In addition to Meteor Lake work, the drm-intel-next patches also include a lot of display code refactoring. Systems that do visual applications from computer graphics to computer animation rely on visual computing servers. Our primary goal with the new site was to place key resources prominently to allow developers to quickly and easily find what they need. With this in mind, each page has buttons in the banner leading straight to the most essential and popular resources. If you need the Vulkan Specification, SDK or Guide you can just jump straight there, no digging needed. The original Vulkan website was designed for the launch of a cutting edge new API that would, initially, have limited official materials and community content.

  • Connect and share knowledge within a single location that is structured and easy to search.
  • AMD also has an equivalent program for removing unwanted drivers, called the Cleanup Utility.
  • The motherboard is a very important component because it manages communication between other parts like the central processing unit and memory.

A fresh install of windows in unfortunately the only real way of making sure that no anomalies start popping up. That way when you reinstall windows, you will still be able to access your older stuff until you installed all your programs back up again. Registry settings control essential parts of the operating system and programs on your computer. Altering any other settings may cause your system to become inoperable.

The built-in driver supports the basic functions of your Intel hardware. Here is a full guide on manually updating these Intel device drivers. Audio and MIDI devices (as well as printers & other external hardware) require drivers to connect with PCs & Macs. Without the driver, your computer may not be able to communicate properly with the device. Some devices are considered class compliant and do not require additional driver installation because your Mac’s generic driver will work just fine.

Follow our steps to update some of the most important drivers

CPU drivers must be updated in order for your computer’s hardware to be compatible with the most recent Windows updates. Updates will typically address any bugs or errors discovered since the previous CPU driver’s release, in addition to fixing any bugs or errors discovered since the previous CPU driver’s release. Click Updates & Security, then the “Check for Updates” button. Graphics card manufacturers also provide utilities which may improve overall performance when playing games. If you’re looking for an up-to-date resource on newly released drivers, see our Windows 10 Drivers,Windows 8 Drivers, or Windows 7 Drivers pages.


These images can be downloaded through the Android SDK manager or manually from the Intel Developer Zone website. The SDK Manager will download the installer to the “extras” directory, under the main SDK directory. Even though the SDK manager says “Installed” it actually means that the Intel HAXM executable was downloaded. You will still need to run the installer from the “extras” directory to get it installed.

On our devices, Desktop Windows Manager is typically using 2-8% CPU and less than 100 MB RAM. And that’s good enough for smooth performance. If you have the manufacturer’s installation disk, connect it to your computer and click Have Disk button in the above picture, and select the contained driver in the popup. In the unfolded list, right-click on the target graphics device and select Update driver. If you don’t want to replace the old graphics card with a new one, just skip this step. Power off your machine, install the new graphics card into the PCIe slot and reconnect the power. Just right click on target GPU card and pick Update driver.

Less Crashes, Freezing, and PC issues

If the information isn’t available, you may have to use one of the available tools from NVIDIA, AMD, or Intel to detect the required driver. Or you could also consult your device manual to determine the hardware configuration to find the correct driver update. Windows itself doesn’t provide updates to all drivers. Hardware makers have to go through a rigorous acceptance process before Microsoft includes the driver in Windows Update.

Update graphics drivers on Windows 10

Companies such as Nvidia and AMD introduce updated drivers for their products regularly not only to update software and fix bugs, but also to improve performance, or expand compatibility. Now you just need to install a new driver for your graphics card and check if the problem is resolved. However, the Display Driver Uninstaller allows you to thoroughly remove the driver from your PC.