Some of the key most pieces of the puzzle are now in place. Windows 11 22H2, the first major update for the OS that Microsoft has labeled Windows 11 2022 Update, is almost ready for action.
Redmond is all ready to roll out this first major release later this month.
And just like all previous arrivals, chipmakers have also started pushing their newest drivers with support for this version so that users are up and running on launch day.
All three of Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA has been busing compiling, testing, and releasing their latest drivers for Windows 11 22H2. While older drivers will continue to work thanks to Microsoft ensuring backward compatibility, dedicated driver support for each release is vital to ensure the smoothest experience.
The Windows 11 2022 Update also comes with a new version of the company’s GPU architecture, otherwise known as WDDM. WDDM 3.1 packs in not just performance improvements but also a couple of unknown changes that will be revealed at a later date.
This is why all three companies have spent the better part of the summer releasing early versions of support drivers to iron out any compatibility of performance issues.
That done, the latest driver releases from these companies are now out — just in time for the launch of Windows 11 2022 Update.
First up, we have Intel. The company published a range of new drivers earlier this month, including new wireless drivers that come with support for WiFi 6 adapters. New graphics drivers are also available from the chip giant.
You can grab these drivers either by downloading them directly from Intel’s website via the Intel Driver and Support Assistant (iDSA) tool and checking for updates, or manually from the company’s GPU and wireless drivers portal.
AMD has its Ryzen chipset driver version 4.08.09.2337 available for download, with the changelog not mentioning anything other than Windows 11 version 22H2 support. Grab it here.
The company has also released new Adrenalin Edition 22.7.1 drivers for its Radeon GPUs, which not only carry support for Windows 11 22H2 but also OpenGL optimizations. To download these, you can either use the Radeon Settings app or directly visit the official website.
And finally, we have NVIDIA, who has launched both Game Ready and Studio drivers for its RTX and Quadro enterprise GPUs that have been updated with proper support for this Sun Valley 2 release.
These can be availed using the official GeForce Experience app.