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AMD, Nvidia release new DirectX 12-ready GPU drivers for Windows 10

Advanced Micro Devices and Nvidia Corp. have updated their drivers for graphics processing units in time for retail release of Microsoft Windows 10. The new drivers resolve various issues found in beta versions and are designed to provide flawless user experience.

The new AMD Catalyst and Nvidia GeForce drivers for Windows 10 are DirectX 12-ready and fully support new features and capabilities of the application programming interface. The new drivers also fully support Windows display driver model 2 (WDDM 2.0) for the latest GPU architectures, such as GCN, Kepler and Maxwell. Older graphics processors will run in WDDM 1.3 mode.


AMD Catalyst driver version 15.7.1 for Windows 10 supports AMD Radeon hardware based on Terascale 2, TeraScale 3 and GCN [graphics core next] architectures released in the last six years. The new set of drivers fully support the newest AMD Radeon R9 300- and Fury-series products as well as AMD’s latest technologies, including AMD FreeSync (even in multi-GPU CrossFire configurations), frame rate target control and so on.

Nvidia GeForce driver version 353.62 for Windows is compatible with Nvidia GeForce graphics adapters based on Fermi, Kepler and Maxwell architectures. The new software from Nvidia includes all the latest tweaks, bug fixes, and optimizations to ensure the best possible gaming experience.

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KitGuru Says: Looks like Microsoft Windows 10 era has officially begun. Some of the consumers who still use older or exotic hardware will have to upgrade if they want to use the new operating system from Microsoft.

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