Made The Jump To Windows 10? NVIDIA And AMD Have New Graphics Drivers For You
Let's start with AMD, otherwise known as the company that releases new non-beta Catalyst drivers only slightly more frequently than Halley's Comet comes around. The next one isn't due for an appearance until around this time in the year 2061 (Halley's Comet, that is), but if you're Team AMD in the graphics department, Catalyst 15.7.1 is the driver for you (save for Apple Boot Camp users -- contact your manufacturer for driver assistance instead of installing this, AMD says).
Catalyst 15.7.1 brings full support for Windows 10. It also introduces a bevy of resolved issues. Here's just a sampling of the bugs it stomps out:
- Battlefield Hardline becomes unresponsive after toggling the in-game V-Sync option
- Cyberlink PowerDVD plays 3D content in 2D mode
- Intermittent BSOD occurs when launching a race in Dirt Rally
- BSOD observed when performing an express uninstall of the display driver in 4K resolution
- Battlefield 4 may crash if run in Mantle mode with AMD CrossFire enabled
As to those of you running NVIDIA graphics in your system, GeForce 353.62 is the newest WHQL-certified driver you're looking for.
"NVIDIA has been working closely with Microsoft on the development of Windows 10 and DirectX 12. Coinciding with the arrival of Windows 10, this Game Ready driver includes the latest tweaks, bug fixes, and optimizations to ensure you have the best possible gaming experience," NVIDIA says.
To state the obvious, GeForce 353.62 delivers the best gaming experience in Windows 10, along with Windows 8.1/7/XP. No 3D Vision profiles were added with this release, though the driver release does bring along several new SLI profiles, including Metro: Last Light, MotoGP 15, Total War: Arena, and more.
You can also expect a few bug fixes, such as the cursor not tracking the mouse correctly in Windows 10.
When you're ready, you can grab AMD Catalyst 15.7.1 here and GeForce 353.62 here.