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Adept II

ASUS vs AMD chipset driver?

ASUS Strix X570-F
AMD Radeo RX 5700 XT
G.Skill TridentZ RGB Series 16GB DDR4 3200
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Samsung 860 PRO 256GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD
EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G+, 80 Plus Gold 750W
LG 32-Inch QHD (2560 X 1440) IPS Monitor with Radeon Freesync
Bios 1405
Win10pro Build 18363
GPU 19.12.1

So I noticed that ASUS has finally included a newer "AMD Chipset driver"
But why is it 370megs but AMD's chipset driver from their website is only 50megs?
I already installed AMD's driver back in Nov. but ASUS's is newer.
My question is - should I install ASUS over the AMD?
Please advise - thanks

8 Replies

The only time you need to use a chipset driver package from a motherboard manufacturer is if a BIOS update specifically states you need to.

Sorry, but that didn't help..I looked at all the Bios drivers and chipset drivers and none had that recommendation for my MB.

Also, why the huge difference in size (370megs vs 50megs)?


the larger one is more comprehensive with every chipset known


Then you can use the ones from AMD. As for why ASUS' are larger, it's because they don't bother to take out the obsolete drivers inside the package. For example, the last one I downloaded from ASUS shows they have multiple driver packages inside of it, including obsolete ones, whereas the ones from AMD only has the most recent package. And as I said before, there is only the need to use manufacturer provided drivers when they are newer than AMD's, which has only happened once in recent memory, which is the image I posted before you found unhelpful.

The larger one is more likely to have better support for the various Asus board models than the more basic AMD drivers

Thanks, that makes sense.


dru wrote:

Thanks, that makes sense.

while a lot of models of boards are included,

the same package is offered to many model support pages,

the full package has all the parts needed

lots of vendors do that besides Asus


thanks, now I understand.