Drivers

Following last week’s release of NVIDIA’s first Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling-enabled video card driver, AMD this week has stepped up to the plate to do the same. The Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.5.1 Beta with Graphics Hardware Scheduling driver (version 20.10.17.04) has been posted to AMD’s website, and as the name says on the tin, the driver offers support for Windows 10’s new hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling technology. As a quick refresher, hardware acceleration for GPU scheduling was added to the Windows display driver stack with WDDM 2.7 (shipping in Win10 2004). And, as alluded to by the name, it allows GPUs to more directly manage their VRAM. Traditionally Windows itself has done a lot of the VRAM management for GPUs, so this is a distinctive...

NVIDIA Releases 397.93 WHQL Game Ready Driver: Telemetry Changes for GDPR

Today, NVIDIA released driver version 397.93 WHQL, featuring Game Ready support for the recently-launched State of Decay 2 and the upcoming closed beta of The Crew. Additionally, the release...

10 by Nate Oh on 5/24/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.1 WHQL: Official Unified Driver for APUs & dGPUs, with PlayReady 3.0

Today, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.1 WHQL, bringing official support for Windows 10 April 2018 Update, as well as official PlayReady 3.0 support for desktop Polaris products...

11 by Nate Oh on 5/23/2018

AMD Releases Unified Graphics Driver for dGPUs & Desktop APUs: Radeon Software Q2 2018

Although AMD’s Ryzen desktop APUs released back in February with the Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G, official driver support has been limited to the inaugural WHQL launch...

16 by Nate Oh on 5/18/2018

EVGA Forgoes Driver DVDs: It’s All About The USB Flash Drive

Driver disks of some sort have been part of a PC enthusiast's life as far back as I can remember. Before Windows included drivers, they all came from media...

90 by Joe Shields on 5/18/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q2 WHQL: Support for Windows 10 April 2018 Update

Not long after Windows 10’s first semi-annual major update of the year, AMD today has released Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q2 WHQL, bringing full support for the April...

9 by Nate Oh on 5/9/2018

AMD 18.4.1 Driver Brings Beta PlayReady 3.0 Support for Polaris; Support for Vega GPUs & APUs Still to Come

Undocumented in last week’s release of Radeon Software 18.4.1 Adrenalin Edition, AMD’s newest driver has brought beta support for PlayReady 3.0, Microsoft’s video playback DRM solution, to Polaris GPUs...

8 by Nate Oh on 5/7/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.4.1: Windows 10 April 2018 Update Support

Today, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.4.1, bringing beta level support for the just-released Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803). A more minor update for this Microsoft...

6 by Nate Oh on 4/30/2018

NVIDIA Releases 397.31 WHQL Drivers: Vulkan 1.1 Support, NVIDIA RTX, And More

After quietly announcing legacy support status for Fermi GPUs and 32-bit operating systems earlier this month, NVIDIA today has released the first Release 396 drivers with 397.31 WHQL, headlined...

7 by Nate Oh on 4/26/2018

NVIDIA Moves Fermi GPUs to Legacy Status, Ends Mainstream Driver Support for 32-bit Operating Systems

This week, NVIDIA has announced that they are ending mainstream graphics driver support for Fermi-based GeForce GPUs. Effective as of this month (i.e. immediately), all Fermi products are being...

43 by Nate Oh on 4/7/2018

NVIDIA Releases 391.24 WHQL Game Ready Driver: Updates for NVIDIA Highlights

As GDC 2018 rolls on this week, NVIDIA has released driver version 391.24 WHQL, featuring Game Ready support for the recently released Sea of Thieves, as well as a...

86 by Nate Oh on 3/21/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.3: Unified Vulkan 1.1 Driver

Today, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.3, a general update pulling in Vulkan 1.1 support for the main driver branch, as well as bringing support for Sea of...

8 by Nate Oh on 3/20/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1: eSports Optimizations with Project ReSX

Yesterday, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 and introduced AMD’s Project ReSX (“Radeon eSports Experience”), largely responsible for 18.3.1’s specific performance optimizations to Dota 2, Overwatch, and PlayerUnknown’s...

7 by Nate Oh on 3/6/2018

NVIDIA Releases 391.01 WHQL Game Ready Driver

Ahead of next week’s game launches, NVIDIA today released driver version 391.01 WHQL, featuring Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition (3/6) and Warhammer: Vermintide 2 (3/8) as Game Ready headliners...

17 by Nate Oh on 2/26/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.3

This week, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.3, a smaller patch bringing support and/or performance optimizations for three new games: Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age (released 2/1)...

26 by Nate Oh on 2/25/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q1 WHQL: Adrenalin Comes To Enterprise

This week AMD has released the first quarterly Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Edition driver drop of the year, aptly numbered 18.Q1 WHQL. Coming on the heels of December's major...

5 by Nate Oh on 2/15/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.2 & Inaugural Ryzen Desktop APU WHQL Drivers

This week, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.2, a smaller patch bringing support for the just-launched Kingdom Come: Deliverance, as well as performance optimizations for Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s...

9 by Nate Oh on 2/14/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.1

Last week, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.1, a more minor bugfix-oriented driver update. 18.2.1 also brings support for Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, a remastered version...

5 by Nate Oh on 2/5/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.1.1

Opening up the new year, this week AMD released the bugfix-heavy Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.1.1, succeeding the 18.1.1 alpha addressing crashing in certain DX9 games. The instability was...

92 by Nate Oh on 1/22/2018

NVIDIA Releases 390.65 WHQL Game Ready Driver, Includes Mitigation Updates for Spectre

In the wake of Meltdown and Spectre essentially every major industry player has issued a security statement, and NVIDIA is no exception, especially as a hardware vendor. Their initial...

10 by Nate Oh on 1/9/2018

NVIDIA to Cease Driver Development for 32-Bit Operating Systems

NVIDIA has announced plans to cease developing drivers supporting 32-bit operating systems for any GPU architecture in the near future. All NVIDIA GPU drivers published after the release 390...

33 by Anton Shilov on 12/28/2017

Log in

Don't have an account? Sign up now