How to update AMD Video Drivers on Windows PC [Manual/Automatic]

AMD Video Drivers” must be updated on AMD Radeon Graphics cards for the proper functioning and performance. It is software required to communicate your AMD Radeon graphics cards with Operating System (like Windows 10 or others) which you have. Since, you have two methods to get AMD Radeon graphics card drivers including manual method and/or automatic method which we are discussing in this article.

“AMD Video Drivers” are the software acts as mediator between video card integrated/installed in your computer, and the Operating System (OS). In case if drivers for your AMD display adapter are not installed properly, or is missing/corrupted and/or incompatible with current version of Windows OS installed, then you might face issues like your graphics card would not be able to draw the pixels which you see the monitor. So, drivers update is required.

If AMD Video/graphics Drivers are already installed in your computer and there is no problem with your AMD Radeon graphics cards, then update may not be required. But you can update it if you recently installed a new 3D game, Operating System (OS) version and/or application.

Note that AMD display drivers update can fix any issue associated with your graphics cards, and can add several new features and performance improvements. So again, driver update is important to get new features, bug fixes and performance enhancements.

In other words, AMD Video/Graphics Drivers when it updated to latest version, you will get several new features to support for newer 3D game means it will improve gaming experience, fix incompatibility issues with current Operating System version or application, fix driver conflicts and/or other problem associated with your graphics card. Furthermore, AMD Video Drivers update can fix slow render times, graphics issues, crashes and others. Let’s go for the solution.

How to update AMD Video Drivers using ‘Device Manager’? [Automatically]

Step 1:  Press “Windows + X” keys together from keyboard and select “Device Manager”

Step 2: In the opened “Device Manager” window, locate and expand “Display Adapters” category

Step 3: Right-click on your “AMD Radeon” graphics card and select “Update Driver”

Step 4: In next window, select “Search automatically for updated driver software” and follow on-screen instructions to finish update process

Step 5: Once done, restart your computer to save the changes.

How to update AMD Video Drivers on Windows PCs using “Device Manager”? [Manually]

Before manual install, the graphics card must be identified first. AMD Radeon graphics card be identified by its box (located on center of graphics card), sticker label (located on side of graphics card) and identify graphics by software (Operating System can be used to identify) in order find model number of your AMD Radeon graphics card.

To identify the AMD Radeon Graphics Card using ‘Operating System’, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Press “Windows + X” keys together from keyboard and select “Device Manager”

Step 2: In opened “Device Manager” window, locate and expand “Display Adapters” category

Step 3: Right-click your “AMD Radeon” graphics card and select “Properties”

Step 4: In the “Properties” window, select “Hardware Ids” from “Property” dropdown under “Details” tab

Step 5: Now, in “Value” section, you will see AMD Radeon device ID like “PCIVEN_1002&DEV_15DD&SUBSYS_84AE103C&REV_C5”. Note down the device ID and SubSystem Vendor ID including 15DD and 103C respectively on “NotePad”.

Note: These values are used to determine the graphics card model and manufacturer. Here, the list of manufacturer with Subsystem ID.

Subsystem ID    Manufacturer

1002       AMD

1025       Acer

1028       Dell

103C      HP

1043       ASUSTEK

104D      Sony

106B      Apple

107B      Gateway

1092       Diamond Multimedia

1179       Toshiba

1458       Gigabyte

1462       MSI

148C      PowerColor

1545       VisionTek

1682       XFX

16F3       Jetway

17AA     Lenovo

17AF      HIS

18BC      GeCube

196D      Club 3D

1DA2     Sapphire

Now, you can use this SubSystem Vendor ID and Device ID, and download the latest drivers for AMD Radeon graphics cards for your device. To update the driver manually, follow steps below.

Step 1: Visit “AMD Official website” and download the latest AMD Radeon graphics drivers according to your graphics card model and Operating System version.

Step 2: Now, open “Device Manager” and expand “Display Adapters” category

Step 3: Right-click on your “AMD Radeon” graphics and select “Update Driver”

Step 4: This time, select “Browse my computer for driver software” and follow on-screen instructions to finish the update process. This will install the latest AMD Video Drivers in your computer which you have downloaded from official AMD website.

How to update AMD Video Drivers using “AMD Radeon Update Tool”?

For the System with AMD Ryzen chipsets, AMD Radeon graphics, AMD Radeon Pro Graphics, and AMD processors with Radeon graphics only can use “AMD Auto-Detect Update Tool”. If your System is running Windows 7 or Windows 10 and equipped with AMD Radeon graphics and/or other supported graphics card, then you can use this automatic detection and driver installation tool. This will detect your graphics card model and version of Windows Operating System installed on your computer, and then allows you to install latest AMD Video Drivers update.

Step 1: At first, you need to download “AMD Auto-Detect and Update Tool” from AMD Official support page

Step 2: Once download, double-click on “Setup file” and install the application

Step 3: Accept the “License Agreement”

Step 4: This tool will detect drivers for your AMD video/display adapters that can be installed with one-click. Once done, restart your computer to save the changes.

Conclusion

I am sure this article helped you to know about AMD Video Drivers, how to update drivers for your AMD graphics in Windows PC using manual method and automatic method. You can read & follow our instructions to do so. If this article really helped you, then you can share this article with others to help them.

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