Article Number
GPU-131

This article provides instructions on using the AMD Driver Auto-detect tool to get the latest drivers for your AMD graphics product.  The contents of this article are organized into the follow sections:

Overview

The AMD Driver Auto-detect tool is a small application designed to detect the model of the AMD graphics product and the version of the Microsoft® Windows® operating system installed in your computer.  Upon successful detection, the tool should display the latest compatible driver(s) available for download for your AMD graphics product. 

This tool is for use with systems running Microsoft® Windows® 7 or 10 and equipped with AMD Radeon™ discrete desktop graphics, mobile graphics, or AMD processors with Radeon graphics.

If your system is not running Windows® 7 or 10, or is equipped with AMD Radeon™ Pro graphics, Embedded graphics, Chipsets, etc., please use the AMD Product Selector.

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Using the AMD Driver Auto-Detect Tool

The AMD Driver Auto-detect tool is available on the AMD Driver and Support page.  To download and install the tool, please follow the steps below:

  1. Visit the AMD Driver and Support page and see section Auto-Detect and Install Radeon™ Graphics Drivers for Windows®.
  2. Click the DOWNLOAD NOW button to begin downloading the executable file for the tool.
  3. Once download is complete, run the file to launch the Installer.
  4. Click Install to extract the needed files.

    NOTE! Although you may specify the destination folder for the extracted files, using the default folder is recommended.
     
  5. After file extraction is complete the tool should automatically launch and display the following screen:
  6. Review the End User License Agreement and information about the User Experience Improvement Program.
  7. Click Accept and Install to continue or close the window to exit the AMD Driver Auto-detect tool.
  8. After clicking Accept and Install, the tool will attempt to detect the installed AMD graphics product and operating system.
  9. Upon successful detection of your system configuration, the tool will display the latest Recommended and Optional driver packages that are compatible with your graphics product, as well as the currently installed driver version (if any) as shown in the example below:

    A Recommended driver has a collection of performance enhancements and fixes which have passed extensive internal quality assessments and has received the Microsoft® Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) certification.

    An Optional driver provides the latest support for new game titles and graphics products that launch between Recommended driver releases. 

    NOTE!  If the AMD Driver Auto-detect tool couldn’t find compatible drivers for your AMD graphics product or if you are looking for an earlier driver version, then you may try searching for it using the AMD Product Selector.  For information on using the AMD Product Selector, please KB article: How to Find the Latest Compatible Drivers for an AMD Graphics Product

  10. Select the desired version and the following options should appear:

    Express Install – Install all core components in the default folder location, C:\Program Files\AMD\.
    Custom Install – Provides the option to select individual components and the folder for installation.
    Read more online – Displays the driver release notes using your default web browser.

  11. Choose either Express or CustomInstall to begin downloading the specified components.
  12. After the driver package has been downloaded, installation should begin automatically.  For more information on how to install the Radeon Software package, please refer to KB article: How to Install Radeon​™ Software on a Windows® Based System​​​​
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Potential Errors and Solutions

If the AMD Driver Auto-detect tool has encountered a problem during the system detection, driver download and/or installation phase, one of the following messages may be displayed:

When any one of the above errors occur, the tool cannot continue further until the issue is resolved.  For information about an error and recommended solution(s), please click on its link above to view the associated KB article.

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