How to update AMD drivers


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Are you experiencing graphics glitches or unstable performance in your favourite video games? Outdated AMD drivers could be the reason. Fear not, as we've created this guide to ensure you a smooth gaming experience.

We'll walk you through three straightforward methods to update AMD drivers. We’ll also describe how to enable auto-updates, saving you the hassle of manual updates in the future.

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How to update AMD graphics drivers

Having updated AMD graphics drivers is necessary for smooth visuals and top performance. Whether you're a seasoned gamer or a casual user, you can follow the instructions below to update AMD drivers.

Update via Device Manager

Windows Device Manager for updating AMD drivers
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Use Windows device manager to update AMD drivers fast

The most straightforward way to update AMD drivers is to use Device Manager:

  1. Open the Windows search bar and type Device Manager > Open
  2. Find the option Display Adapters and double-click to view your graphics card
  3. Right-click your AMD video card and choose Update driver
  4. Click Search automatically and follow on-screen instructions to finish the graphics driver update

Update via AMD Radeon Settings

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Check for updates and follow on-screen instructions to update AMD drivers.

In Radeon Software, players can update AMD drivers and check out all the information surrounding them. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Open your Desktop, right-click on it and select AMD Radeon Software
  2. Go to the Updates > Check for Updates
  3. If any update is pending, follow the on-screen instructions to install driver update

Update via AMD website

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Update AMD drivers manually via the webpage.

You can update AMD drivers manually from the AMD Drivers and Support webpage:

  1. Head to the AMD Drivers and Support webpage
  2. Scroll down and search for your graphics card. Press the button Submit
  3. Choose your operating system & driver version and click Download
  4. Open the installed .exe file and follow the on-screen instructions to update AMD drivers

How to enable auto graphics update

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Enable auto-updates to avoid the hassle with updating drivers.

If you have AMD Radeon Software, you can enable auto-update and enjoy life without worrying about AMD drivers.

  1. Open your Desktop, right-click on it and select AMD Radeon Software
  2. In the Radeon Software, press the Settings button in the top-right corner of the screen, choose System from the sub-menu
  3. If Check for Updates is disabled, enable it to allow Radeon Software to check for new updates automatically
  4. Enable the Download Drivers & Software option so Radeon Software have to automatically download new updates

Why do you need to update AMD drivers?

There are several reasons why you need to update AMD drivers. Here are the most common affecting gamers and regular users:

  • New driver updates often include performance optimizations & bug fixes
  • Updating your AMD drivers ensures compatibility with the latest software releases
  • Driver updates deliver security fixes for issues from previous versions

Besides these obvious reasons, there are many other cases in which you may need to update graphics drivers.

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