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The next major Microsoft operating-system upgrade is out this tomorrow, and two of the most important hardware manufacturers are ready for the launch.
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Nvidia and AMD have already made all the preparations to ensure that their graphics cards will work with Windows 10. Some consumers have used Windows 10 for weeks as part of Microsoft’s Windows Insider program, and both of the graphics giants have already launched drivers that have enabled people to get the most out of gaming from the new OS.
But we still wanted to check in with Nvidia and AMD to make sure that the drivers they’ve launched are fully ready for Windows 10.
“Our drivers are [Windows Hardware Quality Labs testing] certified for Windows 10, and we have those Windows 10 certified drivers available on Windows Update today,” a spokesperson for Nvidia told GamesBeat. “In fact, we have had WHQL certified drivers for Windows 10 since May 15.”
Nvidia said it started preparing for Windows 10 “years ago.”
“We have actively been working with Microsoft to define and test Windows 10 and DirectX 12,” another Nvidia spokesperson elaborated. “Our first WHQL driver for Windows 10 dropped on May 15 and we have released updates since then. Our ‘launch’ driver for Windows 10 was released this weekend and is already available.”
We got a similar note from AMD, who said that it’s Windows 10 drivers are also already out.
“Windows 10 support is in the 15.7 drivers available on our website now,” an AMD spokesperson said.
Of course, getting drivers in place to ensure your games run is the bare minimum of what you’re going to want from Windows 10. What this upgrade really means is the potential for improved performance — and we’ll no more about that tomorrow. For now, rest assured that you should have no troubles continuing your Rocket League or The Witcher 3 games once you make the switch to Windows 10.
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