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Device manager, Windows Update, GPU manufacturer or AMD drivers?

Question asked by neallord on Jan 21, 2019
Latest reply on Jan 21, 2019 by colesdav

There are four ways to install drivers.

Either through the Device manager, Windows Update, GPU manufacturer website or AMD driver website.

 

Windows 10 automatically installs 17.1.1.

Device manager installs 17.1 <--- not 17.1.1 but YES 17.1

The MSI website has 18.7.1 available for my MSI RX 570 Armor 8GB.

And then there is AMD's latest driver available 19.1.1.

 

Which one does the consumer install? I have noticed that later drivers can be a bit unstable and have issues. There is no common answer of what we should all install. The latest drivers are generally considered the best, but on my second PC the R7 370 can't run overwatch on 19.1.1 for example without crashing.

 

If anyone from AMD can give us a definitive answer that would be great.

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