AMD, Intel, Nvidia release Windows 10 graphics driver updates
July 30, 2015 // 12:29 p.m.
Windows 10 has been out for a day, and the major graphics card manufacturers - AMD, Intel and Nvidia - have released corresponding updates for their GPU families to keep things running as smoothly as possible.
Released as a free upgrade for all Windows 7 and higher users and with the promise of support for a decade, Windows 10 is already proving popular among early adopters and other tech-savvy types. Switching to a newer operating system can, however, bring problems, ranging from bugs to compatibility issues with hardware, software, and the drivers that tie them together. AMD, Intel and Nvidia have separately announced their solution to the latter problem: brand-new driver releases designed specifically with the full launch version of Windows 10 in mind.
AMD's latest Catalyst software suite, 15.7.1, is a minor point-revision which brings fixes for bugs discovered by gamers running Microsoft's latest operating system, building on the Windows 10 support in Catalyst 15.7 released earlier this month. Nvidia's dedicated GeForce Windows 10 Driver, version 353.62, has a similar raft of fixes, including the promise of DirectX 12 support for those running Maxwell and Kepler GPUs - those on Fermi, meanwhile, are asked to wait until closer to the end of the year to receive the same.
Finally, Intel's latest graphics drivers add official Windows 10 support for the company's range of integrated graphics processors (IGP) including full support for DirectX 12, DirectX 11.3, and fixes several bugs relating to resolution scaling issues on touch-screen devices.
All the Windows 10 graphics drivers are available now, through the companies' respective websites, and are recommended installs for anyone running Microsoft's newest release.