Realtek audio chips are pretty popular and used on all kinds of motherboards. Unfortunately Realtek hardly ever includes a changelog, so we'll have to go with "latest, bug fixes, and possible performance improvements." Download them here.
Unlike Nvidia or AMD, Intel is not known for releasing graphics drivers to coincide with new game releases, but this time they've paved the way for DiRT 4 and Tekken 7. The latest HD Graphics drivers come optimized for these two titles and also solves key issues in Battlefield 1, Star Wars Battlefront, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and others. Release notes and files download are available from our drivers section for Windows 10, 8.1, and 7 64-bit.
It's that time of the month again and just as one would expect AMD has a new hotfix ready. This one adds support for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III and there is a performance improvement of up to 7% on Radeon RX 580 8GB graphics when compared to Radeon Software Crimson ReLive edition 17.4.3.(RS-131).
With most Windows 10 machines receiving the Creators Update this week, AMD has readied a new Radeon Hotfix driver with support for the OS' new Game Mode and high dynamic range (HDR) in anticipation of AMD FreeSync 2 monitors. Worth mentioning is also a fix that solves poor scaling in Multi GPU mode using DirectX11 in Battlefield 1.
Quake Champions is the latest title in what many consider id Software's most transcendental series. This new free to play is making quite the stir and as one can expect Nvidia is on top of things with new drivers that offer optimizations to ensure the best gaming experience possible. If you're already playing Quake Champions these drivers are a must, just click here to download. If you're not in yet, there is still time. Head to the Quake Champions website to register for the closed beta.
Released today, Radeon Crimson Driver 17.3.3 offers a new Multi GPU profile for Mass Effect: Andromeda as well as solving a texture flickering issue that may be observed in the game. Like previous hotfix drivers this one is available for Windows 7 to 10. Earlier this week we posted our graphics benchmarks of Mass Effect: Andromeda, in case you missed them.
AMD's latest Radeon Crimson Hotfix driver release adds support for Mass Effect: Andromeda and as a bonus it improves performance up to 12% for the Radeon RX 480 8GB, when compared to the previous 17.3.1RS-112 drivers. AMD Optimized Tessellation Profile has also been added. Andromeda's official release date is March 21, but Xbox and PC gamers with early access can start playing now.
Nvidia has released today GeForce graphics driver 378.66 providing an optimized gaming experience for Sniper Elite 4, For Honor, and Halo Wars 2, all releases coming out this and next week (look out for TechSpot's Graphics & CPU performance test of For Honor later this week). The new drivers are available for Windows 10, 8, 7, and Vista in 64 and 32 bit flavors.