This article provides instructions on how to find the latest compatible driver for an AMD graphics product and is organized into the following sections:
Although this article covers finding the latest compatible graphics driver, it is important to note that updating to the latest graphics driver is not required even though a newer version is available. If there are no issues with the performance of your system, software, and graphics hardware, then updating to the latest the graphics driver is not recommended.
Installing the latest compatible graphics driver is only recommended for the following circumstances:
- Support for newly installed graphics product, operating system, 3D games and applications.
- Access to new features and/or performance improvements.
- Resolve driver conflicts and/or known bugs.
Before installing the graphics driver, always review the release notes for information on supported graphics products, features, performance improvements, fixed and known issues.
With that stated, the next sections of this article will guide you through locating the latest compatible graphics driver using the AMD Driver Auto-detect tool and AMD Product Selector, available on the AMD Driver and Support page.
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.
The AMD Driver Auto-detect 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 refer to the section AMD Product Selector for help.
To find latest drivers for your AMD graphics product using the AMD Driver Auto-detect tool, follow the steps below:
- Download the AMD Driver Auto-detect tool from the AMD Driver and Support page.
- Once the tool has been downloaded, simply run it to launch the AMD Driver Auto-detect tool.
- Upon successful detection of your system configuration, the tool should 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).
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.
- Select the desired version and the driver package will begin downloading and installing. More information on using the AMD Driver Auto-detect tool, can be found in KB article: Obtaining Graphics Drivers Using the AMD Driver Auto-Detect Tool
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.
The AMD Product Selector on the AMD Driver and Support page is a menu driven system that allows you to specify your AMD product by manually selecting it from the list, as shown in the screenshot below. You may also type the model of your AMD product in the Search field or scroll through the products on the dropdown list.
To locate drivers and/or software for your AMD product, follow the steps below:
- Choose the category that your product belongs to and select from the available product lists. The AMD Product Selector has products organized into the following categories:
- Graphics – These are Consumer class graphics which are widely used in personal desktop and laptop PCs. AMD Radeon™ RX Series, Radeon™ R9/R7/R5 Series, and Radeon HD Series Graphics are some examples of products in this category.
- Professional Graphics – These graphics products are common in systems deployed for business and research purposes. They are designed for use in the Design and Manufacturing, Media and Entertainment, as well as Health and Science industries. Radeon™ Pro WX Series and AMD FirePro™ Series Graphics are some examples of products in this category.
- Processors with Graphics – Also known as APUs, this type of microprocessor combines both the Central Processing Unit (CPU) and the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) onto a single chip and are widely used in desktop and laptops PCs as well as workstation systems. AMD Ryzen™ Processors with Vega Graphics and AMD A-Series with Radeon™ Graphics Processors are some examples of products in this category.
- Chipsets – This motherboard component manages data communications between the CPU/APU and devices such as; storage, ethernet, and USB controllers. Chipsets are designed to work with a specific family of CPUs and APUs of the same socket type, some examples include; AMD Socket TR4 X399, AMD Socket AM4 B350, and AMD 990FX.
- Processors – AMD Desktop and HEDT (High-End Desktop) class CPUs such as; AMD Ryzen™, and Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Series Processors are examples of products found in this category.
- Embedded – These products are designed to deliver the high-performance graphics for embedded applications often found in smaller form or thin clients. AMD E9950 and AMD 785E are some examples of products in this category.
NOTE! If you are unsure of what AMD graphics product you have, please refer to the following KB articles for help:
- How to Identify the Manufacturer and Model of an AMD Graphics Card
- How to Identify an AMD Professional Series Graphics Card
NOTE! If you are unable to find your AMD graphics product using the AMD Product Selector, then your graphics product may have been customized and preinstalled in an OEM Desktop or Laptop PC and therefore, drivers are only available from the OEM partner. For more information on AMD OEM partners, please refer to KB article: AMD Partners: Add-in-Board, Original Equipment & System Builder Configurations.
- After you have selected your AMD product, click the Submit button to be directed to the drivers and support page for your product. Once there, you will see a list of operating systems within the Drivers section of the page.
NOTE! To find previous driver versions for your AMD graphics product, select the Previous Drivers link located at the bottom of the Drivers section.
The driver and support page for the Radeon™ RX Vega 64 is used in the example below.
- Select your operating system to see the latest compatible Recommended and Optional drivers for your AMD graphics product.
A Recommended driver has passed extensive internal quality assessments and has received the Microsoft® Windows® Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) certification. An Optional driver provides day one support for new game titles and graphics products that launch between Recommended driver releases.
Microsoft Windows® 10 64-Bit Edition was selected in the example below.
- Click on the Download button to begin downloading the driver package. Once the download is complete double-click to file to begin installation. For information on installing Radeon™ Software, please see KB articles: How to Install Radeon™ Software on a Windows® Based System.