4000 series are not dx11 cards. There is no reason to continue offering support for decade old cards. Nvidia is also not supporting non dx11 cards.
    You have to keep in mind that the Nvidia 400 series was released in 2010 and the Radeon 5000 series was released in 2009. So AMD is actually supporting older cards.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2015
  6. Cryio

    Cryio TS Addict Posts: 213   +74

    Yes, but the last officially released drivers for HD2000-4000 series are only meant for Windows 7. I know there's no problem and that on Windows 8.1 and 10 these cards will work perfectly fine with a WDDM 1.1 driver, but I'm just saying. AMD didn't certify that these cards do in fact work perfectly fine on anything newer than Windows 7, whereas Nvidia did with their older generation of cards.

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