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Intel, AMD and Nvidia release May 2022 driver updates for Windows 11, Windows 10

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Hardware companies Intel, AMD and Nvidia have released new display drivers for Windows 11 and Windows 10 with a long list of improvements and fixes. While GeForce 512.77 is actually a minor release with some fixes, Intel’s updated driver fixes several issues and AMD has added support for new cards.

Intel graphics driver version 30.0.101.960 adds support for the Alder Lake HX, a new chip for laptops. In addition, Intel promises better compatibility with two new game titles: Evil Dead: The Game and Dolmen on Intel’s 11th generation processors with Xr graphics and newer.

According to the release notes, Intel has fixed an issue where Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (DX12) could experience crashes or pop-up errors. Fixed a bug where Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition could experience graphical glitches in-game menus or during gameplay.

Intel says it has also fixed some issues with Elden Ring, including a bug where users may experience textures flashing green or red.

What has been fixed and improved in the Intel 30.0.11101.960 driver

Here is a list of all bug fixes in Intel 30.0.101.1960:

  • Fixed an issue where Genshin Impact could experience texture flickers or glitches.
  • Fixed an issue where FIFA 21 would crash.
  • Fixed an issue that could crash or experience a TDR.
  • Fixed an issue where Tom Clancy’s: Rainbow Six Siege could cause an app crash.

Intel has also confirmed an issue where certain games may result in a black screen if you change the resolution within gameplay. This has been fixed in the May 2022 update and Intel added that the bug only affects DirectX11 games in full screen mode with the full screen optimization option disabled.

Intel usually delivers fixes to users via Windows Update, but the rollout generally takes months as it is completely dependent on the OEM. If you can’t wait, you can use Intel’s Driver & Support Assistant tool and force upgrade the device to new drivers from the chipmaker.

Use these steps to manually install the update:

  • Download the Intel Driver and Support Assistant (iDSA) tool from Intel’s website
  • Open the Update Assistant utility.
  • Can’t find the resource? Look for an Intel icon in the system tray.
  • Check for updates on Intel’s website.

What’s New in AMD Adrenaline 22.5.1 Driver?

AMD’s driver version 22.5.1 adds support for new GPU cards, including Radeon RX 6650 XT, RX 6750 XT, and RX 6950 XT. AMD also fixed an issue where transparency or aero effects would not work on Windows 10.

According to the release notes, there are plenty of new things to try. For example, AMD is introducing a new effect slider that allows you to fine-tune the sharpness effect of RSR. AMD also promises performance improvements with “Smart Access Memory Optimizations” for Death Stranding™ and “Watch Dogs: Legion”.

The update brings up to a 10% performance boost when using the new SAM optimizations in Death Stranding at 1440p.

What’s New in Nvidia GeForce 512.77

Nvidia GeForce driver version 512.77 adds support for two games Evil Dead: The Game and also Dolmen and Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong. It also fixes a bug that crashes Adobe Premiere Pro.

To download and install, launch GeForce Experience and click the “Drivers” tab and start the download when prompted.

Intel, AMD and Nvidia are also planning to release a major driver update ahead of the Windows 11 Anniversary Update, which will launch in the fall.

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