How do I update my AMD graphics card?

Graphics cards require drivers to function properly. If you have a GPU, it’s a good idea to keep your drivers up to date at all times. GPU makers release updates regularly, and they almost release updates when a major OS update is released.

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Update AMD graphics card

AMD is one of the top two GPU manufacturers. You can find AMD chips on both desktop and mobile systems. Like Intel and Nvidia chips, AMD chips get regular updates on drivers. Here’s how you can update them.

1. Device manager

It’s best to update drivers through the Device Manager.

  1. Open Device Manager.
  2. Expand Display Adapters.
  3. Right click on the AMD chip and select Update drivers.
  4. Select Automatic Search for drivers.
  5. Install the available drivers.

2. Installed Chipset and Radeon Graphics driver installed

AMD has an official app that checks for driver updates and installs them when available.

  1. Download the Combined Chipset and Radeon Graphics driver installer from AMD.
  2. Run the EXE.
  3. Scan for and download available drivers.
  4. Install the drivers through the app once downloaded.

3. Download drivers manually

You can manually download drivers for AMD chip if you know what chip you have.

  1. Open Task Manager.
  2. Go to the Performance tab.
  3. Select your AMD GPU from the left column.
  4. Once selected, look at the top right corner of the right pan and note down the name of the chip.
  5. Visit the officer AMD support website.
  6. Select your chip from the list.
  7. Click Submit.
  8. Select the OS version you want to download drivers for and click the Download button.
  9. Run the EXE file to install the drivers.

Closed driver update

Windows 10 sometimes blocks GPU updates. This usually happens if there are other hardware components that it thinks will not work with the new driver updates. It may also happen if Windows Updates thinks you are on an older version of Windows 10 and the driver update is for newer versions. Windows 10 may or may not be correct in blocking the update. Make sure your system is up to date. Check online forums to see if anyone has a problem after installing the update.


Drivers should always be updated but Windows Update is often late to receive updates. If you know that a driver update is available for an emergency hardware component like the GPU, it’s a good idea to be proactive about installing it. Short of hardware problems or conflicts, you should always try the latest version of any drivers and run everything for your hardware components.

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